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Old Herb, ‘New’ Purpose: A Preliminary Analysis of Marijuana as a Medicine in Barbados

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DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2018.136
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53-8
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This article analysed the potential of Cannabis sativa as a medicine in Barbados.

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03 Jan, 2019
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e-Published: 25 Mar, 2019

Medical Education - The AP Lateral and Oblique Views

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DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2018.171
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504–05
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03 Aug, 2018
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e-Published: 19 Dec, 2018

Possible Curative HIV Treatments

DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2016.196
Synopsis: 
The HIV/AIDS pandemic has had significant impact on the health, livelihood and population of its human hosts. There had been advances in the treatment which had improved the quality of life and the survival of the patients living with HIV/AIDS. Unfortunately, a cure still eludes us. This short document offers some logical and feasible therapeutic routes which may prove very beneficial in the race for a cure.

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The HIV/AIDS pandemic has had significant impact on the health, livelihood and population of its human host. According to the website of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (1), there were 2.1 million new cases of HIV in 2013. In the same year, about 35 million people were living with HIV around the world and about 1.5 million of the persons living with AIDS died. Nearly 39 million people with AIDS have died worldwide since the epidemic began.

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02 May, 2016
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e-Published: 09 Jun, 2016

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Manuscripts that are Published Ahead of Print have been peer reviewed and accepted for publication by the Editorial Board of the West Indian Medical Journal. They may appear in their original format and may not be copy edited or formatted in the style guide of this Journal. While accepted manuscripts are not yet assigned a volume, issue or page numbers, they can be cited using the DOI and date of e-publication. See our Instructions for Authors on how to properly cite manuscripts at this stage. The contents of the manuscript may change before it is published in its final form. Manuscripts in this section will be removed once they have been issued to a volume and issue, but will still retain the DOI and date of e-publication.

The Influence of Migration on Secular Trends in Sex Ratios at Birth in Cuba in the Past Fifty Years

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DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2013.336
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368–72
Synopsis: 
This paper highlights a temporal relationship between Cuban migration and male to female live birth ratio (M/F), with M/F dipping in response to the possibility of leaving Cuba, often followed by sharp rises associated with a predominantly male efflux from the country.
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Background: Secular trends have been found in the male-female ratio at birth (M/F: male births divided by total births) in various countries and this ratio is anticipated to approximate 0.515.
Methods: Annual national data for male and female live births in Cuba with contingency tables were obtained from the World Health Organization and analysed.
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04 Apr, 2014
Accepted: 
14 Apr, 2014
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e-Published: 05 May, 2014

An Interview with St Lucia’s Solo Otolaryngologist

DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2016.466
Synopsis: 
Dr Leonard Surage is the Chairman of The Caribbean Association of Medical Councils and St Lucia’s solo otolaryngologist. This interview provides an insight in utilising limited human and physical resources whilst developing services and clinical governance in challenging conditions.

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Dr Leonard Surage is the Chairman of The Caribbean Association of Medical Councils, founding member of Caribbean Otolaryngologist Association and founder of St Lucia’s Monitoring & Accreditation Committee for Medical Schools. He is the solo otolaryngologist on the Caribbean island of St Lucia. This interview provides an insight in utilising limited human and physical resources whilst developing services and clinical governance in challenging conditions.

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29 Nov, 2016
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e-Published: 05 Dec, 2016

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Manuscripts that are Published Ahead of Print have been peer reviewed and accepted for publication by the Editorial Board of the West Indian Medical Journal. They may appear in their original format and may not be copy edited or formatted in the style guide of this Journal. While accepted manuscripts are not yet assigned a volume, issue or page numbers, they can be cited using the DOI and date of e-publication. See our Instructions for Authors on how to properly cite manuscripts at this stage. The contents of the manuscript may change before it is published in its final form. Manuscripts in this section will be removed once they have been issued to a volume and issue, but will still retain the DOI and date of e-publication.

Substance Use and Abuse and Its Effects on Mental Disorders in Trinidad and Tobago – The Available Prevention and Management Strategies

DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2013.229
Synopsis: 
This paper deals with the relationship between substance abuse and mental illness in Trinidad and Tobago, its implications and management strategies.

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This paper deals with the relationship between substance abuse and mental illness in Trinidad and Tobago, its implications and management strategies. Dealing with mental health issues is an uphill battle and an attempt will be made in this paper to address the major issues at hand.

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14 Apr, 2015
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e-Published: 09 Nov, 2015

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Manuscripts that are Published Ahead of Print have been peer reviewed and accepted for publication by the Editorial Board of the West Indian Medical Journal. They may appear in their original format and may not be copy edited or formatted in the style guide of this Journal. While accepted manuscripts are not yet assigned a volume, issue or page numbers, they can be cited using the DOI and date of e-publication. See our Instructions for Authors on how to properly cite manuscripts at this stage. The contents of the manuscript may change before it is published in its final form. Manuscripts in this section will be removed once they have been issued to a volume and issue, but will still retain the DOI and date of e-publication.

Monoclonal Antibodies in Cancer Therapy: Mechanisms, Successes and Limitations

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DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2013.241
Pages: 
650–4
Synopsis: 
The classification, efficacy and significantly reduced toxicity of chemotherapeutic monoclonal antibodies (CmAbs) available for use in the United States of America are presented, and their limitations and future considerations are explored.

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24 Feb, 2014
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e-Published: 29 May, 2014

Conjoined Twins: Bioethics, Medicine and the Law

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123–24
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Clinicians managing conjoined twins find themselves at a crossroad where bioethics, medicine and law converge.
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e-Published: 06 Feb, 2014

Whither Medical Marijuana?

"It creates vital energy, the mental powers, and internal heat, corrects irregularities of the phlegmatic humour, and is an elixir vitae".

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e-Published: 27 Aug, 2012

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Cancer Treatment: The Cost Factor

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DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2014.080
Pages: 
766–70
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The incidence of cancer has risen in the Caribbean, and so has the cost of treating this disease. The author examines colon cancer and the cost of caring for patients with this.

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26 Mar, 2014
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e-Published: 29 Aug, 2014

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