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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
Synopsis: 
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

An Interview with St Lucia’s Solo Otolaryngologist

DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2016.466
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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.

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.

Accepted: 
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.

Micronutrients and Their Role in Oral Cancer: A Review

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DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2015.175
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383-88
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The incidence of oral cancer increases with the increased association with carcinogens. Antioxidants are hypothesised to be chemopreventive agents for cancers. Micronutrients and antioxidants are required for the production of enzymes that help prevent DNA damage caused by free radicals.

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04 Jun, 2015
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e-Published: 15 Mar, 2016

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

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DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2013.229
Pages: 
429–31
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 in this paper to deal with the major issues at hand. 

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14 Apr, 2015
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e-Published: 20 Nov, 2015

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.

Human Evolution: The Real Cause for Birth Palsy

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DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2014.083
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424–8
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The authors propose that during the human evolution, the maternal birth canal twisted and narrowed and, along with enlarged head and broad shoulders of the fetus, the chances for arrest of fetal descent increased which really caused birth palsy.

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Objective: Birth palsy, otherwise known as obstetric brachial plexus paralysis (OBPP), is a closed stretch injury to the brachial plexus of nerves during the birth process resulting in varying degree of paralysis and contractures of the upper limb. The study aimed to find out the susceptibility of humans and small-bodied primates to birth palsy.

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04 Jun, 2014
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e-Published: 26 Jun, 2015

A Review of Pharmacovigilance

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DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2013.251
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771–4
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Spontaneous reporting of adverse drug reactions (ADRs) is an essential component of pharmacovigilance, but the safe and appropriate use of drugs is limited by under-reporting of ADRs. Knowledge of pharmacovigilance could form the basis for interventions aimed at improving reporting rates.

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Pharmacovigilance supports safe and appropriate use of drugs. Spontaneous reporting of adverse drug reactions (ADRs) is an essential component of pharmacovigilance. However, there is significant underreporting of ADRs. Adverse drug reactions have become a major problem in developing countries. Knowledge of pharmacovigilance could form the basis for interventions aimed at improving reporting rates and decreasing ADRs.

Accepted: 
27 Sep, 2013
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e-Published: 05 Mar, 2015

Cancer Treatment: The Cost Factor

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DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2014.080
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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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