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Ten-year Survival Rates for Women of Grand Bahama Island, The Bahamas, Diagnosed with Breast Cancer in 1988–2002

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DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2016.419
Pages: 
197-205
Synopsis: 
The age at diagnosis of breast cancer in women of Grand Bahama Island, The Bahamas, significantly influenced the survival rates, with younger women living longer. Staging and axillary lymph node status influenced survival to a lesser extent. The influence of treatment modalities on survival was not demonstrated, and this might have been due to the small sample size.

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Accepted: 
07 Sep, 2016
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e-Published: 14 Sep, 2016

Prospective Survey of Lower Urinary Tract Symptom and the Commonest Risk Factor among Urological Patients in Nigeria

DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2015.434
Synopsis: 
Lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) is a conglomeration of symptoms characterizing the process of evacuating urine from the bladder. Apart from age, other risk factors commonly associated with an increased risk of LUTS are obesity, smoking, alcohol consumption and elevated blood pressure. The highest prevalence of LUTS was at the 7th decade of life and alcohol consumption was the commonest risk factor in south west, Nigeria. Majority of the patients presented with moderate to severe symptoms.

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Objective: To determine the age-specific prevalence, severity of LUTS and the commonest risk factor among Nigerian patients.

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25 Nov, 2015
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e-Published: 15 Mar, 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.

Comparison of Computed Tomography Pulmonary Angiograms at the University Hospital of the West Indies, Jamaica with Reported Cases in Literature

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DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2016.049
Pages: 
160–64
Synopsis: 
The yield of positive CTPAs at the UHWI is among the highest in the literature. There is no significant difference between the sexes in the mean age for and the yield of positive CTPAs.

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Objective: This study was undertaken to determine the positive rate for Computed Tomography Pulmonary Angiograms (CTPAs) at the University Hospital of the West Indies (UHWI), to compare the positive rate at the UHWI to that reported in the literature and to compare the rates of positive CTPAs between the sexes.

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15 Feb, 2016
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e-Published: 01 Mar, 2016

Cause of Death among Young-old, Old-old and Oldest-old Patients in a Single Center During 15 Years

DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2015.072
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This study indicates that there were apparent differences in the cause of death of old patients. More attention should be paid to the prevention and management of neoplasm in elderly patients of the young-old group.

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Objective: The purpose of this study is to identify the cause of death in elderly patients stratified by age in a general hospital during 15 years.

Accepted: 
04 Mar, 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.

Age and Gender Differences of Orthostatic Hypertension in Children

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DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2014.316
Pages: 
583–87
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We report the results of a retrospective cross-sectional study of 2089 children referred for syncope of unknown origin and pre-syncope symptoms. We noted that orthostatic hypertension existed in 23.84% out of these 2089 children. Orthostatic hypertension frequency was higher in males and those ≥ 12 years of age. In orthostatic hypertensive children, head-up tilt test positive rate was higher in females and those ≥ 12 years of age. Since orthostatic hypertension, as an orthostatic blood pressure regulation disorder, is not as well studied as orthostatic hypotension, we believe that our findings could be of interest to the readers of your journal.

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Background: Orthostatic hypotension (OH) is a common orthostatic blood pressure (BP) regulation disorder. Orthostatic hypertension (OHT), on the other hand, is not so common but has relevancy with autonomic neuropathy and diabetes. Orthostatic hypotension is prevalent in females and elderly person. But prevalence of OHT in age and gender is poorly studied.

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02 Mar, 2015
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e-Published: 03 Jul, 2015

Global Registry of Acute Coronary Events (GRACE) Risk Score as a Predictor of In-hospital Mortality for Acute Coronary Syndrome in Trinidad and Tobago

Issue: 
DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2014.172
Pages: 
52–9
Synopsis: 
The GRACE risk score, which was developed in a predominantly Caucasian population, was not previously tested in a Caribbean population. This study found it to be a reliable predictor of in-hospital mortality in a multi-ethnic Trinidadian acute coronary syndrome population, making it a useful risk stratification tool.

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Objective: To determine whether risk stratification using the Global Registry of Acute Coronary Events (GRACE) risk score is a predictor of in-hospital mortality for ACS patients in a multi-ethnic Caribbean population.

Accepted: 
30 Sep, 2014
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e-Published: 12 May, 2015

Cause of Death among Young-old, Old-old and Oldest-old Patients in a Single Center During 15 Years

DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2015.072

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Objective: The purpose of this study is to identify the cause of death in elderly patients stratified by age in a general hospital during 15 years.

Accepted: 
04 Mar, 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.

Predicting Osteopenia and Osteoporosis with a Simple Test: A Preliminary Work

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DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2014.253
Pages: 
158–64
Synopsis: 
Use of simple serum based tests to classify healthy individuals from patients with osteopenia/osteoporosis is gaining interest. It seems that the “Osteo-Pars” equation has reasonable benefit in discriminating healthy individuals from osteopenia/osteoporosis patients.

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Objective: The occurrence of osteopenia and osteoporosis is a major problem of ageing. For assessing the severity of bone loss, bone mineral density (BMD) measurement is the gold standard. Because of the limitations of BMD, use of simpler serum-based tests to classify osteoporosis/osteopenia patients is gaining interest. In this preliminary work, we aimed to discriminate between healthy individuals and osteoporosis/osteopenia patients through a simple serum-based equation.

Accepted: 
21 Oct, 2014
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e-Published: 06 May, 2015
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