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

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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

Managing Pacemaker and Implantable Defibrillator Site Infections Conservatively at a Caribbean Cardiac Center

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10.7727/wimj.2017.237
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10
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18 Dec, 2017
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e-Published: 20 Dec, 2017

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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.

Metered-dose Inhaler Technique and Asthma Control in Patients Attending an Urgent Care Clinic in Barbados

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DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2015.584
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723–28
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Sixty-three per cent of asthmatics attending an urgent care clinic in Barbados had controlled asthma, and 16% were attending for asthma treatment. Ninety-seven per cent felt that their metered-dose inhaler technique was correct, but only 5% had correct technique.

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Objective: To estimate the proportion of asthmatics with correct pressurised metered-dose inhaler (MDI) technique.

Methods: All asthmatics 12 to 65 years of age using a MDI and attending an urgent care clinic on selected clinic days over a five-month period were administered a questionnaire and had their MDI technique evaluated.

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07 Dec, 2015
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e-Published: 29 Mar, 2016

An Audit of the Epidemiology, Investigation and Management of Fertility Patients Attending the Gynaecology Clinic of the Public Hospital in Barbados

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10.7727/wimj.2016.006
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We performed a three-month audit of the fertility services of the sole public hospital in Barbados, using a review of medical records and a proforma based on recent fertility practice guidelines. This report contains our findings and recommendations.

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Objectives: To determine the throughput of infertility patients in the gynaecology clinics at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Barbados as the lone public referral centre, and to determine whether these cases are being investigated and treated appropriately.

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11 Jan, 2016
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e-Published: 23 Feb, 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.

Lower Extremity Amputations in Barbados: 1999 and 2009 — Has the Situation Changed?

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DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2016.002
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282–6
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Since the seminal publication that established Barbados as the amputation capitol of the world, there has been no follow-up to the amputation rates on the Island. Here, we show a 10-year change in the lower extremity amputation rates.

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11 Jan, 2016
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e-Published: 23 Feb, 2016

Diving Injuries Presenting to the Hyperbaric Chamber in Barbados: A Review from 1995—2009

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DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2015.016
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262–8
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A review of diving injuries presenting to the hyperbaric chamber at the Barbados Defense Force showed the activities that led to injury, types of injury and outcomes.  

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Objectives: This review sought to determine the epidemiology of diving injuries in Barbados and outcomes of treatment.

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02 Feb, 2015
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e-Published: 14 Oct, 2015

The Emergency Contraceptive Pill: Knowledge, Attitudes and Practices of Women in Barbados

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DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2014.286
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154–8
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Many women were at risk for an unplanned pregnancy. Awareness and use of the emergency contraceptive pill, however, is low with 43% of women 18 to 44 years of age aware of the method and only 14% had used it. 

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08 Apr, 2015
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e-Published: 03 Jul, 2015

The Initiation of Coronary Angioplasty and Stenting in a Single Outpatient Centre in Barbados

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332–6
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A report of the initial experience of coronary angioplasty and stenting in an outpatient setting, at the Carib-American Heart Centre in Barbados, with a look at the feasibility and safety of the procedure.

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e-Published: 23 Jul, 2013

A Descriptive Study of HIV-infected Long-term Surviving Children in Barbados: A Preliminary Report

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167–170
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This is a descriptive study of children surviving to eight years-of-age from a cohort of 44 HIV-infected children not on treatment. Seventeen (38.6%) survived to the age of eight years and are categorized as long-term survivors. Of the 16 children alive, 37.5% had mild symptoms with no immunodeficiency and are categorized as long-term non-progressors.

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Objectives: To describe the clinical and immunologic characteristics of human immunodeficiency virus type-1 (HIV-1)-infected children surviving to more than eight-years of age (long-survivors) before the introduction of antiretroviral therapy.

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e-Published: 05 Jun, 2013

Field Trial to Test and Evaluate Primary Tobacco Prevention Methods in Clusters of Elementary Schools in Barbados

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283–91
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Tobacco control efforts presently focus on late adolescence and adulthood. The intervention in children aged 9 – 11 years reduced experimental smoking by 87% at US$2 per child, cost-effectiveness akin to immunization.

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e-Published: 06 Jun, 2013

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