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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

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

DOI: 
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

DOI: 
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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Accepted: 
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.

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

Epidemiological Trend and Clinical Observations among Children and Adults with Dengue in Barbados

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DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2015.110
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37–42
Synopsis: 
The epidemiological characteristics and clinical manifestations of confirmed dengue cases over a ten-year period in Barbados were evaluated. The mean annual incidence rate of dengue was 1.36/1000 population and the overall case fatality rate was 0.35%. The largest number of cases was seen in the 11 to 16-year age group. Dengue is characterized by less severe cases and lower mortality rate

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Objectives: To describe the epidemiological characteristics and the clinical manifestations of the confirmed dengue cases over a ten-year period in Barbados, one of the English-speaking Caribbean countries.

Accepted: 
18 Mar, 2015
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e-Published: 28 Apr, 2015

Chronic Non-communicable Disease Risk Factor Survey 2010 among University of the West Indies Staff at Cave Hill, Barbados

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452–8
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High prevalence of Non-communicable Disease risk factors (physical inactivity, unhealthy diets, obesity, alcohol use, and hypertension) was demonstrated among staff at Cave Hill, The University of the West Indies, in Barbados, with 54% having ≥ 3 risk factors. Rates were similar to those of the general Barbadian population.
 
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Objective: To determine the prevalence of risk factors for chronic non-communicable diseases (CNCDs) among staff of The University of the West Indies (UWI), Cave Hill campus, in Barbados.
 
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e-Published: 03 Feb, 2014

Hirschsprung’s Disease in Barbados: A 16-year Review

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347–51
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The referral patterns to one of the centres in the Caribbean offering definitive surgery for Hirschsprung’s disease is outlined and the surgical outcome reported. Factors responsible for the lack of use of more advanced surgical techniques are discussed as well as factors that may contribute to earlier diagnosis.

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Objective: To assess the surgical outcome of patients with Hirschsprung’s disease (HD) who were treated in Barbados, establish referral patterns and identify factors which can lead to better management.

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e-Published: 19 Sep, 2013

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