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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
Synopsis: 
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.

ABSTRACT

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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Discrepancies between Clinical and Autopsy Diagnoses in the Emergency Department of the University Hospital of the West Indies

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DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2015.192
Pages: 
311–7
Synopsis: 
The discrepancy rate between the clinical and autopsy cause of death diagnoses was 36.8%. The high frequency of discrepant diagnoses among older age groups, combined with the diagnostic challenges in the Emergency Department related to time and patient co-morbidities, highlight the need to increase the autopsy rate.

ABSTRACT

Objectives: To determine the cause of death diagnoses and the discrepancy rate between clinical and autopsy diagnoses in the Emergency Department (ED) of the University Hospital of the West Indies (UHWI).

Accepted: 
29 Apr, 2015
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e-Published: 06 Nov, 2015

Malignant Neoplasms in Japan: Based on a Study of Trends

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371
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e-Published: 31 Jan, 2014
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