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Burden of Paediatric Sepsis in a Tertiary Centre from a Developing Country

Issue: 
DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2017.040
Pages: 
137-42
Synopsis: 
This study estimated the case fatality rate of doctor diagnosed pediatric sepsis using administrative data. There was a high (13%) overall case fatality rate from doctor diagnosed pediatric sepsis during the five-year period studied.

ABSTRACT

Background: Sepsis causes significant pediatric morbidity and mortality in developing countries. This audit describes the outcome of pediatric sepsis in the University Hospital of the West Indies (UHWI), Jamaica using administrative data from hospital records during 2010 to 2014.

Revised: 
04 Jun, 2018
Accepted: 
21 Mar, 2017
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e-Published: 22 Mar, 2017

Sigmoid Volvulus in the Paediatric Population

DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2016.451

ABSTRACT

Sigmoid volvulus is a relatively rare condition commonly associated with the elderly. Because of this strong link with elderly adults,  children- including neonates, who are by no means immune to the condition, are more prone to be misdiagnosed and suffer the consequences of a delay in diagnosis.

 

Accepted: 
13 Feb, 2017
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e-Published: 02 Mar, 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.

Relationship between Helicobacter pylori Infection and Gastrointestinal Symptoms in Children

DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2016.418
Synopsis: 
In this study, nearly half of the children who had gastrointestinal symptoms had Helicobacter pylori infection and nearly half of the infected children were resistant to the eradication treatment. Not only a successful eradication, but also attempting to eradicate Helicobacter pylori was effective in reducing of symptoms.

ABSTRACT

Objective: We aimed to examine the relationship between Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) infection and gastrointestinal symptoms, and the efficacy of eradication treatment.

Revised: 
29 Nov, 2016
Accepted: 
03 Jan, 2017
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e-Published: 31 Jan, 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.

Isolated Fallopian Tube Torsion in Children: Is Salpingectomy Necessary?

DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2016.471
Synopsis: 
This study reported six paediatric cases of isolated tubal torsion treated with different surgical techniques in Dr. Behçet Uz Children’s Hospital between 2000-2016. Salpingectomy was performed for 3 patients and detorsion without salpingectomy for the other 3 patients. No recurrence was observed during follow-up. Despite several therapeutic surgical options, main aim in this rare surgical emergency should be tubal conservation for future fertility.

ABSTRACT

Objective: Isolated tubal torsion (ITT) is a rare entity in which fallopian tube torses without ovarian torsion. The presenting symptoms are nonspesific. In this study, we aimed to report 6 pediatric cases of ITT treated with different surgical techniques in our instution and to suggest tubal conservation.

Accepted: 
05 Oct, 2016
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e-Published: 02 Nov, 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.

Chikungunya in Jamaica – Public Health Effects and Clinical Features in Children

Issue: 
DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2016.529
Pages: 
431-37
Synopsis: 
The Chikungunya Fever epidemic had significant public health and economic impact in Jamaica. In children, there were characteristic presentations in neonates and young infants and in children six months to six years. Neurologic involvement was common but other organ dysfunction was rare.

ABSTRACT

Background: Chikungunya virus entered the Caribbean for the first time in 2013 and Jamaica experienced its maiden epidemic with Chikungunya Fever in 2014. We aimed to describe the public health effects and describe the clinical features in children and adolescents in Jamaica.

Accepted: 
26 Oct, 2016
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e-Published: 26 Oct, 2016

Outcome of Dengue in Hospitalized Jamaican Children

Issue: 
DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2016.525
Pages: 
442-49
Synopsis: 
Before the emergence of Zika in 2016 and Chikungunya in 2014, there have been numerous dengue outbreaks in the Caribbean. Despite this, there is a paucity of published studies on dengue in children from this region. The potential for exponential spread of the Aedes aegypti dengue vector and its deleterious outcomes in children underlines the importance of this paper.

ABSTRACT

Background: Dengue fever is hyper-endemic in Jamaica with exponential rates of infection in successive outbreaks. The absence of local data and the potential for massive outbreaks in a country where a third of the population are children formed the basis for this study. 

Accepted: 
26 Oct, 2016
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e-Published: 26 Oct, 2016

Expectations of Treatment of Hepatitis C in Children

DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2016.153
Synopsis: 
The study aimed at presenting a general overview of the current treatments for HCV infection in children. In children the most commonly used drugs are pegylated alpha interferon in combination with ribavirin only Boceprevir was tested and not approved for use in children. Safety and efficacy of new drugs in children need further investigation.

ABSTRACT

Background: HCV infection in children differs from infection in adult through transmission paths, spontaneous viral clearance rate, and fibrosis progression duration of chronic infection. It is estimated that the rate of children with chronic hepatitis C will develop cirrhosis is less than 2%, however there are reports of children requiring liver transplantation. 

Accepted: 
25 May, 2016
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e-Published: 14 Jul, 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.

The Anthropometric Measurements and Percentile Curves of Children Aged 0-5 Years in Eastern Turkey

DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2015.575
Synopsis: 
The study set the basis for assessing the growth, development and nutrition in pre-school children in eastern Turkey and it can be used as a reference study in monitoring growth and development.

ABSTRACT

Aim: To determine child's growth reference value in our province and to compare these values with current values of the United States of America and other local values of our country.

Accepted: 
07 Dec, 2015
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e-Published: 29 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.

The Prevalence of Penile Abnormalities in Erzurum, Turkey

DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2015.200
Synopsis: 
Epidemiologic studies suggest that the incidence of congenital penile anomalies (CPA) is increasing. We aimed to assess the prevalence of CPA in Erzurum, Turkey. The possible related risk factors were examined in 2040 males from nurseries and primary schools.

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Accepted: 
07 Sep, 2015
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e-Published: 03 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.

Treating Children with Spinal Tuberculosis via Debridement with Allograft

Issue: 
DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2014.356
Pages: 
357–60
Synopsis: 
The mothers’ iliac bone was obtained to reconstruct the graft of the children’s anterior spinal column, thereby inducing new bone formation without affecting the growth and development of the children. The efficacy of debridement was definite.

ABSTRACT

Objective: This work aims to investigate the efficacy of debridement for paediatric thoracolumbar spinal tuberculosis (TB) by using the anterior approach and the allogeneic bone graft.

Accepted: 
25 Mar, 2015
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e-Published: 10 Dec, 2015

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