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A Descriptive Study of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease in Tertiary Care Clinics of a Caribbean Island

Issue: 
DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2018.125
Pages: 
304-11
Synopsis: 
Patients with more severe chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) are more likely to have worse quality of life, higher BODE quartile and more exacerbations. A link, not hitherto acknowledged in West Indian patients, between COPD severity and depression is explored. The study shows for the first time a relation between the BODE index and low socio-economic status. The study recommends that all tertiary care patients with COPD should have regular vaccination, depression and six-minute walk assessment, and that health education in COPD should be aimed at those of low socio-economic status in particular.

ABSTRACT

Objective: To determine the relationship between severity of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and quality of life as well as COPD’s correlation with depressive symptoms in West Indian subjects.

Accepted: 
24 Nov, 2018
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e-Published: 20 Dec, 2018

The Impact of Tobacco and Occupational Exposure on Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease in a 70 and over Jamaican Cohort from the BOLD Jamaican Study

Issue: 
DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2018.185
Pages: 
458–64
Synopsis: 
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a chronic respiratory disease predominantly affecting the older population. Not well known, COPD is often confused with asthma. Tobacco smoking is widely acknowledged as the most important risk factor for COPD, but occupational exposures from irritant dust, fumes, and biomass exposures, from the burning of wood and coal in indoor fires, also contribute to COPD prevalence.

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Revised: 
27 Nov, 2018
Accepted: 
03 Aug, 2018
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e-Published: 19 Dec, 2018

A Comparative Study of the Effects of Endurance and Resisted Exercise on Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease in Elderly Patients – A randomized Controlled Trial

DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2017.088
Synopsis: 
This study compared the effects of endurance versus resisted exercise on chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in obese elderly patients and evaluated the effect of exercise training on pulmonary functions, peripheral oxygen saturation, and dyspnea score. This study approved that both types of exercise have beneficial effects on COPD patients while endurance exercise showed greater improvement than resisted exercise in obese elderly patients with COPD.

ABSTRACT

Objectives: This study aim was to compare the impacts of endurance exercise to the impacts of resisted exercise on COPD in elderly patients.

Accepted: 
22 Aug, 2017
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e-Published: 31 Aug, 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.

Worse Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Outcomes in Patients Who Smoke Both Tobacco and Marijuana

DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2017.080
Synopsis: 
We compared the clinical course and outcomes for the patients admitted for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) who smoked tobacco and marijuana versus tobacco only. The results showed earlier onset of advanced COPD with more frequent progression to cor pulmonale and death in tobacco and marijuana smokers.

ABSTRACT

Objective: To compare clinical course and outcomes in patients admitted for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) who smoke tobacco plus marijuana versus tobacco only.

Accepted: 
31 Mar, 2017
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e-Published: 31 May, 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.

Association of Intermittent and Continuous Hypoxaemia with Carotid and Brachial Arterial Intima-media Thicknesses

DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2015.370
Synopsis: 
In this report, we investigated whether or not the effect of intermittent and continuous hypoxia on carotid and brachial artery intima-media thicknesses (IMTs) is similar. We showed that both intermittent and continuous hypoxia result in remarkable alterations in carotid-IMT and brachial-IMT.

ABSTRACT

Objective: We hypothesized that the effect of intermittent and continuous hypoxia on carotid and brachial artery intima-media thicknesses (IMTs) may be similar. We aimed to assess the carotid and brachial arteries’ IMTs in cases with intermittent [obstructive sleep apnea syndrome] (OSAS) and continuous (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease) [COPD] hypoxemia together with other confounding demographic and biochemical factors.

Accepted: 
10 Sep, 2015
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e-Published: 12 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.

Obstructive Lung Disease in Acute Medical Patients

Issue: 
Pages: 
7–13
Synopsis: 
The prevalence of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in acute hospital admissions is 20.9% with 11.7% of admissions having chronic symptoms with normal spirometry. There was significant co-morbidity with vascular disease.

ABSTRACT

Objectives: To determine the proportion of adult medical patients who have chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), using the Global initiative for Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease guidelines (GOLD), and its relation to vascular disease.

Methods: This is a prospective cross-sectional study of adult patients admitted to acute medical wards. Interviewer administered questionnaire, anthropometric and spirometric measurements were done.

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e-Published: 05 Jul, 2013
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