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Agreement, Time and Cost Comparison for the Identification of Gram Negative Bacteria Isolates Using VITEK® 2 Compact, VITEK® 60, VITEK® Mass Spectrometry and API® 20E/NE

DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2017.139
Synopsis: 
This study looked at the agreement between Vitek®2 Compact (VTC), VITEK®2 60 (VT60), API® 20E/20NE (API) and VITEK® MS (VMS) bacteria identification systems (ID). It also examined the time and cost for the relevant bacterial ID systems and the resolution of discrepancies which arose as a result of using the different systems, mainly in Canada but also with reference to the Vitek®2 Compact (VTC) in Mona, Jamaica.

ABSTRACT

Objectives: We aimed to compare systems in respect of 1) the agreement between VITEK®2 Compact, VITEK®2 60, VITEK® Mass Spectrometry systems and API®20E/NE for species identification, 2) the time to identification of organisms and 3) the cost of identification and susceptibility testing of each organism.

Accepted: 
12 Dec, 2017
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e-Published: 13 Dec, 2017

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The Economic Burden of Femoral Neck Fractures in Jamaica

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DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2013.017
Pages: 
454–9
Synopsis: 
As the world’s population ages, the incidence of femoral neck fractures will rise. The cost of treating such fractures poses a significant challenge to most countries. Jamaica’s cost is similar to that of other developing countries.

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Accepted: 
27 Aug, 2013
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e-Published: 08 May, 2014

The Economic and Medical Costs of Alcohol Consumption in Japan

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DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2013.119

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Accepted: 
23 Apr, 2013
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e-Published: 18 Feb, 2014

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An Observational Study of Intraoperative Transfusion Management in a Cardiac Surgical Unit in Trinidad and Tobago

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DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2011.150
Pages: 
587–91
Synopsis: 
This observational study investigated intraoperative transfusion requirements in off-pump coronary artery bypass grafting and the cost implication of this versus the best practice of cell salvage techniques on a background of limited resources.

Objective: To investigate the intraoperative transfusion requirements in off-pump coronary artery bypass grafting (OPCABG) and the cost implication of blood products and cell savers on a background of limited resources.

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e-Published: 24 Jan, 2013
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