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The Revelatory Journey of Fine-tuning the Diagnosis of an Adult Male on the Autistic Spectrum – Asperger Syndrome/High-functioning Autism with Corollary Diagnoses

Issue: 
DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2017.128
Pages: 
283-8

ABSTRACT

This article provides an account of the revelatory experience of diagnosing a high-functioning, autistic, adult male by a non-specialist medical practitioner and its implications for knowledge, attitudes and practice in dealing with the autistic spectrum.

Accepted: 
15 Jun, 2017
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e-Published: 20 Jun, 2017

Granulomatous Mastitis: A Diagnostic and Therapeutic Challenge

DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2016.493
Synopsis: 
Granulomatous mastitis, including idiopathic granulomatous mastitis and tuberculous mastitis poses diagnostic and therapeutic challenges for physicians. Our aim is to highlight the nonspecific clinical presentations, diagnostic difficulties and therapeutic approaches of granulomatous mastitis in a Turkish patient group.

ABSTRACT

Objective: Granulomatous mastitis (GM), including idiopathic granulomatous mastitis (IGM) and tuberculous mastitis (TBM), is a rare and benign disease of the breast. Our aim is to highlight the nonspecific clinical presentations, diagnostic difficulties and therapeutic approaches of GM.

Accepted: 
30 Mar, 2017
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e-Published: 02 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.

Computer-assisted Diagnosis of Cancer on Medical Images: A Survey

DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2016.122
Synopsis: 
This paper has surveyed the different types of cancers which includes brain tumour, breast cancer and thyroid tumour on medical images. The medical images are analyzed for cancer, with the help of various powerful classification techniques. In this paper, the parameters such as sensitivity, specificity and accuracy are considered for the evaluation of various classification techniques.

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Objective: To evaluate the cancer classification techniques based on sensitivity, specificity and accuracy.

Method: The survey has been done on cancers which include brain tumor, breast cancer and thyroid tumor using medical images.

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.

Crohn’s Ileitis Mimicking Henoch-Schonlein Purpura

Issue: 
DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2015.065
Pages: 
588

The Editor,

Sir,

Henoch-schonlein purpura (HSP) is a multisystemic vasculitis which could present with palpable purpura, arthralgia or athritis, abdominal pain and renal findings. 

Accepted: 
02 Mar, 2015
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e-Published: 19 Jan, 2017

Recent Advances of Diagnosis and Treatment of Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension

DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2016.460
Synopsis: 
The mechanisms of pulmonary arterial hypertension remain uncertain, and the diagnosis of pulmonary arterial hypertension is challenging. The major advances of the diagnostic modalities and management strategies include new uses of routine biomarkers including antinuclear antibody, B-type natriuretic peptide, circulating endothelial cells and microRNA in diagnosis; and microRNA, mesenchymal stem cells and remote postconditioning for pulmonary protection in treatment. Understanding the progress in terms of the mechanisms and concepts of pulmonary hypertension implicates significant improvement of the management protocols of this disorder. In this article, the advances of the diagnostic modalities and management strategies of PAH are discussed.

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Accepted: 
27 Sep, 2016
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e-Published: 27 Oct, 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.

Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy in Infancy

DOI: 
10.7727/WIMJ.2016.461
Synopsis: 
Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy in infancy is rare. The spectrum of etiology and management of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy in infancy were updated in the past several decades. Currently, it is mainly composed of endocardial fibroelastosis, Infants of diabetic mothers and infantile Pompe’s disease. Myocardial ischemia and cardiomegaly are the major signs of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy in infancy. The management strategies can be variable according to different etiologies of the lesion.

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Accepted: 
27 Sep, 2016
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e-Published: 26 Oct, 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.

Infective Endocarditis presented as Acute Pyelonephritis

DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2015.438

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Accepted: 
09 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.

Clinicopathological Characteristics and Treatment Outcomes of Pulmonary Carcinosarcoma in Eight Patients

Issue: 
DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2015.042
Pages: 
533-7
Synopsis: 
The present study included eight cases with pulmonary carcinosarcoma. Pathological diagnosis of PC was made by surgical resection in all patients. Operations were lobectomy (n = 6), bilobectomy inferior (n = 1) and pneumonectomy (n = 1). The median survival time was 21.5 months (range: 1-75 months).

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Background: Pulmonary carcinosarcoma (PC) is a rare malignant tumour of the lung. Due to its rarity, few studies have been reported and its clinicopathological characteristics and treatment outcomes remain unclear. The aim of the present study was to evaluate clinical, radiological and pathological findings and treatment outcomes of patients with PC.

Accepted: 
04 Jun, 2015
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e-Published: 11 Dec, 2015

Study on the Clinicopathological Features and Prognostic Factors of Extranodal NK/T Cell Lymphoma, Nasal Type

DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2015.052
Synopsis: 
We conducted a retrospective analysis of the clinicopathological records of 18 extranodal NK/T cell lymphoma cases treated in Union Hospital of Fujian Medical University from May 2007 to May 2012, with follow-up of patients and univariate and multivariate analysis of the clinicopathological parameters, treatment and two-year survival rate. ENKCL lesions developed rapidly with poor prognosis. Though today we promote the comprehensive treatment of ENKCL, chemotherapy is still of great importance. Individualized treatment needs to be further studied and prognostic indicators of greater clinicopathological significance for ENKCL are worthy of further exploration.

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Aim: The study is to analyze the clinicopathological features of extranodal NK/T cell lymphoma, nasal type (ENKCL) and its treatment and efficacy, to provide a scientific basis for individualized treatment.

Accepted: 
04 Jun, 2015
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e-Published: 25 Nov, 2015

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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.

An Unusual Cause of Intestinal Obstruction: Abdominal Cocoon

DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2015.244

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Accepted: 
01 Jun, 2015
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e-Published: 16 Nov, 2015

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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.

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