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Barriers to Informal Caregiving of Persons Living with Dementia in Barbados: A Phenomenological Inquiry

Issue: 
DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2017.142
Pages: 
206-11
Synopsis: 
This paper qualitatively explored the barriers faced by informal caregivers of persons living with dementia in Barbados.

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Objective: To explore the barriers of primary informal caregivers to caring for persons living with dementia (PLWDs) in Barbados.

Methods: A qualitative, phenomenological methodology was adopted. Eight in-depth, semistructured interviews were conducted with primary informal caregivers of PLWDs. Transcripts were analysed according to Giorgi’s four-step phenomenological framework.

Accepted: 
12 Dec, 2017
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e-Published: 14 Dec, 2017

Clinicopathological Features of Colorectal Cancer at the Extremes of Age

DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2016.443
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Synopsis: 
CRC in the young and elderly patients is not uncommon. Patients present with locally advanced disease and similar clinicopathological features to patients of a screenable age, emphasizing the importance of clinical vigilance if we are going to diagnose and treat these patients in a timely manner.

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Objective: To determine the clinicopathological features of patients with colorectal cancer (CRC) at the extremes of age and compare differences across the younger and older age groups.

Accepted: 
24 Mar, 2017
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e-Published: 18 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.

A Combined Cross-sectional and Longitudinal Study of Predicting Metabolic Syndrome and Cardiovascular Disease by Using Haemoglobin in the Elderly

Issue: 
DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2014.157
Pages: 
65–71
Synopsis: 
Metabolic syndrome (MetS) has an important implication from a preventive medicine perspective, as early recognition and intervention will reduce associated mortality and morbidity. To better identify patients at risk for developing MetS and cardiovascular disease, we conducted a combined cross-sectional and longitudinal study to shed light on the elevated haemoglobin (Hb) levels in the elderly. Haemoglobin is associated with MetS. Elevated Hb with a cut-off value of 14.6 and 13.7 for males and females respectively; can potentially be used as a marker to stratify the risks of developing MetS for both genders and cardiovascular disease in the female population.

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Accepted: 
24 Sep, 2014
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e-Published: 22 Jun, 2016

Frailty and Mortality in a Hospital from Monterrey, Mexico

DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2015.353
Synopsis: 
This original article is on the association of the frailty syndrome and hospital mortality in elderly patients in a general hospital.

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Objective: To determine the association between frailty and mortality in a Mexican hospital.

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29 Jul, 2015
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e-Published: 18 Dec, 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.

Prevalence of Self-reported Morbidities, Functional Disabilities and Access to Supportive Aids among the Elderly of Urban Puducherry

Issue: 
DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2014.313
Pages: 
191–6
Synopsis: 
Developing countries are undergoing the stage of demographic transition. Functional disabilities largely impair the quality of life among the elderly. Efforts toward revamping of primary care services for the benefit of the elderly needs better understanding of the barriers towards access of those with disabilities.

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Accepted: 
26 Mar, 2015
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e-Published: 06 Nov, 2015

Medical Causes of Death among the Elderly in a Tertiary Hospital, South East Nigeria

Issue: 
DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2014.326
Pages: 
50–5
Synopsis: 
We reviewed the causes of death among the elderly aged 60 years and above. Cerebrovascular accident, chronic kidney disease, and diabetic complications were the most common causes of death among men, while cerebrovascular accident, heart failure from especially hypertensive heart disease and chronic kidney disease were the most common causes of death among women.
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Background: There are few data on morbidity and mortality patterns among the elderly in Africa, especially in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). The aim of this study was to determine the causes of death among the elderly population in the internal medicine wards of a tertiary health institution in South East Nigeria.
 
Accepted: 
06 Jan, 2015
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e-Published: 17 Jul, 2015

Polypharmacy and the Risk of Malnutrition among Independently-living Elderly Persons in Trinidad and Tobago

Issue: 
DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2014.285
Pages: 
323-7
Synopsis: 
In this study, we investigated the association between polypharmacy and risk of malnutrition. The findings indicate that among independent-living elderly persons, polypharmacy was associated with increased risk of malnutrition.

 

Objective: In this study, we evaluated the association of polypharmacy and nutritional status among independently-living elderly persons attending the outpatient clinics at the Eric Williams Medical Sciences Complex (EWMSC).

Accepted: 
29 Oct, 2014
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e-Published: 15 May, 2015

The Risk Factors of Chronic Kidney Disease among Nursing Home Residents

Issue: 
DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2014.249
Pages: 
267–70
Synopsis: 
Metabolic syndrome may be a main contributant to the aetiology of chronic kidney disease (CKD) among nursing home residents. Monitoring body mass index (BMI) and waist circumference is a simple but effective way to suspect presence of CKD.

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Introduction: The prevalence of end-stage renal disease in Taiwan is the highest in the world; hemodialysis accounts about 7% of the expenditure of the National Health Insurance. Nursing home residents with chronic kidney disease (CKD) have not been identified yet in Taiwan, along with associated risk factors. The objective of this study is to investigate the risk factors of CKD in long-term care facilities in Taiwan and those significantly associated with the presence of CKD.

Accepted: 
31 Oct, 2014
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e-Published: 01 Dec, 2015

Underestimated Prevalence of Chronic Heart Failure among Elderly Residing in Care Homes in Aruba

Issue: 
DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2013.277
Pages: 
610–5
Synopsis: 
The prevalence of chronic heart failure (CHF) among the elderly in care homes in Aruba is high (31%) and underestimated. B-type natriuretic peptide testing adds value to the usual diagnostic work-up for CHF in these elderly.

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Objective: Diagnosing chronic heart failure (CHF) is important, since subsequent treatments by medication and cardiac intervention improve quality of life. However, accurate CHF diagnosis in the elderly residing in care homes (residents) is hampered by suboptimal diagnostic tools, co-morbidity and physician’s unawareness of CHF. We sought to estimate the CHF prevalence among Aruban residents.

Accepted: 
23 Jan, 2014
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e-Published: 04 Nov, 2014

Comparison of Mortality Risk Factors in Elderly and Young Pulmonary Embolism Patients

DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2016.147
Synopsis: 
Pulmonary embolism(PE) has a high mortality, particularly in the elderly patients. Higher sPESI, presence of co-morbidities, as well as high BUN and CRP levels are associated with increased mortality risk in elderly PE cases.

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Objective: To determine clinical, radiological, and laboratory findings as well as mortality rates in younger and older patients with pulmonary embolism (PE) and investigate risk factors associated with mortality in elderly patients. 

Accepted: 
24 Aug, 2016
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e-Published: 26 Aug, 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.

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