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The Value of T-SPOT.TB Technology in the Diagnosis of Tuberculosis in Elderly Patients

DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2016.302
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A clinical study to compare diagnostic techniques for identifying tuberculosis revealed that the T-SPOT.TB technique demonstrated a significant improvement in the diagnosis of positive cases, compared to PPD test, in both young and elderly.

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Objectives: To investigate the clinical value of T-SPOT.TB technology (γ-interferon release assay for tuberculosis (TB) infection in the diagnosis of TB in elderly patients.

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02 Aug, 2016
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e-Published: 16 Aug, 2016

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Comparative Analysis of Mechanical Properties of Common Carotid Artery between Young and Old Specimen

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10.7727/wimj.2015.218
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The morphology and longitudinal tensile properties of carotid artery in elderly group of changed.

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Objective: This study aimed to perform the carotid artery stretching experiments with young and elderly corpse for the study of carotid atherosclerosis pathogenesis and biomechanical basis.

Methods: 15 carotid arteries were randomly selected from young and elderly groups, respectively, for the longitudinal tensile test, and 1 specimens of each group was randomly selected for the morphological observation.

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18 May, 2015
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e-Published: 18 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.

Surgery in the Elderly: Is Age a Risk Factor?

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171–75
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Elderly surgical patients at the University Hospital of the West Indies, Kingston, Jamaica, had less emergency admissions, underwent more surgery, had a longer mean hospital stay, a higher mortality rate and a greater mortality amongst emergency admissions. Cancer was the commonest admission diagnosis and that amongst mortalities.

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e-Published: 05 Jun, 2013

Prevalence of Oral Lesions in Elderly

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10.7727/wimj.2014.329
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375-8
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The importance of this work is to give special importance to the treatment of various oral diseases in the elderly population as otherwise the quality of life of the elderly would be significantly reduced. The paper highlights the percentage of the most common oral diseases.

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Objective: Geriatric dentistry refers to dealing with oral diseases in old individuals including prevention and treatment. The aim of this investigation was to examine the types and frequency of oral lesions in elderly.

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06 Jan, 2015
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e-Published: 09 Feb, 2016

Salivary Parameters (Salivary Flow, pH and Buffering Capacity) in Stimulated Saliva of Mexican Elders 60 Years Old and Older

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DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2014.036
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758–65
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Chewing-stimulated saliva (paraffin method) was collected and the salivary flow rate, pH and buffer capacity were measured in a group of Mexican elders. We found that salivary parameters varied in relation to selected socio-economic, clinical and behavioural variables.

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Objective: To compare a limited array of chewing-stimulated saliva features (salivary flow, pH and buffer capacity) in a sample of elderly Mexicans with clinical, socio-demographic and socio-economic variables.

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01 Apr, 2014
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e-Published: 03 Sep, 2014

Sociodemographic Factors Associated with Depressive Symptoms among Elderly Persons from Two Communities in Kingston, Jamaica

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10.7727/wimj.2012.273
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615–9
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In this study of 200 elderly persons aged 60 years and over, predictors of depression were older age, female gender, low socio-economic status and low level of cognitive function.
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Objective: To explore possible associations of age, gender, socio-economic status, educational level and level of cognitive functioning with depressive symptoms in a community sample of elderly persons.
 
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27 Feb, 2013
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e-Published: 22 Jan, 2014

Effects of a Mat Pilates Programme on Body Composition in Elderly Women

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10.7727/wimj.2012.107
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524–8
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An eight-week mat Pilates exercise programme may contradict or even reverse some of the most serious consequences of ageing associated with an increased fat mass and reduced lean body mass in elderly females.

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e-Published: 14 Nov, 2013

Evaluation and Management of Hypertension in the Elderly

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10.7727/wimj.2012.063

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e-Published: 21 Feb, 2013

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Evaluation and Management of Hypertension in the Elderly

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10.7727/wimj.2012.063
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907–11
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Screening for elevated blood pressure in the elderly is recommended, since the prevalence of hypertension increases with age, and can reduce the incidence of morbidity and mortality. A careful and individualized approach is needed when treating hypertension in the elderly, taking into account the presence of co-morbid diseases, drug interaction, side effects, lifestyle and functional state.

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e-Published: 24 Jun, 2013

A Report Summarizing Measures Formulated to Prevent Aspiration Pneumonia

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371–2
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e-Published: 31 Jan, 2014

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