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The Epidemiology of Paediatric Hand Injuries Treated in Emergency Departments in Foshan City, South China

Issue: 
DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2015.252
Pages: 
702–708
Synopsis: 
A multi-centre study was conducted to investigate the epidemiology of paediatric hand injuries in Foshan City, South China. The epidemiology data enhanced our knowledge of paediatric hand injuries and facilitated the prevention and treatment. The paediatric hand injuries were treated in emergency departments in Foshan City, South China
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Objective: The objective of the study was to investigate the epidemiology of paediatric hand injuries treated in emergency departments (EDs) in Foshan City, as well as to supply data for the development of preventive strategies in South China and similar developing areas.
 
Accepted: 
30 Oct, 2015
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e-Published: 28 Jan, 2019

The Effects of Lunar Phases and Zodiac Signs on the Recurrent Youth Suicide Attempts; Experience of an University Hospital

DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2015.209
Synopsis: 
The purpose of this study was to determine the clinical and demographical features of the recurrent youth suicide attempts and identify the possible risk factors. The most diagnosed psychiatric disorder in the cases of the recurrent suicide attempts and the first time suicide attempts was depression (49.1% and 8.6%, respectively).

ABSTRACT

Aim: The purpose of this study is to determine the clinical and demographical features of recurrent youth suicide and identity possible risk factors.

Accepted: 
25 Nov, 2015
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e-Published: 01 Apr, 2016

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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

Disclaimer

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 Clinical Audit of the Management of Acute Asthmatic Attacks in Adults and Children Presenting to an Emergency Department

Issue: 
DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2013.146
Pages: 
226–33
Synopsis: 
A prospective docket audit comparing the actual acute management of asthma in the emergency department of the University Hospital of the West Indies with a universally approved written protocol for its management is presented. Failure to assess and document the severity of asthma attacks along with the under-utilization of peak expiratory flow rate was prominent. Strategies to address these should be implemented.

ABSTRACT

Objective: To compare the guidelines in the University Hospital of the West Indies (UHWI) acute asthma management protocol with actual practice in the Accident and Emergency Department.

Accepted: 
27 Feb, 2014
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e-Published: 11 Jun, 2014

Audit of Sudden Deaths in the Accident and Emergency Department of a Tertiary Hospital in Trinidad and Tobago

Issue: 
Pages: 
61–7
Synopsis: 
Sudden deaths in an accident and emergency department in Trinidad and Tobago were examined. The majority of deaths were cardiovascular, followed by trauma.

ABSTRACT

Objective: To determine the proportion of deaths due to confirmed myocardial infarction (CMI) and the aetiology of sudden death at the Port-of-Spain General Hospital (A&E) department for January to June 2008.

Methods: This retrospective study utilized the death register to determine the number of A&E deaths for the study period. Patients dying from MI were investigated using records to obtain ECG and postmortem reports.

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e-Published: 17 Oct, 2013

Emergency Department Deaths in a Nigerian University Hospital: Deaths Too Many

Issue: 
DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2013.281
Pages: 
131–4
Synopsis: 
The emergency department operates on a 24-hour basis for the acute care of patients without prior appointment and who require timely intervention for time-sensitive illnesses and injuries. This audit of deaths is used as a measure of the quality of care.

ABSTRACT

Objectives: We reviewed the demographic pattern and distribution of deaths in the emergency department (ED) of the University College Hospital (UCH) in order to identify gaps in the standard of care, thereby providing evidence for intervention and enhanced research in acute care.

Revised: 
07 Feb, 2014
Accepted: 
20 Feb, 2014
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e-Published: 13 Mar, 2015
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