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Epidemiology and Factors Associated with Mortality among Haitian Children and Adolescents Treated for Cancer at a Paediatric Hospital from 2010 to 2014

DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2018.055
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Synopsis: This study evaluated the epidemiology of paediatric cancer and factors associated with mortality among Haitian children and adolescents. Eleven types of cancer were diagnosed and the odds of dying of cancer were more significant in patients with blood cancer, relapse or complications.

ABSTRACT

Background: Paediatric cancers represent about 1% of all diagnosed cancers around the world (1). This study aimed to describe the epidemiology and determine the factors associated with mortality of paediatric cancers managed at a Haitian paediatric hospital.

Accepted: 
05 Mar, 2018
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e-Published: 26 Feb, 2019

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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.

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

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DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2015.252
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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

Epidemiology of the Sickle Cell Disease in Grenada: A Comparison with Haiti, Jamaica and United States of America

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DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2017.129
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491–6
Synopsis: 
This study estimates the average prevalence, case-fatality rate and cause-specific mortality rate of SCD in Grenada, West Indies, and compares the epidemiology to that in the United States of America and elsewhere in the Caribbean.

ABSTRACT

Objective: Sickle cell disease (SCD) is a multifaceted, chronic disease severely affecting the quality of life of patients and their families. In addition, it is becoming a costly public health concern. In comparing the epidemiology, management and outcome of SCD in the United States of America and the Caribbean, this article aimed to promote awareness of SCD and the need for adequate treatment.

Accepted: 
12 Jun, 2017
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e-Published: 11 Jul, 2017

Trends in Inpatient versus Outpatient Lumbar Microdiscectomy in the United States of America: An Epidemiologic and Economic Analysis

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DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2017.027
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404–8
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This is a significant increase in outpatient microdiscectomy over the study period of seven years. This has been shown to be due to increase reimbursement.

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Accepted: 
12 May, 2017
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e-Published: 10 Jul, 2017

Trends in Inpatient versus Outpatient Anterior Cervical Discectomy and Fusion in the United States of America: An Epidemiologic and Economic Analysis

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DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2017.026
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399-403
Synopsis: 
Review of national trend in outpatient anterior cervical fusion showed an increase over four years. There was no correlation to reimbursements in database sample.

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Accepted: 
12 May, 2017
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e-Published: 24 May, 2017

Prevalence of Mental Disorders in Martinique, French West Indies: A Community-based Epidemiological Study

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DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2016.216
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317-22
Synopsis: 
In an epidemiological study done in Martinique in 2000, using the Mini International Neuropsychiatric Interview (MINI), we have found that mental disorders, in particular mood and anxiety disorders, were as frequents as in mainland France.

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Accepted: 
13 Feb, 2017
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e-Published: 27 Feb, 2017

The Epidemiology of Prostate Cancer in Western Jamaica: Risk Factors, Knowledge, Attitudes and Practices

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DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2014.183
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60–66
Synopsis: 
This was a retrospective study with quantitative and qualitative components evaluating risk factors for prostate cancer and health-seeking behaviour of men in western Jamaica. Two hundred and four men were interviewed and twenty men took part in two focus groups.

ABSTRACT

Objectives: To investigate the epidemiology of prostate cancer (PCa) in western Jamaica and describe the health-seeking behaviour of at-risk men.

Revised: 
08 Oct, 2014
Accepted: 
29 Oct, 2014
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e-Published: 08 May, 2015

Exploration of the Genetic Epidemiology of Asthma: A Review, with a Focus on Prevalence in Children and Adolescents in the Caribbean

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DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2014.115
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687–92
Synopsis: 
The authors address and review the literature and findings regarding the epidemiology and genetic factors involved in the pathogenesis of asthma, with an included focus on the epidemiology and prevalence of this debilitating condition in the child and adolescent Caribbean population.

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Revised: 
05 Sep, 2014
Accepted: 
05 Jun, 2014
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e-Published: 03 Sep, 2014

The Epidemiology of Diabetes Mellitus in Jamaica and the Caribbean: A Historical Review

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259–64
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Epidemiological studies over the last 50 years have documented an increase in the prevalence of diabetes mellitus in the Caribbean. Diabetes is associated with a high rate of complications, high economic cost and is a leading cause of mortality in the region.

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e-Published: 07 Oct, 2013

Epidemiology of Dengue in St. Lucia 2006 to 2011: An Increase in Incidence

DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2015.509
Synopsis: 
Since 2006, the Caribbean island of St. Lucia experienced an increase in reported cases of dengue—from 16 confirmed cases in 2006 to 758 confirmed cases in 2011. We present results from the national surveillance system in St. Lucia during this period.

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Accepted: 
21 Oct, 2015
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e-Published: 21 Mar, 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.

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