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Incidence and Risk Analysis of Surgical Site Infection in Spine Surgery Patients in an Outpatient versus Hospital Cohort

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DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2017.035
Pages: 
450–6
Synopsis: 
A surgical site infection is a well-documented form of patient morbidity. A significant decrease was noted in an outpatient setting. Modifiable risk factors such as weight, smoking, alcohol use and numbers of levels necessary for operation should be considered.

ABSTRACT

Objective: Surgical site infection (SSI) is a well-documented cause of patient morbidity, with an associated increase in cost to the healthcare system. The move to outpatient surgery is to reduce the overall cost of surgery in conjunction with improved patient morbidity.

Accepted: 
12 May, 2017
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e-Published: 10 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
Pages: 
404–8
Synopsis: 
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

Incidence of Obesity and Hypertension among Hyatt Employees in Aruba, 2012

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DOI: 
10:7727/wimj.2016.215
Pages: 
75–79
Synopsis: 
This analysis of the prevalence of obesity, hypertension and diabetes is a critical aspect for the health care of the Aruban population. This study is a point prevalence assessment of these factors in a small subset of the population, hotel workers at the Hyatt.

ABSTRACT

Objective: Obesity and hypertension, which are associated with cardiovascular disease and Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus, has become a major health concern in Aruba. The present study aims to determine the incidence of obesity and potential hypertension among Hyatt employees in Oranjestad, Aruba. 

Accepted: 
24 Aug, 2016
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e-Published: 30 Aug, 2016

Relationship Between ABO Blood Group and the Incidence of Gestational Diabetes in Pregnant Women ‎in Gorgan, North of Iran‎

DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2015.257
Synopsis: 
So far, the relationships between blood groups and 70 diseases had been established. Therefore, the present study was conducted, for the determination of the relationship between ABO blood groups with GDM. The findings showed that blood group O had preventive effects on the development of GDM and subjects with non O blood group were more likely to suffer from GDM.

ABSTRACT

INTRODUCTION: Gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) is defined as a glucose intolerance that first occurs during pregnancy (1). ABO blood group has an important role in the human body Physiology.Early detection and treatment of GDM reduce its complications  (3).So far, the relationship between blood group and 70 disease has been identified.Therefore, the present study were conducted,for determination  the relationship between ABO blood groups with GDM.

Accepted: 
23 Nov, 2015
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e-Published: 14 Mar, 2016

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Results, Retrospectively Analysed, of the Current Trauma Database in Curacao, Dutch Caribbean

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DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2015.397
Pages: 
287–93
Synopsis: 
The objective of this study is to compare incidence-trends of trauma patients. There is a higher incidence of trauma-related injuries, in Curacao compared with countries in the region. This study is a start to set up a new trauma-registry.

 ABSTRACT

Background: A trauma registry plays an important role in the process of health-service improvement. The organization of trauma care in the Caribbean is limited; there is a lack of registry and distribution of patients.

Objective: The purpose was to compare incidence-trends of patients with trauma-related injuries in the Curacao trauma registry over 14 years, since Curacao is part of the Dutch Caribbean.

Accepted: 
11 Sep, 2015
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e-Published: 11 Mar, 2016

Penile Carcinoma in Northern Trinidad and Tobago

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DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2013.303
Pages: 
571–4
Synopsis: 
The incidence of penile carcinoma in Trinidad and Tobago is low and has halved in the past two decades. It stands at 0.6 cases per 100 000 males; the peak age group is 41–50 years and 95% of cases occur between 41 and 80 years. The decreasing incidence may be attributed to better hygiene, a higher rate of circumcision and low human papillomavirus rates in this population.

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Objective: To determine the current incidence as well as general and ethnic trends of penile carcinoma in northern Trinidad and Tobago.

Methods: A retrospective analysis was conducted on all cases of penile carcinoma presenting in north and east Trinidad, as well as Tobago over an eight-year period.

Accepted: 
26 Nov, 2013
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e-Published: 26 Feb, 2015

Incidence of Childhood Cancer in Trinidad and Tobago

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Pages: 
465–8
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The incidence of childhood cancer in Trinidad and Tobago is lower than that reported in developed countries. There are some unique findings with the incidence of nephroblastoma and the relatively high incidence of leukaemia in three counties.

ABSTRACT

Background: The Government of Trinidad and Tobago is in the process of developing a comprehensive National Oncology Programme. Regarding Paediatric Oncology, it is necessary to characterize this population to adequately direct its development. This report describes the incidence of childhood cancer in Trinidad and Tobago.

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e-Published: 15 Oct, 2013

Incidence, and Gender, Age and Ethnic Distribution of Sarcomas in the Republic of Suriname from 1980 to 2008

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DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2013.071
Pages: 
121–7
Synopsis: 
The incidence of soft-tissue and bone sarcomas in Suriname, as well as their gender, age, and ethnic distribution, probably do not differ substantially from international patterns. However, overall sarcomas and leiomyosarcoma may have a predilection for Afro-Surinamese rather than Asian-Surinamese.
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Objective: We report on the incidence and the gender, age and ethnic distribution of sarcomas diagnosed between 1980 and 2008 in the multi-ethnic Republic of Suriname.
Accepted: 
22 Apr, 2013
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e-Published: 11 Apr, 2014

Is the Incidence of Thyroid Cancer Increasing in Medical Staff?

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DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2014.058
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810–1

The Editor,

Sir,

Thyroid cancers (TC) are malignant neoplasms originating from follicular or parafollicular thyroid cells, with five-year relative survival of approximately 85% in Europe. Current incidence of TC is 14.3 per 100 000 individuals in the United States of America [USA]. 

Accepted: 
27 Mar, 2014
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e-Published: 29 Aug, 2014
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