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Managing Pacemaker and Implantable Defibrillator Site Infections Conservatively at a Caribbean Cardiac Center

DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2017.237
Pages: 
10
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Accepted: 
18 Dec, 2017
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e-Published: 20 Dec, 2017

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Relapsing Brucellosis Due to Infection of Implanted Cardiac Device

Issue: 
DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2015.299
Pages: 
395–6

The Editor,

Sir,

Involvement of implanted electronic cardiac devices by haematogenous seeding of brucellosis is quite rare. To our knowledge nearly 10 cases of pacemaker and implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) infection and a few cases of transvenous lead endocarditis caused by brucella has been described in the literature .

Accepted: 
12 Jun, 2015
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e-Published: 03 Jun, 2016

Systems for Paediatric Sepsis: A Global Survey

Issue: 
DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2013.326
Pages: 
703–10
Synopsis: 
Even among centres with no significant resource constraints and advanced medical systems, significant deficits in sepsis care exist. Early recognition and management remain a key issue and may be addressed through improved triage, augmented support for referring centres and public awareness.

ABSTRACT

Objectives: To evaluate the resources available for early diagnosis and treatment of paediatric sepsis at hospitals in developing and developed countries.

Accepted: 
21 Jan, 2014
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e-Published: 03 Sep, 2014

An Intense Influenza Pandemic – Possible Subtype of H5N1 Its Implications for Jamaica

Issue: 
Pages: 
76–81
Synopsis: 
The study seeks to quantify the possible economic impact in terms of loss in work hours, death and hospitalization rates and cost to the economy if there were to be an outbreak of some strain of the H5N1 virus which is considered to be highly pathogenic and extremely lethal.

ABSTRACT

Using two different attack rates, 20% and 30%, the paper attempts to project several possible outcomes for the Jamaican economy in the event of a severe pandemic. In addition to forecasting the possible loss in man hours for the economy, the study uses the Monte Carlo modelling technique to provide estimates of the death and hospitalization rates among the 0–19, 20–64 and 65+-year age cohorts while extra-polating the demand for healthcare providers.

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e-Published: 01 Oct, 2013

Immune Thrombocytopenic Purpura Associated with Hepatitis A Infection in a Five-year Old Boy: A Case Report

Issue: 
DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2013.176
Pages: 
536–8
ABSTRACT
 
Acute hepatitis A infection is usually a self-limiting disease and mostly asymptomatic in children younger than six years old. Extrahepatic autoimmune manifestations such as immune thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP) have been reported rarely in children with acute hepatitis A infection. We report herein a paediatric case with ITP which is due to hepatitis A virus infection.
 
Accepted: 
27 Aug, 2013
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e-Published: 10 Jun, 2014
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