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Acute Paralysis and Neuro-inflammation in Jamaican Children during Zika virus and Dengue Epidemics of 2016

Issue: 
DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2016.526
Pages: 
425-30
Synopsis: 
This case series suggests a unique clinical pattern of neuro-inflammation in Jamaican adolescents occurring during the ZIKV epidemic and questions the role of the three circulating arboviruses in the pathogenesis.

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Accepted: 
24 Oct, 2016
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e-Published: 25 Oct, 2016

Zika Outbreak Associated Neurological Syndromes in Jamaica

Issue: 
DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2016.511
Pages: 
438-41
Synopsis: 
The Zika outbreak and its potential association with severe neurological syndromes was declared a public health emergency by the World Health Organization. An abrupt increase in the incidence of otherwise infrequent acute neurological syndromes is described in Jamaica.

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Objective: To describe the demographic, clinical and laboratory features and, treatment and outcomes of Zika outbreak associated neurological syndromes.

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24 Oct, 2016
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e-Published: 25 Oct, 2016

Emergence of Zika Virus Epidemic and the National Response in Jamaica

Issue: 
DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2016.488
Pages: 
243–9
Synopsis: 
The Zika virus epidemic in Jamaica is evolving and includes cases of Guillain-Barré Syndrome and reports in pregnant women. Zika may become endemic in Jamaica, similar to dengue and chikungunya. Safe and effective dengue, chikungunya fever and ZIKV vaccines are needed to mitigate the devastating effects of these three diseases.

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Background: Jamaica, along with the Americas, experienced major epidemics of arboviral diseases transmitted by the Aedes aegypti mosquito in recent years. These include dengue fever in 2012, chikungunya fever in 2014 and Zika virus infection (ZIKV) in 2016. We present the emergence of the ZIKV epidemic in Jamaica and outline the national response.

Accepted: 
28 Sep, 2016
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e-Published: 26 Sep, 2016

An Overview of Cardiac Pacing in Jamaica. Part II: Indications, Modes and Arrhythmia Prevalence

DOI: 
10:7727/wimj.2016.432
Synopsis: 
This article explores the indications for implantation, modes of pacing and the prevalence of arrhythmias in patients attending pacemaker clinic in Jamaica. This is the first report of its kind for Jamaica and one of very few in the Caribbean.

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Objective:  To present a report of the indications for cardiac pacing, modes of pacing and the prevalence of arrhythmias in Jamaica

Accepted: 
01 Sep, 2016
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e-Published: 05 Sep, 2016

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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.

An Overview of Cardiac Pacing in Jamaica. Part I: Demographic Factors

DOI: 
10:7727/wimj.2016.1431
Synopsis: 
This article explores the demographics of patients attending pacemaker clinic in Jamaica. This is the first report of its kind for Jamaica and lays the foundation for the undertaking of future surveys as the practice continues to evolve in Jamaica.

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Objective: To present a report of the demographics of cardiac pacing in Jamaica.

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01 Sep, 2016
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e-Published: 05 Sep, 2016

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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.

Knowledge and Attitudes towards Fluid Hydration of Athletes by Jamaican Track and Field High School Coaches

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Fluid hydration contributes to the success of track and field athletes. Inadequate hydration can lead to underperformance, disability, and rarely death. High school athletes rely on coaches for advice relating to training and nutrition; coaches should be equipped with adequate nutritional knowledge.

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Objective: To determine whether or not Jamaican coaches’ knowledge and practices of fluid replacement is on par with that of the National Athletic Association’s and the American College of Sports Medicine Standards.

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06 May, 2016
Accepted: 
01 Sep, 2016
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e-Published: 02 Sep, 2016

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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.

Sociodemographic Characteristics and Lifetime Drug Use of the Jamaican Adult Prison Population

DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2016.228
Synopsis: 
Of the 647 inmates who participated in this study, majority reported lifetime use of alcohol (78% convicted, 80% remanded) and marijuana (75% convicted, 78% remanded) with an initiation age of 15 years in both cases. Drug use was found to be associated with stealing, robbery and recidivism.

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Objective: To explore the socio-demographic profile of the Jamaican prison population.

Accepted: 
30 Jun, 2016
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e-Published: 21 Jul, 2016

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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.

Prevalence of Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease Symptoms in a Jamaican Population

DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2016.167
Synopsis: 
The prevalence of GERD symptoms in Jamaican subjects within the previous year was 71.1%. Weekly symptoms was present in 18.6% with moderate or greater severity in 11.7%. The most common and bothersome symptom was heartburn. Nocturnal symptoms occurred in 17.8%. In persons with GERD symptoms, 24.2% (P= 0.000) saw a doctor and 38.6% took medication (p<0.0001).

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Objectives: Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is one of the most common conditions seen in general medical practice which is associated with an impaired quality of life. This study determined the prevalence of GERD symptoms in a Jamaican population

Accepted: 
11 Jul, 2016
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e-Published: 19 Jul, 2016

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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.

Breast Cancer Receptor Profiles in Jamaica: A 6-year Analysis

DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2016.067
Synopsis: 
This is the first report of the UWI breast cancer IHC receptor database in which we present the results of tests performed during the 6-year period following its establishment in 2002, and investigate for associations between receptor profile and patient age, tumour grade and stage.

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Objective: To determine the breast cancer IHC receptor status for tests performed at the UWI from January 2002 to December 2007, and to investigate for an association between receptor profile and patient age, tumour grade and stage.

Methods: The UWI breast cancer IHC receptor database was examined to determine receptor profile, patient age, tumour histology, grade, size and lymph node status.

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20 Apr, 2016
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e-Published: 27 Apr, 2016

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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.

Orthopaedic Manifestations of the Chikungunya Virus in Jamaica

Issue: 
DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2015.196
Pages: 
663–67
Synopsis: 
During the epidemic of the Chikungunya infection, an increasing number of affected patients in Jamaica have been referred to orthopaedic surgeons. A review of 100 patients presenting with subacute musculoskeletal manifestations of Chikungunya infection during this epidemic is presented.

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Objective: To document the musculoskeletal manifestations of the Chikungunya epidemic in Jamaica.

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27 Apr, 2015
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e-Published: 09 Nov, 2015

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