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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

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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.

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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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What Are the Factors Affecting on the Mortality of COPD Patients in the ICU?

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10.7727/wimj.2016.593
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Morbidity and mortality rates of COPD are continuously increasing throughout the world. We aimed to determine factors associated with in-hospital-mortality of all causes following critical care admissions of patients with COPD. Features during admission to the ICU of patients were studied such as demographic and clinical features, laboratory analyses and comorbid diseases. Co-morbid diseases such as CHF, AF and postoperative care affect mortality the most in COPD patients who are hospitalized in ICU. Laboratory tests like creatinine and clinical features like being intubated upon admission, duration of mechanical ventilation and EF are other independent variables that affect mortality.

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Background: Morbidity and mortality rates of Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) are continuously increasing throughout the world. It is a major cause of death, imposes a great socioeconomic burden and constitutes a significant part of ICU patients.

Aim: To determine factors associated with in-hospital-mortality of all causes following   critical care admissions of patients with COPD.

Accepted: 
30 Mar, 2017
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e-Published: 27 Apr, 2017

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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.

Prostate Cancer Screening in Men of African Descent: 15-year Results of the Tobago Prostate Cancer Survey

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10.7727.wimj/2016.312
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334-43
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Mortality data supported the recommendation against routine prostate cancer screening among men aged 60+. However, there was potential for benefit of routine prostate cancer screening among men aged 50-59 favoring continuation of screening pending further research on risks and benefits.

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Objective: To compare all-cause-mortality in screening-detected prostate cancer cases versus non-cases after a median 12.2-year follow-up.

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12 Aug, 2016
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e-Published: 22 Aug, 2016

Frailty and Mortality in a Hospital from Monterrey, Mexico

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10.7727/wimj.2015.353
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This original article is on the association of the frailty syndrome and hospital mortality in elderly patients in a general hospital.

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Objective: To determine the association between frailty and mortality in a Mexican hospital.

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29 Jul, 2015
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e-Published: 18 Dec, 2015

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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.

Cd40-Cd40 Ligand System and P-selectin as Early Markers for Detection of Pre-eclampsia

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10.7727/wimj.2014.390
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461-68
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Pre-eclampsia is a most important health distress, as it is a principal cause of maternal and fetal mortality and morbidity. The study shows presence of activation of the CD40–CD40L system and elevated level of P-selectin in women with pre-eclampsia.
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Objectives: Pre-eclampsia is a most important health distress, as it is a principal cause of maternal and fetal mortality and morbidity, all over the world. The aim of this work was to assess the presence of inflammatory and thrombotic response during pre-eclampsia by demonstrating CD40-CD40 ligand and P-selectin in pre-eclamptic pregnant women. 
 
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05 Jan, 2015
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e-Published: 26 May, 2015

Clinical Factors Associated With Morbidity and Mortality in Patients Admitted with Sickle Cell Disease

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10.7727/wimj.2014.012
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711–6
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Sickle cell disease still carries a high morbidity and mortality in patients admitted to hospital. Recurrent admissions are a concern, as this impact on patient’s morbidity and quality of life.

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Objective: To determine the clinical factors associated with the length of hospitalization and mortality in patients with sickle cell disease (SCD).

Accepted: 
28 Feb, 2014
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e-Published: 05 Mar, 2015

Review of Mortality of Very Low Birthweight Infants at the University Hospital of the West Indies over the Past Four Decades

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356–60
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Mortality of very low birthweight infants at the University Hospital of the West Indies has decreased over the past four decades, however, there has been no appreciable decline in mortality for those weighing ≤ 750 g. Measures to further decrease mortality must target these small infants.

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e-Published: 21 Aug, 2013

Serum RDW Level of COPD Patients and the Characteristics of the Exacerbation

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10.7727.wimj/2016.367
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Red blood cell distribution width (RDW) is a measure of hemogram. Nearly one third of COPD patients have increased RDW levels and exitus rates are higher in this group. It is suggested that elevated RDW might be related with increased mortality in COPD patients.

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Objectives: Red blood cell distribution width (RDW) is a measure of red blood cell size heterogeneity. The aim of this study was to evaluate the relationship between the RDW level and characteristics of the COPD exacerbations.

Accepted: 
07 Sep, 2016
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e-Published: 09 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.

Comparison of Mortality Risk Factors in Elderly and Young Pulmonary Embolism Patients

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10.7727/wimj.2016.147
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Pulmonary embolism(PE) has a high mortality, particularly in the elderly patients. Higher sPESI, presence of co-morbidities, as well as high BUN and CRP levels are associated with increased mortality risk in elderly PE cases.

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Objective: To determine clinical, radiological, and laboratory findings as well as mortality rates in younger and older patients with pulmonary embolism (PE) and investigate risk factors associated with mortality in elderly patients. 

Accepted: 
24 Aug, 2016
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e-Published: 26 Aug, 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.

Is Timely and Appropriate Antifungal Drug Enough for Survival of Adult Cases with Candidaemia? Five-year Experience

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10.7727/wimj.2012.140
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Adult cases with candidaemia who have risk factors associated with mortality are more likely to have poor prognosis in spite of appropriate and timely initiated antifungal drug treatment.
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Objective: Candidaemia is the fourth most common cause of nosocomial bloodstream infections. The objective of this paper was to evaluate the risk factors associated with mortality in patients with candidaemia with respect to Candida species and their susceptibilities, retrospectively.
 
Accepted: 
09 Oct, 2012
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e-Published: 18 Feb, 2014

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