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Safety and Outcome of Outpatient 2-Level Hybrid Anterior Cervical Discectomy and Fusion plus Adjacent Total Disc Replacement

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DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2017.033
Pages: 
440–4
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Hybrid anterior cervical discectomy and fusion (ACDF) and total disc replacement (TDR) have been found to exhibit similar outcomes in the treatment of cervical spondylosis.

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

Are Lumbar Drains Necessary After Outpatient Lumbar Interbody Fusion Using Less Exposure Surgery Techniques?

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DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2017.032
Pages: 
434–9
Synopsis: 
The concerns of haematoma formation in posterior lumbar interbody fusion may be heightened in outpatient surgery. Innovative techniques for surgery have decreased the need for drains in outpatient single level posterior lumbar interbody fusion.

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Objective: The use of postoperative drains for elective spine surgery has not been justified. In transitioning to the outpatient setting there may be concerns for haematoma formation in same day procedures. The purpose of the study is to evaluate the outcomes of lumbar spine surgery with no drains in the outpatient setting compared to the inpatient setting.

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

Coronary Artery Bypass Graft Surgery at the University Hospital of the West Indies, Jamaica: Analysis of Clinical Characteristics, Mortality and Length of Hospital Stay

DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2016.549
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This study analyzed the clinical characteristics and outcome of patients presenting for coronary artery bypass surgery at the University Hospital of the West Indies. The overall 30-day mortality rate was 8.4%, and the median intensive care and total hospital stays were 3 and 8 days, respectively.

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Objectives: A detailed analysis of coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgical cases performed at the University Hospital of the West Indies (UHWI) has never been conducted. We present the demographic profile, clinical characteristics, and outcome of cases performed during the period March 2010 to March 2016.

Accepted: 
11 Jan, 2017
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e-Published: 03 Feb, 2017

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Feasibility, Risks, and Outcomes of Percutaneous Oblique Extraforaminal Lumbar Interbody Fusion Technique

DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2016.214
Synopsis: 
The medical records of the patients who had extraforaminal lumbar fusion were reviewed. There were significant improvements in their clinical outcomes on VAS and NDI scores; however, less than favourable results as the complication rate was noted at 50%.

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Objective: To demonstrate the feasibility, risks and outcomes of percutaneous oblique extraforaminal lumbar interbody fusion (ELIF) technique. There is a growing interest in using less invasive and less exposure surgery techniques but very little has been written on an extraformainal approach for decompression and interbody fusion through Kambin’s Triangle with the advantage of sparing the facets and lamina plus dissection of the multifidus muscles.

Accepted: 
15 Jun, 2016
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e-Published: 29 Jun, 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.

Children’s Exposure to Violence in Jamaica: Over a Decade of Research and Interventions

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Pages: 
369–71
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This paper presents research findings over the last 15 years out of The University of the West Indies on the nature and prevalence of violence exposure in Jamaican children, related outcomes and associated risk and protective factors. It also highlights psychologically driven interventions that have been implemented to tackle this scourge.

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e-Published: 21 Aug, 2013
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