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Severity and Outcomes of Afro-Caribbean Patients Diagnosed with Community Acquired Acute Kidney Injury at an Institution in Jamaica

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DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2016.505
Pages: 
141–9
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There is limited data on community-acquired acute kidney injury (CA-AKI) in low/middle-income countries. Although the incidence of community-acquired AKI is much higher than hospital-acquired acute kidney injury, most previous studies on AKI mainly focussed on the latter one. A retrospective prevalence study was conducted for six months at the University Hospital of the West Indies, Mona, Jamaica to find out the prevalence, severity and outcomes of CA-AKI. The study demonstrated the prevalence of different AKI stages and its relationship to the contributory factors. It also highlighted the impact of severity on the renal outcomes.

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Accepted: 
11 Jan, 2017
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e-Published: 12 Jan, 2017

Assesment of Paediatric Varicella Pneumonia

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DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2014.376
Pages: 
450-4
Synopsis: 
Varicella pneumonia is serious health problem in developing countries. The present study was evaluate the clinical presentation, diagnosis, treatment and respiratory complications of varicella zoster pneumonia in children.

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Background: The objective of the study was to determine the clinical presentation, diagnosis, treatment, and respiratory complications of varicella zoster pneumonia (VZP) in children.

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17 Jun, 2015
Accepted: 
10 Aug, 2015
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e-Published: 06 Nov, 2015

A Severe Pneumonia due to Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus aureus Clone USA 300: Implications of Vertical Transmission

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Pages: 
145–7
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Aggressive antibiotic therapy is essential for the management of patients with methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) pneumonia and this therapeutic approach will also help to prevent the passing of the organism on to other individuals.

 

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Staphylococcus aureus is an important pathogen in both community and healthcare associated pneumonia. We describe a case of severe pneumonia caused by the methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) clone USA 300 in a 44-year old post-partum woman and the subsequent vertical transmission of this virulent organism to her neonate.

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e-Published: 19 Aug, 2013

Seroprevalence of Legionella pneumophila in Pneumonia Patients in Four Major Hospitals in Trinidad and Tobago

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Pages: 
375–8
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In a serological study on 123 patients with pneumonia, 39 (31.7%) and 2 (1.6%) were positive for L pneumophila IgM/G/A and IgM only respectively. Seroprevalence was not significantly (p > 0.05; χ2) affected by hospitals, gender, ethnicity and co-morbidities.

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e-Published: 06 Jun, 2013
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