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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

Unravelling the Paediatric and Perinatal Zika Virus Epidemic through Population-based Research

Issue: 
DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2016.454
Pages: 
239–42
Synopsis: 
Zika virus causes Guillain-Barre Syndrome and microcephaly. Clinical and laboratory diagnosis is complicated. Population-based research can elucidate ZIKV epidemiology, vertical transmission, fetal risks of maternal ZIKV infection and natural history of congenital and non-congenital ZIKV infection provided by the activities in “ZIKAction” research consortium, recently funded by the European Commission.

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Accepted: 
23 Aug, 2016
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e-Published: 19 Sep, 2016

Modifications in Sexual Behaviour during Pregnancy and Postpartum. Related Factors

Issue: 
DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2015.326
Pages: 
622–27
Synopsis: 
Sexuality progressively declines during pregnancy and postpartum in relation to factors such as age, marital status and parity, which must be considered for a comprehensive assessment of the woman.

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Accepted: 
24 Aug, 2015
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e-Published: 10 Mar, 2016

Labour Pain Management with Water Immersion

Issue: 
DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2015.407
Pages: 
46-51
Synopsis: 
Pain in childbirth and its control is one of the main concerns of health workers. Immersion in water during labour seemed a useful, economical and safe method for the management of pain in childbirth.

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Objective: To determine the effect of water immersion on labour and delivery and on the health of the mother and the newborn.

Accepted: 
11 Sep, 2015
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e-Published: 14 Jan, 2016

Is Serum Antioxidant Status Impaired in Pregnant Women at High Risk for Carrying a Down Syndrome–Affected Fetus?

DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2015.178
Synopsis: 
The oxidant/antioxidant status in pregnant women above the threshold for Down syndrome risk, according to the prenatal test, was investigated. Non-enzymatic, antioxidant capacity in pregnant women at high risk of bearing a Down syndrome-affected fetus was found to decrease.

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Objective: The present study aims to establish the oxidant/antioxidant status in serum samples from pregnant women above the threshold for Down syndrome risk according to the quadruple test.

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25 Mar, 2015
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e-Published: 23 Oct, 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.

Electroconvulsive Therapy for Extreme Mania in Pregnancy

Issue: 
DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2014.387
Pages: 
569-71

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Accepted: 
05 Jan, 2015
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e-Published: 16 Jun, 2015

The Effect of Impaired Sleep on Preterm Labour

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DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2012.305
Pages: 
62–7
Synopsis: 
Early diagnosis and management may decrease the adverse outcomes associated with sleep disorder during pregnancy.

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Background: Sleep disturbance has become an important health problem for pregnant women. In fact, pregnancy-associated sleep disorder has been recognized as a distinct clinical entity. We aimed to study the relationship between sleep disturbance and preterm birth during pregnancy in a sample of Iranian women.

Accepted: 
29 May, 2013
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e-Published: 29 Jan, 2014

Satisfaction Level of New Mothers with Prenatal Care and the Healthcare Professionals Who Provide It

Issue: 
DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2014.388
Pages: 
732–8
Synopsis: 
Prenatal care is a key strategy to reduce maternal mortality. Therefore, it is important to ascertain the level of satisfaction of new mothers with their pregnancy monitoring and with the medical professionals who provided prenatal care.

Introduction: Prenatal care is a key strategy to reduce maternal mortality. The aims of this work were to ascertain the level of satisfaction of new mothers with their pregnancy monitoring and with the medical professionals who provided prenatal care.

Accepted: 
05 Jan, 2015
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e-Published: 20 Mar, 2015

Maternal Dietary Quality and Socio-demographic Status and their Association with Food Insecurity in the St. George Region of Trinidad and Tobago

DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2016.048
Synopsis: 
This exploratory study sought to understand the relationship between food insecurity, socio-demographic status (SDS) and diet quality in a sample of pregnant mothers in Trinidad As households tended towards severe food insecurity, their SDS decreased; overall diet quality was not statistically significant with food security status in this sample, neither was multigravidity statistically significant with higher diet quality.

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Objective: This exploratory study sought to understand the relationship between food insecurity, socio-demographic status (SDS) and diet quality in a sample of pregnant mothers in Trinidad.

Accepted: 
25 May, 2016
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e-Published: 22 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.

Knowledge, Attitude and Beliefs of Undergraduate Medical and Dental Students towards Dental Treatment during Pregnancy

DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2016.218
Synopsis: 
This study provides data on the knowledge, attitudes and beliefs of pre-clinical, undergraduate dental and medical students on pregnancy and oral health. The data emphasises the need to educate all preclinical students on dental health and pregnancy correlations.

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Objective: To determine the knowledge, attitudes and beliefs of undergraduate pre-clinical medical and dental students; at the University of the West Indies, towards dental treatment during pregnancy.

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.

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