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Reduced Frequency of Bone Pain Crises in Patients with Sickle Cell Disease Given an Angiotensin-converting Enzyme Inhibitor

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DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2018.137
Pages: 
24-8
Synopsis: 
Bone pain is a chronic debilitating feature of sickle cell disease requiring opioid analgesia with a risk of addiction. Angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibition whose benefit was previously reported in the West Indies was tried in a Nigerian cohort and was found to be encouraging.

ABSTRACT

Objective: To determine if sickle cell disease (SCD) bone pain crisis is mitigated by use of an angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitor (ACEI), following a case report of ACEIs preventing bone pain crisis.

Accepted: 
26 Dec, 2018
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e-Published: 25 Mar, 2019

What Microbiological Problems are Faced in the Intensive Care Units?

DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2017.194
Synopsis: 
Hospital–acquired infections are infections that occur in hospital environment more than 48 hours after hospital admission, more frequent in immuno-compromised patients. The way of spreading micro-organisms in hospital-conditions, is both primary and secondary, as well as endogenous and exogenous.

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Accepted: 
18 Dec, 2017
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e-Published: 20 Dec, 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.

Socio-economic Inequality in Professionally Administered Topical Fluoride among Mexican Schoolchildren

Issue: 
DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2014.361
Pages: 
275–81
Synopsis: 
Periodic dental visits have been recommended for preventive treatment. The experience of having fluoride administered by a dentist in the previous year was low in this sample of Mexican schoolchildren. Additionally, we identify and characterize socio-economic inequalities for this intervention.

ABSTRACT

Objective: To identify and characterize socio-economic inequalities in professionally administered topical fluoride treatment to schoolchildren.

Accepted: 
29 Oct, 2015
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e-Published: 30 Oct, 2015

Risk Factors, Prevention and Treatment of Neonatal Necrotizing Enterocolitis in 70 Newborn Infants

DOI: 
10.7727/WIMJ.2016.465
Synopsis: 
A retrospective analysis to identify the risk factors, prevention and treatment of necrotizing enterocolitis, in newborn infants. The study demonstrated that NEC is associated with premature, low birth weight infants who receive improper feeding and have a delay in meconium excretion.

ABSTRACT

Objective: To determine the risk factors in neonatal necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC) and provide options for the prevention and treatment of NEC.

Accepted: 
27 Sep, 2016
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e-Published: 26 Oct, 2016

Disclaimer

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.

Taming the Burgeoning Stroke Epidemic in Africa: Stroke Quadrangle to the Rescue

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Pages: 
412–21
Synopsis: 
Africa bears a heavy burden of stroke. In this paper, a stroke quadrangle is proposed comprising demographic surveillance and stroke research network, integrated community-based primary and secondary prevention programmes, easily accessible and wellequipped acute stroke care services and neuro-rehabilitation centres and services.
ABSTRACT
 
Objectives: Globally, stroke is the second leading cause of death. This is a systematic review of the existing literature to examine the burden and profile of stroke in the World Health Organization (WHO) African region and proffer coordinated and responsive means to tackle the epidemic.
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e-Published: 29 Jan, 2014

Knowledge and Perception of HIV Prevention Through Condom Use Among Midlife and Older Adults in Calabar, Nigeria

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Pages: 
429–33
Synopsis: 
There should be more effort on the publicity of HIV/AIDS infection targeted to midlife and older adults.

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e-Published: 07 Oct, 2013
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