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Obesity and Quality of Life in Kidney Transplant Recipients

DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2018.003
Synopsis: 
Obesity and overweight have adverse effects on renal grafts after renal transplantation, this paper investigate the effects of overweight and obesity in relation to markers of chronic graft dysfunction (ie dyslipidemia, high blood pressure and proteinuria), and study their impact on the quality of life of kidney graft recipients in the first year after transplantation in 1500 patients.

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Objective: The objective of this research was to analyse  the effects of overweight and obesity in relation to markers of chronic graft dysfunction (ie dyslipidemia, high blood pressure, and proteinuria), and study their impact on the quality of life of kidney graft recipients in the first-year after transplantation.

Accepted: 
08 May, 2018
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e-Published: 14 Feb, 2019

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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.

A Descriptive Study of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease in Tertiary Care Clinics of a Caribbean Island

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DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2018.125
Pages: 
304-11
Synopsis: 
Patients with more severe chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) are more likely to have worse quality of life, higher BODE quartile and more exacerbations. A link, not hitherto acknowledged in West Indian patients, between COPD severity and depression is explored. The study shows for the first time a relation between the BODE index and low socio-economic status. The study recommends that all tertiary care patients with COPD should have regular vaccination, depression and six-minute walk assessment, and that health education in COPD should be aimed at those of low socio-economic status in particular.

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Objective: To determine the relationship between severity of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and quality of life as well as COPD’s correlation with depressive symptoms in West Indian subjects.

Accepted: 
24 Nov, 2018
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e-Published: 20 Dec, 2018

The Effects of Central Post-Stroke Pain on Clinical Parameters, Depression, Fatigue and Quality of Life

DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2017.168
Synopsis: 
An original article, that aims to evaluate central post-stroke pain in patients with stroke and to determine its relationship with depression, fatigue, and clinical parameters including functional status, and to assess its impact on quality of life.

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Objective: To evaluate central post-stroke pain (CPSP) in stroke patients by using PainDETECT questionnaire, and to determine its associations with clinical parameters, depression, fatigue and quality of life (QoL).

Accepted: 
20 Dec, 2017
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e-Published: 22 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.

Oral Health in Crack - Cocaine Users and its Impact on their Quality of Life: A Literature Review

DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2017.207
Synopsis: 
Crack cocaine users present poor oral health and are usually polydrug users or have a history of consuming other substances such as: cannabis, alcohol, tobacco, and opiates. Crack has an impact on the oral health of crack users, which also affects their quality of life.

ABSTRACT

Background: Crack is the most addictive and potent derivative of cocaine. There is a scarcity of information regarding the oral health of crack users and also the impact this has on their quality of life. The aim of this literature review was to ascertain information regarding the oral health and also its impact on the quality of life of crack users.

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.

Effect of Integrated Follow-up in Patients with Chronic Kidney Disease

DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2016.166
Synopsis: 
Integrated (nephrologist, nurse and dietician) follow-up is beneficial to improving patients' compliance and satisfaction, controlling blood pressure and slowing down the progress of chronic kidney disease (CKD). The findings in this study pointed out a new model for CKD management.

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Purpose: To examine the effect of integrated follow-up (a nephrologist, nurse and dietician) in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD).

Accepted: 
11 Jul, 2016
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e-Published: 19 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.

The Effect on Attentıon Defıcıt and Hyperactıvıty Symptoms of Treatment of Paediatric Allergıc Rhınıtıs

DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2015.343
Synopsis: 
We evaluated the efficacy of allergic rhinitis treatment on attention deficit and hyperactivity symptoms in paediatric allergic rhinitis. We found that the combination of fluticasone furoate nasal spray and levocetirizine tablet may improve attention deficit and hyperactivity symptoms.

ABSTRACT

Objective: Allergic rhinitis (AR) may cause neurobehavioural symptoms and impair quality of life (QoL). We evaluated the efficacy of AR treatment on QoL, attention deficit and hyperactivity symptoms in paediatric allergic rhinitis.

Accepted: 
21 Aug, 2015
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e-Published: 28 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.

Evaluation of Health-related Quality of Life in Paediatric Patients with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia

Issue: 
DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2014.138
Pages: 
277–80
Synopsis: 
The Paediatric Quality of Life Inventory is a widely used instrument to measure paediatric health-related quality of life (HRQOL) in children. In this study, HRQOL scores were significantly lower in patients with acute lymphoblastic leukaemia than in healthy controls.

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Accepted: 
12 Aug, 2014
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e-Published: 12 May, 2015

Outcomes and Health-related Quality of Life following Intensive Care Unit Stay in Barbados

Issue: 
DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2013.139
Pages: 
447–53
Synopsis: 
There is an inverse correlation between Short Form 36 scores and acute physiology and chronic health evaluation (APACHE) IV score. The health-related quality of life, 90 days after the patients were discharged from the intensive care unit, is average or above average in the majority of the patients.

ABSTRACT

Objectives:  To evaluate the hospital outcome and health-related quality of life (HRQOL) in adult patients admitted to intensive care units (ICUs) in Barbados.

Accepted: 
25 Oct, 2013
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e-Published: 08 May, 2014

The Effect of Body Awareness Therapy on Pain, Fatigue, and Health-related Quality of Life in Female Patients with Tension Type Headache and Migraine

DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2015.304
Synopsis: 
The study planned to research the effect of body awareness therapy in chronic headache patients. Results of the study showed that body awareness therapy is an effective method that can be used in order to increase quality of life in patients with chronic headache.

ABSTRACT

Objective: The aim of this study was to examine the effect of body awareness therapy on pain, fatigue, and quality of life in women with tension type headache and migraine.

Accepted: 
04 Jan, 2016
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e-Published: 19 Feb, 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.

Life after Lower Extremity Amputation in Diabetics

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Pages: 
536–40
Synopsis: 
Achieving functional independence is the rehabilitation goal for amputees as this leads to a better quality of life (QOL). This study examined the relationship between QOL and functional independence of lower limb diabetic amputees one to three years post amputation. It also explored the relationship between QOL and functional independence with demographic characteristics.

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Objective: To determine the QOL and functional independence of lower limb diabetic amputees one to three years post amputation, using variables such as age, gender and amputation level.

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e-Published: 05 Feb, 2014

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