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Epidemiology and Factors Associated with Mortality among Haitian Children and Adolescents Treated for Cancer at a Paediatric Hospital from 2010 to 2014

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10.7727/wimj.2018.055
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Synopsis: This study evaluated the epidemiology of paediatric cancer and factors associated with mortality among Haitian children and adolescents. Eleven types of cancer were diagnosed and the odds of dying of cancer were more significant in patients with blood cancer, relapse or complications.

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Background: Paediatric cancers represent about 1% of all diagnosed cancers around the world (1). This study aimed to describe the epidemiology and determine the factors associated with mortality of paediatric cancers managed at a Haitian paediatric hospital.

Accepted: 
05 Mar, 2018
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e-Published: 26 Feb, 2019

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Significance of Clinical and Demographic Data in Short-term Prediction of Cardiac Risk in Older Patients after Major Non-cardiac Surgery

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10.7727/wimj.2018.006
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It is very important to estimate significance of preoperative clinical and demographic data and risk factors in prediction of short-term mortality in this patients, because patients with only two of large palette of preoperative risk factors significant higher short-term mortality.

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Objective: The aim of this study is to estimate significance of preoperative clinical and demographic data and risk factors in prediction of short-term mortality in older patients after major non cardiac surgery.

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.

Impact of Rehabilitation on Pulmonary Infection Risk Factors in Patients with Acute Cerebral Infarction

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10.7727/wimj.2016.530
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A retrospective analysis to evaluate the effect of rehabilitation on the risk of pulmonary infection in patients with acute cerebral infarction. The observation was that rehabilitation helped to reduce the risk factors of infection

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Objectives: Investigate rehabilitation intervention on pulmonary infection risk factors in patients with acute cerebral infarction and provide an objective foundation for clinical treatment.

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03 Jan, 2017
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e-Published: 30 Jan, 2017

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

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10.7727/WIMJ.2016.465
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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.

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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

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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.

Comparison of Mortality Risk Factors in Elderly and Young Pulmonary Embolism Patients

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10.7727/wimj.2016.147
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Pulmonary embolism(PE) has a high mortality, particularly in the elderly patients. Higher sPESI, presence of co-morbidities, as well as high BUN and CRP levels are associated with increased mortality risk in elderly PE cases.

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Objective: To determine clinical, radiological, and laboratory findings as well as mortality rates in younger and older patients with pulmonary embolism (PE) and investigate risk factors associated with mortality in elderly patients. 

Accepted: 
24 Aug, 2016
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e-Published: 26 Aug, 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 Effects of Lunar Phases and Zodiac Signs on the Recurrent Youth Suicide Attempts; Experience of an University Hospital

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10.7727/wimj.2015.209
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The purpose of this study was to determine the clinical and demographical features of the recurrent youth suicide attempts and identify the possible risk factors. The most diagnosed psychiatric disorder in the cases of the recurrent suicide attempts and the first time suicide attempts was depression (49.1% and 8.6%, respectively).

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Aim: The purpose of this study is to determine the clinical and demographical features of recurrent youth suicide and identity possible risk factors.

Accepted: 
25 Nov, 2015
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e-Published: 01 Apr, 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.

Personal and Behavioural Characteristics of Seat Belt Non-users in Slovenia

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10.7727/wimj.2015.453
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The results of our study showed that the important risk factors for seat belt non-users in the adult population in Slovenia are the social/demographic characteristics of gender, age, and education level.

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Objective: In turn, personal and behavioural characteristics found in drivers who use seat-belts affect general traffic safety. The objective of our study was to determine the risk factors that affect seat-belt use across the observed behaviour-related groups of adult citizens of Slovenia.

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08 Feb, 2015
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e-Published: 04 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.

Risk Factors for Delinquency among Adolescent Boys in Trinidad

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10.7727/wimj.2014.206
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455-60
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Risk factors for delinquency were evaluated in a teenage population in Trinidad and were found to include low academic achievement, living environment and family arrests. Self-esteem, punishment and family structure were not associated with delinquency in this population.

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Objective: Various risk factors for juvenile delinquency have been identified but the extent to which they are applicable in Trinidad and Tobago has not been investigated. We conducted a case-control study comparing risk factors in delinquent and non-delinquent boys.

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09 Sep, 2014
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e-Published: 14 Jan, 2016

Risk Factors of Low Back Pain in Adults Attending a Tertiary Hospital in Uyo, Nigeria

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10.7727/wimj.2014.300
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95–9
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Low back pain is a common musculoskeletal disorder. The study was aimed at identifying socio-demographic and lifestyle risk factors for low back pain in adults attending the General Outpatient Clinic of the University of Uyo Teaching Hospital, Uyo Nigeria. An active age-group, low educational status, being married, rural residence, alcohol consumption, cigarette smoking and a high BMI were associated with low back pain.

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Background: Low back pain is a common musculoskeletal disorder. However, there is very little information about low back pain in developing Countries. This study aimed at identifying sociodemographic and lifestyle risk factors for low back pain in adults attending the General Out-patient Clinic of the University of Uyo Teaching Hospital, Uyo, Nigeria.

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26 Mar, 2015
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e-Published: 06 Jan, 2016

Risk Factors for Death of Elderly Patients with Acute Obstructive Suppurative Cholangitis

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10.7727/wimj.2014.345
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316-9
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Shock, endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography plus surgery, advanced age, low platelet count, presence of co-morbidities, door to treatment time > 24 hours, hypoproteinaemia and hyperbilirubinaemia were the independent risk factors for death of elderly patients with acute obstructive suppurative cholangitis.

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Introduction: To identify the risk factors for death of elderly patients with acute obstructive suppurative cholangitis (AOSC).

Accepted: 
11 Dec, 2014
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e-Published: 01 Dec, 2015

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