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Body Mass Index and Smoking Status as Predictors of Progression to Surgery and Complications and Postoperative Pain in Non-traumatic Back Pain Patients

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DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2017.028
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409–15
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Positive smoking history leads to an increased risk of patients with non-traumatic back pain progressing to surgery. Surgical patients also have a higher postoperative complication rate. Higher body mass index leads to an increased risk of complication and postoperative pain.

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Accepted: 
12 May, 2017
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e-Published: 24 May, 2017

The Reduction of the Demand of Nicotine Due to Pregabalin and Gabapentin: Two Cases

DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2015.121
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Accepted: 
09 Mar, 2015
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e-Published: 18 May, 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.

Importance of Smoking in Pulmonary Involvement of Rheumatoid Arthritis

DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2015.568
Synopsis: 
Rheumatoid arthritis (RA), is a multi-systemic disease of unknown origin. The reason for the prominence of lungs involvement in some patients with the disease is not clearly defined. Since it was believed that smoking plays an important role in both etiology and progression of the disease, we evaluated the effects of smoking on disease activity, pulmonary functions and alveolar inflammation parameters in patients with RA.

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Objectives:  The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of smoking on disease activity and pulmonary involvement in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA).  

Accepted: 
08 Feb, 2016
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e-Published: 31 Mar, 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.

Cigarette Smoking Increases Pregnancy-associated Plasma Protein-A in Men

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DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2014.371
Pages: 
150–3
Synopsis: 
Elevation of pregnancy-associated plasma protein-A (PAPP-A), is considered as an independent risk factor for acute coronary syndrome (ACS). We found significantly high PAPP-A level in the serum of male smokers and this may indicate a higher risk for ACS among these men.

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Accepted: 
07 Jan, 2015
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e-Published: 30 Jul, 2015

Status of Oxidative Stress and Antioxidant Levels in Smokers with Breast Cancer from Western Nepal

DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2014.078
Synopsis: 
The blood glucose lowering potential of aqueous fruit extracts of the Jamaican plant species (Momordica charantia) was investigated in Sprague-Dawley rats. The extract showed no hypoglycaemic or antidiabetic activity. However, there was improvement in glucose tolerance of glucose-primed normoglycaemic rats during oral glucose tolerance test.

Objectives: Research indicates that oxidative stress induced by smoking plays a crucial role in breast cancer. In view of these reports, we aimed to study this relationship between smoking and oxidative stress in breast cancer patients from western region of Nepal.

Accepted: 
31 Jul, 2014
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e-Published: 04 May, 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.

The Prevalence of Marijuana Smoking in Young Adults with Sickle Cell Disease: A Longitudinal Study

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Pages: 
224–7
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A history of marijuana smoking was common in young adults with sickle cell disease. Usage increased between 2000 and 2004, and was seldom for medicinal purposes.

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e-Published: 10 Jun, 2013

Field Trial to Test and Evaluate Primary Tobacco Prevention Methods in Clusters of Elementary Schools in Barbados

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Pages: 
283–91
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Tobacco control efforts presently focus on late adolescence and adulthood. The intervention in children aged 9 – 11 years reduced experimental smoking by 87% at US$2 per child, cost-effectiveness akin to immunization.

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e-Published: 06 Jun, 2013

The Frequency of Smoking, Quitting and Socio-demographic Characteristics of Physicians of a Medical Faculty

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160–4
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The prevalence of tobacco smoking is high among physicians in Turkey and this may compromise their role in tobacco control programmes.

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Background: The aim of this study was to determine the epidemiology of smoking among physicians and to describe their socio-demographic characteristics.

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e-Published: 10 Jun, 2013

The Smoking Prevalence and the Determinants of Smoking Behaviour among Students in Cukurova University, Southern Turkey

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414–9
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Smoking in University students increased dramatically in Cukurova, Southern Turkey. Best friends' attitudes towards smoking and family members' smoking behaviour were important determinants of smoking. Effective smoking prevention programmes should take into account the dominant influence of peers on the onset and maintenance of smoking behaviour.
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Objectives: To determine the smoking prevalence and its determinants in students at Cukurova
University, Southern Turkey.
 
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e-Published: 17 Jun, 2013

The Impact of Gender, Family and Type of School on Smoking in Adolescents in Eyup, Istanbul, Turkey

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Pages: 
141–6
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This is a cross-sectional study on 1062 students from eight high schools to determine the influence of smoking habits, education of family, parents, the type of school and gender on smoking in adolescents.

 

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Objective: The aim of this study was to determine the influence of smoking habits and education of family, parents, the type of school and gender on smoking in adolescents.

Methods: This cross-sectional study was performed on 1062 students from eight high schools in Eyup, Istanbul.

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e-Published: 18 Jul, 2013

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