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Paediatric Traumatic Vertebral Artery Dissection: A Case Report

DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2018.074
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Accepted: 
15 Jun, 2018
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e-Published: 15 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.

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

DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2017.168
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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

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.

Treatment of Myofascial Pain Syndrome in a Hemiplegic Patient with Spasticity: Killing Two Birds with One Stone

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DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2015.378
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589

The Editor,

Sir,

A 44-year old woman with left hemiplegia was seen during a follow-up visit for post-stroke spasticity. She had left hemiplegia caused by a thrombotic cerebrovascular accident in 2009. For spasticity treatment, oral antispasticity drugs (baclofen and tizanidin) were prescribed and botulinum toxin (BTX) injections have been administered for a minimum six-month period. Nevertheless, it was difficult to resolve the spasticity in the left-side (especially in the upper limb).

Accepted: 
10 Sep, 2015
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e-Published: 19 Jan, 2017

Level of Caregiver Burden in Jamaican Stroke Caregivers and Relationship between Selected Sociodemographic Variables

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10.7727/wimj.2013.060
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605–9
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This manuscript examines caregiver burden among a small sample of primary caregivers of stroke patients in Jamaica. The Bakas Caregiving Outcomes Scale and a demographic sheet were administered to the caregivers. The stroke survivors completed the Barthel Index and the Geriatric Depression Scale. Relationships between burden and selected variables were analysed.
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Objective: This study sought to determine the level of caregiver burden present in Jamaican stroke caregivers and to investigate the relationship between caregiver burden and selected sociodemographic variables.
 
Revised: 
23 Jul, 2013
Accepted: 
20 Aug, 2013
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e-Published: 11 Jun, 2014

Issues with Consent in Stroke Patients

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10.7727/wimj.2013.134
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510–3
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Consent in stroke management may be required for treatment, intervention or for research reasons. Stroke patients may be prone to impulsive decision-making in real life and this may negatively impact on consent decisions made by the patient.

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Background: Consent in stroke management may be required for either treatment, intervention or for research reasons. Consent capacity is an integral element of informed consent to treatment which requires that a patient’s consent be voluntary, informed and competent. Without proper informed consent, medical treatment provided to a patient is a legal and ethical minefield, even if the treatment is benign and intended to benefit the patient.

Accepted: 
30 Jul, 2013
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e-Published: 25 Feb, 2014

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

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412–21
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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.
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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

Stroke Subtypes on Imaging in a Jamaican Population: A Hospital-based Study

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261–4
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A retrospective review was done of stroke subtypes seen on CT and MRI at the University Hospital of the West Indies during a three-year period. The most common stroketype was ischaemic infarct followed by intracerebral bleed.

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Objective: To examine the pattern of stroke subtypes found on Computed Tomography (CT), Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) at the University Hospital of the West Indies (UHWI), Kingston, Jamaica.

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e-Published: 18 Sep, 2013
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