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Prevalence of Obesity among Adult Surgical Patients in Tobago

DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2018.050
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Synopsis: 
Obesity is associated with several medical conditions and leads to a reduced quality of life and increased risks of morbidity and mortality. The prevalence of obesity among adult surgical patients in Tobago is high with females having a significantly higher percentage than males.
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Objective: To estimate the prevalence of obesity among adult surgical patients in Tobago.
 
Accepted: 
30 May, 2018
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e-Published: 26 Feb, 2019

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Analysis of Axillary Lymph Nodes in Breast Cancer Patients with Positive Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy

DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2017.092
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This study has shown the analysis and characteristics of axillary lymph nodes after axillary dissection. The likelihood of non-SLN metastases is shown to be dependent on penetration of the sentinel’s capsule by malignant cells, tumor grade, stage, and molecular subtype.

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Objective: The aim of this study was to show the incidence of patients with positive non-sentinel (non-SLN)  after the axillary dissection was performed due to positive sentinel lymph node (SLN) and also to show how the incidence of positive non-SLN depends on penetration of sentinel's capsule by malignant cells, gradus and molecular subtype of the breast cancer.

Accepted: 
10 Dec, 2017
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e-Published: 13 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.

Mediastinal Thymolipoma: An Evaluation of the Clinical and Radiological Features and the Surgical Outcomes in 11 Cases

DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2015.559
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Thymolipoma is a rare benign tumour of the mediastinum. Many patients are asymptomatic. The tumour is sometimes associated with parathymic disorders such as myasthenia gravis. Surgical resection is the treatment of choice in the patients with thymolipoma. Complete surgical resection is the cure in most patients.

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Background: Thymolipoma is a rare benign tumor of the mediastinum, accounting for 2-9 % of all thymic tumors. Although many case reports have been published in the literature, few studies have analyzed the clinical and radiological features and the surgical outcomes of this tumor.

Aim: To evaluate the clinical and radiological features and the surgical outcomes of the patients with thymolipoma.

Accepted: 
07 Dec, 2015
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e-Published: 29 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.

Are Patients Satisfied with their Total Joint Replacement Surgery? A Prospective Cross Sectional Survey

DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2015.380
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A prospective cross sectional study analyzed patients' satisfaction with arthroplasty in two independent groups. Statistically significant results showed increased function, decreased pain and improvement in the quality of life outcomes between the pre and postoperative groups. Clinically significant results indicated that the postoperative patients were satisfied with the peri-operative management and fulfilment of expectations following arthroplasty.

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Objective: The number of patients requiring arthroplasty increases annually. Joint replacement surgery can improve a patient’s (QOL) quality of life. The effectiveness of this care from a patient’s own perspective assessed by patient reported outcome measures is just as important as the clinical measures. The aim of our study was to evaluate patients’ satisfaction following total joint replacement procedures.

Accepted: 
10 Sep, 2015
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e-Published: 01 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.

Long-term Follow-up of Two Cases with Spinal Hydatid Cyst Disease and Repeat Surgeries

DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2015.409

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Hydatid cyst disease (HD) is an infestation caused by the larval stage of the tape worm Echinococcus granulosus. It predominantly occurs in liver and lungs. Bone involvement is quite rare (0.5%-4%); and among those, spinal disease is the most common type (44%-50%).

Accepted: 
11 Sep, 2015
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e-Published: 29 Jan, 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.

An Unusual Cause of Intestinal Obstruction: Abdominal Cocoon

DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2015.244

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Accepted: 
01 Jun, 2015
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e-Published: 16 Nov, 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.

Fibrous Hamartoma of the Chest Wall: A Benign Tumour that Mimics a Malignant Entity

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DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2015.330
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294-6

 

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Revised: 
29 Oct, 2015
Accepted: 
16 Nov, 2015
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e-Published: 16 Nov, 2015

IgG4 Related Disease: The Role of the Surgeon through a Report of a Case

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10.7727/wimj.2014.153
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173–77

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Revised: 
14 Apr, 2015
Accepted: 
28 Apr, 2015
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e-Published: 16 Jun, 2015

Surgery in the Elderly: Is Age a Risk Factor?

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171–75
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Elderly surgical patients at the University Hospital of the West Indies, Kingston, Jamaica, had less emergency admissions, underwent more surgery, had a longer mean hospital stay, a higher mortality rate and a greater mortality amongst emergency admissions. Cancer was the commonest admission diagnosis and that amongst mortalities.

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e-Published: 05 Jun, 2013

Video Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Barbados

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19–21
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A review of the first fifty cases of Video assisted thoracoscopic surgery performed at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Barbados. The paper describes the technique used, its advantages versus thoracotomy, and presents the results, complications and mortality for these patients.

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e-Published: 06 Jun, 2013

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