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Colorectal Cancer: Guidelines to Management

Issue: 
DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2018.195
Pages: 
27–38

ABSTRACT

Colon cancer is the third leading cause of cancer deaths in Jamaica. Unique features may exist in this predominantly black population that impact management. Additionally, there is rationalization of some resources that may impose restrictions on the widespread applicability of some international guidelines. We have developed here guidelines that are consistent with the best available evidence and which are appropriate to use in our local context.

Accepted: 
09 Dec, 2018
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e-Published: 25 Mar, 2019

Assessing Violence and Injury Surveillance in the Caribbean

Issue: 
DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2016.402
Pages: 
328-33
Synopsis: 
A survey was undertaken to gather evidence on the frameworks and systems for surveillance of violence and injuries in 24 Caribbean countries. Each country reported some level of injury surveillance system; however, gaps were identified such that complete national data was not available. Such systems should be harmonized to produce more complete data.

ABSTRACT

Objective: To determine the status of existing violence and injury prevention (VIP) efforts and surveillance systems in the Caribbean.

Revised: 
12 Dec, 2016
Accepted: 
03 Jan, 2017
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e-Published: 31 Jan, 2017

Evaluation of Device-associated Nosocomial Infections in a Paediatric Intensive Care Unit

Issue: 
DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2014.231
Pages: 
295–9
Synopsis: 
The present study was a surveillance study performed in an paediatric intensive care unit, which is the largest study in its area conducted in Turkey. We aimed to determine the device-associated healthcare-associated infections rates and their responsible pathogens.

ABSTRACT

Objectives: The aim of this study was to evaluate the rate of device-associated healthcare-associated infections (DA-HAI) in a pediatric intensive care unit (PICU). In addition, the identities of the responsible microorganisms and of their antibiotic sensitivities were determined.

Accepted: 
31 Oct, 2014
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e-Published: 06 May, 2015

Molecular Epidemiology of Dengue in Jamaica Dengue Virus Genotypes in Jamaica, 2007

Issue: 
Pages: 
120–5
Synopsis: 
A study of dengue viruses that were in circulation in Jamaica in 2007 identified strains of DENV-1 genotype III, DENV-2 strains of the American, American-Asian and Asian genotypes while DENV-4 strains segregated into a separate clade from published reference sequences.

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e-Published: 17 Oct, 2013

Evidence on Delay in Sexual Initiation, Multiple Partnerships and Condom Use among Young People: Review of Caribbean HIV Behavioural Studies

Issue: 
DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2013.025
Pages: 
292–8
Synopsis: 
Caribbean sexual behaviour surveys with youth were reviewed. Findings included inconsistent condom use, early sexual initiation, intergenerational sex among females and multiple partnerships among males. To strengthen the regional picture, further standardization of research methods is needed.

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Objective: To develop a Caribbean regional profile of youth sexual behaviour associated with risk of HIV.

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e-Published: 14 Aug, 2013

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

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Pages: 
412–21
Synopsis: 
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.
ABSTRACT
 
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

Cricket World Cup: A Stress Test for the Surveillance System in the Caribbean

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Pages: 
84–9
Synopsis: 
A regional mass gathering surveillance system in support of the 2007 Cricket World Cup was developed as an adaptation of the routine communicable disease surveillance system. It was used to strengthen and test already existing national and regional surveillance systems.


ABSTRACT

Objective: To describe the development and implementation of, and major findings and recommendations from, a regional mass gathering surveillance system (MGSS) in support of the International Cricket Council Cricket World Cup West Indies 2007.

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e-Published: 19 Aug, 2013
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