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A Case of Tracheal Amyloidosis Admitted with Rectus Abdominis Muscle Haematoma

DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2015.228

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Accepted: 
18 May, 2015
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e-Published: 13 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.

Antihistamine Effect of a Pure Bioactive Compound Isolated from Slug (Diplosolenodes occidentalis) Material

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DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2013.269
Pages: 
401–7
Synopsis: 
In Jamaica, the slug, (Diplosolenodes occidentalis) is used in folklore practice to alleviate the symptoms of an asthmatic attack. A pure bioactive compound, glyceryl trilinolenate (GT) was isolated from the crude slug extract. Glyceryl trilinolenate is a non-toxic and specific H1 antagonist acting non-competitively to produce relaxation of tracheal smooth muscle. It also reduces cutaneous wheal formation and inflammation. This is the first scientific documentation of the actions of GT.

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Objective: Folklore claims of the therapeutic effect of garden slug (Diplosolenodes occidentalis) extract used to relieve bronchoconstriction in asthmatic individuals were never validated scientifically. The aim of this study was to isolate the pure bioactive compound from slug extract causing this effect.

Accepted: 
24 Feb, 2014
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e-Published: 03 Jul, 2014

Preliminary Investigations of the Anti-asthmatic Properties of the Aqueous Extract of Justicia pectoralis (Fresh Cut)

Issue: 
DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2014.149
Pages: 
320–4
Synopsis: 
Justicia pectoralis is commonly used in Jamaica as a tea preparation to alleviate the difficulty in breathing in asthmatic individuals. This study investigated its effects on tracheal contraction and allergic wheals in the dermis.

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Accepted: 
30 Jun, 2014
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e-Published: 04 May, 2015

Pediatric Isolated Trachea Rupture Treated with a Conservative Approach

DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2016.113

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Tracheobronchial rupture as a result of blunt thoracic trauma is extremely rare in children; it is a life-threatening event, as it progresses rapidly and causes respiratory problems. The causes of non-penetrating tracheobronchial injury include blunt cervical trauma, endotracheal intubation, and other iatrogenic reasons.

This paper presents the clinical and radiological results of a pediatric patient who developed an isolated tracheal rupture following blunt thoracic trauma. 

Accepted: 
25 May, 2016
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e-Published: 11 Jul, 2016

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.

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