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Clinical Presentation, Demographics and Outcomes of Cases of Tuberculosis at Princess Margaret Hospital, Nassau, The Bahamas 2014─2016

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10.7727/wimj.2018.114
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This article describes the incidence of cases, demographics, clinical presentation, diagnostic methods and outcomes of cases of Tuberculosis at Princess Margaret Hospital, Nassau, The Bahamas between 2014-2016.

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Objectives: To determine incidences of cases, demographics, clinical presentation, diagnostic methods and outcomes of cases of tuberculosis (TB) in The Bahamas, 2014─2016.

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e-Published: 08 Mar, 2019

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Tuberculosis Arthritis in a two-year-old Child

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10.7727/wimj.2018.123
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10 Oct, 2018
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e-Published: 27 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.

An Atypical Presentation of Tuberculosis Lymphadenitis

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10.7727/wimj.2015.478

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Accepted: 
30 Sep, 2015
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e-Published: 15 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.

Platelet Count and Mean Platelet Volume: Supportive Markers in Differentiation of Tuberculosis and Sarcoidosis

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10.7727/wimj.2016.011
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Tuberculosis and sarcoidosis are two diseases showing histological and clinical similarities and the differential diagnosis of the two is still very challenging. In this study, platelet (PLT) count and mass platelet volume (MPV) were found to be supportive in the differentiation of tuberculosis and sarcoidosis.

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Accepted: 
11 Jan, 2016
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e-Published: 23 Feb, 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.

Tuberculosis in HIV: Making Good with What We Have

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107–8a
In developing countries, the risk of pulmonary tuberculosis (TB) in patients with HIV is two to six times that of persons without HIV infection (10, 11). The mortality among persons with HIV and TB is high. Even with the availability of ART, the risk of TB is reduced by ART in persons with HIV but is still not restored to a level comparable to persons without HIV infection.
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e-Published: 26 May, 2016

The Value of T-SPOT.TB Technology in the Diagnosis of Tuberculosis in Elderly Patients

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10.7727/wimj.2016.302
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A clinical study to compare diagnostic techniques for identifying tuberculosis revealed that the T-SPOT.TB technique demonstrated a significant improvement in the diagnosis of positive cases, compared to PPD test, in both young and elderly.

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Objectives: To investigate the clinical value of T-SPOT.TB technology (γ-interferon release assay for tuberculosis (TB) infection in the diagnosis of TB in elderly patients.

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02 Aug, 2016
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e-Published: 16 Aug, 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.

A Case Report of Brucellosis and the Differential Diagnosis of Lymphoma and Tuberculosis

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10.7727/wimj.2016.193

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Accepted: 
15 Jun, 2016
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e-Published: 30 Jun, 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.

Extra-pulmonary Tuberculosis, Multi Drug Resistant-Tuberculosis and Diabetes Mellitus: Two Case Series highlighting the need for Clinical Screening for Tuberculosis in Diabetes Mellitus Patients

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10.7727/wimj.2015.212
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There is an increased burden of diabetes mellitus (DM) in resource poor setting, coupled with the susceptibility to co-infection with tuberculosis (TB) especially in a high endemic tuberculosis area. Programmatic re-engineering of screening for TB amongst DM patients is needed to ensure a control of an ongoing silent co-epidemic of DM and TB. These case studies highlight the risk of the acquisition of TB among DM patients in line with the current clinical guidelines. The case series showed the importance of incorporating TB screening among DM patients into clinical practice needs to be intensified in order to improve the outcomes of both tuberculosis and control the epidemics.

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Accepted: 
27 Apr, 2015
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e-Published: 26 Jun, 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.

Comparative Evaluation of Ziehl Neelsen Staining and Knowledge, Attitudes and Practices of Laboratory Personnel in Relation to Ziehl Nielsen

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10.7727/wimj.2012.247
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34–9
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This study sought to assess the efficiency of the modified Kinyoun cold method as a replacement for the Ziehl Nielsen (ZN) and to assess the knowledge, attitudes and practices of laboratory personnel in relation to the ZN method in Guyana.

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Objective: To describe laboratory personnel's attitude and practices toward phenol exposure during Ziehl Neelsen (ZN) acid fast staining method and to evaluate the feasibility of an alternate modified Kinyoun cold (MKC) stain.

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13 Dec, 2012
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e-Published: 08 Apr, 2014

Detection of Drug Resistant Mycobacterium tuberculosis among Patients with and without HIV Infection in a Rural Setting

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10.7727/wimj.2012.082
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122–6
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This research establishes the sensitivity of the Griess nitrate reductase assay (NRA) and the Hain molecular line probe assay (LPA) in tuberculosis (TB)/HIV coinfected patients in Guyana. It also highlights the difference in sensitivities of the two drug susceptibility tests.

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Objective: To analyse the sensitivity of Mycobacterium tuberculosis by nitrate reductase assay (NRA) and the Hain molecular line probe assay (LPA) in sputa of tuberculosis (TB)/HIV co-infected patients in Guyana.

Design: Sputum samples were collected from known TB patients at Georgetown Chest Clinic and were analysed at the Reference Laboratory, Guyana, over the period April 2010 to April 2011.

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11 May, 2012
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e-Published: 16 May, 2013

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