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Bile Duct Injuries in the Laparoscopic Era: The University Hospital of the West Indies Experience

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228–31
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A review of all the cases of bile duct injuries seen at the University Hospital of the West Indies since the introduction of laparoscopic cholecystectomy reveals that 60% of all cases resulted from open cholecystectomy and Roux en Y hepaticojejunostomy was the most common surgery offered for major bile duct injury.

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e-Published: 10 Jun, 2013

Clinicopathologic Profile of Gastric Carcinomas at the University Hospital of the West Indies

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364–8
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The majority of 216 cases of gastric cancer seen over a ten-year period was in the elderly; they were of the intestinal variety and located in the antrum. These patients presented with epigastric pain and often did not undergo curative surgery.

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e-Published: 06 Jun, 2013

Factors Affecting Completion of a 28-day inpatient Substance Abuse Treatment Programme at The University Hospital of the West Indies

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364–8
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Factors affecting treatment completion were studied in 224 patients in the Substance Abuse Unit of the University Hospital of the West Indies. Of the 23% of patients who failed to complete their treatment, those with cocaine dependence primarily were significantly more likely to fail than those with primarily alcohol dependence.

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e-Published: 23 Jul, 2013

Routine Laboratory Investigations in Infants and Children Presenting with Fever and Seizures at the University Hospital of the West Indies

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369–72
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Fifty-nine children, aged 6 months to eight years, who presented with fever and seizures were reviewed. There was no laboratory abnormalities significantly associated with a bacterial infection. Routine laboratory investigations in children with seizures and fever were of limited usefulness.

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e-Published: 23 Jul, 2013

Medical Paediatric Admission Patterns at the University Hospital of the West Indies: Issues for Future Planning

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340–5
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Epidemiological trends and treatment costs for paediatric hospital admissions at the University Hospital of the West Indies, Jamaica, are presented. Recommendations to improve efficiency of service provision are suggested.

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e-Published: 17 Jun, 2013

Management of Obstetric Anal Sphincter Injuries at the University Hospital of the West Indies

Chronic Myeloid Leukaemia at the University Hospital of the West Indies: a 17 Year Review

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493–6

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Objective: To determine the presenting features and evolution of patients diagnosed with chronic myeloid leukaemia between 1983 and 1999 at the University Hospital of the West Indies.

Methods: Forty-one records were retrospectively analyzed for the patients’ demographics, reasons for referral, clinical features, laboratory investigations and the time to blast transformation and death.

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e-Published: 24 Jul, 2013
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