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Vol 56, Issue 4 (2007)

Editorial

Original Articles

  • M Scarlett, A Crawford-Sykes, M Thomas, ND Duncan
    A wide variety of paediatric surgical procedures are being done and the complication rates are low. Expansion of the service should be explored so that the cost reduction advantages can be maximized.
  • TC Martin, H Van Longhuyzen, B Bennett, S Peterson, C Beazer, CV Thomas
    Coronary artery disease is increasing in developing countries as western lifestyles are adopted. Between 1990 and 2001, 250 patients were admitted to rule out myocardial infarction in Antigua, 55% were confirmed. Based on available population figures, the incidence of hospitalization was 0.73 per year per 1000 men and 0.24 per year per 1000 women age 35 to 74 years in Antigua. This rate is less than 20% of the rate for the United States of America.
  • TC Martin, P Bell, O Ogunbiyi
    A comparison of general anaesthesia versus regional anaesthesia for Caesarean section reveals that both techniques are safe. Spinal anaesthesia is associated with significantly less blood loss, fewer transfusions, better Apgar scores and with insignificant trends toward shorter hospital stay, fewer neonatal care unit admissions, fewer perinatal deaths but more frequent postoperative infection.
  • HA Monsanto, M Prann, JG Quijada
    This study examined the perceptions of physicians in Jamaica and Trinidad on the management of dyslipidaemia. Physicians reported being aware of the existence of treatment guidelines. However, the source and adherence to the guidelines varied according to country and specialty.
  • SC Hemmings, KJM Matthews, J Alexander
    Human myiasis is a public health issue in Western Jamaica and should be a Class I notifiable disease to the Ministries of Health and Agriculture because of the National Screw Worm Eradication Programme.
  • M Johnson-Campbell, J La Grenade, D Holder-Nevins, A McCaw- Binns
    Health workers are willing to serve during a disaster but their welfare must be included in disaster planning. Routine training and drills are needed to maintain skills lost by staff turnover.
  • D Soares, P Johnson
    Early detection of breast cancer has been shown to decrease death rate. In Jamaica, there is a low screening rate. The authors review the various imaging modalities and their roles, particularly the continued importance of mammographic screening.
  • AK Soyibo, EN Barton
    Early detection of breast cancer has been shown to decrease death rate. In Jamaica, there is a low screening rate. The authors review the various imaging modalities and their roles, particularly the continued importance of mammographic screening.
  • Z Orbak, M Karacan, H Doneray, C Karakelleoglu
    The present study re-emphasized the important relationship between maternal and neonatal vitamin D status, rickets and calcium disturbances. Neonatal hypocalcaemia is a cause of early infantile seizures.

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