T Seemungal, R Harrinarine, M Rios, V Abiraj, A Ali, N Lacki, N Mahabir, V Ramoutar, C Poon King, A Bhowmik, JA Wedzicha
The prevalence of chronic obstructive pulmonary
disease in acute hospital admissions is 20.9% with
11.7% of admissions having chronic symptoms with
normal spirometry. There was significant co-morbidity
with vascular disease.
This new technique allows practitioners to utilize an
easily accessible computer programme to evaluate
angular deformities on digitalized radiographic
images accurately and hence reliably make clinical
decisions based on these measurements.
B Karabulut, I Bostanci, AO Tokat, Ü Bayiz, FÖ Atalay, H Üstün, Y Dallar
Pulmonary complications are among the most frequent
causes of morbidity and mortality in tracheo-oesophageal
malformations. Pulmonary complaints developing
in patients with oesophageal atresia and
persisting until adolescence may be attributed to delayed
maturation of pulmonary parenchyma.
PE Akpaka, S Kissoon, C Rutherford, WH Swantson, P Jayaratne
Conventional and molecular microbiology laboratory
tests were evaluated to determine the most cost
effective, rapid and specific method for detecting
methicillin resistance in clinical isolates of S aureus.
There is an overwhelming deficiency in the knowledge,
perception and practice of neonatal pain management at tertiary level institutions in Kingston, Jamaica. There is the urgent
need for education of healthcare professionals on neonatal pain. This
will in turn facilitate change in perception, and eventually, along with
the institution of local policies and protocols, influence practice.
REC Rose, R Felix, A Crawford-Sykes, R Venugopal, G Wharfe, G Arscott
Most extravenous leaks have relatively minor sequelae but severe
tissue injuries have been reported. Extravasation may be unavoidable,
but if appropriate measures are implemented promptly, morbidity
can be greatly reduced. All medical and nursing personnel
must be familiar with the protocols for treating the extravasation of
drugs which have the potential for tissue damage.
Hypercholesterolaemia is an increasing problem in the Caribbean.
The Caribbean Cardiac Society guidelines for treatment of hypercholesterolaemia
serves to inform and shape best practices for
lowering cholesterol in our region and eventually reducing the
prevalence of cardiovascular disease.
Unsatisfactory clearance of anogenital warts and high
recurrences despite a wide armamentarium of treatment,
calls for more research. Silver nitrate in this
case series in primary care, albeit limited by inherent
errors, achieved 93% clearance of anogenital warts
without recurrence versus 15% with podophyllin and
was 21 times cheaper.
When famine breaks out during an armed conflict, the
natural reaction is to help the victims by dispatching
and distributing food. Considerable efforts have been
made to improve such relief operations. But despite
marked progress, food alone will never eliminate
famines nor the suffering they cause.