Apollo Medicine

: 2018  |  Volume : 15  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 49-


RN Srivastava 
 Editor in Chief, Department of Pediatrics, Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals, New Delhi, India

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R N Srivastava
Department of Pediatrics, Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals, New Delhi

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Srivastava R N. Editorial.Apollo Med 2018;15:49-49

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Srivastava R N. Editorial. Apollo Med [serial online] 2018 [cited 2023 Jan 31 ];15:49-49
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The present number of the journal highlights certain important orthopedic problems and related state-of-the-art technical developments. Three-dimensional mapping has been applied in a variety of complex trauma and arthroplasty. Vaishya provides a brief commentary on various articles included.

Ravikanth et al. present a comprehensive review of sports-related trauma. With increasing participation of children and youth in various physical activities and competitive sports, such injuries are frequently being encountered. These are regarded as emergencies that require prompt, expert management; the lack of which may lead to long-term or permanent disability.

Gupta et al. have reported their observations on the prevalence of opportunistic enteric parasitic infections in HIV-infected individuals and their correlations with CD4 cell counts. Their findings show that such infections are frequent in patients having chronic diarrhea and low CD4 counts, and their detection and prompt treatment would help to reduce morbidity.

Swain et al. describe their experience with the diagnosis and management of nasofacial natural killer cell lymphoma, a rare form of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. It is a particularly aggressive disorder requiring multidisciplinary treatment.

Veerasekar et al. have examined the presence of atherosclerosis measuring carotid intimal thickness in rural and urban communities in South India. Their findings indicate a high prevalence of atherosclerosis in rural farming population. Diabetes and hypertension, the important risk factors, were not prominent in these participants. They emphasize that the role of other risk factors needs to be investigated in rural communities.

Several instructive case reports are included.

Jindal et al. report the occurrence of thrombosis of superior mesenteric artery in the postoperative following pancreatoduodenectomy in an elderly woman with cholangiocarcinoma. They mention the diagnostic difficulties and poor outcome of this rare complication. Patel and Manohar carried out myomectomy in early pregnancy and suggest that this procedure may be considered in selected cases to prevent subsequent complications. Saha and Bhattacharya have examined the effect of sleep counseling and parental education toward the management of sleep-related problems in a child with multiple neurological disabilities. They suggest that a semi-structured behavioral intervention can be successfully employed to help such patients. Gite and Dhakane report the occurrence of intramural partial molar pregnancy, which presents a challenging diagnostic and management condition. High-resolution intravaginal sonography or magnetic resonance imaging is required for its detection, whereas the treatment depends on the type of intramural pregnancy, gestational age, and the severity of symptoms.

Badge and Patil discuss anesthetic challenges in a patient having severe coronary artery disease with diabetes and chronic kidney disease who required complex ophthalmic and cardiac surgery. Aydin et al. report a case where mucinous cystadenoma of appendix was detected on surgery for acute appendicitis. Jindal et al. describe a case of Castleman's disease, a rare form of lymphoproliferative disorder, where the presenting feature was an asymptomatic retroperitoneal mass. Surgical resection en bloc, as carried out in this case, is considered in unicentric disease.

We hope the contents will be of interest and use to the readers.