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Year : 2019  |  Volume : 16  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 136


Department of Paediatrics, Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals, New Delhi, India

Date of Submission06-Sep-2019
Date of Acceptance06-Sep-2019
Date of Web Publication11-Sep-2019

Correspondence Address:
R N Srivastava
Department of Paediatrics, Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals, New Delhi
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/am.am_55_19

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Srivastava R N. Editorial. Apollo Med 2019;16:136

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Srivastava R N. Editorial. Apollo Med [serial online] 2019 [cited 2020 Feb 22];16:136. Available from: http://www.apollomedicine.org/text.asp?2019/16/3/136/266787

The present issue of Apollo Medicine marks the 16th year of its publication. The first number of the Journal appeared in September 2004, and thereafter, it has been regularly published.

Apollo Medicine has provided a platform for the publication of investigative work and clinical reports from a variety of disciplines. It has included comprehensive reviews of important topics from experts, which have been of great use to students and young workers. We have published reports of instructive cases that have presented challenges in diagnosis and management. Advances in technologies and their clinical application have been addressed periodically. We have been encouraged by comments and suggestions from our readers.

This issue includes an article by Bhat on the use of social media to examine the usage of antibiotics. Inappropriate and wrongful use of these agents is a major cause of increasing antibiotic resistance. Social media can be employed to obtain information as well as provide guidance about the use of antibiotics.

Among the review articles, Garcia-Ballestas et al. discuss the difficulties in differentiating spontaneous subarachnoid hemorrhage – a neurological emergency – from that due to trauma. Renjen et al. have reviewed the neurological uses of cannabis and discussed the conditions where cannabis preparations may be beneficial. In another article, Renjen has commented upon the likely mechanisms of action and the beneficial role of edaravone, a potent free radical scavenger, in the treatment of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, a progressive, neurodebilitating disorder. Sharma and Vaishya have discussed the common and serious problem of falls in the elderly. The causes and evaluation of these mishaps and their prevention need to be widely understood.

A number of interesting cases are also included.

Rajasekharan et al. describe successful treatment of supratentorial ependymoma in an adolescent, a rare occurrence. Ravikanth reports ileocolic intussusception in an 18-month-old infant, which was satisfactorily treated with pneumatic reduction. He has reviewed the diagnostic imaging modalities and the management of intussusceptions. Somani et al. present a case of xanthogranulomatous orchitis that mimicked a neoplasm. Singh et al. report metastatic testicular seminoma, which leads to the complication of subdural hematoma causing extra-axial brain lesion with severe mass effect. They have reviewed the treatment of seminoma. Trehan et al. report an apparent life-threatening event in a 4-month-old infant, which was found to be due to gastroesophageal acid reflux. Sahu et al. report co-existence of H1N1 and scrub typhus infection and emphasize the diagnostic difficulty. Pandey et al. report successful performance of mitral valve replacement in a patient with antiphospholipid antibody syndrome. Patel and Hota report a case of acute kidney injury resulting from renal hemosiderosis in a patient with paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria.

In the correspondence section, Shrivastava comments on the attainment of universal health coverage. Ahmed describes the use of custom-made syringe neuro-port for accessing deep-seated brain lesions.

Vaishya presents a review of a book on geriatric care by O. P. Sharma.

We hope the contents continue to meet with the expectations of our readers.


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