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EDITORIAL
Year : 2020  |  Volume : 17  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 1

Editorial


Editor in Chief, Department of Paediatrics, Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals, New Delhi, India

Date of Submission28-Feb-2020
Date of Acceptance28-Feb-2020
Date of Web Publication17-Mar-2020

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


DOI: 10.4103/am.am_13_20

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Srivastava R N. Editorial. Apollo Med [serial online] 2020 [cited 2020 Sep 19];17:1. Available from: http://www.apollomedicine.org/text.asp?2020/17/1/1/280908



The first issue of Apollo Medicine for the year 2020 includes two original articles, several reviews and interesting case reports, and an introductory article on the role of artificial intelligence in health-care education and making decisions.

Isabella Princess reports observations on comparison of the conventional method and a new commercial kit for bacteriological analysis of drinking water. It is most important to monitor the quality of water and identify contaminating microorganisms. The study was carried out over a 2-year period. The commercial kit was found to give satisfactory results within a much shorter period of time, reducing workforce usage and reagent wasting, and was found to be cost-effective. Masodkar et al. report their experience of treating glomus jugulare tumors with radiotherapy. Such tumors are rare and arise within the jugular foramen of the temporal bone. Newer techniques and image guidance provide precise delivery to the tumor. Their results were uniformly successful, thus suggesting radiotherapy as the modality of choice in the management of these rare tumors.

Gupta et al. present a detailed review of normal-pressure hydrocephalus, which is a potentially reversible syndrome. The characteristic features include ventricular enlargement and absence of macroscopic obstruction to cerebrospinal fluid flow, but are nonspecific and present a diagnostic challenge. Prompt treatment with the placement of ventriculoperitoneal shunt should be considered. The role of agents such as acetazolamide and several others has been discussed. Vaish et al. have reviewed the complication of postoperative ileus following orthopedic procedures, which is a frequent occurrence and leads to increased morbidity and prolongs hospital stay. The multiple predisposing factors need to be identified early and managed adequately. Swain et al. have discussed the condition of superior semicircular canal dehiscence that results in a variety of vestibular and auditory symptoms. High-resolution computed tomography helps in the diagnosis. Surgical intervention may be required when the disability is particularly severe. Bhagat and Sahu have reviewed the occurrence of urinary tract infections in patients with diabetes. Poor glycemic control, increasing age, and female gender were identified as important predisposing factors.

Several rare and instructive case reports are included. Isabella Princess reports two cases of gonococcal urethritis and emphasizes the need to diagnose it in patients with pyogenic urethritis. Singhal and Shekhar report the rare occurrence of giant cell tumor of the metacarpal in a young girl. Reddy and Majumdar identified the presence of ganglion cyst of the short head of the biceps femoris. El Marzguioui et al. describe the case of a child with acute appendicitis, where investigations disclosed the presence of acute myelogeneous leukemia. Samui and Kumar found coronary artery disease in a patient with zinc phosphate poisoning. The cardiac condition had been undetected. Adithay et al. report the occurrence of malignancy with perforation of the sigmoid colon in a patient having long-standing ulcerative colitis.

Javid et al. have presented an explanatory review of the role of machine learning and artificial intelligence in various aspects of health-care learning and delivery. Such technological advances hold considerable promise toward education, decision-making, and communication.

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