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Year : 2017  |  Volume : 14  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 197


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

Date of Web Publication5-Feb-2018

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R N Srivastava
Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals, Sarita Vihar, New Delhi - 110 076
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/am.am_1_18

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Srivastava R N. Editorial. Apollo Med 2017;14:197

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Srivastava R N. Editorial. Apollo Med [serial online] 2017 [cited 2021 Oct 19];14:197. Available from: https://www.apollomedicine.org/text.asp?2017/14/4/197/224726

The last issue of the journal for the year 2017 contains two interesting review articles. Renjen and Chaudhari has discussed the neurological benefits of mindfulness meditation. The usefulness of meditation has been well documented in several diverse conditions. As an alternative or adjunct therapy, it appears to be very promising for the management of various clinical disorders (e.g., hypertension). However, robust investigative information is required to before recommending its application in specific conditions. Swain et al discuss the troublesome problem of recurrent aphthous ulcers that involve the mucosa of the oral cavity. The condition is usually idiopathic although a variety of systemic disorders are occasionally detected. Local treatment is aimed at relieving the pain which affects speech and feeding.

Marappan et al reports on the factors that influence the outcome in head injury with Glasgow Coma Scale of <8, as examined in a prospective study of 350 patients. Older age group patients, poor motor response, sluggish or absent pupillary reflexes and absence of doll's eye movement, associated injury of major organs, and altered coagulation profile were among the features that were associated with unsatisfactory outcome. Mani et al describe the management of fracture of humerus in children employing a single retrograde titanium elastic nail. They found it to be an ideal procedure that reduces operative time and radiation exposure and decreases the likelihood of iatrogenic complications.

Several instructive and rarely encountered case reports are included in the study. Swain et al describes a case of “vanishing bone disease” (characterized by replacement of normal bone by fibrovascular tissue) involving the mandible. The outcome was favorable following treatment with zoledronic acid and radiotherapy. Two cases of rare forms of malignancies are reported: solid pseudopapillary tumor of the pancreas (Gite and Dhakane) and primary retroperitoneal yolk sac tumor in a child (Sahana et al). The application of advanced surgical techniques are described by Tiwari et al (minimal invasive enucleation of leiomyoma of the esophagus) and laparoscopic management of gastric nonendocrine tumor (Ahmed et al). Mutiki and Panneer observed the occurrence of bulbar myasthenia seven years after thymectomy. Chaudhari et al report a case of  Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease More Details (rapidly progressive dementia), and briefly review human prion diseases.

Vaishya et al present the diagnostic and evaluation of the finding of an expansile lytic lesion in the distal femur of a young woman.

We hope the readers will find these contents interesting and of use in their clinical work. We welcome comments and suggestions.


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