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Year : 2020  |  Volume : 17  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 239


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

Date of Submission21-Dec-2020
Date of Acceptance21-Dec-2020
Date of Web Publication26-Dec-2020

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

DOI: 10.4103/am.am_131_20

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Srivastava RN. Editorial. Apollo Med 2020;17:239

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Srivastava RN. Editorial. Apollo Med [serial online] 2020 [cited 2021 Aug 3];17:239. Available from: https://www.apollomedicine.org/text.asp?2020/17/4/239/305347

The last issue of the Journal for the year 2020 has three original articles. Singhal and Arora have reported on cytological evaluation of p16Ink4a staining of Pap smears in precancerous lesions of the cervix and found it useful while comparing with corresponding histopathological observations. Agarwal has described the findings on intraoperative ultrasonography in patients undergoing neurosurgical procedures. This imaging modality was noted to be very useful in accurately defining the removal of tumors and evacuation of intracerebral bleeds. Alsaeiti et al. have examined the incidence and patterns of side effects while using propofol in patients undergoing a variety of surgical procedures. Bronchospasm and hypotension were observed in a significant proportion of cases but were not serious.

Renjen et al. have reviewed the serious neuro-ophthalmic disorder, chronic relapsing optic neuropathy, a form of recurrent optic neuritis that develops insidiously with deteriorating loss of vision. The condition is presumably of immune-mediated etiology and responds to corticosteroids. Another uncommon condition, recurrent respiratory papillomatosis has been reviewed by Swain et al. It is characterized by the presence of exophytic nodules in the larynx and nasopharynx. Surgical excision is the treatment of choice.

Equbal and Akhtar have discussed the role of artificial intelligence (AM) in education and surgical planning in renal disorders. Dhir et al. have reviewed the problems posed by the presence of periodontitis in patients with diabetes mellitus, which complicates the treatment of both conditions. A holistic, multidisciplinary approach is emphasized for the management.

Several reports of interesting cases are included.

Kumar et al. have reported a case of pancreatic neuroendocrine tumor that was successfully resected. Vaish and Vaishya observed a young girl with rickets and bilateral fractures of femoral neck, which was caused by severe Vitamin D deficiency that leads to secondary hyperparathyroidism. Benmiloud et al. have reported the case of a 2-year-old infant with bilateral adrenal calcification. Markedly elevated levels of serum triglycerides and the presence of intracytoplasmic lipid vacuoles lead to the diagnosis of the rare cholesteryl ester storage disease in this patient. Adithya et al. have observed small bowel volvulus in an elderly patient who was on long-term feeding jejunostomy and mentioned other complications of this often unavoidable measure to provide nutrition. Singhal and Chandershekhar have communicated the observation of xanthogranulomatous osteomyelitis. Waseem et al. have reported the finding of congenital epidermoid splenic cyst complicated by intracystic bleeding in a 28-year-old woman, which was treated laparoscopically. Ghonge and Vaishya have presented a case where there was diagnostic difficulty between rheumatoid and tuberculous arthritis and described the imaging features that differentiate these two conditions. Rissardo and Caprara have reported a case of phenytoin-related psychosis. Gaba et al. have posted pictures showing gingival hyperplasia, facial hirsutism, and hyperpigmentation over knuckles ascribed to the use of phenytoin.

In a letter, Shrivastava has commented on the impact of climate deterioration on the health problems in small islands.

I inform our readers that I am relinquishing the responsibility of being the Editor-in-Chief of Apollo Medicine for the past 15 years. Prof. S. K. Agarwal, an eminent academician, formerly the Head of the Department of Medicine at the prestigious Maulana Azad Medical College, New Delhi, will be taking over that charge from January 2021. I wish him all the best and assure him of assistance.

I thank my editorial colleagues and staff for their help over all these years. Apollo Medicine has been published with remarkable regularity, for which we are grateful to the publishers. Most of all, I thank our readers for their support and encouragement.


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