Apollo Medicine

: 2021  |  Volume : 18  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 1--2


Raju Vaishya1, Satish Kumar Agarwal2,  
1 Department of Orthopaedics, Indraprastha Apollo Hospitlas, New Delhi, India
2 Department of Orthopaedics; Internal Medicine, Indraprastha Apollo Hospitlas, New Delhi, India

Correspondence Address:
Raju Vaishya
Department of Orthopaedics, Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals, Sarita vihar, New Delhi, 110 076

How to cite this article:
Vaishya R, Agarwal SK. Editorial.Apollo Med 2021;18:1-2

How to cite this URL:
Vaishya R, Agarwal SK. Editorial. Apollo Med [serial online] 2021 [cited 2021 May 18 ];18:1-2
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Apollo Medicine has completed its successful journey of 16 years, with its regular and timely publication of all the issues. The first issue of the year 2021 brings out several interesting original and review articles.

Since the COVID-19 pandemic has still not ended and continuing to disrupt our lives, we have included some articles related to it. Still, the coronavirus infection is coming back again in many parts of the word as the second and third wave, with new mutant forms. The only good news is that the COVID-19 vaccines are now available for use and may show us the way to end this dreaded pandemic.

It is now well known that the COVID-19 not only affects the body physically by damaging multiple organs such as lungs, heart, and brain but also has a severe impact on the mental health of the affected individuals. Kesavalu et al.[1] in an original article have evaluated the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the mental health of the healthcare workers in India, in a questionnaire-based survey. Okechukwu et al.[2] in a narrative review evaluated the impact of loneliness on the mental and physical health, caused by the public health social isolation measures. They suggested that to avoid the negative impact of social isolation on older adults, it is critical to involve them in physical activities, such as games, and sightseeing. Shrivastava et al.[3] have emphasized the prevention of hospital-acquired infection in COVID-19 patients. Dixit et al.[4] have described their experience of preparing themselves to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic in their area, in a newly started medical college of Ratlam, Madhya Pradesh. They have emphasized that biosafety measures should be made compulsory and human resource management is vital in dealing with pandemic situations. They recommended that the training of the healthcare workers should be hands-on, not a classroom type, and should be conducted at regular intervals because of ever-changing guidelines. Shrivastava et al.[5] have highlighted the problems of the delivery of medical education during COVID-19 pandemic.

In a systematic review, Keni et al.[6] have observed that seizures associated with posterior fossa lesions are rare and are associated with a poor prognosis and recommended Electroencephalography (EEG) to help in early diagnosis and treatment, as the clinical detection is often difficult. Ibrahim et al.[7] have reported the pattern of admissions of stroke patients in their Benghazi Medical Center. They found that the ischemic strokes were more common than hemorrhagic strokes and associated comorbidities such as hypertension and diabetes mellitus were the major risk factors. Manish Sharma described an interesting case of tubercular meningitis presenting with focal visual seizures and radiologically as cortical laminar necrosis.[8] In a systematic review, Ravikanth et al.[9] have described the imaging features of the immediate and delayed complications arising after spinal surgery.

Three-dimensional (3-D) printing is one of the innovative and exciting modern technologies which is paving in rapidly in the field of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery. 3-D printers can print any required product from a digital 3-D object, by manufacturing it layer by layer (additive manufacturing), using different materials such as metal, plastic, and nylon. Ariz et al.[10] have described its applications in surgical planning and for manufacturing the implants.

There are several case reports and clinical images in this issue which are unique and of learning value. Shreya Singh has reported a rare occurrence of lithium-induced hyperthyroidism in a patient with bipolar type 1 affective disorder.[11]

We sincerely hope that you would enjoy reading this issue. We welcome your comments and suggestions.


1Kesavelu D, Franklyn N. Evaluation of the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the mental health of the health-care professionals across India. Apollo Med 2021.
2Okechukwu CE. The impact of loneliness on physical and mental health among older adults in the era of coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic. Apollo Med [Epub ahead of print] Available from: https://www.apollomedicine.org/preprintarticle.asp?id=31111. [Last accessed on 2021 Mar 15].
3Shrivastava SR, Shrivastava PS. Coronavirus disease 2019 outbreak: Strengthening infection prevention and control measures to reduce hospital-acquired infection. Apollo Med 2021; DOI: 10.4103/am.am_125_20.
4Dixit S, Pandey D, Sinha U. “Combating COVID-19 pandemic- Challenges and strategies” at a newly established state medical college of Madhya Pradesh. Apollo Med 2021; DOI: 10.4103/am.am_120_20.
5Shrivastava SR, Shrivastava PS. Facilitating learning among medical students amid the ongoing coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic. Apollo Med 2021; DOI: 10.4103/am.am_133_20.
6Keni R, Moscote-Salazar LR, Deora H, Quiñones-Ossa G A, Agrawal A. Seizures after posterior fossa surgery: Exploring the unknown: A systematic review. Apollo Med 2021; DOI: 10.4103/am.am_50_20.
7Ibrahim Hamedh MA, Alsaeiti KD. Pattern of admission of stroke in Benghazi Medical Center: A cross-sectional study. Apollo Med 2021; DOI: 10.4103/am.am_21_20.
8Sharma M, Menon B, Manam G. Tubercular meningitis presenting with cortical laminar necrosis. Apollo Med 2021.
9Ravikanth R, Majumdar P. Diagnostic imaging review of postoperative complications after spinal surgery and instrumentation. Apollo Med 2021; DOI: 10.4103/am.am_122_20.
10Ariz A, Tasneem I, Bharti D, Vaish A, Haleem A, Javaid M. Is additive manufacturing of patient-specific implant is beneficial for orthopedics.Apollo Med 2021; DOI: 10.4103/am.am_20_20.
11Singh U, Nayak MS, Singh S, Praharaj SK. Lithium-induced hyperthyroidism in a patient with bipolar Type 1 affective disorder: A rare occurrence. Apollo Med 2021.