Indian Journal of Medical Sciences (Indian J Med Sci)

Publisher: Medknow Publications

Journal description

Indian Journal of Medical Sciences is a monthly journal published as a medium for the advancement of scientific knowledge in all the branches of Medicine and allied Sciences and publication of scientific investigation in these fields. It is also indented to present this as a form suitable to the general practitioner and primary care physician. The journal is owned by the Indian Journal of Medical Sciences Trust, a registered charitable organisation and published by Medknow Publications, Mumbai, India.

Current impact factor: 1.67

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Website Indian Journal of Medical Sciences website
Other titles Indian journal of medical sciences (Online)
ISSN 0019-5359
OCLC 56895690
Material type Document, Periodical, Internet resource
Document type Internet Resource, Computer File, Journal / Magazine / Newspaper

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Medknow Publications

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Publications in this journal

  • Indian Journal of Medical Sciences 01/2015; ahead of print.
  • Indian Journal of Medical Sciences 01/2015; ahead of print.
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    ABSTRACT: Some mumbo and jumbo.
    Indian Journal of Medical Sciences 04/2013; 1(2):233-234. DOI:12345.67890.
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    ABSTRACT: Triclisia dictyophylla have been used traditionally for the treatment of different ailments. The root was therefore subjected to phytochemical analysis and antimicrobial/antifungal activity against some hospital-strain disease causing microorganisms. Standard methods were used for the phytochemical screening. The extract was subjected to antimicrobial/antifungal activity using Staphylococcus aureus, Escherichia coli, Klebsiella spp, Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Candida albicans. The sensitivity pattern was compared to that of ciprofloxacin, cotrimoxazole and ofloxacin. Phytochemical analysis revealed mostly alkaloids and protein while tannins, glycoside and saponin were revealed in trace (+) amounts. The extract showed a good antimicrobial activity on Staphylococcus aureus isolated from sputum and on E. coli from both urine and sputum with no antifungal activity. The extract contains active components which could be harnessed for formulation of antibiotics.
    Indian Journal of Medical Sciences 04/2013; 4(1):15-20. DOI:10.3126/ajms.v4i1.7846
  • Indian Journal of Medical Sciences 06/2012;
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    ABSTRACT: Head and neck mass lesions are frequently found in clinical practice. A spectrum of pathological lesions ranging from simple benign lesion to highly malignant manifestation is observed. Objectives: To make clinicopathological correlation of head and neck lesions and to assess the frequency of incidences of different sites, age groups, sex, and distribution among inflammation and neoplastic lesion. Materials and Methods: A retrospective study was conducted from January 2011 to April 2012. Fine-needle aspiration diagnosis was correlated with details of relevant clinical findings and investigations. Patients aged between 1 and 70 years were included in the study. A total of 200 patients with the swellings of head and neck underwent fine-needle aspiration cytology (FNAC). Results: Out of 200 fine-needle aspiration procedures, 52% were of thyroid, 28.50% were of lymph node, 11% from salivary gland, and 4% from soft tissue and miscellaneous swellings. There were 4.5% cases in which diagnosis was not possible. In inflammatory swelling (33%), tuberculous lymph node (42.12%) involvement is common than all other sites with male preponderance (55%). Conclusion: FNAC is a simple, quick, inexpensive, and minimally invasive technique to diagnose different types of head and neck swellings. It could differentiate the infective process from neoplastic one and avoids unnecessary surgeries. Thus, FNAC can be recommended as a first line of investigation in the diagnosis of head and neck swellings.
    Indian Journal of Medical Sciences 03/2012; 66(3):49. DOI:10.4103/0019-5359.110896
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    ABSTRACT: Context: Oxidative stress plays a crucial role in the pathogenesis of alcoholic liver disease (ALD). Aim: The present study was undertaken to evaluate the significance of protein carbonyl / glutathione ratio as a biomarker to assess the oxidative stress in alcoholic hepatitis. Settings and Design: The study included 30 patients with alcoholic hepatitis and 30 age-sex- matched controls. Protein carbonyl (PCO) levels was estimated by modified levine's method, malondialdehyde (MDA) by thiobarbituric acid method, reduced glutathione (GSH) by dithiobis-2-nitrobenzoic acid method, total sialic acid (TSA) by modified aminoff's method, plasma transferases (GGT, AST, and ALT), total protein and albumin using commercial kits adapted to autoanalyzer respectively. Statistical Analysis Used: All data were expressed as mean ± SEM. Spearman's correlation analysis and receiver operating characteristic curve were performed using SPSS version 16 for Microsoft. A P value < 0.05 was considered as significant. Results: Alcoholic hepatitis patients showed significantly higher levels of PCO, MDA, GGT, AST, AST/ALT, TSA, and significantly lower GSH, total protein and albumin levels. PCO/GSH ratio in these patients showed a significant positive correlation with GGT (r = 0.594, P = 0.000), AST/ALT (r = 0.443 P = 0.000), MDA (r = 0.727, P = 0.000), TSA (r = 0.729, P = 0.000), and a significant negative correlation with total protein (r = -0.683, P = 0.000) and albumin (r = -0.544, P = 0.000). ROC curve showed a cut off value of 2.735, indicating 100% sensitivity and 90% specificity of PCO/GSH at this value. Conclusions: Alcohol intake regularly for long duration leads to oxidative stress. We suggest that PCO/GSH ratio can be used as a potential biomarker to assess oxidative stress in alcoholic hepatitis.
    Indian Journal of Medical Sciences 10/2010; 64(10):476-83. DOI:10.4103/0019-5359.101809
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    ABSTRACT: Background: Effect of population increase on public water and sanitation facilities in densely populated area, Aboabo, Kumasi, Ghana. Materials and methods: Town sheet maps, layout and population census data of Aboabo. GPS for observing spatial locations existing water and sanitation facilities and field verification exercise in the study. GIS for building geodatabase, digitization and Cartographic Visualization. Questionnaires were used to collect non-spatial information on the sanitation facilities and all public facilities. Results: GIS and a Statistical Approach have been respectively used to develop cartographic and mathematical models to analyse, predict and visualize the effect of population increase on public water and sewage facilities in densely populated area. The developed mathematical models correlates with the population at each instance to the required number of water accessible points or standing pipes as well as the number of required public toilet (sewage) facilities. The cartographic and mathematical models provides an efficient and effective means of mitigating diseases associated with water and sanitation; and informs planners and assembly members of the effects of increasing population on public facilities for proper future planning and geospatial decision making; and to ensure proper infrastructural management at the community levels. Conclusions: Effective decision support systems for analysing, predicting and visualizing public water and sewage facilities in densely populated area. Draws the awareness of the government, concerned groups and non-Governmental Organizations (NGO's) to the extreme detrimental effect that the increase in population has, especially on public water and sewage facilities and how it can be managed at the community level.
    Indian Journal of Medical Sciences 10/2010; 64(10):455-67. DOI:10.4103/0019-5359.101807
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    ABSTRACT: Introduction: A cardiovascular disease, especially the acute myocardial infarction (AMI), is the most important health problem worldwide. Pre-hospital delay in seeking medical treatment is an effective factor on patients' outcomes. The aim of this study was to identify the patients' reactions to the signs and symptoms of AMI and identifying the factors contributing to the pre-hospital delay in a central hospital in Kashan, Iran. Materials and methods: In this cross-sectional study, a random sample of 248 patients suffering from AMI was recruited. A questionnaire used, which contained demographic data, the time, and place of experiencing the symptoms, and the manner of responding to the initial symptoms. The SPSS software (version, 19 was used for data analysis. Result: 248 patients participated in the study, 183 (73.8%) were males and 65 (26.2%) were females. The mean delay time was 127 ± 174 min. Moreover, 162 patients had arrived at the hospital during the first 60 min after the onset of the symptoms. The variables of being female (P = 0.024), low level of education (P = 0.014), living in urban area (P = 0.01) and referring to the hospital by one's own car instead of using ambulance were accompanied by more pre-hospital delay. 63 patients (25.4%) referred to the hospital by ambulance. Conclusion: Despite having only 25% of the patients referring to this center by ambulance, most patients arrived on time to the hospital.
    Indian Journal of Medical Sciences 10/2010; 64(10):448-54. DOI:10.4103/0019-5359.101806