The Indian Journal of Pediatrics Impact Factor & Information

Publisher: All-India Institute of Medical Sciences. Dept. of Pediatrics, Springer Verlag

Journal description

A Premier Pediatric Journal in India, established in 1933 by the doyen of Pediatrics arena, the Late Dr. K.C Chaudhuri. A monthly publication published from the Department of Pediatrics, All India Institute Of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India. The Oldest Specialty Journal in India keeping track with the most current trends in the world of Pediatrics.

Current impact factor: 0.92

Impact Factor Rankings

2015 Impact Factor Available summer 2015
2013 / 2014 Impact Factor 0.919
2012 Impact Factor 0.715
2011 Impact Factor 0.521
2010 Impact Factor 0.502
2009 Impact Factor 0.539
2008 Impact Factor 0.646

Impact factor over time

Impact factor

Additional details

5-year impact 0.73
Cited half-life 6.70
Immediacy index 0.15
Eigenfactor 0.00
Article influence 0.20
Website Indian Journal of Pediatrics website
ISSN 0019-5456
OCLC 52511246
Material type Document, Periodical, Internet resource
Document type Internet Resource, Computer File, Journal / Magazine / Newspaper

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Publications in this journal

  • The Indian Journal of Pediatrics 08/2015; DOI:10.1007/s12098-015-1880-6
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    ABSTRACT: Objectives To evaluate changes in annual blood transfusion requirements and complications after splenectomy in patients with β-thalassemia. Methods Forty post-splenectomy β-thalassemic patients aged 8–33 y, receiving regular blood transfusions and chelation therapy were included and non transfusion dependant patients were excluded from this retrospective cross-sectional study. Details about their surgery, transfusion requirements, and platelet levels were recorded on a standard proforma. All patients underwent a B-mode and color-coded duplex sonography of the hepatoportal system during the study period. Results The average ferritin level in the year prior to the study was 4432 mcg/L (range 480–12,200 mcg/L). The annual blood transfusion requirement in the first year and 5 y post splenectomy [mean ± SD (138.41 ± 90.38 ml/kg/y); (116 ± 41.44 ml/kg/y)] were significantly different from requirements before splenectomy [(mean ± SD) 294.85 ± 226 ml/kg/y; p value
    The Indian Journal of Pediatrics 06/2015; DOI:10.1007/s12098-015-1792-5
  • The Indian Journal of Pediatrics 06/2015; DOI:10.1007/s12098-015-1795-2
  • The Indian Journal of Pediatrics 05/2015; DOI:10.1007/s12098-015-1749-8
  • The Indian Journal of Pediatrics 05/2015; DOI:10.1007/s12098-015-1756-9
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    The Indian Journal of Pediatrics 05/2015; DOI:10.1007/s12098-015-1760-0
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    ABSTRACT: Information on provision of continuous renal replacement therapy (CRRT) in critically ill children from developing countries is limited. The authors describe their experience in 17 children with hypotension and acute kidney injury (AKI) with fluid overload or electrolyte imbalance managed by 20 sessions of CRRT. The median (range) age and weight were 6 y (0.75-18) and 20 kg (6.2-42), respectively. All patients were receiving inotropic agents; nine had fluid overload (19 %, range 11-34.1 %) and ten had severe AKI. Median clearance and filter-life were 2171.4 ml/1.73 m(2)/h (1730.6-4405.8) and 69.7 h (2.8-98.3), respectively. Complications were catheter flow related (n = 1), filter clotting (n = 3), hemorrhage (n = 3), hypokalemia (n = 16) and hypophosphatemia (n = 11). Eight patients (47.1 %) survived; the median PRISM III score of survivors was significantly lower than non survivors (10.5 vs.17.0; P 0.02). Renal function recovered in the survivors emphasizing the role of this modality in managing critically ill patients.
    The Indian Journal of Pediatrics 03/2015; 82(8). DOI:10.1007/s12098-015-1743-1
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    ABSTRACT: To the Editor : Congenital insensitivity to pain with anhidrosis (CIPA) is also known as hereditary sensory autonomic neuropathy type 4 (HSAN4). As per literature of 2012, globally, less than 60 cases have been reported [1-3]. We report 2½-y-old twin girls born of consanguineous marriage, with CIPA syndrome with typical clinical manifestations of pain insensitivity causing self-mutilation, anhidrosis and developmental delay. There was history of self mutilating behavior which started early in infancy with global developmental delay in both of them. They additionally had history of seizures from 6 mo of age. Family history was suggestive of similar disorder in children born of their father’s first marriage (consanguineous) where in all three children were male and died at 10, 11 and 13 y of life respectively with the same complaints. This suggests probable autosomal recessive mode of inheritance. On examination, there were signs of extensive self-mutilation in both children with amputat ...
    The Indian Journal of Pediatrics 03/2015; 82(8). DOI:10.1007/s12098-015-1735-1
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    ABSTRACT: Valid screening tools are needed to identify Indian children and adolescents with mental health problems, both for clinical or research purposes. The present study validated the Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire (SDQ) in Malayalam across different informants and sub-scales. A sample of 150 children and adolescents seen in a psychiatric clinic for children in Kerala, India was compared to a community sample of 1984 children from six surrounding urban and rural districts. Children in clinic and community samples were screened with the parent-report SDQ; those over 11 y completed the self-report SDQ. The community sample was also screened with the teacher-report SDQ and the clinical sample received formal diagnoses from a child psychiatrist blind to SDQ scores. The discriminative validity of the SDQ was investigated using Receiver Operator Characteristic (ROC) curves and by assessing Area Under the Curve (AUC). The SDQ discriminated reliably between clinical and community samples for the SDQ total score and its subscales. Within the clinic sample, 49 % of patients qualified for more than one broad diagnostic grouping. The SDQ discriminated between diagnostic categories in the clinic sample, but did so most effectively for conduct disorders. Based on the cut-offs that generated the highest combined value of sensitivity and specificity, the estimated rate of psychiatric disorder in the community sample was 13.6 % (parent-report) and 7.3 % (self-report). The SDQ is a useful screening tool for child and adolescent mental disorders for Malayalam speakers in Kerala, India.
    The Indian Journal of Pediatrics 03/2015; 82(7). DOI:10.1007/s12098-015-1727-1
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    ABSTRACT: To the Editor : Chronic adrenal insufficiency is characterized by deficient secretion of glucocorticoids, and often mineralocorticoids by the adrenal glands [1]. Here we are describing a 12-y-old girl who presented with adrenal insufficiency due to adrenal tuberculosis and difficulties encountered during her management.The girl presented to the emergency (ER) with hypotension and history of generalized hyperpigmentation for last 4 mo. She was noted to have hyponatremia and hyperkalemia, and serum cortisol was found to be low. Adrenal insufficiency was diagnosed and she was started on hydrocortisone (10 mg/m2) and fluodrocortisone (0.1 mg/d), to which good clinical and biochemical response was noted. She had a history of contact with tuberculosis. Montoux test was positive and CECT abdomen showed enlarged and necrotic adrenal glands, suggestive of adrenal tuberculosis. The child was started on antitubercular treatment (ATT). After starting ATT, the child started having weakness, letharg ...
    The Indian Journal of Pediatrics 03/2015; 82(9). DOI:10.1007/s12098-015-1742-2
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    ABSTRACT: To the Editor : A 7-mo-old girl was admitted with 1 mo history of symmetric extensor type of jerks in clusters followed by stiffening just after waking up. After the start of sudden jerks, psychomotor development got arrested. She was born at 38 wk of gestation by spontaneous vaginal delivery with a birth weight of 2400 g. She was the first child of healthy nonconsanguineous parents. In the newborn period she was diagnosed with supravalvular aorta stenosis with mild pulmonary stenosis. Her head circumference was 43 cm (50-75p). On physical examination dysmorphic facial features including elfin face, puffy eyes, full cheeks, flat midface, epicanthal folds and long philtrum was noted. Complete blood cell count, biochemical and metabolic tests were normal. Cranial magnetic resonance imaging showed normal findings except thin splenium of corpus callosum. Interictal sleep electroencephalography revealed hypsarrhythmia pattern. She was treated with adrenocorticotropic hormone. She was seizur ...
    The Indian Journal of Pediatrics 03/2015; 82(8). DOI:10.1007/s12098-015-1740-4
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    ABSTRACT: To the Editor : Central nervous system (CNS) tuberculosis is the most dangerous form of tuberculosis. Solitary giant intracranial tuberculoma poses diagnostic and therapeutic challenges.A 4-y-old child presented with features of raised intracranial pressure of 1 mo duration. He was put on 4 drug regime for right parieto-occipital tuberculoma (Fig. 1a). After starting antitubercular therapy his condition worsened rapidly over next 3 wk. Repeat CT scan (Fig. 1b) revealed enlargement of the size of the lesion. His condition did not improve inspite of dexamethasone 2 mg thrice daily and mannitol. He was referred to our centre. MRI of the brain revealed a large rim enhancing lesion, isointense on T1 (Fig. 1c) and hypointense on T2W1 (Fig. 1d) with midline shift. There was history of receiving antitubercular treatment (ATT) for tuberculous meningitis at 2 y of age.Fig. 1(a) CECT head showing a large right temporo-parieto-occipital lesion, (b) CT head showing increase in size of the lesion af ...
    The Indian Journal of Pediatrics 03/2015; 82(9). DOI:10.1007/s12098-015-1736-0