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: 0.87

Impact Factor Rankings

2015 Impact Factor Available summer 2016
2014 Impact Factor 0.867
2013 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 0.81
Cited half-life 6.90
Immediacy index 0.28
Eigenfactor 0.00
Article influence 0.21
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

  • Banupriya Newton · Ballambattu Vishnu Bhat · Benet Bosco Dhas · Nivedita Mondal · Sridhar Magadi Gopalakrishna ·

    The Indian Journal of Pediatrics 11/2015; DOI:10.1007/s12098-015-1939-4
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    ABSTRACT: Thoraco-abdominal viscera have unique morphological asymmetry, unlike the body's external organs. Heterotaxy syndrome is a disorder in which there is a loss of normal left to right asymmetry of thoraco-abdominal viscera and their naturally proscribed spatial relationship. It has multiple anatomical alterations, culminating into physiological and hemodynamic consequences. It is divided into two groups on the basis of morphology of the two atrial appendages. These subgroups are - 1) Isomerism of right atrial appendage (asplenia syndrome); 2) Isomerism of left atrial appendage (polysplenia syndrome); Patients from group I, usually have severe cardiac malformations and present early. They may have duct dependent lesions and eventually may undergo Fontan surgery. However, extracardiac anomalies are more common in group II. All the patients must be evaluated in detail to rule out anomalies like gut-malrotation. Patients must be provided with special care for their susceptibility to infection due to absence of spleen or presence of splenic malfunction. Majority of these patients may have genetic link and may present in families. Hence, genetic evaluation is necessary before assuming long term outcome.
    The Indian Journal of Pediatrics 11/2015; DOI:10.1007/s12098-015-1925-x
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    ABSTRACT: Objectives: To assess the knowledge of the general population and the medical specialists about the purpose and utility of cord blood banking. Methods: One hundred individuals from the general population and 100 clinicians from various departments were enrolled in the study between August 2013 and November 2013. Results: Fifty eight percent of the doctors and 82 % of the lay persons did not know any indication or were not aware of the correct indications of the use of cord blood for transplantation. Around half of the lay persons (42 %) and doctors (37 %) thought that umbilical cord blood can be used to treat any genetic disorder including Duchenne muscular dystrophy and mental retardation. Ninteen percent of the doctors thought that umbilical cord blood can be used to treat thalassemia in the same child. Conclusions: The propaganda done by cord blood banks that cord blood is a biological insurance for the child is misleading and should be discouraged. The obstetricians and the pediatricians should take a central role in providing the correct information to would be parents to help them in taking a correct decision.
    The Indian Journal of Pediatrics 11/2015; DOI:10.1007/s12098-015-1909-x

  • The Indian Journal of Pediatrics 10/2015; DOI:10.1007/s12098-015-1908-y
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    ABSTRACT: Tachyarrhythmias form a significant majority of the cardiac emergencies encountered in the pediatric age group. While the initial management often depends on the hemodynamic status of the patient at presentation, a systematic approach that follows the stabilization of the patient with the tools available at bedside, specifically the surface electrocardiogram often results in optimal treatment response that is tailored towards the mechanism and severity of the arrhythmia. The goal of this review is to provide the pediatric cardiologist with such an approach based on clinical history and analysis of the electrocardiogram (ECG). Illustrative examples are used to explain this approach towards the more common tachyarrhythmias. A general overview of the initial anti-arrhythmic interventions will be provided.
    The Indian Journal of Pediatrics 09/2015; DOI:10.1007/s12098-015-1881-5
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    ABSTRACT: Kawasaki disease (KD) is a common vasculitis in children and is the commonest cause of pediatric acquired heart disease in children in Japan and countries in North America and the European Union. It is now being increasingly reported from several developing countries, including China and India. Diagnosis of KD is based on a set of clinical criteria, none of which is individually pathognomonic for this condition. Further, these clinical features appear sequentially over a few days and all findings may not be present at a given point of time. Like many other vasculitides, there is no confirmatory laboratory test for KD. Treatment of KD involves use of intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIg) and aspirin. IVIg is an expensive product and poses several difficulties for patients in developing countries who may find it difficult to access therapy even if a diagnosis of KD has been made in time. In this review, the authors discuss some of these challenges that pediatricians have to face while managing KD in resource constrained settings.
    The Indian Journal of Pediatrics 09/2015; DOI:10.1007/s12098-015-1890-4

  • The Indian Journal of Pediatrics 09/2015; DOI:10.1007/s12098-015-1885-1
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    ABSTRACT: Sleep-disordered breathing (SDB) refers to a group of disorders characterized by abnormalities of respiration or ventilation during sleep. It encompasses obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), central sleep apnea (CSA) syndromes, sleep-related hypoventilation and sleep-related hypoxemia disorders. This review will concentrate on the disorder most prevalent in pediatrics, i.e., OSA, highlighting the most recent developments in our understanding of the etiology, pathophysiology and treatment options of this condition. OSA morbidities primarily involve the neurocognitive, cardiovascular and metabolic systems. However, there can be significant phenotypic variation in terms of end organ morbidity for the same OSA severity. This is likely due to the interplay between genetic and environmental factors; recent developments in the fields of genomics and proteomics have the potential to shed light on these complex pathological cascades. As we enter the era of personalized medicine, phenotyping patients to enable clinicians to tailor bespoke clinical management plans will be of crucial importance.
    The Indian Journal of Pediatrics 09/2015; 82(10). DOI:10.1007/s12098-015-1857-5

  • The Indian Journal of Pediatrics 08/2015; 82(10). DOI:10.1007/s12098-015-1880-6

  • The Indian Journal of Pediatrics 08/2015; DOI:10.1007/s12098-015-1865-5

  • The Indian Journal of Pediatrics 07/2015; DOI:10.1007/s12098-015-1850-z
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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