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The Journal of Medical Research and Innovation is an award-winning and open peer-reviewed journal which covers all aspects of Medicine including cellular biology, zoology and futuristic medicine (Robotics and Artificial Intelligence in medicine). The journal will feature original research, reviews, editorials, case studies, brief communications, opinions/views, poster presentations and audios & videos. This will be of interest to medical practitioners, clinical educators, nurse practitioners and other healthcare professionals involved in the care of patients.

The journal publishes at least two issues (Bi-Annually. First issue in January and Second in July) each year. Articles are published online when ready for publication (Continuously) as Article in Press. Additional issues may be published for special events (e.g. conferences) and when special themes are addressed. Please note that JMRI only accepts invited articles. If you want to submit an article, please email us on editor@jmri.org.in prior to submitting, in order to discuss the possibility of a publication in JMRI.

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Case Report

Acute intermittent porphyria with posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome in pregnancy: a case report

by Arora H., Baheti G., Jain A., Bhalsod M., Mehta V.

Summary: The porphyrias are a clique of metabolic disorders caused by a faulty heme-synthesis process. The acute intermittent porphyria (AIP) is the most common type of porphyria. It results from a decrease in the porphobilinogen deaminase enzyme levels (PBG-D) which plays a vital role in the hepatic phase of heme synthesis.

Editorial

Ayushman Bharat Initiative: India’s Answer to Universal Health-Care

by Mehta V.

Summary: India, the 6th largest economy and largest democracy of the world has been improving its health care facilities slowly since last few decades. Doubling the life expectancy from 31 years in 1947 [1] when India got its independence from the British rule to 68.3 years in 2017 [2], the Indian government has been doing a good job; however it is still quite less as compared to the western world.

Review Article

3D Printing and its Future in Medical World

by Sharma S., Goel S.

Summary: Since the time of its inception, 3D printing has not only fascinated the researchers but also health professionals. Though the process is exciting, it involves meticulous coordination and selection process to achieve a desirable product. This review article discusses about the history of evolution of 3 D printers, their current application and future trends. Emphasis has also been laid to recognize the best suitable product and ways to prevent its misuse.

Acknowledgement

Editors and Reviewers Acknowledgement, 2(2), July-December, 2018

by Team E.

Summary: The Journal of Medical Research and Innovation would like to thank each and every one who has helped us to review and edit the articles. As a small token of appreciation, we would like to mention the names of all the editors and reviewers in random order here who have edited or reviewed the articles for the July, 2018 issue. The list will be updated as when more reviewers review the articles.

Original Article

Markers of Poor Prognosis in Non-ST Segment Elevation Acute Coronary Syndromes Without Revascularization: A 3-Year Survival Analysis

by Parkhomenko A., Dovgan N., Lutay Y., Kozhukhov S.

Summary: The non-ST elevation acute coronary syndrome (NSTE-ACS) account for more than 50% of the total number of patients with ACS. The mortality rates after NSTEMI are not significantly different when compared with patients with ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction.

Original Article

Hydroelectrophoresis for Transdermal Administration of Verapamil or of Hyaluronic Acid in Peyronie's Disease: A Prospective, Open Label, Multicenter Study

by Cavallini G., Maretti C.

Summary: To assess the efficacy of a new electromotive system for the transcutaneous delivery of verapamil or of hyaluronic acid to improve the symptoms of Peyronie' s disease (PD) in patients with a curvature deformity of < 30° at the beginning of therapy.

Case Report

Aneurysmal Bone Cyst of Talus

by Shrestha D., Thapa B., Maharjan D., Basnet K., Ghimire P., Karki S.

Summary: Aneurysmal bone cyst (ABC) of talus is rare benign, expansile and osteolytic bone growth. Cyst contains bloody fluid lined with variable amount of osteolytic giant cells. This is common in epiphyseal ends of long bone and rare in small bones like talus. Here a 20 years’ male with aneurysmal bone cyst of talus managed with wide intralesional curettage with autologous bone graft mixed with synthetic bone graft been presented.

Case Report

Dyke-Davidoff-Masson Syndrome: A Delayed Diagnosis of an Acquired Variant

by Kumar T S., Vipul A., Yadav R.

Summary: Dyk-Davidof-Masson Syndrome (DDMS) is an important cause of intractable and drug-resistant seizures. It has varied clinical presentation and history with distinct neuroimaging features. Here, we describe a female patient presented with recurrent intractable convulsion, mental retardation, hemiparesis, and characteristic neuroimaging features of cerebral hemiatrophy, calvarial thickening, and ipsilateral hyperpneumatization of the frontal sinuses which is suggestive of DDMS. Early institution of neuroimaging in patients with intractable epilepsy will make early diagnosis and better outcome.

Brief Communication

Developing A Scale for Measuring Perfection Quotient (PQ) to Predict Readiness to Health Behavior Change

by Sharma M., Kanekar A., Lakhan R.

Summary: The concept of perfection quotient (PQ) that imbibes the basics of intelligence quotient (IQ), emotional quotient (EQ), X quotient (XQ) and spiritual dimension has been proposed to measure readiness for individual-level health behavior change. PQ can be defined as a sum total of combined cognitive capacity, balanced emotions, desirable personality traits, and spiritual awareness to meet the best possible success of life goals. The present article reifies this concept into a practical scale that includes the concept of IQ implicitly by developing the scale at less than seventh-grade level. It explicitly operationalizes the concept of EQ through three constructs namely self-awareness, mood management, and self-motivation into a health emotional quotient (HEQ). It also operationalizes the concept of health X quotient (HXQ) through the constructs of cautiousness, independence, and competition with self.  Finally, it operationalizes the concept of health spiritual quotient (HSQ) through the constructs of self-love and love for others around oneself. The summation of HEQ, HXQ, and HSQ yields the PQ score which can range from 0-100 units. It is proposed that score of 0-25 units indicates needing improvement low perfection score; a score of 26-50 units indicates needing improvement small perfection score; a score of 51-75 units indicates moderate perfection score that can be better; a score of 76-100 units indicates high perfection score on the continuum and high readiness for health behavior change. The scale can be freely used by health behavior researchers while providing due credit.

Abstracts

To Determine the Relation Between Ankle-Brachial Index with Angiographic Stenosis and Major Cardiovascular Risk Factors In Patients With Suspected Coronary Artery Disease.

by Agarwal V., Patel T., Shah S.

Summary:  Prevalence of low Ankle-Brachial Index (ABI) in patients with Ischaemic Heart Disease. To compare the relationship between various physiological parameters like age, sex, and BMI with ABI. To compare the relationship between low ABI and number of coronaries involved.

Abstracts

Tuberculosis: Diagnosed and Undiagnosed as a Cause of Death

by Gandhi S., Shah P.

Summary: This study has been conducted to find out the frequency of tuberculosis, histopathological pattern analysis of tuberculosis along with associated non-neoplastic changes and there role in the cause of death.

Abstracts

Incidence of Cytological Abnormalities in Pap's Smear in HIV Positive Women

by Jotva S., Desai H., Goswami H.

Summary:  The aim of present study is to estimate the frequency of abnormal PAP’s smears and mainly to detect precancerous and cancerous lesions as well as inflammatory lesions in HIV infected women.

Updates







Kerala Flood Relief Donation

2018-08-22

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The water level in flood-hit Kerala has started to decline, but rebuilding Kerala could take years. As the rains ease, the focus will be on aiding those whose houses and livelihoods were destroyed, a scale of rebuilding which will require billions of dollars.

JMRI has donated its share for the relief. For those who want to contribute towards the cause but don’t know how, here’s a link: https://donation.cmdrf.kerala.gov.in/#donation
 
Regards,
Dr. Varshil Mehta
Editor in Chief, JMRI
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