Indian Journal Of Clinical Practice 2023-11-14T10:51:02+00:00 Tanuja Bisht Open Journal Systems <div class="row"> <div class="col-md-12"> <p>Indian Journal of Clinical Practice is the flagship peer-reviewed journal of IJCP Group<br />A multispecialty journal, it provides clinicians with evidence-based updated information about a diverse range of common medical topics, including those frequently encountered by the Indian physician, to make informed clinical decisions.<br /><br />Indian Journal of Clinical Practice is a peer-reviewed journal that publishes original research, clinical reviews, case reports, expert viewpoints, clinical practice guidelines, Medilaw, Medifinance, Spiritual Update, Lighter reading including latest news and updates in medicine from around the globe.<br /><br />Indian Journal of Clinical Practice has been published regularly every month since it was first launched in June 1990 as a monthly medical journal.<br /><br />The journal is available in print and is also available online. The ISSN (print version) number is 0971-0876; RNI number is 50798/1990.<br /><br />Indian Journal of Clinical Practice is indexed with Indian Citation Index and IndMed (</p> <p>IJCP Group was founded in 1990 by Padma Shri and Dr BC Roy National Awardee Dr KK Aggarwal and was the pioneer of medical journalism in India. It was started with the basic objective of updating the knowledge of the medical professionals, which is the need of the hour. We began with a single monthly journal called ‘The Indian Journal of Clinical Practice’ launched in 1990 by Late Dr Shankar Dayal Sharma, the then Vice President of India. Since then we have now grown into various multispecialty journals, customized books and publications, events, consulting, branding, Continuing Medical Education (CME) activities, doctor meetings, Key Opinion Leader (KOL) interactions, etc.</p> </div> </div> <div class="row"> <div class="col-md-12"><strong><span id="ctl00_ContentPlaceHolder1_Label2">Aim &amp; Mission</span></strong></div> </div> <div class="row"> <div class="col-md-12"> <p><br /><strong>Our Aim</strong><br />To help medical professionals both within India and abroad to stay updated with the latest advances in medicine and help improve patient outcomes and to provide a platform for doctors to share information<br /><br /><strong>Our Mission</strong><br />To be the leader in the field of medical communications and to make Indian medical literature vastly read within India and abroad.<br /><br /><strong>Our Vision</strong><br />To benchmark the kaleidoscope of medical information<br /><br /><strong>Our Guiding Principles</strong><br />Content is King, commitment, excellence, quality, timeline efficiency, creativity, innovation</p> </div> </div> Medicine Update 2023-11-14T06:28:04+00:00 Dr Veena Aggarwal <p>EDITORIAL</p> 2023-11-14T00:00:00+00:00 Copyright (c) 2023 Indian Journal Of Clinical Practice Obesity and the Banyan Tree 2023-11-14T06:45:09+00:00 Dr Sanjay Kalra Dr Suneet Verma Dr Nitin Kapoor <p>Health is a multifaceted construct, with social, religious and spiritual dimensions. In this editorial, we use an important socioreligious icon, the banyan tree (Ficus benghalensis) as a metaphor for the etiopathogenesis, clinical evaluation and management<br>of obesity. We utilize this as a motivational tool, to encourage self-discipline and self-care while living with obesity.</p> 2023-11-14T00:00:00+00:00 Copyright (c) 2023 Indian Journal Of Clinical Practice Role of Sodium Alginate in Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease: An Overview 2023-11-14T07:22:40+00:00 Dr Jyoti Yadav <p>Sodium alginate helps manage and treat heartburn and gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). This article discusses the<br>structure, mechanism of action and clinical application. A brief review of the literature is carried out.</p> 2023-11-14T00:00:00+00:00 Copyright (c) 2023 Indian Journal Of Clinical Practice The Effect of Phototherapy on Various Biochemical Parameters in Neonatal Hyperbilirubinemia 2023-11-14T07:41:27+00:00 Dr SHASHI KANT MEENA Dr JAGDISH SINGH Dr DHAN RAJ BAGRI Dr NEHA AGRAWAL <p>Phototherapy (PT) is the current modality of choice for treatment of unconjugated hyperbilirubinemia. The effects of PT on<br>various biochemical parameters including serum calcium, bilirubin profile, serum total protein, albumin, urea, creatinine,<br>serum electrolytes in neonates are a concern in current times. Like any other treatment, PT also has its own side effects.<br>This hospital-based, prospective, comparative observational study was conducted with the objective to assess the level of<br>various biochemical parameters like serum calcium, serum sodium, serum potassium, serum chloride, serum urea and serum<br>creatinine, serum total protein and serum albumin in addition to serum bilirubin before PT and after completion of 48 hours<br>of PT in full-term neonates with unconjugated hyperbilirubinemia at a tertiary care center. On comparing biochemical<br>parameters, a statistically significant difference in parameters such as bilirubin, urea, creatinine, sodium, potassium, chloride,<br>calcium, total protein and albumin was observed after PT. On the other hand, there was a statistically nonsignificant difference<br>in corrected calcium (p = 0.945).</p> 2023-11-14T00:00:00+00:00 Copyright (c) 2023 Indian Journal Of Clinical Practice An Interesting Case of Pulmonary Tuberculosis with Hypoxemic Respiratory Failure Mimicking Interstitial Lung Disease 2023-11-14T08:00:49+00:00 Dr SHRINATH V Dr SIDDHARTHA CHAKRABORTY Dr RAHUL TYAGI Dr ASHOK NARAYANAN <p>Hypoxemic respiratory failure is a rare presentation of active pulmonary tuberculosis (TB). Though tuberculous acute<br>respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) is well documented in medical literature, non-ARDS respiratory failure is seldom<br>reported in active pulmonary TB. We herein report a case, which posed a diagnostic dilemma as it clinically mimicked<br>interstitial lung disease. Imaging showed unilateral localized smooth interlobular septal thickening along with consolidation<br>without significant mediastinal lymphadenopathy. To the best of our knowledge, this rare radiological finding has not been<br>reported in medical literature as being associated with hypoxemic respiratory failure in pulmonary TB patients.</p> 2023-11-14T00:00:00+00:00 Copyright (c) 2023 Indian Journal Of Clinical Practice Doctors’ Pride and Ethics: Time to Introspect 2023-11-14T08:15:48+00:00 Dr ALEYA ANITHA <p>A doctor’s role in society is unique. Over years, medical science has advanced; publics’ expectations have changed; recent<br>pandemic challenged it. Doctors’ face is blemished by accusations. An online survey was done to analyze the change in the<br>attitude and respect of the public towards doctors. For this a questionnaire was forwarded through WhatsApp contacts.<br>Data was extracted to an excel sheet and analyzed. The cohort (n = 328) included both doctors (34.1%) and non-doctors<br>(65.9%). Non-doctors comprised of the general public (47.3%) and people who worked with doctors (18.6%). Overall, 93.3%<br>of those surveyed agreed that “doctors deserve respect”. More doctors (89.3%) as compared to non-doctors (39.4%) (p &lt; 0.001)<br>perceived a reduction in respect towards doctors. On an objective scale (0-10), respect had reduced from an average of<br>8.55 to 6.76 over 10 years; doctors felt steeper reduction (8.68 to 5.42 [p &lt; 0.05] than non-doctors [8.48 to 7.46 [p &lt; 0.05]).<br>Among doctors, 64.3% opined that “doctors’ profession should be considered as service”, while 49.1% agreed that “doctors’<br>profession can be a business model”. A portion of the public, agreed that medications (61.3%) and investigations (56.1%)<br>were prescribed/advised only when necessary. An important reason for reduction in respect was the perception that the<br>“medical profession is run as a business model” (16.8%). Respondents other than doctors, when given an opportunity,<br>wanted to practice ethically (19.4%).</p> 2023-11-14T00:00:00+00:00 Copyright (c) 2023 Indian Journal Of Clinical Practice Status of Urinalysis in Nigeria: Way Forward 2023-11-14T08:56:54+00:00 Dr ADEYEMO AW Dr OLANREWAJU TO Dr ADERIBIGBE A Dr Sourabh Sharma Dr SOJE MO Dr BUSARI KA Dr FAPONLE AE Dr OYEDEPO DS <p>Urinalysis serves as a diagnostic procedure employed to assess the condition of a patient's urinary system, encompassing<br>the examination of physical, chemical and microscopic attributes within a urine sample. In Nigeria, urinalysis stands as<br>a frequently utilized diagnostic modality, widely accessible within health care facilities and is generally cost-effective.<br>Nevertheless, despite its widespread availability, certain obstacles persist that hinder its effective utilization. Through this<br>review, we aim to emphasize the significance of urinalysis in the diagnosis of kidney diseases within low-income nations,<br>while also addressing the impediments that hinder its proper application. We also propose a range of requisite measures<br>for enhancement.</p> 2023-11-14T00:00:00+00:00 Copyright (c) 2023 Indian Journal Of Clinical Practice Not Practising Accepted Protocols While Examining a Patient 2023-11-14T10:21:25+00:00 IJCP <p>MEDICOLEGAL</p> 2023-11-14T00:00:00+00:00 Copyright (c) 2023 Indian Journal Of Clinical Practice HCFI Dr KK Aggarwal Research Fund 2023-11-14T10:25:09+00:00 IJCP <p>MEDICAL VOICE FOR POLICY CHANGE</p> 2023-11-14T00:00:00+00:00 Copyright (c) 2023 Indian Journal Of Clinical Practice CSI NIC Mid Term Meet 2023 2023-11-14T10:28:37+00:00 IJCP <p>CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS</p> 2023-11-14T00:00:00+00:00 Copyright (c) 2023 Indian Journal Of Clinical Practice News and Views 2023-11-14T10:35:51+00:00 IJCP <p>AROUND THE GLOBE</p> 2023-11-14T00:00:00+00:00 Copyright (c) 2023 Indian Journal Of Clinical Practice Lighter Side of Medicine 2023-11-14T10:51:02+00:00 IJCP <p>LIGHTER READING</p> 2023-11-14T00:00:00+00:00 Copyright (c) 2023 Indian Journal Of Clinical Practice What is the Importance of Life Force? 2023-11-14T10:47:48+00:00 IJCP <p>SPIRITUAL UPDATE</p> 2023-11-14T00:00:00+00:00 Copyright (c) 2023 Indian Journal Of Clinical Practice