YUVA Journal of Medical Sciences, Vol 1 (4) December 2015, ISSN 2395-6526
1. COMMUNICATION - A FORGOTTEN SKILL (Original Article)
Meera Jindal*, Murtaza Kamal#
Abstract: Communication, a skill, is an important component of decision making in the treatment of pediatric patients. An effective, skilful and compassionate communication is an essential skill for the paediatrician. This article throws some light on the communication skills and how to develop them.
Keywords: Communication; Treating physician.
2. FIBRODYSPLASIA OSSIFICANS PROGRESSIVA- A CASE REPORT (Case Report)
Dr Pradipta Kumar Mishra, Dr Suchismita Panda, Dr Rishav Raj
Introduction: Fibrodysplasia ossificans progressiva (FOP) is a rare and disabling syndrome, which is characterized by heterotopic ossifications and skeletal deformities. So far, around 200 patients with FOP have been reported in the world literature. The disorder tends to inherit as an autosomal dominant trait, but the majority of cases are sporadic mutations. The age of onset is mostly in the first two decades of life, and no gender preferences have been described.
3. MORTALITY & MORBIDITY PROFILE IN VLBW & ELBW NEONATES ADMITTED TO NICU IN HMCH (Research Paper)
Dr Suchismita Panda
INTRODUCTION: Body weight and gestational age - important predictors of short and long term quality of life in neonates. VLBW comprises 4 to 8% of live births. About 1/3rd of the death during neonatal period occur in VLBW neonate. About 60.0% to 80.0% of the neonatal mortality and morbidity is due to preterm birth. In developing countries, NMR accounts for more than 50% of the infant mortality coefficient. So, to improve IMR, survival of neonates, especially preterm neonates is important.
4. NEPHROTIC SYNDROME – AT A GLANCE (Original Article)
Dr. Shiv Shankar Nayak
Introduction: Nephrotic Syndrome is the clinical entity characterised by tetrad of signs & symptom namely heavy proteinuria (>40mg/m2/hr), hypoalbuminemia (serum albumin < 2.5g/dl), hyperlipidemia (serum cholesterol >200mg/dl) and oedema. It has been seen that child below 6yr are mostly affected. Histopathologically in children nephrotic syndrome is usually idiopathic with minimal change disease (MCD) as the most common followed by MCD variant (Mesangial Proliferative variant) and F.S.G.S (focal segmental glomerulosclerosis). About 80% of nephrotic syndrome do respond to steroid. 70% shows relapse and good percentage become frequent relapses (≥2 relapse in 6 months or ≥ 4in 12 months) or steroid dependent (≥2relapse within 2 weeks of stopping steroid or while tapering steroid dose. Relapse is diagnosed by urinary dipstick of 3+ or more of proteinuria for 3 or more days remission despite 4 weeks of full dose steroid & has been shown to predict worse prognosis.