Asian Journal of Medical Research http://aijournals.com/index.php/ajmr <p><strong class="pull-left">Asian Journal of Medical Research (AJMR)</strong>&nbsp;&nbsp;is an open-access, freely accessible, online and print quarterly peer-reviewed international journal publishes a wide spectrum of advanced research on all medical specialties including ethical and social issues. AJMR is a gateway to enlighten the latest research/issues happening all around the world of medical and health sciences. <br><strong>Online ISSN: 2277-7253 | Print ISSN: 2347-3398</strong></p> en-US dir.aijournals@gmail.com (Dr. Rohit Kumar Varshney) shadanm168@gmail.com (Mr Shadan Pasha) Wed, 30 Dec 2020 00:00:00 +0000 OJS 3.1.2.1 http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss 60 Osteoid Osteoma of Cuboid Bone- A Rare Cause of Chronic Foot Pain in Childhood –A Case Report http://aijournals.com/index.php/ajmr/article/view/1829 <p>Chronic foot pain in pediatric age group is less common. The usual differential diagnosis may vary from musculoskeletal injury to serious diseases such as osteomyelitis. Benign bone tumor such as osteoid osteoma of foot is exceedingly rare in this age group. Here we present a rare case of osteoid osteoma of cuboid mimicking osteomyelitis. Patient was managed conservatively by Non-steroidal Anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) with good clinical outcome. Osteoid osteoma of foot bones should be kept in mind in cases with normal blood parameters.</p> Sunny Chaudhary, V Abdusamad, Aman Verma, Varun Garg, R K Siddharth, Vivek Singh Copyright (c) 2020 Author https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ http://aijournals.com/index.php/ajmr/article/view/1829 Wed, 30 Dec 2020 00:00:00 +0000 Floor Level Activity as a Sign of Congruency and Containment in Perthes’ Disease http://aijournals.com/index.php/ajmr/article/view/1850 <p><strong>Background: </strong>This study aims to note the role of floor level activities like squatting and sitting cross-legged as the indicator of healing with good containment and congruency in Perthes’ disease in children below eight years of age. The research hypothesis of the study is that the functional outcome of the affected hip joint in the form of spontaneous, free and full painless floor level activity in day to day life of the child is a better indicator of outcome irrespective of the radiographic changes in the hip joint. <strong>Subjects and Methods: </strong>A retrospective observational study&nbsp; was conducted in a tertiary care university hospital. The study included all the patients diagnosed with Perthes’ disease whose last radiological assessment showed signs of healing. Patients above eight years and patients who had not started showing radiological healing were excluded. Parameters assessed were the presence of lurch, pain at the hip joint, limb length discrepancy, range of motion at the hip joint and ability to sit cross-legged and squat and epiphyseal extrusion index on radiographs. <strong>Results: </strong>Nineteen hips in 18 patients met criteria with a mean age of 7.1 1.5 years at presentation with a minimum follow-up of 30 (30 – 72) months. None of the patients had any residual lurch or tenderness at&nbsp; the hip joint at final follow up and all were able to sit cross-legged and squat symmetrically and comfortably with significant improvement of motion at the hip joint (p&lt;0.05). No correlation was noted among the clinical and radiological features; except the internal rotation at healing with epiphyseal extrusion index at healing. <strong>Conclusion: </strong>Clinical function holds the key primarily in the course of treatment of Legg-Calve-Perthes’ disease. Conservative management in the form of bracing, floor level activities, and hip flexion and abduction exercises lead to congruency and containment in Legg-Calve-Perthes’ disease up to the age of eight years.</p> Arvind Kumar Yadav, Watson Thomas, Sandeep Kumar Chaudhari, Souvik Paul Copyright (c) 2020 Author https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ http://aijournals.com/index.php/ajmr/article/view/1850 Wed, 30 Dec 2020 00:00:00 +0000 Evaluation of the Diagnostic Value of Mycobacterium Tuberculosis DNA Recognition by Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) on Bone Tuberculosis http://aijournals.com/index.php/ajmr/article/view/1857 <p><strong>Background: </strong>This study aimed at evaluating the function of polymerase chain reaction (PCR) in the identification of spinal tuberculosis post two weeks of preoperative anti-tuberculosis cure and to evaluate PCR to the Lowenstein - Jensen Culture (LJC) and histopathological examination (HPE) methods. <strong>Subjects and Methods: </strong>All of the tissues obtained for histopathology were fixed in 10% formalin, embedded in paraffin, cut to 5-<em>µ</em>m-thick sections and stained with hematoxylin-eosin (H&amp;E) and Gabbet’s stain before microscopic examination. The sample collection was executed in sterile situations. Joint fluid, pus or tissue samples were composed and ground. <strong>Results: </strong>Results demonstrated that the PCR approach had 80.9% sensitivity, 95.2% specificity and 87.3% accuracy respectively. ELISA for TB-SA antibody had 51.8% sensitivity, 82.4% specificity and 66.4% accuracy respectively. The bacterial culture had 80.9% sensitivity, 68.1% specificity and 43.2% accuracy respectively. <strong>Conclusion : </strong>Polymerase chain reaction (PCR) is a speedy technique for identifying extrapulmonary TB with high sensitivity and specificity.</p> Varun Singh, Shubhendu Gupta Copyright (c) 2020 Author https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ http://aijournals.com/index.php/ajmr/article/view/1857 Wed, 30 Dec 2020 00:00:00 +0000 Arthroscopically Assisted Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction: Comparision of Bone-Patellar Tendon-Bone Versus Semitendinosus Gracilis Autograft http://aijournals.com/index.php/ajmr/article/view/1864 <p><strong>Background: </strong>Injuries to the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) of the knee are immediately debilitating and can cause long-term consequences, including the early onset of osteoarthritis. The present study compared the results&nbsp; of Arthroscopically assisted ACL reconstruction using&nbsp; bone- patellar-bone and semitendinous gracilis (STG) tendon grafts. <strong>Subjects &amp; Methods: </strong>The study was conducted from April 2019 to March 2020 at Department of Orthopaedics in Subbaiah Institute of Medical Sciences, Shivamogga, Karnataka on 40 patients who underwent ACL reconstruction were divided into 2 groups, single-incision arthroscopically assisted ACL reconstructions using either the bone-patellar tendon-bone (group I) or the hamstring autograft without extra-articular augmentation (group II). <strong>Results: </strong>There is a significant risk of associated injuries with ACL deficient knees, among the group who underwent surgeries 3 months after the injury than those who underwent before 3 months. The most common mechanism of injury was the activity of daily living in twenty patients, road traffic accidents in eleven, and sporting activity in nine patients. Anterior Drawer’s Translation after 1 year was seen in 15 each in groups I and II with 0-2 mm and 5 each in groups&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; I and II with 3-5 mm. <strong>Conclusion: </strong>The outcome for patients in this study undergoing ACL reconstruction with a hamstring tendon graft did&nbsp; not differ from that of patients with a patellar tendon graft in terms of clinical stability, range of motion, and general symptoms. The hamstring tendon group also had lower graft harvest site morbidity, as demonstrated by less kneeling pain at 1 and 2 years.</p> ML Chetan, K Girish Kumar Copyright (c) 2020 Author https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ http://aijournals.com/index.php/ajmr/article/view/1864 Wed, 30 Dec 2020 00:00:00 +0000 Outcome of Pregnancies with Fibroids and its Associated Complications: A Prospective Study http://aijournals.com/index.php/ajmr/article/view/1826 <p><strong>Background: </strong>Fibroids (leiomyomas) are benign smooth muscle cell tumors of the uterus. Although they are extremely common, with an overall incidence of 40% to 60% by age 35 and 70% to 80% by age 50, the precise etiology of uterine fibroids remains unclear. Some studies have shown a relationship between uterine fibroids and pregnancy complications, such as preterm birth, premature rupture of membranes (PROM), fetal malpresentation, placental abruption and intrauterine fetal demise. The aim is to study the outcome of pregnancies with fibroids and their associated complications. <strong>Materials and methods: </strong>The present study was conducted in the Department of Gynecology in a tertiary care hospital. For the study, a total of 40 patients were selected between the age range of 21 to 45 years from the outpatient list of the department of gynecology with pregnancy with fibroid after attending first-trimester ultrasonography examination which diagnosed them. The patients underwent both consequent antenatal care and delivery at the study institute in the study time. Ultrasonogram was done at successive visits to evaluate the change in the size of the fibroid and any associated complications either in fibroid or in pregnancy in general. <strong>Results: </strong>We observed that 15 patients had threatened miscarriage, 12 had preterm labor, 2 had antepartum bleeding, 3 had abdominal pain needing admission, 2 had laparotomy due to pain, 1 had a postpartum hemorrhage and only one patient needed a blood transfusion. Spontaneous abortion was observed in 2 patients, premature delivery in 15, delivery at 37-41 weeks in 37, vaginal delivery in 5 patients and cesarean section in 44 patients. <strong>Conclusion</strong>: Within the limitations of the present study, it can be concluded that pregnant women diagnosed with uterine fibroids are at a greater risk of complication during the antepartum, intrapartum, and postpartum periods.</p> Swarna Sudha Pullemalla, B. Bhargavi Copyright (c) 2020 Author https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ http://aijournals.com/index.php/ajmr/article/view/1826 Wed, 30 Dec 2020 00:00:00 +0000 Study of Influence of Vaginal Ph on the efficacy of Dinoprostone gel for Induction of Labor http://aijournals.com/index.php/ajmr/article/view/1849 <p><strong>Background: </strong>Inducing labor is a procedure intended to trigger artificial contractions of the uterus that generally involve progressive erasure and dilation of the cervix. This will hopefully lead to the birth of a baby through the vaginal route. To assess the efficacy of dinoprostone&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; gel in cervical maturation and its effect on vaginal pH. <strong>Subjects and Methods: </strong>The participants were grouped by their vaginal pH into two groups. Group, I included patients with vaginal pH 4.5 and Group II included vaginal pH &gt;4.5 and the differences between the groups with respect to maternal age, parity, gestational age. Those women with minimal change in Bishop Score, received up to 3 doses of dinoprostone gel intracervically, 6 hours apart. Women, who had no change in Bishop Score at the end of induction with 3 doses of dinoprostone, were further reassessed. <strong>Results: </strong>There was no statistically pertinent relationship between the two groups in regard to maternal age, gestational age, parity, and initial Bishop Score. The mean maternal age in Group I was 25.9 years and Group II was 26.9 years. The mean gestational age was 39.5 weeks in group I and 38.9 weeks in group II. The majority of subjects were primigravidas (70 percent in group I and 63 percent in group II). The mean Bishop score before labor induction was 3.6 0.9 in Group I and 4 1.0 in Group II. Out of 200 cases, 33 (23.3 percent) needed an improvement in Oxytocin, 33 (33.3 percent) in Group I and 4 (13.3 percent) in Group II. The vaginal delivery rate was 90% in Group I and 87% in Group II. The Caesarean section was marginally higher in Group II (10 percent) compared with Group I (13 percent). <strong>Conclusion: </strong>Parity has a major impact on the pre-induction of the Bishop Score and the pH itself has a vaginal influence. Knowing the pre-induction vaginal pH may also be a helpful method for determining the outcome of PGE2 induction.</p> J Sowmya, T Vijaya Krishna Copyright (c) 2020 Author https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ http://aijournals.com/index.php/ajmr/article/view/1849 Wed, 30 Dec 2020 00:00:00 +0000 Evaluation of Clinical Profile of Bipolar and Unipolar Depression Patients- A Clinical Study http://aijournals.com/index.php/ajmr/article/view/1851 <p><strong>Background: </strong>The present study was conducted to assess the clinical profile of unipolar and bipolar depressive patients. <strong>Subjects &amp; Methods: </strong>74 patients diagnosed with unipolar (40) and bipolar (34) depressive disorders were selected. Depressive cognitions, catatonic features, suicidal thoughts, anhedonia, pseudodementia, dissociative features, panic attacks, delusions, first-rank symptoms, auditory hallucinations, and affective reactivity were recorded. <strong>Results: </strong>Out of 74 patients, males were 32 and females were 42. Age of onset was 32.2 years in group I and 20.4 years in group II, total duration was 12.4 years in group I and 16.2 years in group II, the number of episodes was 3.4 and 7.1 in group II, the number of hospitalizations was 2.8 in group I and 5.2 in group II, suicidal thoughts were seen in 21 in group I and 24 in group II, anhedonia 10 in group I and 23 in group II, psuedodementia 7 in group I and 13 in group II, dissociative features were seen in 11 in group I and 27 in group II, delusions 4 in group I and 8 in group II, panic symptoms 10 in group I and 18 in group II and auditory hallucination 7 in group I and 18 in group II. The difference was significant (P&lt; 0.05). <strong>Conclusion: </strong>Authors found that common clinical features were suicidal thoughts, dissociative features, and anhedonia.</p> Musuku Srikanth Reddy Copyright (c) 2020 Author https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ http://aijournals.com/index.php/ajmr/article/view/1851 Thu, 31 Dec 2020 00:00:00 +0000 A Study to Assess the Neurocognitive Profile of Patients with OCD and Depression http://aijournals.com/index.php/ajmr/article/view/1852 <p><strong>Background: </strong>The present study was conducted to assess the neurocognitive profile of patients with OCD and depression. <strong>Subjects &amp; Methods: </strong>It comprised of patients of OCD (42) and depression (42) of both genders. An equal number of healthy control was also recruited. VAIS and performance tests of intelligence (BSS) were recorded. <strong>Results: </strong>Group I had 22 males and 20 females, group II had 18 males and 24 females and group III had 21 males and 21 females. The value for VAIS and performance tests of intelligence (BSS) parameters such as information were 94.2, 96.4 and 98.3 in all groups respectively, digit span was 103.4, 102.5 and 105.6 in all groups respectively, arithmetic was 95.8, 96.2 and 8.4 in all groups respectively, comprehension was 102.4, 104.5 and 107.3 in all groups respectively, verbal quotient was 105.2 in group I, 103.6 in group II and 10.6.7 in group III respectively. Block design was 9.12, 10.2 and 10.4 in all groups respectively, pass along test was 9.4, 9.8 and 10.2 in all groups respectively and the performance quotient was 102.2, 103.5 and 10.5.7 in all groups respectively. The difference was non-significant (P&gt; 0.05). <strong>Conclusion: </strong>Neuropsychological/cognitive parameters in patients with OCD, depression and healthy control were comparables.</p> Musuku Srikanth Reddy Copyright (c) 2020 Author https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ http://aijournals.com/index.php/ajmr/article/view/1852 Thu, 31 Dec 2020 00:00:00 +0000 A Study on Prevalence of Serum Resistant & Sensitive Escherichia Coli in Urinary Tract Infection http://aijournals.com/index.php/ajmr/article/view/1827 <p><strong>Background: </strong>Escherichia coli is the commonest organism causing urinary tract infection in women and children especially in those with uncom- plicated infections. It has been traditionally described Serotypes of Escherichia coli were consistently associated with Uropathogenicity and designated as Uropathogenic Escherichia coli.It is now recognized that a subset of fecal Escherichia coli can be colonized in the peri-urethral area, enter the urinary tract and cause symptomatic disease. These are currently defined as Uropathogenic Escherichia coli. The aims &amp; objectives are to the isolation of Escherichia coli in Urinary tract infection. 2. To determine the prevalence of Serum resistant Uropathogenic Escherichia coli. 3. To compare antimicrobial efficacy in Serum resistant and Serum sensitive Uropathogenic Escherichia coli. <strong>Subjects &amp; Methods</strong>: An observational study was conducted on 100 patients and urine samples collected from suspected and suffering from urinary tract infection. Study period from August 2018 to July 20019 attending General medicine OP in Hospital. Escherichia coli were isolated and identified by conventional techniques Mackie &amp; Mc Cartney. The strains were subjected to multiple drugs to study serum resistance and sensitivity. <strong>Results</strong>: From 100 urine samples 71 Uropathogenic, 18 males &amp; 53 females. 40% Sero-resistant and 60% Sero-sensitive among them 2 to 18 years males and &gt; 40 years females resistant, above 40 years males and 19 to 40 years females are sensitive to multiple antibiotics. <strong>Conclusion</strong>: it emphasizes Serum resistance is an important virulence factor, It may lead to pyelonephritis and septicemia. Serum resistant E. coli are multiple drug-resistant, so the present study formulating guidelines for planning effective treatment and Periodic surveillance to monitor resistance.</p> K. Prakash, J. Shravan Kumar, J. Rajamouli, Sachin Gurnule Copyright (c) 2020 Author https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ http://aijournals.com/index.php/ajmr/article/view/1827 Wed, 30 Dec 2020 00:00:00 +0000 Assessment of Bacteriological Quality of Drinking Water from Households of Sarvodaya Nagar, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India http://aijournals.com/index.php/ajmr/article/view/1828 <p><strong>Background: </strong>In the current scenario, the urbanization is happening at a faster pace and the economy is not able to match at par with urbanization, this In turn is causing problems of unavailability of safe and potable water along with proper sewage system, despecially in urban slums. As a result of the scenario many urban slums are still using poor quality pit latrines and even drawing water from nearby wells, water taps which are not complying with government norms. Space is also a big problem which is being faced by these slums, due to which there is a lack of enough spaces in the houses and nearby areas, therby causing overcrowding. Due to overcrowding, the space between houses, pit latrines, wells, taps and water bodies has decreased and thus the potential of contamination of water bodies by fecal microorganisms has increased drastically. Given the above knowledge, a study is much needed to estimate the presumptive and differential coliform count of water samples from the urban slum area in Lucknow. <strong>Subjects &amp; Methods: </strong>A cross-sectional survey was conducted during the period of January to June 2019. Samples were collected from all the taps, hand pumps that were currently in use, along with potable water stored in households of Sarvodaya Nagar (an urban slum area), Lucknow and were processed in the Microbiology department of IIMS&amp;R, Lucknow. <strong>Results: </strong>A total of 53(63%) samples were taken from Public supply, out of which 36(67. 9%) were found unsatisfactory and 17(32.0%) were intermediate, were found to be contaminated with Pseudomonas sp., E.coli, Thermotolerent E.coli, Klebsiella Spp. Citrobacter, Enterococcus and Pseudornonas Spp., E.coli, Thermotolerent E.coli, Klebsiella respectively. In the study more than half of the samples were taken from the Public water supply. Out of these about seventy percent were unsatisfactory and were found to be contaminated with Pseudomonas. <strong>Conclusion: </strong>The proper sanitation, regular treatment, supervision of water sources, arid regular bacteriological assessment of all water sources for drinking should be planned and conducted.</p> Shilpi Srivastava, Saurabh Kashyap, Ashish Rawat Copyright (c) 2020 Author https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ http://aijournals.com/index.php/ajmr/article/view/1828 Wed, 30 Dec 2020 00:00:00 +0000