Research Article

Stress evaluation of maxillary central incisor restored with different post materials: A finite element analysis

<h2>Abstract</h2> <p><strong>Introduction:</strong> With the availability of different post systems and various studies on the strength of teeth restored with posts, the controversy as to which post systems provide better stress distribution of post and longevity of ...

Case Report

Acute necrotising pancreatitis masquerading as psoas abscess: A report of two cases

<h2>Abstract</h2> <p>Acute pancreatitis is commonly diagnosed clinically, with its classical presentation of upper abdominal pain, backed by raised serum levels of enzymes amylase and lipase. However, unusual presentation of this common surgical emergency as a psoas abscess is a...

Research Article

In silico comparative analysis of HIV protease inhibitors effect on 2019-nCoV coronavirus 3CLpro

<h2>Abstract</h2> <p>The novel coronavirus 2019-nCoV has become a bane to mankind and spread worldwide and infected many people. Thus, there is an urgent need of a cure for the severe pneumonia disease caused by this virus. In this study, in silico comparative analysis has been ...

Review Article

A Perspective on therapeutic potential of weeds

<h2>Abstract</h2> <p>Nature gives us a diverse plethora of floral wealth. Weeds have been recognized as invasive plant by most of scholars in today&rsquo;s world with extraordinary travel history. They are considered to be noxious for adjoining plant species and also as econ...

Research Article

Anticancer activity of novel surface functionalized metal doped hydroxyapatite

<h2>Abstract</h2> <p>In this manuscript it has been described a novel synthesis of mercury doped hydroxyapatite (Hap) and its application on human liver carcinoma cell line (Hep G2) and human lung fibroblast carcinoma cell line (MRC 5). Nano-sized hydroxyapatite doped with Hg2+ ...

Case Report

Acute pancreatitis with uncommon presentation of myocardial infarction

<h2>Abstract</h2> <p>Acute pancreatitis is inflammation of the pancreas that may be accompanied by a systemic inflammatory response which results in impairment of the functioning of various organs, systems. Pancreatitis associated vascular complications very often cause morbidit...

Opinion

Demystifying the power of magnesium

<p>Epsom salts was inadvertently discovered in Epson spring in England and used as magnesium salt in 1697. It is simply the magnesium sulphate, a commonly used ingredient in beauty and wellness kiosks for soothing joints, muscles and mind. Richard Martin Willstatter working on plant pigments b...

Clinical Image

Opera-glass hand with arthritis mutilans in psoriatic arthritis

<p>A 42 years old gentleman who was a known case of&nbsp; Psoriasis vulgaris since last 5 years presented to the Rheumatology clinic with inflammatory arthritis predominantly involving the joints of the upper extremities. Musculoskeletal examination of both hands revealed dactylitis and di...

Review Article

Role of yoga in Parkinson’s disease-A comprehensive update of the literature

<h2>Abstract</h2> <p>Parkinson&rsquo;s disease (PD) is a neurodegenerative disorder characterized by progressive degenerative motor symptoms (e.g., tremors, impaired balance and gait) and nonmotor symptoms (e.g., fatigue, sleep disturbances, pain) that can negatively influen...

Short Communication

Contemporary learning or E-Learning in physiotherapy, pre and post COVID-19: Short communication

<p>Since December 2019, an outbreak of novel corona virus disease was reported in Wuhan, which has subsequently affected more than 160 countries worldwide. The ongoing outbreak has been declared as a pandemic by WHO, a global public health emergency. Several countries are successfully fighting...

Review Article

PISA Syndrome-Orthopedic manifestation of a neurological disease?

<h2>Abstract</h2> <p>Pleurothotonus, commonly known as Pisa Syndrome (PS), is a rare neurological disorder characterized by lateral bending of the trunk with a tendency to lean to one side. This is typically mobile and resolves in supine position. It often presents as an incapac...

Case Report

Frequent, Genetic Polyps-Familial Adenomatous Polyposis

<p>Familial adenomatous polyposis is an autosomal dominant syndrome of variable penetration and constitutes the second frequent inherited syndrome enunciating the emergence of a colorectal carcinoma.</p>

Opinion

Fever is not a symptom in COVID-19: None of the diseases require fever as its symptom

<p>We have been hearing for centuries that &lsquo;fever is not a disease but a symptom&rsquo;. Physicians say that fever is a symptom of diseases like flu to cancer.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p>

Case Report

Twin-stage technique for occlusal rehabilitation of a mutilated dentition – A case report

<h2>Summary</h2> <p>Functional and aesthetic rehabilitation of an extremely worn dentition is one of the most challenging aspects of Prosthodontics. A thorough examination and diagnosis &amp; selection of appropriate occlusal scheme are key factors to achieve optimal clinica...

Research Article

Physicochemical and microbiological quality of tanker waters in Bengaluru urban for safe water supply

<h2>Abstract</h2> <p>This study investigated the water quality of tanker waters that was collected from Bengaluru urban areas to assess its suitability for domestic purpose. A total of 50 samples were collected in dry (March 2019) season. All samples were analyzed for various hy...

Research Article

Can we predict Alzheimer’s Disease through the eye lens?

<h2>Abstract</h2> <p>Alzheimer&rsquo;s Disease (AD) is a common dementia problem of the old population. The two main hallmarks of AD are tau protein and amyloid-beta protein. The relevant investigations on AD suggest that these proteins are also seen in the eye. There are ma...

Review Article

Identifying patterns in COVID-19: Morbidity, recovery and the aftermath

<p>Abstract</p> <p><strong>The infectivity and pathogenesis:</strong> SARS-CoV-2, the causative agent of Covid-19, involves Angiotensin-converting enzyme 2 (ACE2) receptors on type II alveolar type 2 (AT2) cells in lungs. Apart from, the upper and lower respiratory t...

Review Article

Exploring pathophysiology of COVID-19 infection: Faux espoir and dormant therapeutic options

<h2>Abstract</h2> <p><strong>COVID-19 virus structural components:</strong> The 2019-nCoV, also called SARS-CoV-2, was first reported in Wuhan, China in December 2019. The disease was named Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) and the virus responsible for it as the C...

Review Article

Impact of Community Oriented Ear Care (COEC) on national programme for control of deafness in India: A critical look

<h2>Abstract</h2> <p>The National Programme for Prevention and Control of Deafness (NPCD) was launched in 2006 by Government of India, but despite its phase wise implementation, the community oriented ear care has not been properly realized in view of existing IPHS Standards 201...

Editorial

Behaviour management during dental treatment!!!

<p>Behavioral dentistry is an interdisciplinary science, which needs to be learned, practiced and reinforced in the context of clinical care and within the community oral health care system. The objective of this science is to develop in a dental practitioner an understanding of the interperso...

Review Article

Parabens: The love - hate molecule

<p>Parabens are the esters of para-hydroxybenzoic acid [1], mimicking oestrogen, the hormone which makes a woman a woman; women love it and men hate it. However, with an excess use of this compound, even women can develop cancers of oestrogen responsive organs.</p>

Case Report

Primary anal malignant melanoma: A case report

<p>Anal melanoma is a rare and highly aggressive mucosal melanocytic malignancy. It is the third most common after melanomas of the skin and retina. The peak incidence in seen in the sixth and seventh decades. The clinical symptoms are pain, anal mass, bleeding per rectum, tenesmus or change i...

Opinion

How can we develop immunity against COVID-19 and defeat it

<h2>Summary</h2> <p>We know that Corona Virus develops in animals, birds and humans&rsquo; body. Now it is a pandemic and many people are dying with each passing day and a number of patients are increasing every hours. If we do not control it then it is dangerous for humanit...

Review Article

Role of pollen morphology in taxonomy and detection of adulterations in crud drugs

<h2>Abstract</h2> <p>Present paper communicates 42 species of angiosperms depicting characteristics of pollen grains as shape, color, exine ornamentations, and type of apertures. Pollen morphological characters are very important in plant identifications in field. Pollen surface...

Review Article

The Trans-zoonotic Virome interface: Measures to balance, control and treat epidemics

<h2>Abstract</h2> <p><strong>The global virome: </strong>The viruses have a global distribution, phylogenetic diversity and host specificity. They are obligate intracellular parasites with single- or double-stranded DNA or RNA genomes, and afflict bacteria, plants, a...

Mini Review

Bifid Mandibular Canals: A case report and mini review

<p>The presence of bifid mandibu&not;lar canals is an unusual but not rare occurrence. The mandibular canal containing the inferior alveolar artery, vein, and nerve, originates from the mandibular foramen and terminates at mental foramen [1-4]. In radiology, mandibular canal&rsquo;s ap...

Case Report

Effectiveness of prenatal intensive counselling on knowledge, attitude and acceptance of post placental intrauterine contraceptive device among mothers

<h2>Abstract</h2> <p><strong>Introduction:</strong> Contraception is a method or device used to prevent pregnancy. In the first year of postpartum period around 65% of women are having unmet need of family planning. Post Placental Intrauterine Contraceptive Device is...

Research Article

Development of ELISA based detection system against C. botulinum type B

<h2>Abstract</h2> <p>Botulism is the disease caused by botulinum neurotoxins. It is produced by an obligate anaerobic bacteria called Clostridium botulinum. There is no immuno-detection system available in the world for the detection of C. botulinum. Secretory proteins of cooked...

Short Communication

Trends in Teledentistry

<h2>Abstract</h2> <p>Socioeconomic barriers appears to be the greatest threat to dental care apart from considering the geographic location of the population. Access to need of care becomes primary consideration and through teleconsultation it is possible to overcome these barri...

Research Article

A study on pacemaker pocket infection

<h2>Abstract</h2> <p>Dual antiplatelet therapy (DAPT) combining aspirin and a P2Y12 receptor inhibitor has been consistently shown to reduce recurrent major adverse cardiovascular events (MACE) in patients with acute coronary syndrome (ACS) or undergoing percutaneous coronary in...

Research Article

ECHO…for a change!!

<h2>Introduction</h2> <p>The childhood obesity is increased more than three folds in last two decades in developed world. There is nutritional transition seen in the developing world including India. The westernization in diet of the Indian population along with prosperity bring...

Review Article

Bioactive components of tea

<h2>Abstract</h2> <p>Tea (Black tea and Green tea) are one of the most widely consumed beverages in the world. However, with the increasing interest in the health properties of tea and a significant rise in scientific investigation, this review covers some of the recent findings...

Review Article

Do genes matter in sleep?-A comprehensive update

<h2>Abstract</h2> <p>Sleep is considered as a complex process in human beings and is least understood mechanism. Role of sleep in synaptic plasticity remains a debatable topic till date. Sleep is influenced by genetic background of the individual. EEG done in human sleep showed ...

Research Article

Two different patterns and outcome of neodymium YAG capsulotomy

<h2>Introduction</h2> <p>Visual impairment is a global health problem. Cataract is responsible for 50% of blindness worldwide [1].</p> <p>Posterior capsular opacification is the most common late complication of cataract surgery as a result of proliferation of resi...

Research Article

Retinopathy of prematurity - Intersibling divergence of risk factors among twins

<h2>Introduction</h2> <p>Retinopathy of prematurity (ROP) is a consequence of an arrest in normal retinal neural and vascular development, which determines the aberrant retinal regeneration [1,2].</p> <p>ROP is a disease process mostly reported in preterm neonates...

Short Review

Chlorhexidine and oral cancer: A short review

<p>Owing to the ever westernizing lifestyles in developing countries like India, the escalation of oral cancer patients are in need of urgent plan of action. With tobacco being the commonest cause for causation of oral cancer, Global Adult Tobacco Survey, 2016-17 revealed that almost 28% of wh...

Case Report

Occluded superior vena cava and failed epicardial pacing: An unorthodox solution

<h2>Abstract</h2> <p>Permanent pacemaker implantation is conventionally done via upper limb veins. But in 1% - 6% cases, usual sub clavicular approach is either not possible or contraindicated due to complete occlusion of superior vena cava (SVC) or bilateral subclavian vein and...

Opinion

Obesity-Treatment by drugs

<h2>Opinion</h2> <p>The main disturbing situation faced by any individual is obesity nowadays. Obesity occurs because of overweight and this has several reasons to gain weight like hereditary, diabetes, diet, aging, PCOS in women, stress, and tiredness. It is a major, sustaining...

Research Article

An evaluation of hardness of commercially available provisional restorative materials: An in vitro study

<h2>Abstract</h2> <p><strong>Statement of problem:</strong> Provisional restorations play a critical role in the success of restorative treatment so they must maintain their integrity in the oral environment throughout the diagnostic and restorative phases.</p>...

Short Communication

Modeling of A.I based Inhalation for Advanced Life Support System Development

<h2>Abstract</h2> <p>Present piece of idea exhibits to divert attention towards automated high precision Life Support System (LSS) instead of manual one using medical intelligence devices while treating and diagnosis to the patient, where Ventilator, inhaler and respiratory cont...

Prospective

Recent approach to incorporate tellurium in metal carbonyl cluster utilizing extrusion reaction

<h2>Abstract</h2> <p>The incorporation of tellurium into metal carbonyl using tellurium transfer/ extrusion reaction is presented in this work. The results bring one of the new ways to incorporate tellurium by transferring it from one molecule to another molecule, in comparison ...

Case Report

Lateral Pedicle and Connective Tissue Graft – A combined approach for management of isolated gingival recession

<h2>Abstract</h2> <p>Gingival recession is defined as apical migration of the gingival epithelium leading to the exposure of root surface. There are many surgical procedures for treating gingival recessions and the main goal is to cover the exposed tooth surface by soft tissue a...

Case Report

Hemoptysis after subclavian vein puncture for pacemaker implantation: A case report

<h2>Abstract</h2> <p><strong>Background:</strong> Subclavian venous access for pacemaker lead insertion is a common procedure and is normally considered safe in the hands of an expert. However, subclavian venepuncture is not without complications, starting from mild ...

Review Article

Drug abuse and its ramifications on skeletal system

<h2>Abstract</h2> <p>The purpose of this study is to highlight the drug abuse hazards and preventive aspects. From a public health perspective, substance abuse has long been a source of major concern, both for the individual&rsquo;s health and for wider society as a whole. T...

Research Article

Radiofrequency ablation for snoring and sleep apnoea

<h2>Aim</h2> <p>Radiofrequency proves to be a useful tool for snoring sleep apnoea cases. Its advantage includes relative precision in incision making, relative bloodless fields if used appropriately, decrease postoperative pain and excellent healing with fibrosis which aids in ...

Research Article

Addition of Simvastatin to Carvedilol and Endoscopic Variceal Ligation improves rebleeding and survival in patients with Child-Pugh A and B class but not in Child Pugh C class

<h2>Summary</h2> <p><strong>Background:</strong> Even with current standard treatment after variceal bleeding which includes combination of nonselective b-blockers and repeated endoscopic variceal ligation, the risk of rebleeding and mortality are high. Statins exhib...

Case Report

Anterior Abdominal Wall Abscess: An unusual presentation of Carcinoma of the Colon

<h2>Abstract</h2> <p><strong>Background:</strong> Colorectal cancer progresses without any symptoms early on, or those clinical symptoms are very discrete and so are undetected for long periods of time. The case reported is an unusual presentation of colorectal cance...

Research Article

Does it matter what a mother consumes? An anthropological exploration of dietary practices among Churachandpur (Manipur) pregnant women and its impact on infant birth weight

<h2>Abstract</h2> <p><strong>Background:</strong> Nutritional status of expectant women is an important indicator of healthy pregnancy and an ideal birth weight of the infant. The present study is an attempt to understand food eating practices and related taboos amon...

Research Article

An evaluation of visual outcome of corneal injuries in a tertiary care hospital

<h2>Abstract</h2> <p><strong>Background:</strong> Corneal injuries are significant contributors to blindness. Cornea being the most anterior structure of eye is exposed to various hazards like airborne debris and blunt trauma. By understanding different types of inju...

Research Article

Colour keys to emotion in management of children and intellectual distraction using coloured games in dental environment for children

<h2>Abstract</h2> <p><strong>Aim and objective:</strong> Dentistry for children is not difficult but is different from what is practiced for adults. The children reacts to differently to people and places around them. Anxiety is an emotional state that helps normal i...