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It gives me an immense pleasure and pride to share that Indian Obstetrics and Gynaecology (IOG) Journal is indexed in Index Copernicus International Journals Master List. The Index Copernicus Value (2017) is 71.4. This would have never been possible without your endeavour and support. I want to take a moment to say thanks to the editorial board members, authors and reviewers. We expect continuous extensive support to the journal from our readers and we invite your suggestions and contributions to enrich the journal.
We have one special editorial on 'Polycystic Ovary Syndrome-Diagnosis and the Management of infertility' by Dr Rogerio A Lobo for the interest of our esteemed readers. Dr. Rogerio A Lobo, Professor, Obstetrics and Gynecology at Columbia University. He has a high degree of clinical interest in infertility, PCOS and hyperandrogenism. PCOS is the most common endocrine disorder in reproductive aged women, and is very prevalent and often not well understood and under diagnosed. Another interesting narrative study is 'Estimation of Foetal Weight by Clinical Examination and Ultrasound Methods in Predicting Actual Birth Weight: a Narrative Study' by Raziyeh Mossayebnezdad and co-authors. The study concluded that clinical methods for estimating foetal weight are easy, accessible and cheap and it can be helpful if ultrasound techniques are not available.
There is another interesting original study on 'Antepartum Risk Assessment for Pregnant Women Visiting a Tertiary Care University Teaching Hospital in Southern India'. Early identification of at-risk mothers through a simple, practical, reliable and customized risk scoring schedule can ensure interventions either to control the risk causing factor or delivery of timely and appropriate care as and when needed.
There is a case report on, 'A Study on Advanced Presentation of Tubal Ectopic Pregnancy' by Dr. Renuka Kumari and co-authors. Ectopic pregnancy should be considered even in second trimester as a rare possibility whenever the patient presents with acute abdominal pain and shock. This will be very useful for our esteemed readers in their clinical practice. There is another rare case report of pheochromocytoma complicating pregnancy by Dr. Anuradha Tibrewal. Pheochromocytoma is a rare cause of hypertension during pregnancy.
In gynaecology, we have an original study 'Awareness of Rubella and its Vaccination in Unmarried College Girls' by Dr. Nishi Garg and Dr. Seema Grover. This study shows that awareness of rubella alone cannot influence the attiude of the people but there is a need of better strategies.
'Comparision of Various Routes of Hysterectomy and their Outcomes', an original study presented by Dr. Bhanu Priya and co-authors. The route of hysterectomy should be individualised for each patient keeping in mind various factors like age, parity, indication for surgery, size of the uterus and patient preference.
Dr. Manisha Sharma and co-authors from Delhi have contributed an interesting report - 'Xanthogranulomatous Salpingitis – a Rare Entity'. Xanthogranulomatous salpingitis mimics malignancy in radioimaging studies.
'A Rare Case of Unicornuate Uterus with a Rudimentary Horn Misdiagnosed as Sertoli-leydig Cell Tumour' presented by Dr. Shailja Sharma and co-authors from Mumbai. The case report concluded that Clinicians should not totally rely on MRI while evaluating a case of adnexal mass.
We have a review article on 'Hormonal Contraceptives in Women with Medical Disorders' by Dr Surveen Ghumman and Dr. Pinkee Saxena. Knowledge of disease and good clinical judgment is the crux of prescribing hormonal contraceptives in these challenging situations.
We encourage researchers to submit high quality manuscript to the IOG describing their original clinical research findings and robust literature review that are of current clinical interest, report novel diagnostic paradigm or summarize their treatment experiences to make IOG reach on another height.