Main Article Content
I am pleased to inscribe the Editor's Desk for the present issue of IOG with great contentment due to efficient functioning of last issues and tremendous recognition received by obstetricians and gynaecologists, all across India. We expect continuous extensive support to the journal from our readers and we invite your suggestions and contributions to enrich the journal.
We have an original article in obstetrics section titled 'Hysteroscopic Evaluation of Uterine Cavity of Women with Recurrent Miscarriage: Sine Qua Non After Two Abortions?' by Dr. Vinita Sarbhai and co-authors for the interest of our esteemed readers. Hysteroscopy approach should be recommended as a modality of choice for diagnosis of anatomical uterine defects in patients with two or more consecutive miscarriages. Another interesting original study is 'Serum Lactate Dehydrogenase: A Biochemical Marker in Preeclampsia and Eclampsia' by Dr. Rekha Yadav andco-authors. The study was conducted to assess the correlation of severity of pre-eclampsia with serum lactate dehydrogenase.
The issue presents two case reports that are very useful and informative to practitioners in their clinical practice. The first case report is of a 30 years old primigravida diagnosed with acute respiratory distress syndrome. The second case report is of Mallory-Weiss syndrome in a patient with hyperemesis gravidarum.
There is one original study on 'To Compare the Buccal and Vaginal Misoprostol Administration for Labour Induction at Term' by Dr. Ruchika Garg and co-authors. The study concluded that buccal misoprostol was more effective than vaginal misoprostol for labour induction.
In gynaecology section, we have an original study 'Retrospective Analysis of Hysteroscopy and Hysterosalpingography: Combined Procedure as a First Line Infertility Work Up' by Dr. Rutuja Athawale and coauthors. This study concludes that complete evaluation of uterus and tubes can be made by combining hysteroscopy and HSG in the same setting.
'Role of Lactobacillus in Vaginal Discharge and Bacterial Vaginosis', an original study presented by Dr. Shashwati Sarkar and co-authors. The study investigated the role of lactobacillus in vaginal discharge and bacterial vaginosis. We have an interesting case report on 'Giant Uterine Leiomyoma Mimicking Malignancy: A Diagnostic and Therapeutic Challenge' by Dr. Shivali Bhalla and co-authors from Punjab. Dr. Kriti Sahu and Dr. Beena Kumari from Mumbai have contributed an interesting case 'A Rare case of Percutaneous Aspiration of Giant Intra- abdominal Cyst and Laparoscopic Removal- A Case Report'.
There is a review article, 'Ethinylestradiol and Desogestrel: Topic Revisited' by Dr. Ratnabali Chakravorty from Kolkata for our esteemed readers. Monophasic pill containing ethinylestradiol (EE) and Desogestrel (DSG) is an extensively studied oral contraceptive pill. There are numerous clinical studies that highlight the contraceptive efficacy and non-contraceptive health benefits of EE/DSG.
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 journal reach greater heights with your support in an era of innovative research and development.
Dr J B Sharma