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Dr. JB Sharma


I am pleased to write the Editor's Desk for the present issue of IOG with great pleasure 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.

It is with a deep sense of responsibility that my team takes over the baton!

We have written a special editorial titled 'Management of a COVID-19 Pregnancy and Labour' for the interest of our esteemed readers. Special thanks to Dr. Eshani Sharma and Dr. Janmeeta Singh for their assistance in preparation of manuscript.

There are three original studies in the Obstetric section. First study conducted by Dr. Mili Rohilla and Dr. Shakun Tyagi aimed to determine the prevalence of complaint of pelvic floor dysfunction in postpartum women and its relation to various predisposing factors. Second study is a prospective cohort study by Dr. Shuchita Batra and co-authors. The study was conducted to determine if routine antenatal NST can improve perinatal outcome, and compare the results in both low and high-risk term pregnancies. There is one study by a research group headed by Dr. Moushmi B. Parpillewar from Nagpur which analyse the type of heart disease complicating pregnancy and study the maternal and foetal outcome.

This issue presents two case reports that are very useful and informative to clinicians in their practice. The first case report is on 'Goodpasture's Syndrome with p-ANCA Vasculitis in Pregnancy' by Dr. Anuradha Tibrewal and Dr. Prawash Kumar Chowdhary from Raipur. The second case report is on 'Persistent Right Umblical Vein with Duodenal Atresia and Polyhydramnios: a Rare Case Report' by Dr. Gagan Lata and co-authors from Kurukshetra.

In Gynaecology section, we have an original study on 'Comparative Study of Visual Inspection of Cervix Using Acetic Acid and Lugol's Iodine with Papanicolaou's Smear for the Screening of Premalignant and Malignant Lesions of Cervix' by Dr. Manisha Sharma and co-authors. High incidence of cervical cancer in developing countries is due to lack of effective screening programme. Dr. Suman Lata Mendiratta and co-authors evaluated the role of transvaginal ultrasonography and colour Doppler in diagnosing uterine pathologies and its confirmation by histopathology. 'International Ovarian Tumor Analysis (IOTA) Simple Rules for Classifying Ovarian Masses and its Correlation with Histopathology', an original study presented by Dr.R Nigam and coauthors from Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, New Delhi. The study investigated that IOTAsimple rules are accurate with an excellent sensitivity and specificity.

We have an interesting case report in gynaecology section on 'An Unusual Case of a Large Cervical Angioleiomyoma Managed Laparoscopically by Dr. Kanika Chopra and co-authors from New Delhi.

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 another height.

Dr J B Sharma


Published Jul 26, 2020

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