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Advanced Arab Academy of Audio-Vestibulogy J.     Open Access  
Advances in Human Biology     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
African J. for Infertility and Assisted Conception     Open Access  
African J. of Business Ethics     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
African J. of Medical and Health Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
African J. of Paediatric Surgery     Open Access   (Followers: 7, SJR: 0.269, h-index: 10)
African J. of Trauma     Open Access  
Ain-Shams J. of Anaesthesiology     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Al-Azhar Assiut Medical J.     Open Access  
Al-Basar Intl. J. of Ophthalmology     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Ancient Science of Life     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
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APOS Trends in Orthodontics     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Arab J. of Interventional Radiology     Open Access  
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Asia Pacific J. of Clinical Trials : Nervous System Diseases     Open Access  
Asia-Pacific J. of Oncology Nursing     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Asian J. of Andrology     Open Access   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.879, h-index: 49)
Asian J. of Neurosurgery     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Asian J. of Oncology     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Asian J. of Transfusion Science     Open Access   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.362, h-index: 10)
Astrocyte     Open Access  
Avicenna J. of Medicine     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
AYU : An international quarterly journal of research in Ayurveda     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Benha Medical J.     Open Access  
BLDE University J. of Health Sciences     Open Access  
Brain Circulation     Open Access  
Bulletin of Faculty of Physical Therapy     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Cancer Translational Medicine     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
CHRISMED J. of Health and Research     Open Access  
Clinical Dermatology Review     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
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Contemporary Clinical Dentistry     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Current Medical Issues     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
CytoJ.     Open Access   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.339, h-index: 19)
Delta J. of Ophthalmology     Open Access  
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Digital Medicine     Open Access  
Drug Development and Therapeutics     Open Access  
Education for Health     Open Access   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.205, h-index: 22)
Egyptian J. of Bronchology     Open Access  
Egyptian J. of Cardiothoracic Anesthesia     Open Access  
Egyptian J. of Cataract and Refractive Surgery     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Egyptian J. of Dermatology and Venerology     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Egyptian J. of Haematology     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
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Egyptian J. of Obesity, Diabetes and Endocrinology     Open Access  
Egyptian J. of Otolaryngology     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
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Egyptian J. of Surgery     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
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Egyptian Pharmaceutical J.     Open Access  
Egyptian Retina J.     Open Access  
Egyptian Rheumatology and Rehabilitation     Open Access  
Endodontology     Open Access  
Endoscopic Ultrasound     Open Access   (SJR: 0.473, h-index: 8)
Environmental Disease     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
European J. of Dentistry     Open Access   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.496, h-index: 11)
European J. of General Dentistry     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
European J. of Prosthodontics     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
European J. of Psychology and Educational Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 8)
Fertility Science and Research     Open Access  
Formosan J. of Surgery     Open Access   (SJR: 0.107, h-index: 5)
Genome Integrity     Open Access   (Followers: 4, SJR: 1.227, h-index: 12)
Global J. of Transfusion Medicine     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Heart India     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Heart Views     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Hepatitis B Annual     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
IJS Short Reports     Open Access  
Indian Anaesthetists Forum     Open Access  
Indian Dermatology Online J.     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Indian J. of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Indian J. of Anaesthesia     Open Access   (Followers: 8, SJR: 0.302, h-index: 13)
Indian J. of Burns     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Indian J. of Cancer     Open Access   (SJR: 0.318, h-index: 26)
Indian J. of Cerebral Palsy     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Indian J. of Community Medicine     Open Access   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.618, h-index: 16)
Indian J. of Critical Care Medicine     Open Access   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.307, h-index: 16)
Indian J. of Dental Research     Open Access   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.243, h-index: 24)
Indian J. of Dental Sciences     Open Access  
Indian J. of Dentistry     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Indian J. of Dermatology     Open Access   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.448, h-index: 16)
Indian J. of Dermatology, Venereology and Leprology     Open Access   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.563, h-index: 29)
Indian J. of Dermatopathology and Diagnostic Dermatology     Open Access  
Indian J. of Drugs in Dermatology     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Indian J. of Endocrinology and Metabolism     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Indian J. of Health Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Indian J. of Medical and Paediatric Oncology     Open Access   (SJR: 0.292, h-index: 9)
Indian J. of Medical Microbiology     Open Access   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.53, h-index: 34)
Indian J. of Medical Research     Open Access   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.716, h-index: 60)
Indian J. of Medical Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.207, h-index: 31)
Indian J. of Multidisciplinary Dentistry     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Indian J. of Nephrology     Open Access   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.233, h-index: 12)
Indian J. of Nuclear Medicine     Open Access   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.213, h-index: 5)
Indian J. of Occupational and Environmental Medicine     Open Access   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.203, h-index: 13)
Indian J. of Ophthalmology     Open Access   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.536, h-index: 34)
Indian J. of Oral Health and Research     Open Access  
Indian J. of Oral Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Indian J. of Orthopaedics     Open Access   (Followers: 9, SJR: 0.393, h-index: 15)
Indian J. of Otology     Open Access   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.218, h-index: 5)
Indian J. of Paediatric Dermatology     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Indian J. of Pain     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Indian J. of Palliative Care     Open Access   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.35, h-index: 12)
Indian J. of Pathology and Microbiology     Open Access   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.285, h-index: 22)
Indian J. of Pharmacology     Open Access   (SJR: 0.347, h-index: 44)
Indian J. of Plastic Surgery     Open Access   (Followers: 12, SJR: 0.303, h-index: 13)
Indian J. of Psychiatry     Open Access   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.496, h-index: 15)
Indian J. of Psychological Medicine     Open Access   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.344, h-index: 9)
Indian J. of Public Health     Open Access   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.444, h-index: 17)
Indian J. of Radiology and Imaging     Open Access   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.253, h-index: 14)
Indian J. of Research in Homoeopathy     Open Access  
Indian J. of Rheumatology     Open Access   (SJR: 0.169, h-index: 7)
Indian J. of Sexually Transmitted Diseases and AIDS     Open Access   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.313, h-index: 9)
Indian J. of Social Psychiatry     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Indian J. of Urology     Open Access   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.366, h-index: 16)
Indian J. of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Industrial Psychiatry J.     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Intl. J. of Academic Medicine     Open Access  
Intl. J. of Advanced Medical and Health Research     Open Access  
Intl. J. of Applied and Basic Medical Research     Open Access  
Intl. J. of Clinical and Experimental Physiology     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Intl. J. of Critical Illness and Injury Science     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Intl. J. of Educational and Psychological Researches     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Intl. J. of Environmental Health Engineering     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Intl. J. of Forensic Odontology     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Intl. J. of Green Pharmacy     Open Access   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.229, h-index: 13)
Intl. J. of Health & Allied Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Intl. J. of Health System and Disaster Management     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Intl. J. of Heart Rhythm     Open Access  
Intl. J. of Medicine and Public Health     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Intl. J. of Mycobacteriology     Open Access   (SJR: 0.239, h-index: 4)
Intl. J. of Noncommunicable Diseases     Open Access  
Intl. J. of Nutrition, Pharmacology, Neurological Diseases     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Intl. J. of Oral Health Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Intl. J. of Orthodontic Rehabilitation     Open Access  
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Intl. J. of Pharmaceutical Investigation     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Intl. J. of Preventive Medicine     Open Access   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.523, h-index: 15)
Intl. J. of Shoulder Surgery     Open Access   (Followers: 7, SJR: 0.611, h-index: 9)
Intl. J. of Trichology     Open Access   (SJR: 0.37, h-index: 10)
Intl. J. of Yoga     Open Access   (Followers: 15)
Intl. J. of Yoga : Philosophy, Psychology and Parapsychology     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Iranian J. of Nursing and Midwifery Research     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Iraqi J. of Hematology     Open Access  
J. of Academy of Medical Sciences     Open Access  
J. of Advanced Pharmaceutical Technology & Research     Open Access   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.427, h-index: 15)
J. of Anaesthesiology Clinical Pharmacology     Open Access   (Followers: 8, SJR: 0.416, h-index: 14)
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J. of Association of Chest Physicians     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
J. of Basic and Clinical Reproductive Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
J. of Cancer Research and Therapeutics     Open Access   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.359, h-index: 21)
J. of Carcinogenesis     Open Access   (Followers: 1, SJR: 1.152, h-index: 26)
J. of Cardiothoracic Trauma     Open Access  
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J. of Cardiovascular Echography     Open Access   (SJR: 0.134, h-index: 2)
J. of Cleft Lip Palate and Craniofacial Anomalies     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
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J. of Conservative Dentistry     Open Access   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.532, h-index: 10)
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Journal Cover Astrocyte
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  • Pulmonary tuberculosis: A collage of radiological portraits

    • Authors: Nishith Kumar, Yatish Agarwal, Pranav Ish, Arpita Gupta
      Pages: 75 - 79
      Abstract: Nishith Kumar, Yatish Agarwal, Pranav Ish, Arpita Gupta
      Astrocyte 2017 4(2):75-79
      For close to a hundred years, diagnostic radiology has been an invaluable ally of physicians engaged in the diagnosis and treatment of various forms of tuberculosis. Over time, its realm has benefited with quantum expansion in imaging technology and emergence of greater understanding of morphological signs, which can play a decisive role in diagnosis, in monitoring the response to treatment, in screening the close contacts of sputum smear positive pulmonary tuberculosis patients, and in guiding thoracic interventions. This photomontage unveils the classic changes of pulmonary manifestations of the disease through its primary and post-primary forms, expressions in an immunocompromised host, and presentations in multidrug-resistant tuberculosis and in nontubercular mycobacterial infection.
      Citation: Astrocyte 2017 4(2):75-79
      PubDate: Thu,30 Nov 2017
      DOI: 10.4103/astrocyte.astrocyte_72_17
      Issue No: Vol. 4, No. 2 (2017)
       
  • Tuberculosis of the lymph nodes: Many facets, many hues

    • Authors: Avinash Gandhare, Ashok Mahashur
      Pages: 80 - 86
      Abstract: Avinash Gandhare, Ashok Mahashur
      Astrocyte 2017 4(2):80-86
      Lymph node tuberculosis (LNTB) is one of the most common extrapulmonary manifestations of tuberculosis. A high index of suspicion is needed for diagnosis of tuberculous lymphadenitis, which is known to mimic numerous pathological conditions. Availability of molecular technology has improved the ease of diagnosis. Molecular techniques are also useful for the early detection of drug resistance. With the advent of endobronchial ultrasound in the last decade, the diagnosis of mediastinal tuberculosis has also improved. Management of LNTB often has difficulties. However, most cases can be managed medically and surgical intervention is rarely required. The treatment is similar to pulmonary tuberculosis. However, paradoxical reaction, which is observed in 10–15% of immunocompetent and about 50% of human immunodeficiency virus positive patients needs a special mention for an appropriate management of LNTB.
      Citation: Astrocyte 2017 4(2):80-86
      PubDate: Thu,30 Nov 2017
      DOI: 10.4103/astrocyte.astrocyte_65_17
      Issue No: Vol. 4, No. 2 (2017)
       
  • Current approaches to tuberculous pleural effusion

    • Authors: Neha Mandovra, Preyas J Vaidya, Prashant N Chhajed
      Pages: 87 - 93
      Abstract: Neha Mandovra, Preyas J Vaidya, Prashant N Chhajed
      Astrocyte 2017 4(2):87-93
      A common expression of pleural pathologies, most pleural effusions can be diagnosed correctly by the use of simple laboratory investigations, but 15–20% of them fail the test and remain undiagnosed. This paper highlights the advances made in the field of diagnosing a tubercular pleural effusion. In a highly endemic country like India, drug resistant (DR) tuberculosis (TB) is a major public health problem and a low bacillary load in the pleural fluid often results in a negative acid fast bacilli (AFB) culture. Image-guided and pleuroscopic-guided pleural biopsies can increase the yield rates of AFB culture and molecular diagnostic tests like GeneXpert. These tools hold a dual use: they can make a diagnosis of TB and can also detect the DR strains of TB. In the clinical arena, malignant pleural effusions are not uncommonly misdiagnosed initially and treated with antitubercular drugs. The use of newer diagnostic modalities can help limit the risk of such an erroneous diagnosis and unproductive management.
      Citation: Astrocyte 2017 4(2):87-93
      PubDate: Thu,30 Nov 2017
      DOI: 10.4103/astrocyte.astrocyte_59_17
      Issue No: Vol. 4, No. 2 (2017)
       
  • Tuberculosis of the spine: The current clinical landscape

    • Authors: Kunal Shah, Abhay Nene
      Pages: 94 - 99
      Abstract: Kunal Shah, Abhay Nene
      Astrocyte 2017 4(2):94-99
      Tuberculosis is a major health problem in developing countries, and India is considered endemic for the disease. Tuberculosis of the spine is one of the most common extrapulmonary manifestations. Patients present at various stages of the disease ranging from paraplegia and spinal instability to merely early back pain. Thus, it becomes hard to typeset a plan for the management of spinal tuberculosis, which clearly needs to be individualized. However, a modern philosophy of treatment has emerged based on advanced imaging and diagnostic techniques, improved knowledge of tuberculosis pharmacology, and a better understanding of surgical indications, keeping the new resistant strains of the tuberculous mycobacterium in mind. This article puts forward the modern approach – the “Millennium Doctrine” – towards the diagnosis and treatment of tuberculosis to help in preventing disability and complications.
      Citation: Astrocyte 2017 4(2):94-99
      PubDate: Thu,30 Nov 2017
      DOI: 10.4103/astrocyte.astrocyte_57_17
      Issue No: Vol. 4, No. 2 (2017)
       
  • Tuberculosis in special situations: Co-morbid conditions, physiological
           states and contraception

    • Authors: Harjit Dumra
      Pages: 100 - 107
      Abstract: Harjit Dumra
      Astrocyte 2017 4(2):100-107
      Till date we believed that multidrug-resistant and extensively drug resistant were our deadliest foes when dealing with tuberculosis. However, conditions commonly encountered in daily practice such as diabetes, liver, renal, psychiatric disorders, and pregnancy tend to frequently overlap with tuberculosis. These multimorbid conditions prove to be equally challenging for an average medical practitioner. Inappropriate prescriptions in the above situations prove to be a significant impediment to the overall control of tuberculosis in the community at large. The advent of solid organ transplantation and aggressive use of immunosuppressive medication for malignancies and chronic inflammatory disorders has added a new dimension to the already preexisting challenges faced by practicing clinicians, particularly in the context of treating tuberculosis in the immunocompromised and drug-drug interactions. This is another area which needs special attention. Pediatric multidrug resistant tuberculosis is a growing menace and needs to be controlled before it becomes an insurmountable problem. In addition, the emerging epidemics of metabolic syndrome, substance abuse, and drug dependence have only compounded the problem. Tuberculosis in the above populations, particularly if drug resistant can be one of the worst nightmares for the treating clinician. This article tries to highlight these prevalent issues and offers practical and evidence-based solutions to help clinicians in their endeavor to achieve a tuberculosis free world.
      Citation: Astrocyte 2017 4(2):100-107
      PubDate: Thu,30 Nov 2017
      DOI: 10.4103/astrocyte.astrocyte_64_17
      Issue No: Vol. 4, No. 2 (2017)
       
  • Bedaquiline and delamanid: Sharing the indian experience

    • Authors: Jai B Mullerpattan, Zarir F Udwadia
      Pages: 108 - 110
      Abstract: Jai B Mullerpattan, Zarir F Udwadia
      Astrocyte 2017 4(2):108-110
      Currently, India is home to the highest number of multi-drug resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) patients in the world. Until now, MDR-TB was being treated with repurposed drugs which are toxic and are required to be given for up to 2 years. Two new oral anti-TB drugs, bedaquiline and delamanid have received approval in 2012 and 2014 respectively. While presenting the pharmacology, evidence of efficacy, WHO recommendations, current status of access as well as future directions regarding these two novel anti-TB agents, this paper delves into the India narrative recounting the short clinical experience thus far.
      Citation: Astrocyte 2017 4(2):108-110
      PubDate: Thu,30 Nov 2017
      DOI: 10.4103/astrocyte.astrocyte_73_17
      Issue No: Vol. 4, No. 2 (2017)
       
  • Surgery in pleuro-pulmonary tuberculosis: On the comeback trail

    • Authors: Nasser Yusuf, CP Rauf, Nihal Yusuf
      Pages: 111 - 124
      Abstract: Nasser Yusuf, CP Rauf, Nihal Yusuf
      Astrocyte 2017 4(2):111-124
      The birth of modern antitubercular chemotherapy in mid-1950s relegated the status of pleuro-pulmonary surgery to being on the backburner. However, since the time MDR-TB and XDR-TB strains have emerged, considerable interest stands rekindled in the realm of the scalpel. Pleuro-pulmonary surgeries have become an indisputable ally of the current molecular drug therapies in a bid to scale back the morbidity and mortality of the disease. While such complications as bronchiectasis – with its attendant risks of suppuration, superinfection, and hemoptysis, together with known destructive pulmonary sequelae such as destroyed lung, massive hemoptysis, bronchopleural fistula and empyema have become distinct grounds for surgical intervention, the presence of a pulmonary aspergilloma or a resectable neoplasm in a destroyed lung, makes the patient a fit case for corrective surgery. Mediastinal tuberculous lymphadenitis, associated with compressive symptoms and pulmonary complications, particularly in children, is another classic ground for surgical decompression of the bronchial tree. Making a compelling preference in such clinical landscapes which do not respond to medical treatment, are serious, and potentially fatal, pleuro-pulmonary surgery is currently well and truly on the comeback trail in the management of thoracopulmonary tuberculosis.
      Citation: Astrocyte 2017 4(2):111-124
      PubDate: Thu,30 Nov 2017
      DOI: 10.4103/astrocyte.astrocyte_67_17
      Issue No: Vol. 4, No. 2 (2017)
       
  • Tuberculosis: Emerging skies in diagnostics, therapeutics and preventive
           strategies

    • Authors: Nitin Abhyankar
      Pages: 125 - 133
      Abstract: Nitin Abhyankar
      Astrocyte 2017 4(2):125-133
      The diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of tuberculosis (TB) are on the anvil of a paradigm shift. While the diagnosis and treatment are likely to undergo a remarkable change with genotypic (improved Genexpert ultra and line probe assay) methods which assure rapid and accurate identification of drug sensitive and drug resistant pulmonary tuberculosis, the focus of preventive strategy is likely to shift to effective vaccines in the making and possible diagnosis of latent tubercular infections through improved Interferon-Gamma Release Assays (IGRAs) that would allow elimination of the disease in the bud. A number of injectable and aerosol vaccines are currently undergoing human trials, and could be marketed as early as next year. Concurrently, the integration of high dose Rifapentine/Rifampicin to the treatment regimen has the capability to shorten the duration of TB treatment. The compliance of patients with drug resistant TB could improve dramatically with shortening of the length of MDR and XDR TB treatments to 6 and 9 months respectively.
      Citation: Astrocyte 2017 4(2):125-133
      PubDate: Thu,30 Nov 2017
      DOI: 10.4103/astrocyte.astrocyte_60_17
      Issue No: Vol. 4, No. 2 (2017)
       
 
 
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