has always been a feeling amongst the medical fraternity that varicocoele
surgery is not helpful in majority of the patients of oligozoospermia.
On page 107, SJ Kore et al from LTMG Hospital present their results
on 'Varicocoele Ligation in Oligozoospermic Infertility' and show that
in 47% of the patients there was a significant improvement in the sperm
count and in 82% of the cases, sperm motility returned to normal after
Deficiency of vitamin B12 is often seen in vegetarians because B12 is
present mainly in nonvegetarian food items. On page 110, SR Kankonkar
et al from Bombay Hospital Institute of Medical Sciences present their
data in their 'Study of Vitamin B12 Deficiency in Different Diseases'.
They have shown in their series that the deficiency was 3.35 times more
common in vegetarian patients as compared to that in non-vegetarians.
Sanjay Rao et al from LTM Medical College, in their article 'Medical
Interventions in Puberty Menorrhagia' on page 121, stress that after
excluding pregnancy in every case irrespective of the history, reassurance,
counselling, regular follow-up along with a balanced nutritional diet
and long term iron therapy go a long way in successful management of
puberty menorrhagia cases.
Anahita Pandole et al from LTMG Hospital, in their article on 'Transcutaneous
Electrial Nerve Stimulation for Labour Analgesia', on page 127, show
that transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation in labour is more effective
in first stage of labour as compared to second stage of labour. There
is no significant correlation between APGAR score and duration of TENS
SJ Kore et al from LTMG Hospital, on page 146, in their article 'Attitude,
Knowledge, Beliefs about HIV/AIDS in College going Adolescents' conclude
that knowledge and awareness about HIV/AIDS is grossly inadequate. There
is immense need to conduct awareness programmes about HIV/AIDS at school,
college and community level.
Vijay Potey from Shri VN Government Medical College, Yavatmal, on page
181, describes an unusual 'Colorectal Foreign Body in a Previously Treated
Case of Rectosigmoid Perforation'.
Usually the haemangiomas of the spleen rupture spontaneously and present
as an acute abdomen. Shilpa Rao et al from Nair Hospital, on page 184,
present a case report of 'Multiple Haemangiomas of the Spleen' without
Vijay Potey and Girish Jatkar from Shri VN Government Medical College,
Yavatmal, on page 191, present a unique case report of 'Multivesicular
Mediastinal Hydatid Cyst' without associated pleuropulmonary hydatidosis.
Hydatid disease is quite common in our country.
Gustad B Daver et al from Grant Medical College on page 193, present
a case report of 'Isolated renal Echinococcosis', while on page 218,
Ketan Vagholkar et al from Dr. DY Patil Medical College present a case
of 'Disseminated Intra-abdominal Hydatid Disease' which occurred following
rupture of a hydatid cyst of liver.
Oesophageal achalasia is an unusual lesion in childhood and even more
rare in infancy. On page 201, S Roy Choudhury et al from Lady Hardinge
Medical College and Associated Kalawati Saran Children Hospital, New
Delhi present a case report of 'Achalasia Cardia in an Infant'.
Threadworms are extremely common in our population. On page 207, Arshad
Khan et al from Grant Medical College and JJ Group of Hospitals present
a very unusual case of 'Small Bowel Gangrene' which was due to threadworms.