Year : 2020 | Volume
: 8 | Issue : 2 | Page : 47-
Senior Consultant in Internal Medicine and Diabetes and Editor in Chief, APIK Journal of Internal Medicine, API Karnataka Chapter, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India
Dr. Manjunath Premanath
Nisarga, H. No. 21, Block-9, Madhuvana Layout, Srirampura II Stage, Mysore - 570 034, Karnataka
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Premanath M. Editorial.APIK J Int Med 2020;8:47-47
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Premanath M. Editorial. APIK J Int Med [serial online] 2020 [cited 2020 Jul 13 ];8:47-47
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Dear Fellow Members of API,
Hope you have enjoyed reading the previous issue. Health checkup has become a debatable subject. The clamour of executive health checkup and full-body checkup is on the increase promoted by corporate hospitals. Many healthy people have become patients after these checkups due to some nonsignificant increase in some investigations. This issue has been discussed beautifully in their review article, “Are health check-up's useful or necessary” by Dr. Vasantha Kamath et al. There has been lot of advances in the management of ischemic stroke which is the cousin of myocardial infarction (MI). The advances in the management of MI occurred rapidly, but now, the management of ischemic stroke is equally advanced. The review article by Dr. Mithun Sattur from Mayo Clinic, USA, discusses these issues threadbare. There are three original articles. The debate on cholesterol continues and the original article by Dr. Prakash et al. discusses the role of non-High density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol as a marker of APO-B. The guest editorial by Dr. Shrikanth Hegde goes in detail about cholesterol and the lipoproteins. There are four interesting case reports, and I always believe that these case reports give a better perspective of managing individual cases. The routine titles of ECG Diagnosis and Pictorial CME are there to put your mind to work.
I had mentioned in my editorial in the last issue regarding submission of articles to the Journal. We the members of the editorial board feel that the authors are still not reading the instructions to authors thoroughly, which is being published in every print issue of the Journal. If the articles are submitted according to the instructions, the time from the receipt of the article to its publication would be greatly reduced. Most of our time goes in technical reviewing the article before it goes for external review. The article file should not contain any identification of the authors or their institutions, but we receive many articles not following it. Word limit for abstract, main article, and the number of references allowed are all equally important. We request the authors to check their articles for all these aspects before uploading them to the Journal website.
The pandemic of COVID-19 is sweeping the world with India being no exception. Be careful, the saviors should not become the victims. The tentative program of the KAPICON 2020 at Manipal was supposed to appear in this issue but could not as the program did not reach us in time. Attend the conference in large numbers, provided the pandemic will be over by that time and enjoy the scientific feast. Meanwhile, go through the articles and send your observations, if any. These observations as letters to editor also have to be uploaded to the Journal website.