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Teikyo Medical Journal (issn: 03875547) is a scopus indexed medical journal published by Teikyo University School of Medicine since 1990. TMJ welcomes all types of medical journal includes medicine, pharmacy, bio-chemistry, psychology etc.
Teikyo Medical Journal (ISSN: 03875547) is a peer-reviewed journal. The journal seeks to publish original research articles that are hypothetical and theoretical in its nature and that provide exploratory insights in the following fields but not limited to:
Carica papaya leaves have been used in folk medicine for centuries. In addition to the nutritional value of its fruit, the leaves of C. papaya possess medicinal properties and are widely used in traditional medicines. This study was conducted to determine the effect of C. papaya leaves extract capsules (CPC) in acute febrile illness with thrombocytopenia. An observational, prospective, uncontrolled, open label, single centre study in Indian patients. Total 80 patients were enrolled in the study. These subjects were randomized into two groups of 40, including the control and intervention groups (received two CPC three times daily). The result showed that CPC had significant increased the platelet count (p<0.05) and maintained stability of hematocrit in the normal level. Carica papaya leaf extract could be used as an additional or as a complementary drug in acute febrile illness patients with thrombocytopenia; it accelerates the increase in the platelet count and shorten the hospitalization thereby reducing the cost of hospitalization significantly
Cervical cancer is the most common malignancy diagnosed during pregnancy. In developing countries where organized screening programmes are lacking, antenatal clinics may provide an opportunity for screening. The aim of this study was to analyse the prevalence and management of abnormal cervical cytology in pregnancy. This was a prospective study conducted at the Meenakshi Medical College and RI, Kancheepuram, India, from July 2013 to June 2014. Convenience sampling technique was used. After adequate counselling, 300 antenatal mothers between 12 and 34 weeks of gestation were screened with conventional Pap smear. Colposcopy directed biopsy was taken where and when necessary. Among the 300 pregnant women, 90 (30%) were primigravidae and 210 (70%) were multigravidae. 80% were between 21 and 30 years of age. 290 (96.6%) women have never had a pap smear in the past. Conventional Pap smear was taken at < 12 weeks of gestation in 56% of cases, between 13-20 weeks of gestation in 24% of cases, > 21 weeks of gestation in 20% of cases. ASCUS, LSIL and HSIL were reported in one case each. In those with LSIL and HSIL, Colposcopy directed biopsy was reported as CIN 1 and CIN 2 respectively. These two cases were kept under observation during the antenatal period. The CIN II lesion persisted on postpartum follow up and was treated with LLETZ. Conclusion: In countries like India Pap smear screening during pregnancy is worthwhile and the antenatal clinics provide ample opportunities for the screening