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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:
Neural tube defects (NTDs) are a group of congenital anomalies characterized by defects in dorsal midline structures, including neural tissue, dura, muscle, bone and/or skin. The clinical presentations and the follow-up of these patients requires attention to various end organs besides the nervous system. To evaluate the clinical profile and surgical outcome of children with spina bifida. Out of a total of 74 patients treated at our institute for spina bifida between June 2013 to august 2015, 74 cases of spina bifida were analyzed retrospectively and prospectively. The clinical profile, radiological findings and urodynamic studies were recorded. Craniospinal MRI was done in patients to screen for Arnold Chiari malformations and monitoring of hydrocephalus was done as a management protocol at our institute for these children. All these patients except two underwent surgery for correction and closure of the spinal defect. Associated anomalies were treated accordingly. They were clinically assessed over a mean follow up period of 1.3years, ranging from 2months to 2½ years. 73% of the patients presented in the neonatal age group. Of which, 72% presented with a visible sac over the back.72% of the cases were Myelomeningocoeles. 79% of the defects were in the lumbosacral region.30% presented with sensorimotor loss or bladder bowel incontinence. Sensorimotor improvement was seen in 12.5% after repairing the defect with the help of physiotherapy and braces. 30% of the patients were diagnosed to have hydrocephalus, of which 33% required a CSF diversion procedure. The postoperative course of spina bifida repair was found to be uneventful in 90% of the patients
The effects of cigarette smoking are fatal. Present study was done to compare cell counts of blood in males smoking different number of cigarettes per day and nonsmokers of Hyderabad city. 150 consenting subjects of which 30 controls (non-smokers) and 120 cases (smokers) were studied. Smokers were divided into four groups based on number of cigarettes smoked per day. Blood samples processed using Hematology analyser (ABX Micros60®, HORIBA, Kyoto, Japan). The smokers had significantly different red blood cell counts (p<0.0001), white blood cells count (p<0.0001) including neutrophils, lymphocytes, monocytes and eosinophils. This effect was significant irrespective of the number of cigarettes. There was no significant change in the percentage of basophils and platelet counts. Conclusion: Our findings showed that cigarette smoking has a significant effect on hematological cell counts and these counts changed significantly with increasing number of cigarettes smoked per day