Volume 6, Issue 1

  • 2020, March

    brief research report

    Awareness of Ototoxicity among Medical Doctors in AssamOpen Access

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    Introduction
    Previous literature has reported ill-effect of ototoxic drug on hearing and balance. Present study investigated awareness among medical doctors for the same.
    Method
    A total of 55-medical doctors of multiple specialties from Assam, India participated in the present study. A total of 14 questions with Likert Scale based scoring pattern were framed and validated for the present study.
    Results
    Outcome of the present study showed high awareness percentage about side effect ototoxic drugs was obtained, which was a satisfying outcome.
    Conclusion
    While low audiological referral and consultation awareness was identified as an area of concern.

    Keywords
    Ototoxicity; Doctors; Assam; Awareness.


  • 2020, June

    case report

    Agenesis of the Thyroid Isthmus: A Case ReportOpen Access

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    Agenesis of the thyroid isthmus is a rare entity with a incidence rate of 0.5 and 10%. Thyroid isthmus agenesis could be associated with ectopic thyroid tissue or agenesis of the thyroid lobes. We discuss a case of a multinodular goitre which presented with morphological variations which was not detected on ultrasonography of the neck.

    Keywords
    Thyroid; Head and neck; Isthmus.


  • 2020, September

    brief research report

    Effectiveness of Identafi® in Evaluation of Precancerous Oral LesionsOpen Access

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    Aim
    To examine the role of the Identafi® device in early diagnosis of the nature of oral lesions.
    Results
    Buccal mucosal lesions that diagnosed Kreatosis were the most seem lesion in oral area.
    Conclusion
    It has been observed that the indentative device provides convenience to the physician in the early diagnosis of precancerous oral
    lesions and some tissue formations that may be overlooked can be reached.
    Keywords
    Identafi®; Oral lesion; Precancerous; Early diagnosis; Tobacco; Alcohol.