Interview with Professor Cees Th. Smit Sibinga Editor in chief of International Journal of Blood Transfusion and Immunohematology

Professor Cees Th. Smit Sibinga is currently editor in chief of International Journal of Blood Transfusion and Immunohematology. He took this position in 2012. In this interview Professor Cees Th. Smit Sibinga shares his experience , philosophy and advice about being an editor of a journal and academic publishing.   Edorium Journals : What motivates you to contribute as an Editor-in-Chief/editor of an academic journal? …

Edorium Journals and ALPSP: One More Step Towards Excellence in Knowledge Escalation.

Edorium Journals was started with an aim of providing barrier free knowledge across the world in the fields of bio-medical research and development. Edorium Journals publishes more than 100 high-quality open access journals in the medical and surgical specialties and basic sciences. From the very first day Edorium Journals’ highly specialized team is working rigorously with a single objective of providing high quality, personalized services. …

The Future of Academic and Scholarly Publishing

Future of Academic Publishing

source The role of the internet in democratizing access to information globally has made us aware of the power of technology to advance society. Most forms of information have transitioned to open online access in some form or the other but the glaring hole in this participation has been left by none other than the gamut of academic papers. The majority of advances and knowledge …

A rare case of large fetal intracranial tumor: Teratoma

Tumor Teratoma

Article Abstract Introduction: Fetal intracranial tumors represent only 10% of all antenatal tumors; teratoma being the most common accounting for approximately half of all reported cases followed by astrocytoma, lipoma, choroid plexus papilloma, craniopharyngioma, and primitive neuroectodermal tumor. Usually these tumors clinically manifest in the third trimester of pregnancy, which otherwise nowadays often recognized earlier in pregnancy by ultrasonography and magnetic resonance imaging. Majority of …

Soluble urokinase plasminogen activator receptor (suPAR) is prospective biomarker to evaluate treatment progress in children with pulmonary tuberculosis during maintenance phase

Soluble urokinase

Article Abstract Aims: Childhood pulmonary tuberculosis (TB) is still a major problem in developing countries. One of the difficulty in TB management is lack of biomarkers to evaluate treatment response.This study aimed to investigate the role of plasma soluble urokinase-type plasminogen activator receptor (suPAR) as a biomarker to evaluate response to anti tuberculosis treatment in children with pulmonary TB. Methods: Twenty five children aged 2–10 …

Locate Open Access Versions Of Paywalled Papers With Unpaywall

source The paywalled mega-journals of the previous decade have transited to a more open model today. But it is many-a- times difficult to find a complete copy of the article of your choice straight-away. Recent technological advancements have come up with a browser plug-in that spots the paper you are searching for, and then scans the web to find out if it is available for …

I4OC- An Inititative To Widen Open Access To Scholarly Research

source Open access journals are scholarly articles and research which are available online to the public for free. These are vital resources used by scientists and academicians to widen their comprehension of the current advancements in their respective disciplines. Thousands of open access journals are available in a variety of disciplines today. This article discusses the I4OC, an initiative taken recently to increase open access …

Prevalence of asymptomatic malaria in selected communities in Benue state, North Central Nigeria: A silent threat to the national elimination goal

DNA Ladder

Article Abstract Aims: The objective of this study is to determine the prevalence of asymptomatic malaria in six of our study communities. A cross sectional survey of 272 apparently healthy symptomless children and adults age 18 months to 55 and above were included in the survey. Rapid diagnostic tests (RDTs), conventional microscopic examination of blood stained films as well as the polymerase chain reaction (PCR) …

Prophylactic effect of hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy in patients with high risk of developing peritoneal carcinomatosis from colorectal cancer

Article Abstract Aims: Hyperthermic intrapritoneal chemotherapy (HIPEC) seems to be a promising solution against development of peritoneal carcinomatosis (PC) complicating some cases of colorectal cancer (CRC). The aim of this study was to report the prophylactic effect of HIPEC against PC after radical resection of CRC. Methods: This prospective randomized comparative study included patients who presented to the Surgery Department of Zagazig University Hospitals with …

The Art Of Medical Diagnosis Of Six Renowned Portraits

Mona Lisa

Famous portraits have been diagnosed by various medical researchers over the years. Apart from revealing the hidden medical truths behind those paintings, these also depict the enhanced observation and visual thinking skills of these physicians. Here are six renowned portraits and their medical diagnosis. 1. The Ugly Dutchess source The Ugly Dutchess, one of the best known works of the Flemish artist Quentin Matsys, was …