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Year : 2017  |  Volume : 60  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 311
From Editor's desk

Editor-in-Chief, IJPM, Professor and Head, Department of Pathology, MLN Medical College, Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh, India

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Date of Web Publication22-Sep-2017

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Misra V. From Editor's desk. Indian J Pathol Microbiol 2017;60:311

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Misra V. From Editor's desk. Indian J Pathol Microbiol [serial online] 2017 [cited 2021 Jul 23];60:311. Available from: https://www.ijpmonline.org/text.asp?2017/60/3/311/215392

Dear Readers,

I present before you the July–September 2017 issue of IJPM. At the outset, I offer sincere condolences on behalf of my editorial team, for the sad demise of Prof. Balaraman Nair, the doyen of Indian Pathology. His death has left a big void.

I am immensely grateful to the editorial board members and panel of reviewers for helping and supporting me in the preparation of this issue. The number and quality of articles submitted is improving every year, making our task of selecting the best articles more difficult. In this issue also, we have tried to present a bouquet of articles with topics on varying aspects of pathology, cytology, hematology, and transfusion medicine, which may be of interest to readers from different subspecialties of pathology.

With increasing standards of blood safety across the world and with aims to reduce the incidence of transfusion-transmitted infections, more and more blood banks are installing or planning to install nucleic acid test (NAT) equipment. The short review article by Ghosh and Mishra on this topic will enlighten the readers about the status of NAT testing in Indian blood banks, various types of NAT testing equipment being marketed in India, and their advantages and disadvantages.[1]

As a routine practice, we usually follow the data from Western countries as normal range for various hematological and biochemical parameters. The population in Indian subcontinent is different from that of the Western population in terms of diet and genetic, social, and environmental factors. It has become important to establish the referral values for our population. Three such articles have been included here that mainly describe the findings in Indian perspective. The article by Narula et al. aims at determining the reference ranges of immunoglobulin and lymphocyte subsets in Indian children from birth to 5 years of age.[2]

Similarly, Gala et al. and Sazawal et al. have studied the molecular alterations in role of Epstein–Barr virus in lymphomas and NPM1 and FLT3 mutations in acute myeloid leukemia, respectively, in Indian perspective.[3],[4]

There are many more interesting articles, images, case reports, and letters on the various aspects of different branches of pathology. It is not possible for me to cover all of them in my address, but I hope all the articles will be useful for postgraduates and young pathologists in enhancing their knowledge. All the senior members are requested to contribute review articles in their field of expertise and also to new columns such as a quiz, clinicopathological conference, or “How I do it” for the benefit of our young and budding pathologists.

With best wishes

   References Top

Ghosh K, Mishra K. Nucleic acid amplification testing in Indian blood banks: A review with perspectives. IJPM 2017;60:313-8.  Back to cited text no. 1
Narula G, Khodaiji S, Bableshwar A, Bindra MS. Age-related reference intervals for immunoglobulin levels and lymphocyte subsets in Indian children. IJPM 2017;60:360-4.  Back to cited text no. 2
Gala R, Gandhi JS, Gupta G, Grover SK, Sharma A, Pasricha S, et al. Study of association of Epstein-Barr virus in lymphomas by Epstein-Barr virusencoded RNA in situ hybridization: An Indian perspective from a tertiary care cancer institute. IJPM 2017;60:341-9.  Back to cited text no. 3
Sazawal S, Singh N, Jain S, Chhikara S, Chaubey R, Bhattacharyya J, et al. NPM1 and FLT3 mutations in acute myeloid leukemia with normal karyotype: Indian perspective. IJPM 2017;60:355-9.  Back to cited text no. 4

Correspondence Address:
Vatsala Misra
Editor-in-Chief, IJPM, Professor and Head, Department of Pathology, MLN Medical College, Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/IJPM.IJPM_584_17

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