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Year : 2018  |  Volume : 61  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 309-310
From the Editor's desk

MD; FICPath; MIAC, DHA Professor, Department of Pathology, Rohilkhand Medical College and Hospital, Bareilly, Uttar Pradesh, India

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Date of Web Publication13-Jul-2018

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Agrawal R. From the Editor's desk. Indian J Pathol Microbiol 2018;61:309-10

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Dear Readers,

Greetings from the Editorial office. The 3rd issue of IJPM for 2018 in now ready for publication. There are interesting articles in these issues dealing with all the aspects of pathological sciences.

Article by Vats et al. stated that in the current scenario Her 2/neu cannot be considered to be a prognostic marker in cancers of the head-and-neck area.[1] The guest editorial by Antonio D' Antonio further emphasized on evaluating the role of Her 2/neu to make it a clinically viable marker.[2]

Nair et al. in their research article have mentioned a direct and significant correlation between disease recurrence, especially in patients with carcinoma breast and the presence of micrometastasis.[3] Nerve biopsy carries a significant role in diagnosing cases of peripheral neuropathy along with a good clinical workup and nerve conduction studies. Pant et al. in their article have very meticulously described this concept.[4]

Hepatitis C patients usually remain asymptomatic and have an insidious progression of the infection. Screening tests are thus important, especially as part of all routine health checkup programs. Gupta et al. in their article have reinstated the role of liver biopsy as a gold standard along with other noninvasive techniques that together help in arriving at a correct diagnosis thus helping in the better patient management.[5]

Urothelial carcinomas are common and increasing in incidence. Majority of these tumors are of noninvasive nature. The gene expression of mucins presents in the basal layer of epithelial cells changes along with malignant transformations of these cells. This alteration thus further affects the tumor potential. MUC1 and MUC2 expression represent diverse properties with a direct impact on the patient outcome. Gonul et al. have studied the role of both mucin profiles in low-grade papillary endothelial lesions and observed significant difference in the expression pattern of both mucins.[6] Timely diagnosis of meningitis is a vital step in the management of this fatal and emergency clinical condition. Use of routine urine strips in the bedside analysis of cerebrospinal fluid may help in the better management of suspected cases thus preventing mortalities as emphasized by Mazumder et al. in their study.[7]

Some case reports of clinical importance have also been included in this issue of IJPM. An unusual case of collecting duct carcinoma of the kidney which clinically and radiologically mimicked as hydatid cyst has been reported by Kumar et al.[8] Pulmonary alveolar proteinosis is rare lung pathology, especially in children. Iyengar and Reddy have methodically described in detail the study of two cases in children with a thorough follow-up.[9]

We have also included an interesting quiz in this issue wherein the readers would have to send their diagnosis to the editorial office, and the correct entries would be acknowledged in the forthcoming issue of IJPM along with the correct diagnosis. I am sure that it would be interesting for readers to participate in this quiz. Updates on the forthcoming conferences are also mentioned at the end of the issue.

A happy reading to all the valued readers.

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Vats S, Ganesh MS, Agarwal A. Human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 neu expression in head and neck squamous cell cancers and its clinicopathological correlation: Results from an Indian cancer center. Indian J Pathol Microbiol 2018;61:313-8.  Back to cited text no. 1
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D'Antonio A, Caputo A. HER2 as a prospective novel biomarker in squamous cell carcinomas of the head and neck. Indian J Pathol Microbiol 2018;61:311-2.  Back to cited text no. 2
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Nair IR, Mathew AJ, Kottarathil VD. Detection of micrometastasis in axillary lymph nodes of breast carcinoma patients and its association with clinical outcome. Indian J Pathol Microbiol 2018;61:330-3.  Back to cited text no. 3
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Pant I, Jha K, Singh R, Kushwaha S, Chaturvedi S. Peripheral neuropathy and the role of nerve biopsy: A revisit. Indian J Pathol Microbiol 2018;61:339-44.  Back to cited text no. 4
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Gupta RK, Sakhuja P, Majumdar K, Ali S, Srivastava S, Sachdeva S, et al. Incidentally detected asymptomatic hepatitis C virus infection with significant fibrosis: Possible impacts on management. Indian J Pathol Microbiol 2018;61:345-9.  Back to cited text no. 5
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Gonul II, Cakir A, Sozen S. Immunohistochemical expression profiles of MUC1 and MUC2 mucins in urothelial tumors of bladder. Indian J Pathol Microbiol 2018;61:350-5.  Back to cited text no. 6
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Mazumder S, Ramya BS, Biligi DS. Utility of urine reagent strips in cerebrospinal fluid analysis: An aid to bedside diagnosis of meningitis. Indian J Pathol Microbiol 2018;61:356-9.  Back to cited text no. 7
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Kumar V, Misra V, Chaurasiya D, Verma N. Collecting duct carcinoma kidney masquerading as hydatid cyst: A rare case report and review of literature. Indian J Pathol Microbiol 2018;61:410-3.  Back to cited text no. 8
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Iyengar JN, Reddy BK. Pulmonary alveolar proteinosis in children: An unusual presentation with significant clinical impact. Indian J Pathol Microbiol 2018;61:418-20.  Back to cited text no. 9
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Ranjan Agrawal
MD; FICPath; MIAC, DHA Professor, Department of Pathology, Rohilkhand Medical College and Hospital, Bareilly, Uttar Pradesh
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DOI: 10.4103/0377-4929.236639

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