Current Medical Issues

: 2016  |  Volume : 14  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 81-


Tony Abraham Thomas 
 Continuing Medical Education, Christian Medical College, Vellore - 632 002, Tamil Nadu, India

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Tony Abraham Thomas
Continuing Medical Education, Christian Medical College, Vellore - 632 002, Tamil Nadu

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Thomas TA. Editorial.Curr Med Issues 2016;14:81-81

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Thomas TA. Editorial. Curr Med Issues [serial online] 2016 [cited 2023 May 29 ];14:81-81
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Dear Readers,

The desire to have a child is a fundamental longing in most couples, yet for various reasons, this is sometimes unfulfilled. The treatment of infertility has come a long way, and there are several options available today to ensure conception and pregnancy. Diagnostic facilities have also increased in the attempt to detect the etiology behind infertility, yet in many cases, the cause of infertility remains unexplained. The options available for couples with unexplained infertility and infertility associated with polycystic ovarian syndrome form the "Issue in focus" in this edition. The one option that is often ignored while investigating and treating infertility is that of adoption. Adopting a child is an option that takes care of two needs at the same time - it not only fulfills the need for a child in a couple but also provides a family for the child. The philosophy behind adoption and the practical steps and suggestions while considering this step are discussed in an opinion article.

Medicine is often linked to hospitals, and the emphasis is often on a cure. Other determinants of health such as economic status and level of education are often ignored in the frenzy of clinical medicine. This is especially pertinent in providing health those in the fringes of mainstream society. In a pioneering effort, through the "Tribal Health Initiative," Dr. Regi George and Dr. Lalitha S. have managed to achieve both curative and preventive medicine while also foraying into the field of economic and social development. The story behind this successful pioneering and innovative approach to serving the tribal population of the Sittilingi valley is recorded in an interesting interview.

This is the last issue of the year 2016, yet it is new because the journal is now published by Wolters Kluwer-Medknow. Readers are invited to contribute reviews of illnesses, case series, original studies, and case reports to the journal. The editorial board would be happy to publish your work if found to be of adequate quality and after a peer review process. I would love to hear from you as well - your comments and suggestions. Please send in your clinical queries, comments, and suggestions in the attached inland letter or write to us by e-mail.