Techagappe April- June 2017 Edition

I am very pleased to place this 11th issue of TechAgappe in your hands - the quarterly review of health and laboratory medicine. Previous editions were based on Cardiac diseases, Renal illnesses, Hepatic ailments, Pancreatic disorders, Cancer, Neurological disorders, Gastroenterological complaints, Gynecological maladies, Clinical Haematology and Lung problems in a sequence. I am also happy to report that the laboratory community
has warmly welcomed the previous issues of the magazine. This magazine is now regular in publication at an interval of three months.
The current issue focuses on Musculoskeletal disorders, where you can find three scientific articles. The first article gives an overview of various Arthritic conditions. The second article is on Osteoporosis, a very common condition among the elderly population. The third item is penned by a leading orthopedic surgeon on the present scenario of Knee replacement in India.
Then the readers are invited to go through three live stories. One is the saga of a person from Gujarat, now living in Hyderabad, who lost his leg years back. He has overcome this impediment and is now a well-known cyclist with many Limca Book of Records in his name. The second story is of an extraordinary sportsman from Rajasthan who plays badminton representing India for para-sports. He lost his leg at the age of two but now, he
is ranked as the world’s second among para-badminton players. The third story is from Punjab about a Major who participated in the Kargil War, who is otherwise known as “India’s Blade Runner’. He lost his leg due to a bomb blast during the war but now, he is a well-known national marathon runner. Despite losing their legs, they overcame the situation and reached great heights of success. All of them are great role models for the younger generation.
We have also included health tips to improve bone health and another technical article to reduce pre-analytical errors in laboratories. Thus, I am sure, this issue of the TechAgappe will give useful insights to the problems of various skeletal diseases. I am proud to announce that the ensuing issues of TechAgappe will cover other important topics. Your constructive criticisms to improve the contents will be greatly appreciated.
With warm personal regards,
Dr. D.M. Vasudevan MD, FRCPath
Chief Editor - Techagappe

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