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Year : 2006  |  Volume : 22  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 9


Department of Urology , Christian Medical College, Vellore - 632 004, Tamil Nadu, India

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Nitin S Kekre
Department of Urology , Christian Medical College, Vellore - 632 004, Tamil Nadu
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DOI: 10.4103/0970-1591.24645

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Surgical complications are part and parcel of a surgeon's life. A surgeon is called experienced when he has had many complications and has learnt to manage them effectively. Complications are rule not exceptions. There is no doubt all of us continuously try to minimize the incidence of complication and learn to manage complications effectively in case they occur. Majority of the time complications are not due to negligence. Therefore the focus should remain on managing the problem without blaming any individual. Avoidance of blame culture allows growth of surgical science, where one is not afraid of reporting the complications but facilitates open discussion and audit which improves learning. It is in this context I would like to congratulate Dr. Sanjay Bhat and his team of Amirta Institute of Medical Science, Kochi for having agreed to contribute their experience in the pearls of Wisdom column. I have learnt from their experience and I am sure that everybody would benefit from their experience. I would welcome such contributions.

Dr. Ranjiv Mathews, pediatric Urologist from John Hopkins has provided an upto date review on the management of antenatal hydronephrosis. Detection of this condition is likely to increase in our country with better antenatal care and availability of ultrasound all over India. This review provides management guidelines and role of urologists in counseling anxious parents.

Do men suffer from andropause? Is it a myth or a reality? Or is it a industry driven gimic. Should it be treated with testosterone replacement? Would it result in increased risk of prostate cancer as happened in the case of hormone replacement therapy in Menopause. Dr. S. Vasan from Bangalore has reviewed this topic very lucidly and should provide all of us with a food for thought.

Last but not least, I have received very encouraging remarks about the IJU and I would like to thank all of you for the same, but personally I would be more happy if your participation in IJU increases in future. This year at Varanasi conference more than 100 scientific presentations were made. I am sorry to say that not even 10% have been sent for publication. I think it is extremely important to send your papers to Indian Journal of Urology for publication and I promise you quick publication if accepted. The bulk of papers submitted are in the form of case reports. Cases reports are interesting if they either highlight some specific issue or there is some new clinical message. Mere rarity of a condition should not be the reason for publication. I still find that papers are submitted which do conform to the guidelines. I would highly appreciate if authors would go through the guidelines for submission. It's a good idea to get your manuscript read by couple of people before it is submitted. This would improve language and grammer and less time will be spent in technical modifications. And please feel free to write your comments and criticisms.

With Best Wishes


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