Innovative Journal of Medical Sciences <div id="myCarousel" class="carousel slide" data-ride="carousel"><!-- Carousel indicators --> <!-- Wrapper for carousel items --> <div class="carousel-inner"> <div class="item active"><img class="img-responsive img-thumbnail" src="" alt="First Slide" height="335" width="706"></div> <div class="item"><img class="img-responsive img-thumbnail" src="" alt="Second Slide" height="332" width="700"></div> <div class="item"><img class="img-responsive img-thumbnail" src="" alt="Third Slide"></div> </div> <!-- Carousel controls --></div> <div class="jumbotron text-center"> <h3>Journal do not take any publication charges, it is a free journal.</h3> </div> <p style="text-align: justify;">The Innovative Journal of Medical Sciences is a quarterly peer- reviewed international journal. The journal’s full text is available online at <a href=""></a> The journal allows free access (Open Access) to its contents and permits authors to self-archive final accepted version of the articles . The Journal has been designed to cover all the fields of research, which has any correlation and impact on Pharmaceutical and medical science.IJMS aims for a quick publication of research articles post review by the Editorial Board. <strong>IJMS free submission provides platform for the new researchers to get there researches published with rapid review.</strong>The members of the Editorial Board of IJMS are of international stature coming across the globe, many of whom are well known eminent academicians and researchers which allows the complete coverage of the scope of the journal.IJMS accepts new technologies, or research or research methods with applicability to pharmacy practice in fields such as pharmaceutical care, medication therapy management, Pharmaceutical Technology, Pharmacognosy, Natural Product Research, Pharmaceutics, Novel Drug Delivery, Biopharmaceutics, Pharmacokinetics, Pharmaceutical/Medicinal Chemistry, Computational Chemistry and Molecular Drug Design, Pharmacology, Pharmaceutical Analysis, Pharmacy Practice, Clinical and Hospital Pharmacy, Cell Biology, Genomics and Proteomics, Pharmacogenomics, Bioinformatics and Biotechnology of Pharmaceutical Interest , Medical science ,APHE , Organ system, psychosocial aspects of medication use, pharmacoeconomics, pharmacotherapy, pharmacoepidemiology, pharmacy law, pharmacy management, public health, and health care financing.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Papers may be sent at <strong>;</strong></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> en-US (Prof. M A Naidu) (Prof. Nilesh Jain) Sat, 25 Aug 2018 01:59:55 +0000 OJS 60 Regulatory regime on Indian medical device industry – a way forward <p>Medical devices are essential for safe and effective prevention, analysis, cure and rehabilitation of illness and disease. Till December, 2017 Medical Devices come under the Drugs and Cosmetics Act 1940, but after Indian Ministry of Health and Family Welfare released the new guidelines it comes under Medical Device Act. CDSCO launches online service for medical devices, diagnostics in Sugam portal which effective from 1st January 2018. This will help manufacturer to submit applications for grant of import, manufacture, clinical investigation, sale and distribution licenses of medical devices and diagnostics. In 2020, approved medical devices must bear unique identifiers. From January 1st2022, medical devices that are approved for import, sale, or distribution in India must bear two different types of unique identifiers. In order to ensure safety and efficacy Government set up two dedicated medical device testing laboratories in the country at Vadodara in Gujarat and Noida in Uttar Pradesh. Such type of testing labs will allow manufacturers to overcome deficiencies in their products and improve product value in the market which is a neglected aspect until now.</p> Vijay Kumar ##submission.copyrightStatement## Tue, 04 Sep 2018 02:19:03 +0000 Determinants of Socio-Economic Condition of the Nurses at Sylhet in Bangladesh <p>Nursing career is one of the fastest rising sectors all over the world. But Nurses and nursing profession are both deserted in Bangladesh. The study is an attempt to assess the socio-economic condition of the nurses at Sylhet district. A total of 151 nurses of both male and female are interviewed by a structure questionnaire. Descriptive statistics and multiple linear regression model are applied to analyze the data. The result depicts that majority of the nurses are from Sylhet division and the female nurses (95.4%) are comparatively more than that of male nurses. Majority (59.6%) of the nurses are married. The findings also show that more than two-third of the nurses have accomplished nursing diploma course. Most of the nurses (76.8%) are satisfied with their job. Average monthly income of the nurses is 27,843 (in Tk.). Only a few nurses (30.5%) have received training. The multiple linear regression analysis shows that nurse’s satisfaction level and length of service are significant factors associated with their income.</p> Zaki Farhana ##submission.copyrightStatement## Tue, 04 Sep 2018 02:22:57 +0000 Study on Role of Clinical Pharmacist in counselling of Diabetic Patients <p>Background: Diabetes Mellitus (DM) is one of the major causes of illness and disability across the world. Patient knowledge, Attitude, Practice (KAP) of the diabetes is an important aspect and it has direct effect on quality of life(QOL).The main objective of the study is to assess the impact of clinical pharmacist provided patient counseling in diabetes patients in a tertiary care teaching hospital.<br>Methodology: A prospective interventional study was conducted in general medicine department for six months. About one hundred and twenty patients were enrolled and counseled from day of admission to day discharge through oral counselling, patient information leaflet &amp;amp; pictorial aid. Suitably designed KAP questionnaire based on disease condition was administered and responses were coded at baseline and after counselling. The collected data were analyzed by using SPSS 19.OV.1BM software.<br>Results: The study participants had a mean (SD) age of 53.96±13.25.The mean±SD of post counselling knowledge score was 11.58±1.96, Attitude 4.64±0.85, Practice 4.71±1.32, with maximum possible score for knowledge, Attitude, Practice being 14.5 and 3 respectively.<br>Conclusion: At the end of the, study the score of post counselling on Knowledge, Attitude and Practice were significantly improved (P &lt;0.001).Hence this study conclude that patient counselling by clinical pharmacist can play a vital role in imparting education to the diabetic patients.</p> Sabbu Rahul ##submission.copyrightStatement## Tue, 04 Sep 2018 02:26:32 +0000 Designing a Decision Support System to Diagnose Neonatal Clinical PICC Infection Using Fuzzy Logic <p>Introduction: Peripherally inserted central catheters (PICC) have entered neonatal intensive care units (NICU) as an instrument to reach blood vessels [1]. Compared with central and peripheral venous catheters, PICCs have considerably reduced the side effects and complications [2-4]. The same instruments can be the cause of catheter-related bloodstream infection (CRBSI)[5]. The purpose of this study is to create a fuzzy expert system for the early diagnosis of catheter infection in newborns. Materials and Methods: Factors effective in infection diagnosis were determined by a questionnaire and based on pediatric subspecialists’ comments. The system was designed bilingually (Persian and English) using C# software and SQL Server database. The output of the system is the percentage of infection risk. The system was assessed by the data of newborns’ files in one of the hospitals in Tehran. Results: Following the assessment, the sensitivity of the system turned out to be 95% and its Specificity and accuracy were 88 and 91 percent, respectively. Conclusion: Non-specificity of clinical signs and laboratory findings of newborns’ blood infection made its diagnosis difficult and uncertain. Using the designed expert system can be effective in the diagnosis of catheter-related blood infection.</p> Mahnaz Nazari ##submission.copyrightStatement## Tue, 04 Sep 2018 02:31:17 +0000