Vol 1 No 3 (2018): ONCHOCERCIASIS: A NEGLECTED TROPICAL DISEASE
ONCHOCERCIASIS: A NEGLECTED TROPICAL DISEASE

 

Editorial Preface to Volume 1, Issue 3

You are all welcome to the third issue of volume one of Journal of Biomedical Research & Clinical Practice (JBRCP) which promise you of quite interesting well researched articles. This issue goes with the title “Onchocerciasis: A Neglected Tropical Disease” where the authors observed erythematous and pruritic skin lesions in a 60 year old farmer which were diagnosed to be onchocerciasis which could have been mis-diagnosed and mis-managed severally in the past. The authors raised the awareness that this disease is still with us and physicians should look out for it. In a descriptive study of depression among patients attending a cardiology clinic, the authors recorded a high level of depression among them. They further recommended comprehensive mental health assessment among patients presenting with cardiovascular diseases for prompt and timely treatment. In a similar study the authors assessed the level of psychiatric illnesses among the elderly admitted in non-psychiatric wards of a hospital and found a high level of psychiatric disorders among them, calling on physicians to be on the watch. Finally challenges in the management of late manifestation of mayer rokitansky kuster- hauser syndrome were outlined to further stimulate discourse in the management of the gynaecological anomaly in a resource-restrained setting. All these are for your education, further research and reading delight.

Professor Godwin T. Jombo
Editor-in-Chief, JBRCP