journal description

The Journal of Medical Research and Innovation (JMRI) is an award-winning and open peer-reviewed journal which covers all aspects of Medicine including cellular biology, zoology and futuristic medicine (Robotics and Artificial Intelligence in medicine). The journal will feature original research, reviews, editorials, case studies, brief communications, opinions/views, poster presentations and audios & videos. This will be of interest to medical practitioners, clinical educators, nurse practitioners and other healthcare professionals involved in the care of patients.

The journal publishes at least two issues (Bi-Annually. First issue in January and Second in July) each year. Articles are published online when ready for publication (Continuously) as Article in Press. Additional issues may be published for special events (e.g. conferences) and when special themes are addressed. 

ISSN: 2456-8139, Editor in Chief: Dr. Varshil Mehta, Frequency: Bi-Annually (Semi-Continuous Model)
Open-Access: Delayed (12 months) for subscription based while Immediate for Open-Access Articles

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Review Article

Transcatheter aortic valve replacement in Bicuspid Aortic Valve Disease: An Insight

by Mehta V., Nalluri N., Kumar V., Patel N., Atti V., Narula A., Cohen M.

Summary: As per the current scenario, role of Transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVI) is controversial in bicuspid aortic valve stenosis. All the randomized clinical trials comparing outcomes of TAVI with surgery till date, have excluded patients with bicuspid aortic valve. Some of the observational studies have reported outcomes of TAVI in bicuspid aortic valve stenosis patients who are not surgical candidate. The recent advances in TAVI and its expansion into intermediate groups, which includes younger age groups sparks a debate on the efficacy and safety of TAVI in Bicsuspid aortic valve (BAV). The purpose of the present article is to review the available literature regarding the feasibility, safety and outcomes of TAVI in bicuspid aortic valve stenosis.

Original Article

Psychosocial determinants of communication satisfaction in racially concordant and discordant patient-physician interactions

by Assari S.

Summary: Although both socioeconomic and race- related factors both influence quality of medical encounters, it is not known how these effects differ between racially concordant and discordant medical visits. Current study investigated psychosocial determinants of physician visit satisfaction of Black adults based on racial concordance of the medical encounter.

Original Article

Metformin Inhibits Growth of Breast Cancer Cell T47D through Decreasing Expression of Protein P53, BCL2 and Cyclin D1

by Rangkuti I., Hasibuan P., Widyawati T., Siregar Y.

Summary: Breast cancer is a disease that afflicts women only 0.5 to 1 % are male breast cancers.Breast cancer has several variants and requires a different therapeutic approach, and until now the therapy has not been satisfactory due to the emergence of resistance. Metformin as the main choice drug type 2 diabetes mellitus which is known to have a cytotoxic effect for breast cancer. This study aimed to analyze metformin cytotoxic mechanisms covering the cell cycle , apoptosis, expression of p53, bcl-2 and cyclin D1 T47D cells which exposed to metformin HCl. The study was conducted invitro on T47D breast cancer cells which exposed to metformin concentrations of 1738.2 µg / mL and 3476.4 µg / mL and doxorubicin concentrations of 0.1µg / mL and 0.2µg / mL for 24 hours. Cell cycle testing and apoptosis using the flowsitometry method and expression test of p53 protein, bcl-2 dancycline D1 in T47D cells with immunocytochemistry. Data was analyzed by one way Anova with Bonferroni's advanced test. The results showed that metformin inhibited the G0-G1 phase of the T47D cell cycle, triggered T47D cell apoptosis, significantly reduced p53, bcl-2 and cyclin D1 protein expression (p <0.05). Conclusion of the study, metformin inhibits T47D cells through inhibition of the cell cycle G0-G1 phase, reducing protein expression p53, bcl-2 and cyclin D1.


Non-Spinal Causes of Back Pain: An ‘undiagnosed’ diagnosis

by Goel S.

Summary: Low back pain is a common ailment affecting individuals all around the globe. Majority of Disability Adjusted Life Years lost amongst working population is due to low back pain. Though majority of surgeons/physicians keep only spinal causes in mind while treating such an ailments, a number of other causes exist for such a pathology. This editorial aims to make the readers aware about such non spinal causes of low back pain.

Original Article

Knowledge, Attitude and Practice of Preventing the Occurrence of Work-Related Musculoskeletal Disorders Among Doctors in University of Port-Harcourt Teaching Hospital

by Ephraim-Emmanuel B., Ogbomade R., Idumesaro B., Ugwoke I.

Summary: Despite the significant proportion of doctors in this study having good knowledge and attitude towards prevention of musculoskeletal system disorders at work, only few of these doctors satisfactorily practiced the necessary preventive measures necessary to prevent these disorders. This inadvertently resulted in the high prevalence of these disorders found in this study. It is recommended that a re-orientation of doctors to be more involved in the actual application of ergonomics while working no matter the compulsion or desire to get the work done should be done.


What we look for in an article before accepting?

by Mehta V.

Abstract is not available.


Correction to: Impact of Continuous Professional Education on Leadership for Rehabilitation Professionals in Bangladesh: A Pilot Study

by Hossain K Nazim A., Hossain M.,. S., Haque M.,. O., Hossain M., A., Hossain M.,. Z., Ahmed M. S.

Summary: In the publication of this article, the abstract, full-text of the article and the author's affiliations had some mistakes with regards to the writing/language. The abstract, full-text and the affiliations of the authors has now been updated in the original article. The authors declare that the correction does not change the results or conclusion of this paper.


Editors and Reviewers Acknowledgement, 3(1), January-June, 2019

by Team E.

Summary: The Journal of Medical Research and Innovation would like to thank each and every one who has helped us to review and edit the articles. As a small token of appreciation, we would like to mention the names of all the editors and reviewers in random order here who have edited or reviewed the articles for the January, 2019 issue.

Original Article

Impact of Continuous Professional Education on Leadership for Rehabilitation Professionals in Bangladesh: A Pilot Study

by Hossain K M A., Nazim A., Hossain M.,. S., Haque M.,. O., Hossain M., A., Hossain M.,. Z., Ahmed M.

Summary: In healthcare and rehabilitation profession, continuous professional education (CPE) is deemed as an essential tool by institutions, regulatory bodies and organizations. It is considered to be a safeguard to professional practice to ensure patient safety and efficient service delivery. Leadership program is an emerging subject that integrates technical, management and leadership skill that found indispensable to enhance ultimate professional development.

Original Article

Cadaveric Study of Lung Anatomy: A Surgical Overview

by Ganapathy A., Tandon R., Baxla M., Kaler S.

Summary: Thorough knowledge of variations in lung anatomy is of prime significance during surgical procedures of lungs. Arrangement of structures in lung hilum act as a guide in performing such procedures. Normal pattern of arrangement of hilar structures in right lung is eparterial bronchus, pulmonary artery, hyparterial bronchus and pulmonary veins from above downwards. In left lung it is pulmonary artery, principal bronchus and pulmonary vein from above downwards. Arrangement of hilar structures from anterior to posterior in both lungs is pulmonary vein, pulmonary artery and principal bronchus.

Original Article

A study of patient satisfaction level in inpatient spine department of a tertiary care multi-speciality hospital

by Srivastava N., Goel S.

Summary: Patient satisfaction at spine surgery centers is a matter of concern. In specialized surgeries like spine, the satisfaction of a patient is not merely because of surgical outcomes but also empathy of doctor, rehabilitation programs and friendliness of the hospital.