American Journal of Internal Medicine

Special Issue


  • Submission Deadline: 30 September 2015
  • Status: Submission Closed
  • Lead Guest Editor: Indira Madhavan
About This Special Issue
Toxicology is a branch of science that deals with adverse effects of chemical, physical and biological agents on living organisms and environment.. The exposure of toxic agent can be from environment, occupational or by deliberate self harm. The various sub division include forensic toxicology, medical toxicology, environmental toxicology, ecotoxicology. Though all of us are frequently exposed to toxic agents in our day today life, we are not informed of the adverse effects. This issue is mainly intended to provide such general informations, preventive measures and advances in treatment for health related problems.

Aims and Scope:

1. Drugs – adverse reactions, overdosage
2. Addictions
3. Pesticides
4. Radiation
5. Household poisons
6. Occupational toxins
Lead Guest Editor
  • Indira Madhavan

    Department of Medicine, Govenment Medical College, Thrissur, India

Guest Editors
  • Nimrat Chatterjee

    Department of Pediatrics-Oncology, Baylor College of Medicine, United States

  • atish ray

    Immunobiology Laboratory, Department of Zoology, University of Delhi, India

  • Sevgi Kesici

    Anesthesiology and Reanimation, Medical Faculty, Giresun university, Giresun, Turkey

Published Articles
  • Clinical and Laboratory Profile of Patients Admitted with Cleistanthus Collinus Poisoning in a Tertiary Care Hospital

    Ramya Das N. K. , Mary Grace N. C. , Indira M. , Jayachandran N. V.

    Issue: Volume 3, Issue 6-1, November 2015
    Pages: 14-17
    Received: 19 September 2015
    Accepted: 22 September 2015
    Published: 23 October 2015
    DOI: 10.11648/j.ajim.s.2015030601.14
    Abstract: Cleistanthus collinus (Oduku) is a common suicidal poison used in rural southern India. There is paucity of information on human studies about this poisoning at global level. We conducted a cross-sectional observatory study to analyse clinical and laboratory profile of patients admitted with Oduku poisoning in Department of General Medicine, Govern... Show More
  • Age- and Sex- Related Changes in Pineal Gland: A Morphological and Histological Study

    K G Arunkumar , A Amar Jayanthi , C K Indira , V K Girijamony

    Issue: Volume 3, Issue 6-1, November 2015
    Pages: 10-13
    Received: 22 May 2015
    Accepted: 22 May 2015
    Published: 23 October 2015
    DOI: 10.11648/j.ajim.s.2015030601.13
    Abstract: Introduction: Pineal gland is believed to be an endocrine gland, melatonin being the principal hormone secreted by it. Updating any knowledge about the anatomy of pineal gland will expand our understanding of pineal physiology and pathophysiology and of the possible medical use of pineal compounds. Materials and Methods: We conducted a cross-sectio... Show More
  • Clinical Profile and Outcome of Deliberate Self Poisoning Cases in Medical Wards

    Indira Madhavan , Santhosh L. K. , Vinu Thomas

    Issue: Volume 3, Issue 6-1, November 2015
    Pages: 5-9
    Received: 1 May 2015
    Accepted: 7 October 2015
    Published: 23 October 2015
    DOI: 10.11648/j.ajim.s.2015030601.12
    Abstract: Non-fatal deliberate self-harm (DSH) and suicides are serious global health problems in many low- and middle-income countries including India. We conducted a cross sectional observational study in patients admitted with deliberate self harm in a tertiary care centre to identify the common agents used for poisoning in our area, to know the common cl... Show More
  • Outcome of Paraquat Self-poisoning a Case series

    M Indira , Rakesh T P , Hithesh Shankar T S , Suchithra E T , Andrews M A

    Issue: Volume 3, Issue 6-1, November 2015
    Pages: 1-4
    Received: 29 March 2015
    Accepted: 9 April 2015
    Published: 23 October 2015
    DOI: 10.11648/j.ajim.s.2015030601.11
    Abstract: Introduction –Paraquat is available as 20% solution for agricultural purposes and deliberate ingestion can be lethal despite newer modalities of management.Methods - We present a case series from a tertiary care hospital, consisting of six patients admitted from January 2012 to December 2013 with history of paraquat ingestion. All of them weretreat... Show More