Monday, March 14, 2016

Invitation to submit articles !

We are please to inform you all that, very soon we will be ready for next issue, it is our pleasure to invite you to contribute your best knowledge and research. Your contribution will help us to establish a high standard.
The Annals of Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine (ACCLM) accept contributions within clinical chemistry/biochemistry and laboratory medicine. This includes clinical biochemistry, clinical molecular biology, hematology, immunology, microbiology, drug monitoring and analysis, evaluation of diagnostic markers, new reagents, reference materials, reference values, and quality in laboratory medicine from all countries. Included in the publishing programme are Original Articles, Reviews, Short Case report, and Letters to the Editor. 
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We are now accepting manuscript through online submission system as a part of a better editorial office process and efficient journal management. 
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Executive Editor

Friday, March 4, 2016

Editor's Picks

A cross-sectional study of lung functions in traffic police personnel at work in Kathmandu Valley, Nepal

Hari Sunder Shrestha, Ojashwi Nepal, Kishor Khanal, Bhoopinder Kumar Kapoor
Ann. Clin. Chem. & Lab. Med. 1(1) 2015: 42-48



BACKGROUND: The present study was aimed to assess pulmonary functions in the traffic police personnel (TPP) posted on traffic duty in Kathmandu valley, Nepal.
METHODS: The study group consisted of 17 females and 89 males, constituting 16% and 84% of the total police personnel studied, respectively. In the control group of 25 individuals, 16% (n=4) were female and 84% (n=21) were male. Portable desktop spirometer was used for the pulmonary function test (PFT) measurements.
RESULTS: It is seen that in females as compared to males, PFT parameters show a significant decrease. One-way ANOVA conducted to compare the effect of duration of air pollution exposure showed that there is a significant variation in PFT parameters among the groups. The exposure duration has significant effect on the PFT parameters.
CONCLUSION: Greater the officers are engaged in traffic duty for years, greater is the decrement in their lung functions test.