Year : 2022 | Volume
: 1 | Issue : 1 | Page : 1--2
Preface of Bangladesh Journal of Endocrinology and Metabolism
Md Faruque Pathan
Editor in Chief, Bangladesh Journal of Endocrinology and Metabolism, Dhaka, Bangladesh
Prof. Md Faruque Pathan
Director, BIRDEM Academy, Shahbag, Dhaka-1000
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Pathan MF. Preface of Bangladesh Journal of Endocrinology and Metabolism.Bangladesh J Endocrinol Metab 2022;1:1-2
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Pathan MF. Preface of Bangladesh Journal of Endocrinology and Metabolism. Bangladesh J Endocrinol Metab [serial online] 2022 [cited 2022 Dec 5 ];1:1-2
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In human being, the endocrine system is considered essential for control and regulation of all major functions and processes starting from growth and development of body, energy control and metabolism, immunity, behavior, and reproduction life. Hence, hormonal imbalance is associated with many chronic or long-term health conditions, poor quality of life, sometimes life-threatening medical conditions, and premature death if not treated. Most of the time, endocrine dysfunctions are silently progressing as chronic diseases with a relevant negative impact on the patient. Ultimately, they create a considerable social and economic burden on our health status. Like Western society, endocrine disorders are not uncommon in our country, although specific data and evidence are not available. It is assumed that more than half the population is suffering from endocrine diseases such as diabetes mellitus (DM), thyroid, polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), and reproductive disorders such as subfertility, osteoporosis, and obesity in their lifetime. Endocrine diseases such as thyroid dysfunction, osteoporosis, metabolic syndrome, obesity, and PCOS significantly impact public health from an epidemiological point of view, long-term disability, and altered quality of life.
Different national and international scientific societies revealed upward trends in the prevalence and incidence of various endocrine dysfunctions globally and individual countries. Among them, the emerging and growing uptrends of DM, thyroid, and reproductive dysfunction need to be focused on. However, the rewarding matter is that many of these dysfunctions can be easily detected and treatable, making life near-normal. Endocrinology is a relatively young branch of medical science and a fast-growing subject in the medical community due to the rapid development of research on etiology, investigation, and management concepts, thus making it an exciting attraction for the physician. The rapid expansion of this field, particularly in diagnosis, and management, as well as potential health benefit make the subject most popular among physicians. Increased demand, unmet needs, and availability of modern facilities created enormous interest in endocrinologists to serve our community. Like other countries in Bangladesh, certain endocrine diseases are found more for which we need more health workforce and relevant standard facilities. We feel more necessity for research to observe the behavior of the endocrine dysfunctions and response to treatment and availability of treatment facilities. At the same time, we also require policies to create awareness among people and physicians. To facilitate and disseminate knowledge and research, the Bangladesh Endocrine Society (BES) feels their activities as their commitment through country-wide surveys and publications. We are observing tremendous and exciting advances in this field in our country also. A scientific journal will be able to explore research networks and collect knowledge for our endocrinologists. BES was established 30 years back with the vision of Prof. M Ibrahim. We are now more than 250 well-trained endocrinologists dedicated to solve the most impressive and present-day public health issues of our time throughout the countries. Increased demand and praiseworthy and rewarding outcomes of endocrine problems in Bangladesh facilitate great interest for young physicians to be trained in endocrinology. Only scientific journal can provide rapid open access publications of basic research, clinical research, and clinical practice information in all areas of endocrinology. It can promote breakthrough ideas in endocrine science, exchanging knowledge and skills, and patient care through education, research, advocacy efforts, and trusted tools for the policymakers and regulators. It can act as a platform to explore and find out appropriate clinical management and therapy for our own population. With this background, BES has decided to create and establish its own voice, “Mukhapatra,” like journal. The Bangladesh Journal of Endocrine and Metabolism (BJEM) will be able to fulfill the demand for the share of knowledge, experiences, ideas, and views through appropriate research and publication. This journal may be a platform for collaborative research among fellow endocrinologists of Bangladesh and international faculties, with the target of benefit for people with endocrine disorders. We hope this journal can provide clues and help identify areas to allocate and unite public health issues as well as research sources on the background of high prevalence and incidence of common endocrine and metabolic disorders. Through this journal, our endocrinologists can confidently manage their patients by updating their knowledge and skills.
I, as editor-in-chief, am grate full to the executive editor for his utmost efforts and time. I feel inspired by the enthusiastic attitude, comments, contributions, and feedback from all our editors, reviewers, all authors, and executive members of BES, including the president and general secretary, to publish BJEM successfully. We will never forget our foreign authors' contribution and suggestions for our first endeavor. We shall also remember our publisher, Medknow, and scientific partner Ziska Pharma for their sincere technical contributions and support in bringing the BJEM to daylight.