The impact factor of journal provides quantitative assessment tool for grading, evaluating, sorting and comparing journals of similar kind. It reflects the average number of citations to recent articles published in science and social science journals in a particular year or period, and is frequently used as a proxy for the relative importance of a journal within its field. It is first devised by Eugene Garfield, the founder of the Institute for Scientific Information. The impact factor of a journal is evaluated by dividing the number of current year citations to the source items published in that journal during the previous two years.
Diabetes is the result of imbalance of blood glucose that further leads to various problems associated with the other body parts. Both the nerves and circulation are affected of Diabetes which can result in joint pain and disorders developing in a number of areas of the body. Charcot arthropathies, Osteoporosis, Osteoarthritis are some of the common disorders that occur because of diabetes. Common symptoms of all these problems includes joint issues like redness or swelling, pain, stiffness or a grating sound of mobility in the joint. Sometimes hands are also affected because of diabetes that leads to the initiation of other related disorders like Diabetic hand syndrome, Duyputrens contracture, Tenosynovitis (trigger finger), Carpal tunnel syndrome.
Last date updated on September, 2014