Dhulikhel Medical Update

Who Are We?

Established in December 2022, Dhulikhel Medical Updates is guided towards working for improving patient care. We are defined by our goal of creating a Healthier Life. In this endeavour, DMU approaches a global platform to share the current clinical practice in Nepal and encourage our readers to be updated and create a think tank to share our goal of pursuing a Healthier Life.

Dhulikhel Medical Updates is a peer reviewed manual of advanced clinical practice and trends in patient care. The manual intends to disseminate knowledge on clinical practice, protocols and research.

This will also be a Continuing professional Development (CPD) activity for Health Care Professionals .


Medical manual to publish recent updates in the field of health science with special priority on interesting cases, prevention, diagnosis or treatment protocols.


DMU will be publishing articles with special focus on unique clinical techniques, procedures and case details. We recommend supportive additional materials such as videos to supplement the articles.

Author Guidelines

Please follow the instructions given below carefully to ensure that the submission and review is prompt and efficacious. After the thorough review, the editors will have the right to send the article back to the authors if it is not written in accordance with the journals guideline. 

Contact the Editorial Office
Please send an email to the following email address if you have any queries: dmj@dhulikhelhospital.org

Submission Checklist

General Format

  • File type (save in .doc format)
  • Font/ Font size (Times New Roman/ 12)
  • Line spacing (1) 
  • All figures (include relevant captions)
  • All tables (including titles, description, footnotes)
  • Ensure all figure and table citations in the text match the files provided
  • Separate files for:
    • Title page 
    • Manuscript (with no author details) 
    • Figure legends
  • Please ‘spell-check’ and ‘grammar check’ documents before submission. 
  • Please introduce the non-standard abbreviations at the first occurence. 
  • We highly encourage authors to submit supplementary videos for submission.

Title page information

Author names and affiliations 

  • Name and family name
  • Arrange in sequence of author list
  • Affiliations with full postal addresses, including country name and email address.
  • Format: 
    • Abc xyz, Dhulikhel Medical Update, Dhulikhel, 45210, Kavre, Nepal 

Specific format 

Case Report 

  • Word limit (1500 words excluding the abstract and references) 
  • References (A maximum of 15 references) 
  • Patient consent form (Click here)
  • Structuring:
    • Abstract (within 150 words)
    • Keywords (3-6; must be present in MeSH)
    • Introduction (not more than 150 words) 
    • Case Report
    • Discussion 
    • References (Vancouver)
    • Figure legends

Case Series 

  • Word limit (2500 words excluding the abstract and references) 
  • References (A maximum of 20 references) 
  • Patient consent form (Click here)
  • Structuring:
    • Abstract (within 150 words)
    • Keywords (3-6; must be present in MeSH)
    • Introduction (not more than 150 words) 
    • Case Series (Case 1, Case 2)
    • Discussion 
    • References (Vancouver)
    • Figure legends

Original Article 

  • Word limit (3000 words excluding the abstract and references) 
  • References (A maximum of 30 references) 
  • Structuring:
    • Structured Abstract (within 150 words)
      • Background
      • Methods
      • Results
      • Conclusion
    • Introduction (not more than 150 words) 
    • Methods
    • Results
    • Discussion 
    • References (Vancouver)
    • Figure/ Table

‘How do we do it’ articles

  • Articles should be set out to make the process easier for the user to follow. 
  • Structure (Total Word Limit: 1,500 words)
    • Abstract: Limited to 150 words
    • Keywords
    • Introduction (150 words)
    • Principle of the procedure
    • General Setup
    • Procedure
    • Conclusion
    • Reference Limit: 15 
  • Figure/Table Limit: 3 color figures and/or tables

We encourage authors to send supplementary multimedia materials (upto 5 photograms and video of less than 5 minutes length) which can be embedded along the articles. There will be a link to the materials along the manuscript

Student DMU 

  • We invite medical students to submit their articles related to their experience in the medical field, career options, and medical education.
  • Word limit (1000 words)
  • References (A maximum of 5 references) 

Copyright/ Permission to Reproduce Figures and Extracts

  • Upon receipt of a manuscript submitted for publication at DMU, editors from DMU will contact the corresponding/ submitting author. 
  • Please note that DMU retains the permission to reproduce the copyright material for printing and online publishing, once the manuscript has been accepted for publication.


  • Prof. Dr. Ram KM Shrestha


  • Prof. Dr. Rajendra KojuCardiologist Dhulikhel Hospital
  • Prof. Dr. Balaram MallaGI and General Surgeon Dhulikhel Hospital

Subject Expert Committee

  • Prof. Dr. Srijana DongolPediatrician- Department of Pediatrics Dhulikhel Hospital
  • Prof. Anjana DongolGynecologist- Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology Dhulikhel Hospital
  • Prof. Dr. Dashrath KafleOrthodontic Surgeon- Department of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopaedics Dhulikhel Hospital
  • Prof. Dr. Sanjib Kumar Sharma Department of Internal Medicine- B.P. Koirala Institute of Health Sciences (BPKIHS)
  • Prof. Dr. Dinesh Shrestha Consultant Gastroenterologist- National Academy of Medical Sciences Bir Hospital
  • Dr Angira Shrestha Ophthalmologist- Department of Ophthalmology Dhulikhel Hospital
  • Ms. Ranjeeta S. Acharya Consultant Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist -Department of Physiotherapy Dhulikhel Hospital
  • Mr. Rajendra Dev Bhatt Clinical Biochemist -Department of Clinical Biochemistry Dhulikhel Hospital

Editorial Team

  • Dr. Robin Man KarmacharyaCTVS Surgeon, Dhulikhel Hospital
  • Dr. Ram Bahadur GurungChief Interventional Endoscopist, Dhulikhel Hospital
  • Dr. Abha ShresthaChief/Lead Center for Community and Population Health, Dhulikhel Hospital
  • Dr. Binod DhakalPathologist, Dhulikhel Hospital
  • Dr. June KakshapatiExecutive Officer -Office of Global Engagement, Dhulikhel Hospital

International Editors

  • Prof. Dr. Dean E.Klinger Medical College of Wisconin- Wisconin, USA
  • Dr. Monica Hampell
  • Dr. Laly JosephPhilips School of Nursing - Mount Sinai Beth Israel, USA
  • Prof. Dr. Matthias BredertDistrict Hospital Clinic Altmühltal Germany, Teaching Hospital of the Technical University Munich ,Germany
  • Brian HolanderPeriodontist Novato, USA
  • Prof Ann Katrin StensdotterDepartment of Neuromedicine and Movement Science Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway

Coordinator/Student Editor

  • Swechha Bhatt

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