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6 CEA

Lab Update:(Dr Arpan Gandhi and Dr Navin Dang) Description Formal name: Carcinoembryonic Antigen Carcinoembryonic Antigen (CEA) is a protein found in embryonic tissues. Purpose of the test: To determine whether cancer is present in the body and to monitor cancer … Continue reading

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What is the importance of varicella vaccine?

Infertility Update: (Dr. Kaberi Banerjee, Infertility and IVF Specialist, Max Hospital) Varicella vaccine contains live attenuated virus. The vaccine should be administered within 96 hours of exposure, and pregnancy should be avoided for one month thereafter.

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What is the importance of varicella vaccine?

Infertility Update: (Dr. Kaberi Banerjee, Infertility and IVF Specialist, Max Hospital) Varicella vaccine contains live attenuated virus. The vaccine should be administered within 96 hours of exposure, and pregnancy should be avoided for one month thereafter.  

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What is spasmodic and recurrent croup?

Pediatric Update: (Dr. Neelam Mohan, Director Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Liver Transplantation, Medanta – The Medicity) Spasmodic and recurrent croup defines a sudden onset of symptoms, identical to viral croup, at night in a child who has been well. The … Continue reading

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More exercise is recommended for MS patients

Fitness Update: (Contributed by Rajat Bhatnagar, International Sports & Fitness Distribution, LLC, http://www.isfdistribution.com) Multiple sclerosis (MS) is an autoimmune disease that causes inflammation in the brain and spinal cord. Research shows that individuals who suffer from MS also have an … Continue reading

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Insulin-like growth factor-1 (IGF-1)

Lab Update: (Dr Arpan Gandhi and Dr Navin Dang) IGF-1 testing may be ordered, along with a GH stimulation test, when a child has symptoms of GH deficiency, such as a slowed growth rate and short stature. They also may … Continue reading

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What is the importance of Measles, Mumps, and Rubella (MMR) vaccine?

Infertility Update: (Dr Kaberi Banerjee, Dr. Kaberi Banerjee, Infertility and IVF Specialist, Max Hospital) MMR vaccine contains live attenuated virus. Vaccination therefore should be administered before pregnancy to avoid the possibility of intrauterine infection, and pregnancy should be avoided for … Continue reading

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