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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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Plasminogen

Lab Update: (Dr Arpan Gandhi and Dr Navin Dang) This test is used to evaluate thromboembolic disorders, including ligneous conjuctivitis (a type of mucous membrane abnormality). High levels of plasminogen can be seen in: Pregnancy (peak of 165% of normal … Continue reading

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What are the clinical manifestations of Wilson’s disease?

Pediatric Update: (Dr. Neelam Mohan, Director Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Liver Transplantation, Medanta – The Medicity) Hepatic Asymptomatic hepatomegaly Isolated splenomegaly Persistently elevated serum aminotransferase activity (AST, ALT) Fatty liver Acute hepatitis Mimicking  autoimmune hepatitis Cirrhosis: compensated or decompensated Acute … Continue reading

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People born in economic booms live longer

 Fitness Update: (Contributed by Rajat Bhatnagar, International Sports & Fitness Distribution, LLC, http://www.isfdistribution.com) Because of lower mortality from heart disease, a person who is born during an economic boom and survives to age 40 lives 10 months longer than an … Continue reading

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Platelet aggregation

Lab Update: (Dr Arpan Gandhi and Dr Navin Dang) Platelets aggregate quickly enough to prevent important lack of blood and also to prevent exogenous agents to enter the blood stream. Platelet aggregation test evaluates the ability of platelets to clump … Continue reading

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What is Wilson’s disease and its clinical manifestations?

Pediatric Update: (Dr. Neelam Mohan, Director Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Liver Transplantation, Medanta – The Medicity) Wilson disease (WD), also known as hepatolenticular degeneration is a familial, lethal neurological disease accompanied by chronic liver disease leading to cirrhosis. The pattern … Continue reading

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