Tag Archives: Dr KK Aggarwal

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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BNP and NT-proBNP

Lab Update: (Dr Arpan Gandhi and Dr Navin Dang) BNP or NT-proBNP may be used to help diagnose heart failure and to grade the severity of that heart failure. BNP and NT-proBNP levels decrease in most patients who have been … Continue reading

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What are the common causes of ALF in adults?

Pediatric Update: (Dr. Neelam Mohan, Director Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Liver Transplantation, Medanta – The Medicity) The common causes of ALF in adults in India are viral hepatitis (Hepatitis E > Hepatitis A), hepatitis B, drug induced, Wilson’s disease, autoimmune … Continue reading

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