Tag Archives: Padma Shri

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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What are the common causes of ALF in a child?

Pediatric Update: (Dr. Neelam Mohan, Director Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Liver Transplantation, Medanta – The Medicity) The common causes of ALF in a child in India are infective hepatitis (Hepatitis A is more than hepatitis E), hepatitis B, metabolic  causes, … Continue reading

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Electrolyte panel

Lab Update: (Dr Arpan Gandhi and Dr Navin Dang) An electrolyte panel measures the blood levels of sodium, potassium, chloride, and carbon dioxide. Electrolytes such as sodium and potassium keep the body’s fluids in balance and help keep the body … Continue reading

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What is ALF?

Pediatric Update: (Dr. Neelam Mohan, Director Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Liver Transplantation, Medanta – The Medicity) Acute liver failure is defined as severe functional impairment of hepatocytes with no pre-existing liver disease with coagulopathy not corrected by vitamin K. INR … Continue reading

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At what age should mammography be done?

Gyne Update: (Dr Maninder Ahuja, Secretary General IMS) Among younger women (40–49 years), breast cancer is uncommon, and screening mammograms are associated with high false-positive rates and unnecessary biopsies; accordingly, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) has recommended against … Continue reading

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What are most dangerous sites of bites/exposure in man?

Rabies Update: (Dr AK Gupta, Author of “RABIES – the worst death”) Theoretically, the richly innervated areas like head, neck, face, hands and genitals are the most dangerous sites of bite in man. But in reality, it is often the … Continue reading

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