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  • How is celiac disease diagnosed?

    The video talks about the diagnosis of celiac disease by Dr. Carlo Catassi, Head, Department of Pediatrics, Italy. The diagnosis of celiac disease is based on clinical picture. There are certain investigations such as blood tests for antibodies and he will further explain the specific allergic sensitivity test. Also, he will also elaborate that biopsy is also done for confirming the diagnosis.

  • What causes celiac disease?

    Dr. Carlo Catassi, Head, Department of Pediatrics, Italy, will talk about the causes of celiac disease in this video. The causes of celiac disease are genetic predisposition and gluten intolerance. Ingestion of gluten containing foods are responsible for it. He will further explain the genetic markers which are predisposed to celiac disease.

  • What is celiac disease?

    In this video, Dr. Carlo Catassi, Head, Department of Pediatrics, Italy, will explain about the celiac disease. Celiac disease is a permanent contusion characterized by intolerance to dietary gluten. Gluten is a mixture of proteins which is present in wheat and other cereals. Wheat in genetically predisposed individuals causes intestinal mal-absorption and atrophy. He will further talk on several symptoms of celiac disease such as weight loss, anemia, and mal-nutrition, etc.

  • What is mosquito sutra?

    Dr. K K Aggarwal, President Heart Care Foundation of India and Group Editor in Chief MEDtalks, will talk about mosquito sutra in this video. He will talk about vector borne diseases like malaria, dengue, chikungunya, Zika virus, etc. He says that there are mosquitoes which grow during daytime, evening and night time. The mosquito sutra is that one should kill them inside the house as well outside the house, wherever possible because they spread everywhere.

  • Will same type of disease spread in every Indian, yes or no?

    Dr. K K Aggarwal, President Heart Care Foundation of India and Group Editor in Chief MEDtalks, will discuss whether same type of disease spread in every Indian in this video. He says that not necessarily, each person according to the race might present the same disease in a different way in different states. Some diseases will be more in some race and less in another race. So whenever there are trials conducted, all four races of people are included in the study for proper results.

  • Why people say that Bili Ka Rasta katna is a bad omen?
    In this video, Dr. K K Aggarwal, President Heart Care Foundation of India and Group Editor in Chief MEDtalks, will talk about the bad omen about cat crossing the road. The scientific explanation is that it relates to those era when plague was prevalent. Whenever the cat is seen in a particular area it was denoted that rats must be present in that area and hence the disease. Nowadays leptospirosis etc. are more prevalent. This myth in today’s era is not applicable.
  • How long can we give penicillin prophylaxis to treat rheumatic fever?

    In this video, Dr. K K Aggarwal, President Heart Care Foundation of India and Group Editor in Chief MEDtalks, will discuss the penicillin prophylaxis for treatment of rheumatic fever. The prophylaxis of penicillin depends on the risk of severity and recurrence of rheumatic fever. Simple rheumatic fever with no carditis can be given prophylaxis for 5 years or till the age of 21 years whichever is longer. Rheumatic fever with carditis can be given for 10 years. He will further explain the treatment if there is residual lesion with rheumatic fever.

  • How do you prevent rheumatic fever?

    In this video, Dr. K K Aggarwal, President Heart Care Foundation of India and Group Editor in Chief MEDtalks, will talk about the prevention of rheumatic fever. With each episode of rheumatic fever, rheumatic heart disease becomes more serious. Prevention of streptococcal sore throat is necessary. Hence, prophylaxis is very necessary for such infection with penicillin or azithromycin or the protocol which is mentioned regarding the streptococcal sore throat infection.

  • What treatment options are available for patients facing a brain tumor recurrence?

    Dr. K K Aggarwal, President Heart Care Foundation of India and Group Editor in Chief MEDtalks, will discuss the treatment options available for patients with brain tumor recurrence in this video. In a study, it is shown that genetically polio virus can be a useful drug in the treatment of grade 4 brain tumor. The study results showed that 21% showed regression of the tumor. Hence, genetically modified polio drug can be a future anti-cancer drug.

  • Is there any new drug in the treatment of influenza?

    In this video, Dr. K K Aggarwal, President Heart Care Foundation of India and Group Editor in Chief MEDtalks, will discuss about any new drug treatment for influenza. Research is going on for one day pill for influenza. Generally, influenza medicine is given within 48 hours for 3 days twice daily. Certain medicines are approved in Japan and USA for influenza. He will further discuss that Indian pharmaceutical should seek approval for such medicines in India.

  • What are the normal CRP levels?

    Dr. K K Aggarwal, President Heart Care Foundation of India and Group Editor in Chief MEDtalks, will discuss the normal CRP levels in this video. When CRP is negative then a high sensitivity CRP test is advised. CRP levels can vary according to age, sex and races. There are formulas to calculate the levels. It is general age divided by 50 in males. In females, it is age divided by 50 plus 0.6. The normal value of CRP is less than 0.3 gram/dl is normal and more than 1 means inflammation. In between 0.3 to 1 is low grade inflammation.

  • Is CRP, ESR and procalcitonin reliable to diagnose the sepsis?

    In this video, Dr. K K Aggarwal, President Heart Care Foundation of India and Group Editor in Chief MEDtalks, will discuss the prognostic tests to diagnose sepsis. CRP and ESR levels indicate the severity of inflammatory process but are not specific to any particular disease. Procalcitonin levels may indicate inflammatory or inflammatory infections or neoplasia. If CRP is negative then high sensitivity CRP is done. He will discuss the values of these parameters which are normal or abnormal.