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  • Is Rheumatoid factor a diagnostic test for rheumatoid arthritis?
    Is Rheumatoid factor a diagnostic test for rheumatoid arthritis?
    Ved Chaturvedi

    Dr. Ved Chaturvedi, Rheumatologist, Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, Delhi, will discuss whether rheumatoid factor is a diagnostic test for rheumatoid arthritis in this video. He will explain that it is not a diagnostic test for rheumatoid arthritis; it suggests that the patient might have it. He will further explain about sero-negative results.

  • What Is Rheumatoid Arthritis?
    What Is Rheumatoid Arthritis?
    Ved Chaturvedi

    In this video, Dr. Ved Chaturvedi, Rheumatologist, Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, Delhi, will discuss about rheumatoid arthritis. Rheumatoid arthritis is joint disease in which multiple joints are affected. It is the arthritis of small and large joints which is generally worst in the morning cause of inflammation. It is specially affected in women than men.

  • How is Rheumatoid arthritis confirmed? How is Rheumatoid arthritis treated?
    How is Rheumatoid arthritis confirmed? How is Rheumatoid arthritis treated?
    Ved Chaturvedi

    The video talks about the management of rheumatoid arthritis by Dr. Ved Chaturvedi, Rheumatologist, Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, Delhi. He says that the confirmation of rheumatoid arthritis is on clinical symptoms. It is a polyarthritis and small joint arthritis. He will talk about other causes of rheumatoid arthritis such as connective tissue disorder, leukemia, lymphoma, osteoarthritis, etc.

  • What is the Difference between ESR & CRP?
    What is the Difference between ESR & CRP?
    Ved Chaturvedi

    Dr. Ved Chaturvedi, Rheumatologist, Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, Delhi, will talk about the difference between ESR & CRP in this video. Both ESR and CRP are markers for inflammation. The difference is the testing of CRP is costly whereas ESR is cheap. ESR takes a longer time for increase after the onset of inflammation whereas CRP increases immediately. He will further explain the other differences as well.

  • Is NTTCP antibody diagnostic for rheumatoid arthritis?
    Is NTTCP antibody diagnostic for rheumatoid arthritis?
    Ved Chaturvedi

    In this video, Dr. Ved Chaturvedi, Rheumatologist, Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, Delhi, will talk about diagnostic evaluation for rheumatoid arthritis. A new test has come known as NTTCP antibody which is more specific almost 97% accurate in diagnosing rheumatoid arthritis. This is a marker test which can diagnose early stages of the disease.

  • What are the complications of Rheumatoid Arthritis?
    What are the complications of Rheumatoid Arthritis?
    Ved Chaturvedi

    Dr. Ved Chaturvedi, Rheumatologist, Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, Delhi, will talk on the complication of rheumatoid arthritis in this video. He will talk about several complications such as premature atherosclerosis, destruction of joints, joints failure, amyloidosis in lung and eye etc. He will explain the complications in details.

  • What is the treatment of Rheumatoid Arthritis?
    What is the treatment of Rheumatoid Arthritis?
    Ved Chaturvedi

    In this video, Dr. Ved Chaturvedi, Rheumatologist, Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, Delhi, will discuss the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis. The most important drugs are disease modifying anti-rheumatoid drugs also known as DMARDS. The most important drug is methotrexate which is given weekly. He will further discuss about different types of DMARDS. Also, the safety profile of the patient needs to be checked while administering these medications.

  • When should we start biologics Rheumatoid Arthritis?
    When should we start biologics Rheumatoid Arthritis?
    Ved Chaturvedi

    Dr. Ved Chaturvedi, Rheumatologist, Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, Delhi will discuss when to start biologics in rheumatoid arthritis in this video. 80 – 90 % of patients will respond to the common drugs. If after certain period the stop responding, switch to other disease modifying agent and still no improvement, then can start with biologics. Dr. Chaturvedi will further discuss the how and which biologics to start with in RA patients.

  • What is systemic sclerosis?
    What is systemic sclerosis?
    J S Pasricha

    In this video, Dr. J S Pasricha, Retired Professor, Department of Dermatology and Venereology, AIIMS, New Delhi will explain systemic sclerosis. It is a group of diseases having a varied manifestations. The skin becomes very thick and hard, joints are affected and painful, fibrosis of lungs are the major symptoms of systemic sclerosis. It is a slowly progressing disease.

  • What are collagen vascular diseases?
    What are collagen vascular diseases?
    J S Pasricha

    Dr. J S Pasricha, Retired Professor, Department of Dermatology and Venereology, AIIMS, New Delhi will talk about collagen vascular diseases. He will explain the different types of collagen vascular diseases and how common they are. These diseases are treatable with pulse therapy regimen. Dermatomyositis is one more form of these diseases. The patients cannot use the muscles properly. He will further explain the treatment given to these patients.

  • How common is infection after knee replacement?
    How common is infection after knee replacement?
    Ramneek Mahajan

    In this video, Dr. Ramneek Mahajan, Director - Orthopedics & Joint Replacement, Max Smart Super Specialty Hospital, New Delhi, talks about the infection after knee replacement and how common it is. He says that infection in knee replacement is not very common nowadays specially in centers such as tertiary health care hospitals which are well-equipped. Dr. Mahajan also states that these hospitals maintain hygiene standards and the rate of infection is decreasing.

  • Why do knee replacements fail?
    Why do knee replacements fail?
    Ramneek Mahajan

    This video talks about the reason for failure of knee replacements by Dr. Ramneek Mahajan, Director - Orthopedics & Joint Replacement, Max Smart Super Specialty Hospital, New Delhi. The most common cause of knee replacement failure is infection followed by mal-alignment or mal-positioned knee.


    Dr. Mahajan talks on infection which is very prevalent in India because there are other associated problems or medical diseases which are not managed well by the patients, hence rate of infection is higher. He will also talk about centers which are not adequately equipped during knee replacement surgery and may be the source of infections.

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