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    Qualifications: MBBS: Maulana Azad Medical College, New Delhi: 1977 MRCP (Ire): Internal Medicine: 1983 MRCP (UK): Internal Medicine: 1983 FRCP (Glasgow): Elected, 1992 FRCP (Edin): Elected, 2000 Speciality Training: General (Internal) Medicine and Rheumatology Membership of Learned Institutions: Fellow: Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons of Glasgow Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh International Medical Sciences Academy Member: Association of Physicians of India Indian Rheumatology Association British Society For Rheumatology Current Appointments: Consultant Physician & Rheumatologist: Apollo Indraprastha Hospital, Sarita Vihar, New Delhi. Sant Parmanand Hospital, Civil Lines, Delhi. Special Areas of Interest: After graduation received further training in Internal Medicine and Rheumatology at Institutions in Scotland, UK- Aberdeen, Kilmarnock, Inverness and Edinburgh. Held Consultant Physician & Rheumatologist positions in Delhi, since my return in 1986. Currently interested in all aspects of clinical Rheumatology, with a special interest area being Paediatric Rheumatology. Interested in all aspects of management of Rheumatoid arthritis and the connective tissue disorders (SLE). Am interested in local (intra-articular and soft-tissue) injections including intra-articular Hyalgan injections for Osteoarthritis and Intra-articular Yttrium 90 silicate injection as 'Medical Synovectomy' for persistent joint synovitis.

Questions Answered by me

It is unlikely that the urine control problem is related to the rheumatoid arthritis or the treatment. However, your kidney function is slightly...

Answered on : 16 Dec 2003

It would seem that you are in good hands as far as treatment of your SLE is
concerned, judging from the treatment you have received from...

Answered on : 11 Dec 2003

It would be very unusual for rheumatic fever to be causing a problem at this
age (Penidure is usually given for this).
I would think...

Answered on : 04 Sep 2003

The commonest reason for gall bladder stones in children is chronic haemolytic disease or spherocytosis. Cystic fibrosis is another disease in...

Answered on : 07 Jun 2003

If treated properly, one can lead a normal or near normal life with JRA. The dose of methotrexate that you mention is not conventionally used in...

Answered on : 22 Mar 2003

It is not possible to suggest specific medicines for the arthritis, unless one can examine the paient and also determine what exact type of...

Answered on : 10 Jan 2003

Low BP is usually not a primary problem and generally needs to be evaluated for possible causes. It maybe that the tiredness is connected with...

Answered on : 10 Dec 2002

It is very difficult to give detailed or specific information regarding treatment, without any details about the patient being provided. However,...

Answered on : 25 Sep 2002

If a high serum uric acid is not causing any problems, then it does not require treatment. High uric acid may cause kidney stones or acute joint...

Answered on : 14 Sep 2002
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