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Celiac Disease: An Overview

  Celiac disease (also known as celiac sprue or gluten intolerance) is an autoimmune disorder. Celiac disease occurs when the body’s immune system triggers a response to consumption of gluten, in genetically predisposed individual. The immune response damages the small intestine, which in turn interferes with the ...Read More

Migraine Headache

Migraine Headache: Introduction,Clinical Features, Trigger factors,Diagnosis,management and Prophylaxis Introduction: Migraine is the 2nd most common cause of headache affecting 15% of women and 6 % of men worldwide. It is an episodic headache associated with certain features like sensitivity to light light, sound or ...Read More

GFR Calculations- Accepted formula

Estimated values A number of formulae have been devised to estimate GFR or Ccr values on the basis of serum creatinine levels. Estimated creatinine clearance rate (eCCr) using Cockcroft-Gault formula A commonly used surrogate marker for estimate of creatinine clearance is the Cockcroft-Gault formula, ...Read More

Acute Peritoneal Dialysis

Indications in acute renal failure Absolute: 1) Severe fluid overload with CCF 2) Severe hyperkalemia unresponsive to medical Rx or with ECG changes 3) Severe hyponeatrmia 4) Server metabloic acidosis requiring > 2 doses of NaHCO3 (2mEq/kg/dose) 5) Uraemia 6) Fluid restriction curtailling ample ...Read More