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Shah Speciality Clinic

Cardiologist, Diabetologist, General Physician, Infectious Diseases Physician, Internal Medicine
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Our medical care facility offers treatments from the best doctors in the field of Cardiologist, Diabetologist, General Physician, Infectious Diseases Physician, Internal Medicine.Customer service is provided by a highly trained, professional staff who look after your comfort and care and are considerate of your time. Their focus is you.

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Ramesh Nagar
New Delhi, Delhi - 110015
Details for Dr. Vitrag Shah
Government Medical College, Surat
Government Medical College, Surat
MD - Internal Medicine
KEM Pune
Critical Care Training
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Professional Memberships
Indian Society of Critical Care Medicine
Past Experience
Senior Registrar - ICU (IDCCM) at KEM Hospital ,Pune
FNB Resident(Fellowship of National Board), Critical Care Medicine at Sir Gangaram Hospital , New Delhi
MD Medicine at GMC, Surat
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MBBS at GMC, Surat
  • MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine, Critical Care Training
    Cardiologist, Diabetologist, Internal Medicine, General Physician, Infectious Diseases Physician
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    General Physician
    Dengue - Important Information

    Dengue fever is a painful mosquito-borne disease. It is caused by any one of four types of dengue virus, which is transmitted by the bite of an infected female Aedes aegypti mosquito.

    Previous dengue infection with similar serotype provides immunity but different serotype causes more severe infection.

    Common symptoms of dengue include high fever, runny nose, a mild skin rash, cough, and pain behind the eyes and in the joints. However, some people may develop a red and white patchy skin rash followed by loss of appetite, nausea, vomiting, etc.

    Patients suffering from dengue should seek medical advice, rest and drink plenty of fluids. Paracetamol can be taken to bring down fever and reduce joint pains. However, aspirin or ibuprofen should not be taken since they can increase the risk of bleeding.

    The risk of complications is in less than 1% of dengue cases and, if warning signals are known to the public, all deaths from dengue can be avoided.

    Lab Test

    Best test is NS1, specific
    Cannot be false +ve
    Is + from day 1 to 7 ideally.
    If on day 1 is -ve, repeat it next day.
    Always ask for ELISA based NS1 tests as card tests are misleading.

    IgG & IgM dengue

    In a pt with reduced platelets and looking "sick" on day 3 or 4 of illness, a very high titre of IgG with borderline rise in IgM signifies secondary dengue. These pts are more prone to complications.
    In primary dengue IgG becomes + at end of 7 days, while IgM is + after day 4.

    Immature Platelet fraction (IPF)

    A very useful test in Dengue for patients with thrombocytopenia.

    If IPF in such a pt is > 10%, despite a platelet count of 20, 000, he is out of danger & platelets will rise in 24 hrs.

    If its 6%, repeat the same next day. Now if IPF has increased to 8% his platelets will certainly increase within 48 hrs.

    If its less then 5%, then his bone marrow will not respond for 3-4 days & may be a likely candidate for platelet transfusion.

    Better to do an IPF even with borderline low platelet count.

    A low Mean Platelet volume or MPV means platelets are functionally inefficient and such patients need more attention.

    The primary cause of death in patients suffering from dengue is capillary leakage, which causes fluid deficiency in the intravascular compartment, leading to multi-organ failure. Platelet deficiency is not the cause of death in most of the patient suffering from Dengue .

    According to International guidelines, unless a patient’s platelet count is below 10,000 or there is spontaneous, active bleeding, no platelet transfusion is required. The outbreak of dengue in the City and Hospital beds are full and families are seen running around in search of platelets for transfusion. However what most people do not realize is that the first line of treatment for dengue is not platelet transfusion. In fact, it does more harm than good if used in a patient whose counts are over 10,000.

    At the first instance of plasma leakage from the intravascular compartment to the extravascular compartment, fluid replacement amounting to 20 ml per kg body weight per hour must be administered. This must be continued till the difference between the upper and lower blood pressure is over 40 mmHg, or the patient passes adequate urine. This is all that is required to treat the patient. Giving unnecessary platelet transfusion can make the patient more sick.

    “While treating dengue patients, physicians should remember the ‘Formula of 20' i.e. rise in pulse by more than 20; fall of BP by more than 20; difference between lower and upper BP of less than 20 and presence of more than 20 hemorrhagic spots on the arm after a tourniquet test suggest a high-risk situation and the person needs immediate medical attention.”

    Read WHO guidelines for further fluid management strategies & Hematocrit monitoring.
  • Critical Care Training, MD - Internal Medicine, MBBS
    General Physician
    Home remedies for chest congestion

    Chest congestion becomes common with a change of season. And it’s advisable to go for home remedies. Medicines might have side effects too but home remedies not only provide quick relief but are safe too. But you need to make a little effort for that.

    Try these home remedies for a quick relief:

    1. Gargle: Gargling is an easiest home remedy for chest congestion. It’s done by putting little salt or turmeric in a glass of warm water. It should be done twice or thrice a day.

    2. Steam: Taking steam before sleep instantly eases chest congestion. Plain boiling water is good but one can put a pinch of turmeric too as it’s a great healer.

    3. Ginger and honey: It’s advisable to boil pieces of ginger in water and then seep them and drink the water by mixing honey in it. Take it 2-3 times in a day for quicker relief.

    4. Onion juice: Onion juice also helps in cleaning chest congestion. Mix honey, lemon juice with onion juice in a glass of warm water and drink it 3-4 times a day.

    5. Bay leaves: Taking fresh bay leaves provides great relief at the time of chest congestion. Boil bay leaves in water for about 2-3 minutes and take it 2-3 times a day.

    6. Black coffee: Taking 2-3 cups of black coffee also helps in cleaning chest congestion because of presence of caffeine in it.

    7. Foods to avoid: During chest congestion, one should avoid taking sugar, dairy products and fried food as all these increase mucus production.

    8. Garlic and Lime juice: Take a glass of warm water and add lime juice and garlic paste along with a pinch of salt. Gulp it down to get instant relief.

    9. Milk with turmeric and black pepper powder: Take a glass of hot milk, add 2 teaspoons of honey, half teaspoon turmeric with a pinch of black pepper powder and drink it for instant relief.

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  • Critical Care Training, MD - Internal Medicine, MBBS
    General Physician
    Blood donation guidelines for thyroid & autoimmune diseases

    Hypothyroid patients who are taking levothyroxine (i.e, Synthroid), Cytomel, Thyrolar, or natural thyroid products like Armour and are in the normal thyroid range can give blood if they don't have any other precluding conditions.

    Graves' disease or hyperthyroidism patients who are on antithyroid medicines, or who are not currently in normal thyroid range, cannot give blood.

    Anyone with any other autoimmune disease should not give blood, unless they are asymptomatic and off all medications for one month.

    In thyroid patients, and some of the more common autoimmune disease, you specifically should NOT give blood if you have:

    Addison's Disease
    Adrenal Disorders
    Sinus or respiratory infections, colds or flu symptoms
    Rheumatoid Arthritis, if you're on steroids or immunosuppressive drugs
    Lupus, unless asymptomatic, and off all medication for at least a month
    Multiple sclerosis

    Also, you can't give blood if you:

    Have ever used illegal intravenous drugs, even once
    Are a man who has had sex with another man since 1977, even once
    Are a hemophiliac
    Have had a positive HIV test
    Have had hepatitis any time after your eleventh birthday
    Have had cancer (except localized skin cancer)
    Have had a heart attack or stroke
    Have taken Tegison for psoriasis

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