Specialist Rheumatological Consultation:
Speciality consultation in both out-patient & in-patient settings regarding various rheumatological diseases including rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthitis, lupus, gout, chronic back or neck pains, ankylosing spondylitis, fibromyalgia, tennis elbow, frozen shoulder and others, using an evidence-based comprehensive updated approach. Detailed explanation of the disease process, including diagrams, if necessary.
Specialist Medicine Consultation:General medical consultation regarding common illnesses including hypertension, diabetes, infections, asthma, viral illnesses, allergic conditions, thyroid disorders, electrolyte imbalances etc, in both out-patient & in-hospital settings, including critically ill conditions.
During the past decade biologic therapies such as monoclonal antibodies and fusion proteins have revolutionized the management of rheumatic diseases. Presently biologics are expensive, but mainstay therapies in the treatment of many rheumatic conditions. Their use has indeed allowed for a better prognosis in several rheumatic diseases (such as rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, systemic lupus erythematosus) and to obtain a clinical remission. Biologics approved in India at present are –
• Intravenous: Infliximab, Rituximab, Tocilizumab, Abatacept
• Sub-cutaneous: Adalimumab, Etanercept, Secukinumab
• Oral: Tofacitinib, Baricitinib