Yamini Menon

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BACKGROUND Osteoporosis remains an underdiagnosed and undertreated major health problem. The current treatment rate for patients who have experienced at least 1 osteoporotic fracture is 20%-25%. Therefore, the Rheumatology and Internal Medicine Departments of Ochsner Clinic Foundation New Orleans implemented a mandatory rheumatology osteoporosis consult as(More)
Transient synovitis of the hip is an acute and self-limited disease commonly seen in children. It is the most common cause of acute hip pain in children ages 3 to 10. It is not considered a disease of adults. It usually only affects one hip. The child may complain of pain that is much worse with walking and may actually walk with a limp. The symptoms(More)
Shrinking lung syndrome (SLS) is a rare complication of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) characterized by unexplained dyspnea, a restrictive pattern on pulmonary function tests, and an elevated hemidiaphragm. A total of 59 cases are reported in literature including the current case. The mean age of these patients is 36.85 years (range, 15-61 years), and(More)
Sarcoidosis, a multisystem disease characterized by noncaseating granulomas, has been reported to be associated with interferon alpha (IFN-alpha) therapy for hepatitis C infection. INF-alpha is known to stimulate T helper cells with a Th1 profile immune response, which is the key immunologic event of a sarcoid granuloma formation. We report a patient(More)
Pulmonary arterial hypertension is common in patients with SSc. Fig. 1 shows the diagnostic and therapeutic approach to PAH in SSc. Doppler echocardiography may suggest the diagnosis, but RHC is necessary to confirm PAH and to measure vasoreactivity. Therapy is directed at the underlying connective tissue disease. Vasoreactive patients often benefit from(More)