Agenda 24oct2019 PhD defense Kavish Bhansing

Kavish Bhansing Clinical aspects & muscle ultrasound in PM & DM

The main objectives of these thesis was to study the clinical aspects and outcome of patients with idiopathic inflammatory myopathies and the diagnostic properties of Quantitative Muscle UltraSound (QMUS) in these patients.

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Kavish Bhansing Clinical aspects & muscle ultrasound in PM & DM

The findings from the conducted research can be found here: Complaints of dyspnea among patient with PM or DM can be related to pulmonary arterial hypertension and not only lung fibrosis. Patients with both systemic sclerosis and PM (SSc-PM overlap) have more lung fibrosis and cardiac disease as causes of death compared to patients with only SSc or PM. Almost all overlap patients have necrotizing muscle fibers with inflammation. Patients with SSc-PM overlap have a worse survival compared to patients with SSc. Muscle ultrasound is just as good as electromyography (EMG) to diagnose patients with  PM or DM. Therefore, muscle ultrasound could be a potential alternative for doctors to screen for possible myopathies and to rule out the presence of PM or DM. Muscle ultrasound could be a non-invasive tool for detecting of a concomitant fasciitis in patients with DM or PM. Muscle ultrasound has the capacity to discriminate between very active disease and inactive disease in patients with juvenile dermatomyositis. In addition, muscle ultrasound correlates with muscle function.

Date, time and location PhD defense of Inaugural lecture of Valedictory lecture

  • Date: 24 October 2019
  • Time: 12.30 hrs
  • Location: Radboud Universiteit, Academiezaal Aula, Comeniuslaan 2

Biography

Kavish Bhansing (1982) studied Medicine at Radboud university medical center and obtained his medical degree in 2008. The research in this thesis was performed at the department of Rheumatology of the Radboud university medical center.

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Biography

Kavish Bhansing (1982) studied Medicine at Radboud university medical center and obtained his medical degree in 2008. The research in this thesis was performed at the department of Rheumatology of the Radboud university medical center. Currently, he is completing his residency at the departement of Rheumatology at the Radboud university medical center. In November 2019 Kavish will start working as a rheumatologist in St Jansdal hospital, Harderwijk.


Promotor

  • Promotor(s): prof. P.L.C.M. van Riel, prof. B.G.M. van Engelen
  • Co-promotor(s): dr M.C. Vonk

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