Varun Dhir

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Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Idiopathic systemic capillary leak syndrome (SCLS): case report and systematic review of cases reported in the last 16 years
    Varun Dhir
    Department of Medicine, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi
    Intern Med 46:899-904. 2007
  2. pmc Comparison of two different folic acid doses with methotrexate--a randomized controlled trial (FOLVARI Study)
    Varun Dhir
    Department of Internal Medicine, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, 160020, India
    Arthritis Res Ther 17:156. 2015
  3. doi request reprint Randomized controlled trial comparing 2 different starting doses of methotrexate in rheumatoid arthritis
    Varun Dhir
    Department of Internal Medicine Rheumatology Unit, Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India Electronic address
    Clin Ther 36:1005-15. 2014
  4. doi request reprint Henoch-Schönlein purpura: hitting the 'target' on CT
    Varun Dhir
    Department of Internal Medicine Rheumatology Unit, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India Electronic address
    Arab J Gastroenterol 15:42-3. 2014
  5. ncbi request reprint Medical image. Arthritis and macroglossia. Multiple myeloma complicated by amyloidosis causing arthropathy
    Varun Dhir
    Department of Clinical Immunology, Sanjay Gandhi Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India
    N Z Med J 120:U2534. 2007
  6. ncbi request reprint Purine biosynthetic pathway genes and methotrexate response in rheumatoid arthritis patients among north Indians
    Shruti Sharma
    Department of Genetics, University of Delhi South Campus, New Delhi, India
    Pharmacogenet Genomics 19:823-8. 2009
  7. doi request reprint Impact of renal involvement on survival in ANCA-associated vasculitis
    Manish Rathi
    Department of Nephrology, Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research PGIMER, Chandigarh, 160012, India
    Int Urol Nephrol 48:1477-82. 2016
  8. doi request reprint A case series and review of Poncet's disease, and the utility of current diagnostic criteria
    Aman Sharma
    Department of Internal Medicine, Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India
    Int J Rheum Dis 19:1010-1017. 2016
  9. doi request reprint High Methotrexate Triglutamate Level is an independent predictor of adverse effects in Asian Indian Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients-A Preliminary Study
    Amit Sandhu
    1Department of Internal Medicine Rheumatology Unit, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh 160012, India 2Department of Biochemistry Punjab University, Chandigarh 160014, India 3Department of Experimental Medicine and Biotechnology, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh 160012, India 4Department of Biochemistry, Government Medical College and Hospital 32, Chandigarh 160020, India 5Department of Hematology, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh 160012, India
    Ther Drug Monit . 2017
  10. doi request reprint Polyarteritis nodosa in north India: clinical manifestations and outcomes
    Aman Sharma
    Department of Internal Medicine, Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India
    Int J Rheum Dis . 2016

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  1. ncbi request reprint Idiopathic systemic capillary leak syndrome (SCLS): case report and systematic review of cases reported in the last 16 years
    Varun Dhir
    Department of Medicine, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi
    Intern Med 46:899-904. 2007
    ..The last review of this syndrome which analyzed 24 cases was published in 1990. Since then, 75 more cases have been reported. This article reviews these cases...
  2. pmc Comparison of two different folic acid doses with methotrexate--a randomized controlled trial (FOLVARI Study)
    Varun Dhir
    Department of Internal Medicine, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, 160020, India
    Arthritis Res Ther 17:156. 2015
    ..However, this is based on studies conducted with lower MTX dosage than used currently. It is unclear whether higher doses of folic acid may be better in reducing toxicity...
  3. doi request reprint Randomized controlled trial comparing 2 different starting doses of methotrexate in rheumatoid arthritis
    Varun Dhir
    Department of Internal Medicine Rheumatology Unit, Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India Electronic address
    Clin Ther 36:1005-15. 2014
    ..We hypothesized that starting with a higher MTX dose may be more effective but associated with more adverse effects. We compared a starting dose of 7.5 versus 15 mg per week of MTX followed by similar fast escalation...
  4. doi request reprint Henoch-Schönlein purpura: hitting the 'target' on CT
    Varun Dhir
    Department of Internal Medicine Rheumatology Unit, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India Electronic address
    Arab J Gastroenterol 15:42-3. 2014
    ..This image highlights the common findings on CT in Henoch-Schonelin Purpura, namely 'target sign' and comb sign. We discuss the common CT findings in this disease. ..
  5. ncbi request reprint Medical image. Arthritis and macroglossia. Multiple myeloma complicated by amyloidosis causing arthropathy
    Varun Dhir
    Department of Clinical Immunology, Sanjay Gandhi Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India
    N Z Med J 120:U2534. 2007
  6. ncbi request reprint Purine biosynthetic pathway genes and methotrexate response in rheumatoid arthritis patients among north Indians
    Shruti Sharma
    Department of Genetics, University of Delhi South Campus, New Delhi, India
    Pharmacogenet Genomics 19:823-8. 2009
    ..We also assessed the cumulative contribution of these polymorphisms together with those from the receptor-metabolizer-transporter and folate pathway genes that we have previously investigated...
  7. doi request reprint Impact of renal involvement on survival in ANCA-associated vasculitis
    Manish Rathi
    Department of Nephrology, Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research PGIMER, Chandigarh, 160012, India
    Int Urol Nephrol 48:1477-82. 2016
    ..Renal involvement is a serious complication of anti-neutrophil cytoplasmic antibody-associated vasculitis (AAV). We describe the pattern of renal involvement and its correlation with outcomes...
  8. doi request reprint A case series and review of Poncet's disease, and the utility of current diagnostic criteria
    Aman Sharma
    Department of Internal Medicine, Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India
    Int J Rheum Dis 19:1010-1017. 2016
    ..In the present study we are describing clinical features of Poncet's disease from a tuberculosis-endemic region along with a proposal of a new diagnostic criteria...
  9. doi request reprint High Methotrexate Triglutamate Level is an independent predictor of adverse effects in Asian Indian Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients-A Preliminary Study
    Amit Sandhu
    1Department of Internal Medicine Rheumatology Unit, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh 160012, India 2Department of Biochemistry Punjab University, Chandigarh 160014, India 3Department of Experimental Medicine and Biotechnology, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh 160012, India 4Department of Biochemistry, Government Medical College and Hospital 32, Chandigarh 160020, India 5Department of Hematology, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh 160012, India
    Ther Drug Monit . 2017
    ..This preliminary study evaluated their utility in Asian-Indian patients over 24 weeks...
  10. doi request reprint Polyarteritis nodosa in north India: clinical manifestations and outcomes
    Aman Sharma
    Department of Internal Medicine, Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India
    Int J Rheum Dis . 2016
    ..We report a case series of PAN from north India...
  11. doi request reprint Long-term outcome of lupus nephritis in Asian Indians
    Varun Dhir
    Department of Immunology, Sanjay Gandhi Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences, Lucknow, India
    Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken) 64:713-20. 2012
    ..There are sparse data on outcome of lupus nephritis from developing countries. This study looks at outcome in Asian Indians...
  12. doi request reprint Efficacy of Methylprednisolone Acetate Versus Triamcinolone Acetonide Intra-Articular Knee Injection in Patients With Chronic Inflammatory Arthritis: A 24-Week Randomized Controlled Trial
    Ashwani Kumar
    Department of Internal Medicine, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India
    Clin Ther . 2016
    ..However, it is unclear which of the latter two preparations has better efficacy. Thus, we compared intra-articular knee injections of MPA and TA in patients with chronic inflammatory arthritis...
  13. doi request reprint Giant cell arteritis in India: Report from a tertiary care center along with total published experience from India
    Aman Sharma
    Department of Internal Medicine, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India
    Neurol India 63:681-6. 2015
    ..Giant cell arteritis (GCA) is a granulomatous large vessel vasculitis with very scarce data from India. The purpose of this study was to present a comprehensive data of all published Indian cases along with our experience from North India...
  14. doi request reprint Fibromyalgia is common and adversely affects pain and fatigue perception in North Indian patients with rheumatoid arthritis
    Varun Dhir
    Department of Clinical Immunology, Sanjay Gandhi Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences, Lucknow, India
    J Rheumatol 36:2443-8. 2009
    ..We studied prevalence and effects of FM in North Indian patients with RA and associations of RA with disease activity...
  15. doi request reprint Diagnostic dilemma-dengue or Japanese encephalitis?
    Kalaimani Sivamani
    Department of Internal Medicine, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research PGIMER, Chandigarh, India
    Neurol India 65:105-107. 2017
    ..Here, we report a case wherein the patient had magnetic resonance imaging evidence of bilateral thalamic and brainstem involvement with positive serologies for both dengue and JE. We also discuss the diagnostic challenge in these cases...
  16. pmc Antisynthetase syndrome: An under-recognized cause of interstitial lung disease
    Venkata Nagarjuna Maturu
    Department of Pulmonary Medicine, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, Haryana and Punjab, India
    Lung India 33:20-6. 2016
    ..The aim of the current study is to describe our experience with management of AS...
  17. pmc "Unusual Cause Of Tophi With Renal Thrombotic Microangiopathy"
    Kamal Kant Sahu
    Department of Internal Medicine, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, 160012 India
    Indian J Hematol Blood Transfus 32:100-3. 2016
    ..Although hyperuricemia is a common finding in MPNs but presentation of our case with symptoms of acute tophi and chronic TMA is atypical. ..
  18. pmc Relapsing polychondritis: clinical presentations, disease activity and outcomes
    Aman Sharma
    Department of Internal Medicine, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India
    Orphanet J Rare Dis 9:198. 2014
    ..As there are only a few published single centre case series from all across the world, we describe our experience with 26 patients at a tertiary centre in north India...
  19. ncbi request reprint Psoriatic arthritis: a critical review
    Varun Dhir
    Department of Clinical Immunology, Sanjay Gandhi Postgraduate Institute of Medical Sciences, Lucknow, India
    Clin Rev Allergy Immunol 44:141-8. 2013
    ..Early diagnosis will lead to early treatment and better outcome especially with advent of new drugs...
  20. doi request reprint Translation, cultural adaptation, and validation of the Bath questionnaires and HAQ-S in Hindi for Indian patients with ankylosing spondylitis
    Varun Dhir
    Department of Clinical Immunology, Sanjay Gandhi Postgraduate Institute of Medical Sciences, Lucknow 226014, India
    Clin Rheumatol 31:1511-5. 2012
    ..82-0.94), BAS-G ICC 0.75 (0.58-0.86), and HAQ-S ICC 0.91 (0.84-0.95). The Hindi versions of the BASDAI, BASFI, BAS-G, and HAQ-S were found to be valid and reliable for use in Hindi-speaking Indian patients with ankylosing spondylitis...
  21. pmc Immune Thrombocytopenia as a Presenting Manifestation of Tuberculosis- Challenge in Resource Constraint Settings
    Deba Prasad Dhibar
    Senior Resident, Department of Internal Medicine, PGIMER, Chandigarh, India
    J Clin Diagn Res 10:OD01-OD02. 2016
    ..The patient was treated with Anti Tubercular Therapy (ATT) along with Intravenous (IV) pulse of methyl prednisolone followed by tapering dose of oral prednisolone...
  22. doi request reprint Leflunomide-induced DRESS syndrome with renal involvement and vasculitis
    Benzeeta Pinto
    Department of Internal Medicine Rheumatology Unit, Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh 160012, India
    Clin Rheumatol 32:689-93. 2013
    ..On a review of the literature, eight similar cases were found, and these are discussed...
  23. ncbi request reprint Interaction of genes from influx-metabolism-efflux pathway and their influence on methotrexate efficacy in rheumatoid arthritis patients among Indians
    Shruti Sharma
    Department of Genetics, University of Delhi South Campus, New Delhi, India
    Pharmacogenet Genomics 18:1041-9. 2008
    ..We investigated the contribution of single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in RFC, FOLR1, FPGS, GGH and MDR1 genes to MTX response in RA patients from North India...