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Conference presentations:Vasculopathy in scleroderma: Is Azathioprine an answer?- A pilot study to compare the efficacy of Azathioprine & Cyclophophamide in clinical & hand function improvement in Scleroderma. –Akerkar SM, Bichile LS – J Indian Rheum Asso 11:Suppl 1; 2003
Vasculopathy & digital perfusion in scleroderma: assessment by LASER DOPPLER Flowmetry & effect of Azathioprine. Bichile LS, Akerkar SM, Patel M, Kulhalli P – J Indian Rheum Asso 11:Suppl 1; 2003
Occurrence of thrombocytopenia with evidence of thrombosis in APLA positive patients. Akerkar SM, Bichile LS -- 1st Asian American International medical Conference 2003
An Echocardiographic study of patients with single ventricle. – Thakkar B, Narula D, Akerkar S Cardiology society of Indian Conference –2003.
Rheumatoid Arthritis Registry: Mumbai experience. Do we have an Indian variant of Rheumatoid Arthritis? Akerkar SM, Bichile LS, Rajadhyax A, Sonawale A J Indian Rheum Asso 2004; 12 S1:16
Neuropsychiatric manifestations in Lupus: clinical experience. Bichile LS, Akerkar SM, Rajadhyax A, Sonawale A J Indian Rheum Asso 2004; 12 S1:5.
Publications:Therapeutic options in Systemic Sclerosis -- Akerkar SM, Bichile LS – Indian J Dermatol Venereol Leprol 2004;70:67-75
Accelerated sclerosis in a case of Scleroderma with Carcinoma Ovary on Paclitaxel & Cisplatin. – Akerkar SM, Bichile LS – J Indian Rheum Asso 2005;13:26-28.
Pamidronate- a promising new candidate for the management of Spondyloarthropathy. Akerkar SM, Bichile LS. Ind J Med Sci. 2005;59(4):165-170.
Cutaneous vasculitis in lupus: A turning point in the course of the disease?- Case report & review. –Akerkar SM, Kale V, Bichile LS - J Indian Rheum Asso. 2005;13:29-31.
Pulmonary Renal syndrome- a case report – Akerkar SM, Kale V, Bichile LS Indian Practitioner 2004;57(6):402-404
Rationale of Laboratory investigations in Rheumatological conditions Bichile LS, Akerkar SM – J Gen Med 2004;16(2):13-17
Extensive Pulmonary Thrombosis – Images in clinical medicine. Akerkar SM, Dhargalkar P, Sonawane R, Rajadhyksha A, Bichile L. JK Science. 2005; 7(1): 53-54.
Angiotensin blockade in systemic sclerosis: Beyond vasodilatation— a DMARD effect? Akerkar SM, Bichile LS – under review – J Indian Rheum Asso.
What does the Internet offer our rheumatology patients - A case study Akerkar SM, Bichile LS – under review – J Indian Rheum Asso.
Unrecognised SAPHO syndrome presenting as recurrent isolated sternoclavicular joint involvement – Clinical Images – under review – Post Grad Med J.
Two booklets “DVT- an Indian Experience” published by a Pharmaceutical company.
Medical Informatics publications:Doctor patient relationship- changing dynamics in the information age. Akerkar SM, Bichile LS - J Postgrad Med. 2004 ;50(2):120-2.
Health Information on the Internet: Patient empowerment or patient deceit? A review Akerkar SM, Bichile LS. Indian J Med Sci 2004 Aug;58(8):321-6.
Use of the Internet as a resource of health information by patients: A clinic-based study in the Indian population. Akerkar SM, Kanitkar M, Bichile LS. J Postgrad Med. 2005 Apr-Jun ;51(2):116-8.