Dr. Rohit Aggarwal, MD, MS
TMA’s Medical Advisory Board, Chair
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
The Myositis 101 for patients videos by Dr. Rohit Aggarwal, Co-Director of Myositis Center of University of Pittsburgh, Chair of Medical Advisory Board of The Myositis Association (TMA) and author of book “Managing Myositis: A Practical Guide” explain myositis management and treatment in terms that are accessible by all.
Video 1 – What is Myositis? Myositis 101 for patients
This video provides a brief overview of the different types of myositis and their symptoms.
Video 2 – Who Gets Myositis: Myositis 101 for Patients
This video provides an overview of which populations are of highest risk for the development of myositis.
Video 3 – Genetic Risk of Myositis
This video discusses genetic causes of disease and risk to family members in developing myositis diseases.
Video 4 – Triggers of Myositis
This video discusses viral and environmental triggers of myositis.
Video 5 – Making Diagnosis of Myositis
This video explains how a doctor makes an accurate diagnosis of myositis.
Video 6 – Muscle Pain, Fatigue and Weakness in Myositis
This video explains muscle pain vs. fatigue vs. weakness
Video 7 – COVID 19
Is a Pandemic by World Health Organization (WHO)
Video 8 – Covid-19 and Immunosuppressive drugs
Answer questions on COVID-19 especially related to immunosuppressive drugs.
Video 9 – Chloroquine and Hydroxychloroquine use in Covid-19
This video discusses
a. What an anti-malarial is
b. Evidence behind these effectiveness of these drugs and how they work
c. The potential side-effects of these drugs
d. Discussion on its potential uses for prevention of Covid-19
Video 10 – All you need to know about Masks in Covid 19
In this video Dr. Rohit Aggarwal talks about 5 key questions about the mask in Covid-19 crisis:
(a)Why masks are important?
(b) What are the different types of masks?
(c)How to properly use and re-use the mask?
(d)What is the evidence behind the mask?
(e) Should we use the mask all times in all places? The best strategy to prevent Covid-19 infection