Dr. Rohit  Aggarwal, MD, MS
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 4Triggers of Myositis
This video discusses viral and environmental triggers of myositis.

Video 5Making Diagnosis of Myositis
This video explains how a doctor makes an accurate diagnosis of myositis.

Video 6Muscle Pain, Fatigue and Weakness in Myositis
This video explains muscle pain vs. fatigue vs. weakness

Video 7COVID 19
Is a Pandemic by World Health Organization (WHO)

Video 8Covid-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

How to evaluate your weakness yourself ? Do Sit to Stand at home using this Myositis101 video In this video the Chair of TMA’s Medical Advisory Board, Dr. Rohit Aggarwal, explains to patients how to use simple test at home to self-evaluate muscle weakness and endurance and function. This will help you to monitor your progress as well as can help your doctor to see your improvement.

COVID Vaccine in Autoimmune DiseasePart 1 explains the various vaccines and Part 2 answers questions submitted by myositis patients.