Amit Kale, MS: Orthopedics

Pune, India
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Scholar
BJGMC-JHU Fogarty HIV-TB Program Trainee

Education
M.S. (ORTHOPEDICS), Diploma of national board (New Delhi), MNAMS,
M.ch (Orth.) Dundee University U.K.,

Overview
I am working as associate professor in orthopedics. Currently, I am conducting various drug trials for rheumatoid arthritis.

My keen interest is in musculo-skeleton tuberculosis especially in spinal tuberculosis. I would be interested in studying effect of drug resistant tuberculosis in orthopedics and the socio-economic impact of MDR –TB in urban Indian population.

I would also like to know more about preventive chemotherapy and vaccination for tuberculosis. I would like to contribute towards development of genome based early detection of MDR-TB facilities in BJ medical college.

Honors and Awards

  1. Gold medal in orthopedics from university of Poona in 2004
  2. 2nd prize for poster presented in University of Dundee for M.ch (orth.) U.K.
  3. Honored by government of Nigeria (health Ministry) for medical social work in corrective orthopedic surgical camps in 2012 through rotary international GLOBAL REACH PROGRAM.

The Role of GeneXpert in Bacterial Diagnosis of Spinal Tuberculosis

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2017-10-26
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India has the maximum burden of tuberculosis (TB) in the world. In 2014, there were an estimated 9.6 million incident cases of TB (range, 9.1 million–10.0 million) globally, equivalent to 133 cases per 100000 population. Most of the estimated number of cases in 2014 occurred in Asia (58%) and the...