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Dr. Lokesh Guglani

Pediatric Pulmonology
Detroit, MI
22 years experience male

Locations

University Pediatricians

Detroit, MI

Address

Children's Hospital of Michigan, 3901 Beaubien St, Detroit, MI
Directions

My office hours

Wednesday: 8:00am - 5:00pm
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Fax

3139932948

Office

Detroit, MI

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Specialties
Doctors may have more than one area of specialty interest. Board certification in a specialty area means the doctor has completed formal training and has practice experience in that specialty, and has passed the certification examination from the corresponding accredited medical specialty board.

Pediatric Pulmonology

Pediatrics

Doctor Q&A

227 Answers
80 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lokesh Guglani
Pediatric Pulmonology 22 years experience
Intercostal catheter: Icc stands for intercostal catheter that is used to drain the air out of the chest in case of a tension pneumothorax. This tube is inserted in the spa... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lokesh Guglani
Pediatric Pulmonology 22 years experience
Depends on cause: Recurrent pneumonia should be investigated and cause of the scarring determined to ensure that there is no ongoing inflammation in the involved segmen... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lokesh Guglani
Pediatric Pulmonology 22 years experience
CF gene mutations: There are currently more than 1900 mutations that are known to cause cf. About 70% of CF pts in us have deltaf508 mutation, as 1 in every 25 persons i... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Lokesh Guglani
Pediatric Pulmonology 22 years experience
Inadequate info: Life expectancy depends on the nature of the underlying malignancy, its extent & rate of spread, involvement of other body organs, age of patient etc.... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lokesh Guglani
Pediatric Pulmonology 22 years experience
No: If one dose of pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccine was given at age 65 (which is the standard recommendation), then no additional doses are necessary ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lokesh Guglani
Pediatric Pulmonology 22 years experience
Decreased sounds: A collapsed lung is associated with absent air flow to the involved segment of the lung. On examination, the involved part will have diminished/absent... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Lokesh Guglani
Pediatric Pulmonology 22 years experience
Depends on patient: In most comatose patients, respiration needs to be supported through artificial means. This could mean using the help of a ventilator to maintain the ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lokesh Guglani
Pediatric Pulmonology 22 years experience
Ultrasonic nebulizer: Most ultrasonic nebulizers (like eflow) are very quiet and deliver the medication very quickly. Also the particle size generated from these nebulizers... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Lokesh Guglani
Pediatric Pulmonology 22 years experience
Matching: A v/q scan (aka ventilation perfusion lung scan) is specifically used in situations where there is a concern for either inadequate airflow or blood fl... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lokesh Guglani
Pediatric Pulmonology 22 years experience
Differs by organism: The pathophysiology and immune mechanisms involved in pneumonia vary broadly according to different causative organisms - bacteria, viruses, fungi, my... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lokesh Guglani
Pediatric Pulmonology 22 years experience
Pulmonologists do: Pcd is diagnosed in both children & adults & they should be followed by a pediatric or adult pulmonologist who can help monitor their lung function & ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lokesh Guglani
Pediatric Pulmonology 22 years experience
No: There are no complementary/alternative medical therapies that can treat pulmonary hypertension. The choice of therapy depends on the age of patient, d... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lokesh Guglani
Pediatric Pulmonology 22 years experience
Yes: The body may burn more calories during any acute or chronic inflammatory process in the body. With pleurisy the underlying cause may have a significan... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lokesh Guglani
Pediatric Pulmonology 22 years experience
Which CF test: Depends on the type of CF test you are referring to. If it is newborn screening test (irt), then there are several conditions that can cause an elevat... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lokesh Guglani
Pediatric Pulmonology 22 years experience
Not a reliable test: Since cystic fibrosis is known to be caused by more than 1900 different mutations, the disease severity varies from very mild to very severe in differ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lokesh Guglani
Pediatric Pulmonology 22 years experience
Different entities: Arterial hypertension refers to high pressures in your systemic circulation (blood vessels in your entire body other than lung). Pulmonary hypertensio... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lokesh Guglani
Pediatric Pulmonology 22 years experience
Yes: Pulmonary hypertension occurs after consumption of appetite suppressing drugs such as Fenfluramine & Dexfenfluramine which have been commonly prescrib... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lokesh Guglani
Pediatric Pulmonology 22 years experience
Active TB: Active TB disease refers to the state where the TB bugs are actively mutiplying in your body, causing local tissue destruction which can lead to sympt... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lokesh Guglani
Pediatric Pulmonology 22 years experience
Yes: Tb patients with active disease (especially adults that are coughing) release TB bugs in droplets with their cough that can be inhaled by others aroun... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lokesh Guglani
Pediatric Pulmonology 22 years experience
Yes and No: Not all forms of pulmonary hypertension are heritable. Pulmonary hypertension can develop due to severe chronic lung or heart disease, chronic thrombo... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lokesh Guglani
Pediatric Pulmonology 22 years experience
Better recognition: With advances in medical care & better understanding of the pathophysiology of many disorders, we can now diagnose many different forms of lung disord... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lokesh Guglani
Pediatric Pulmonology 22 years experience
Atelectasis: Collapsed lung occurs in many situations, either due to blocked airways (due to a mucus plug, mass lesion or a foreign body) not allowing air to enter... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lokesh Guglani
Pediatric Pulmonology 22 years experience
Mycoplasma & others: Atypical pneumonia generally refers to infection by organisms such as mycoplasma pneumoniae, chlamydophila or legionella. The reason why it is conside... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lokesh Guglani
Pediatric Pulmonology 22 years experience
Immediate evaluation: Your mother needs immediate assessment as persistent coughing up of blood can be a sign of significant problems related to lungs, airways or blood ves... Read More
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lokesh Guglani
Pediatric Pulmonology 22 years experience
Genetic disorder: Cystic fibrosis is a genetic disorder involving lungs & digestive tract, causing recurrent lung infections due to thick inspissated mucus & poor growt... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lokesh Guglani
Pediatric Pulmonology 22 years experience
Several hours: Usually survives longer on hard surfaces for several hours.
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lokesh Guglani
Pediatric Pulmonology 22 years experience
Palliative: Palliative care does not occur at end of life alone. It should be considered at diagnosis for some.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lokesh Guglani
Pediatric Pulmonology 22 years experience
48-72 hours: Tb test is meant to be interpreted in 48-72 hours after being administered on the forearm. Make sure that the induration (not redness) is measured in ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lokesh Guglani
Pediatric Pulmonology 22 years experience
Two lobes: Bilobar pneumonia is a descriptive term that is based on the chest xray appearance of the pneumonia involving two different lobes of the lung. It coul... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lokesh Guglani
Pediatric Pulmonology 22 years experience
No: The TB skin test contains some proteins that are derived from killed TB bug, so there are no live bugs involved. You may have acquired an intercurrent... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lokesh Guglani
Pediatric Pulmonology 22 years experience
NO: Assuming that "alpha one lung disease" that you mentioned is alpha-one antitrypsin deficiency (a1at), then all forms of smoking should be avoided. Thi... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lokesh Guglani
Pediatric Pulmonology 22 years experience
Depends on cause: Depends on the underlying cause of pleurisy. The recovery period may vary from weeks to months.
A member asked:
Dr. Lokesh Guglani
Pediatric Pulmonology 22 years experience
Inadequate info: Has it been 6-8 weeks for the culture? What fluid was the testing done on? If sputum, was it processed appropriately? Was the pcr done in accredited l... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lokesh Guglani
Pediatric Pulmonology 22 years experience
Spirometry: Spirometry is a simple breathing test that can help identify basic patterns of disease. This test is not used to diagnose a disease but allows you to ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lokesh Guglani
Pediatric Pulmonology 22 years experience
Depends on cause: Since interstitial lung disease is a broad group of lung diseases with many different causes, the treatment depends on the underlying cause. In most c... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lokesh Guglani
Pediatric Pulmonology 22 years experience
Depends on severity: Since you have already been on Methotrexate and its not helping you get complete relief from symptoms, further addition of therapies will depend on se... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lokesh Guglani
Pediatric Pulmonology 22 years experience
Many causes: Non-bacterial pneumonia is a broad term that could mean lung infection caused by viruses, fungi, TB or chemical/toxic exposures. Prognosis depends upo... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lokesh Guglani
Pediatric Pulmonology 22 years experience
Not for 6-8 weeks: It usually takes 6-8 weeks for lung to heal itself especially if the collapsed lung was caused by an air leak in the chest (pneumothorax). In this cas... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lokesh Guglani
Pediatric Pulmonology 22 years experience
Depends on lung func: Because the job requirements for a police officer may require good lung function, it depends on the severity of CF & the concerned individual's lung f... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lokesh Guglani
Pediatric Pulmonology 22 years experience
Multiple mechanisms: Allergy symptoms are mediated by multiple inflammatory pathways & most allergy meds are anti-histamines that only block histamine release. Their effic... Read More
A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lokesh Guglani
Pediatric Pulmonology 22 years experience
Many causes: Patchy infiltrates on chest xray are a non-specific finding that could be related to many different causes/conditions. In someone who is asymptomatic ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lokesh Guglani
Pediatric Pulmonology 22 years experience
Lung inflammation: Tuberculosis (TB) can spread to many organ systems but involves lungs as initial site of infection. It induces intense inflammation that destroys norm... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lokesh Guglani
Pediatric Pulmonology 22 years experience
Days to weeks: It can sometimes take several days to a couple of weeks for the swelling to subside after the TB test. This is more likely to happen if you had a stro... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lokesh Guglani
Pediatric Pulmonology 22 years experience
Exposure to infected: Tb spreads from person to person by transmission of TB bug in coughed out droplets that are inhaled by others. In poor living conditions, overcrowding... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lokesh Guglani
Pediatric Pulmonology 22 years experience
TB infection: Tb infection spreads through droplets coughed out by a person already infected. People in infected persons surroundings inhale those droplets & develo... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lokesh Guglani
Pediatric Pulmonology 22 years experience
No: Tb skin test is a diagnostic test that helps determine if someone has ever been exposed to tb. It offers no protection against future infection. Tb im... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lokesh Guglani
Pediatric Pulmonology 22 years experience
Various forms of TB: Tubercular meningitis is a form of TB infection that has spread to the brain region & is causing infection & inflammation in the covering layers of th... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lokesh Guglani
Pediatric Pulmonology 22 years experience
Depends on type: Treatment of pleurisy depends on underlying cause. Pleurisy itself denotes inflammation or irritation of lining of the lungs & can be caused by severa... Read More
A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lokesh Guglani
Pediatric Pulmonology 22 years experience
See a Doctor Now!: It appears that you have had recurrent infections in the past, have had chronic symptoms involving multiple organ systems. This will require immediate... Read More
A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lokesh Guglani
Pediatric Pulmonology 22 years experience
No TB spreads by inh: Blood transfusion does not lead to koch's spine. Mycobacterium tuberculosis is the bacteria that causes TB and it spreads by inhalation of droplets co... Read More

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Mar 30, 2015
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Mar 31, 2015
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University College of Medical Sciences
Graduated 2000MD

Residency

Women and Children's Hospital of Buffalo

Awards

Thomas F Frawley MD Research Fellowship
Theodore I Putnam Pediatric Resident Award
Top Pediatric Pulmonologist, First Place, National - Winter
2013

Affiliations

American Academy of Pediatrics
American Thoracic Society
American College of Chest Physicians
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