The Department of Anaesthesiology and Critical Care

At present 26 postgraduate dissertation are ongoing and with few faculty projects.

  1. Comparison of interrater reliability between subxiphoid and transhepatic view in measurement of inferior vena cava diameter using point of care ultrasound
  2. Comparison of intubation by anaesthesia resident using C-MAC C-blade video laryngoscope-with or without bougie-a randomised control trial
  3. Comparison of morphine requirement in thoracic and lumbar epidural in patients undergoing upper abdominal surgeries using patient controlled epidural analgesia- a randomised controlled trial
  4. Evaluation of cognitive and psychomotor functional changes in anaesthesiology residents after 12 hours of work in operation theatre- an observational study
  5. Intubation success and glottic visualisation with King vision video laryngoscope as compared to conventional laryngoscope in children<1 year: a randomised control trial
  6. Evaluating the efficacy of external vibration and cold in alleviating pain on propofol injection
  7. Effect of the enhanced recovery after surgery (ERAS) protocol with preoperative incentive spirometry in comparison with conventional perioperative protocol on the length of hospitalisation(LOH) in patients undergoing elective gastrectomy-a randomised controlled trial
  8. Shivering and changes in body temperature in patients undergoing caesarean section under spinal anesthesia with bupivacaine Vs bupivacaine fentanyl:a randomised control trial
  9. External jugular vein based surface landmark approach versus ultrasound guided approach for internal jugular vein cannulation
  10. Efficacy of bilateral rectus sheath block with bupivacaine for postoperative analgesia in patients undergoing emergency midline laparotomy compared to local wound infiltration with bupivacaine
  11. Comparison of airway configuration and recovery in children undergoing propofol or ketamine with propofol sedation for Magnetic Resonance Imaging: a randomised control trial
  12. Comparison of the analgesic efficacy of ultrasound guided anterior serratus plane block with serratus intercostal plane block in patients undergoing modified radical mastectomy- a randomised clinical trial
  13. Comparison of ultrasound measurement of residual gastric volume between diabetic and non-diabetic patients scheduled for elective surgery: cross-sectional comparative study
  14. Comparison of three endotracheal tubes cuff inflation methods: a randomised clinical trial
  15. Effect of dexamethasone-ondansetron Vs. oral aprepitant Vs. dexamethasone-ondansetron-oral aprepitant combination for prevention of postoperative nausea and vomiting in day-care gynaecological laparoscopy-a randomised clinical trial
  16. Comparision of incidence of epistaxis in nasotracheal intubation while RAE endotracheal tube size and side of the nostril determined by virtual versus flexible endoscopy- a randomised controlled trial
  17. Comparison of pharyngolaryngeal complaints after i-gel insertion with and without neuromuscular block: a randomised control trial
  18. Comparison of total intravenous anaesthesia Vs. inhalational anaesthesia on brain relaxation, subdural pressure and hemodynamics in patients with acute subdural hematoma undergoing emergency craniotomy: a randomised control trial
  19. Influence of different head and neck positions on oropharyngeal sealing pressures and cuff positions with ambu auragain laryngeal airway in pediatric patients
  20. Dynamic pupillometry to predict hypotension after spinal anaesthesia in patients with diabetes mellitus
  21. Effect of continuing metformin on the day of surgery on intraoperative glucose control in diabetic patients undergoing major abdominal surgery: a randomised clinical trial
  22. Calculation of the effect site concentration of propofol using Tivatrainer software in children subjected to intravenous sedation for cardiac catheterisation: an observational study
  23. Comparing Dexmedetomidine to Propofol in entropy guided sedation during spinal anaesthesia foe evaluation of psychomotor recovery- a randomised controlled trial
  24. Ease of lumbar epidural catheter insertion with prepuncture ultrasound guidance as compared with conventional palpatory technique: a randomised controlled trial
  25. Comparison of first intubation success rate of C-MAC TM C- blade video laryngoscope and Macintosh Laryngoscope in patients with predicted difficult airway
  26. Comparing the efficacy of modified thenar eminence with conventional thenar eminence technique of mask ventilation during induction of general anaesthesia: a randomised cross over study

Publications for year 2017-2018

  1. Muthukumar E, Elakkumanan LB, Bidkar PU, Satyaprakash M, Mishra SK. Evaluation of simple pre‑determined length insertion technique (SPLIT) with conventional method for oral fibreoptic intubation: A randomised cross‑over study. Indian J Anaesth 2017; 61: 36‑41
  2. Gunasekaran P, Elakkumanan LB, Balachander H, Satyaprakash M. Comparing slow and rapid bolus of ephedrine in pregnant patients undergoing planned cesarean section under spinal anesthesia. J Anaesthesiol Clin Pharmacol 2017;33:92-6.
  3. Thangaswamy CR, Roushan P, Pooja L, KrishnakumaG, ElakkumananLB. Newer design, newer problems: Unusual complication with Limb-O anaesthesia circuit. Indian J Anaesth. 2017 Oct;61(10):848-849.
  4. ElakkumananLB, Cherukat J, Tolson JN, Sistla S, Basavarajegowda A. Out of the blue: Blue blood.! Asian J Transfus Sci. 2017 Jul-Dec;11(2):212.
  5. Mishra SK, Bidkar PU, ElakkumananLB, Parida S. A Modified Insertion Technique of Ambu AuraGain™ Laryngeal Airway, a Third-generation Supraglottic Airway to Reduce the Oral Mucosal Injury. Anesth Essays Res. 2017 Apr-Jun;11(2):532-533.
  6. Parida S, Kausalya V, Mishra SK, Adinarayanan S. Dose-reversal effect relationship of three different doses of neostigmine in obese patients: A randomised clinical trial. Indian J Anaesth 2017; 61(10): 787–792.
  7. Parida S, Thangaswamy CR. Cardiac tachyarrhythmias and anaesthesia: General principles and focus on atrial fibrillation. Indian J Anaesth. 2017 Sep; 61(9): 712–720.
  8. Mishra SK, Bidkar PU, Elakkumanan LB, Parida S. Airway Management with Videolaryngoscope in a Morbidly Obese Patient in a Tertiary Care Centre: Are the Peripheral Hospitals Ready for Such a Scenario? Anesth Essays Res 2017; 11(2): 533-4.
  9. Jha AK, Malik V. Diagnosis and Management of Ischemic Mitral Regurgitation: Evidence-Based Clinical Decision Making at the Point of Care. Semin Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth 2017; DOI: 10.1177/1089253217745363
  10. Jha N, Jha AK, Chauhan RC, Chauhan NS. Maternal and Fetal Outcome after Cardiac Surgery during Pregnancy: A Meta-Analysis. The Annals of Thoracic Surgery 2018 Apr 13. pii: S0003-4975(18)30496-X. doi: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2018.03.020
  11. Vinayagam S, Dhanger S, Thomas D, Venkatesh Babu TA. Scavenging tubing compression: A rare cause for anaesthesia ventilator malfunction. Indian J Anaesth 2018;62:239-40.
  12. Thangaswamy CR, Kannamani B. Fallacies of CT Scan in Assessment of Mediastinal Mass Causing Difficult Airway. J Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth. 2018 Feb;32(1)
  13. Thangaswamy CR. Zero Oxygen Saturation in Pulse Oximeter: Need for Clinical Correlation. Anesth Essays Res. 2018 Jan-Mar;12(1):294.
  14. Thangaswamy CR, Manikandan R, Bathala Vedagiri SC. Role of transoesophageal echocardiography in renal cell carcinoma: a brief review. BMJ Case Rep. 2017 Oct 13;2017.
  15. Thangaswamy CR. Re: Dilute versus concentrated vasopressin administration during laparoscopic myomectomy: a randomised controlled trial. BJOG. 2017 Oct;124(11):1790-1791.
  16. Thangaswamy CR. Appropriate size of double-lumen tubes in AsiansAnn Card Anaesth. 2017 Jul-Sep;20(3):388.
  17. Senthilnathan M, Cherian A, Balachander H, Maroju NK. Role of Methylene Blue in the Maintenance of Postinduction Hemodynamic Status in Patients with Perforation Peritonitis: A Pilot Study. Anesthesia, Essays and Researches. 2017;11(3):665-669. doi:10.4103/0259-1162.206854
  18. Venkatachalapathy R, Cherian A, Panneerselvam S. Changes in Gas Composition during Low Flow Anaesthesia without Nitrous Oxide. Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research : JCDR. 2017;11(7):UC29-UC33. doi:10.7860/JCDR/2017/27141.10313
  19. Senthilnathan M, Velayudhan S, Cherian A, Kundra P. Anaesthetic management of a pregnant woman with preeclampsia and Eisenmenger’s syndrome: Role of advanced haemodynamic monitoring. Indian Journal of Anaesthesia. 2017;61(4):359-360. doi:10.4103/0019-5049.204244.
  20. Ponnusamy T, Kundra P, Rudingwa P, Gopalakrishnan S. Comparsion of laryngeal morbidities with reinforced silicone tube intubation over a bougie vs a guidewire: a novel assessment with voice analysis. Anaesthesia 2018 73;730-7
  21. Rudigwa P, Pannerselvam S. Implications of Padiatric Frova length in airway management. Pediatr Anaesth 2017 ;27(9): 975-976
  22. Myatra SN, Ahmed SM, Kundra P, Garg R, Ramkumar V, Patwa A, Shah A, Raveendra US, Shetty SR, Doctor JR, Pawar DK, Ramesh S, Das S, Divatia JV. (2017). Republication: All India Difficult Airway Association 2016 Guidelines for the management of Tracheal Intubation in the Intensive Care Unit. Indian Journal of Critical Care Medicine 21(3): 146 – 153.
  1. Ravichandran NT, Sistla SC, Kundra P, Ali SM, Dhanapal B, Galidevara I. (2017). Laparoscopic-assisted tranversus abdominis plane (TAP) block versus ultrasonography-guided transversus abdominis plane block in postlaparoscopic cholecystectomy pain relief: Randomized Controlled Trial. Surgical Laparoscopy Endoscopy and Percutaneous Techniques 27(4): 228 – 232.