Research

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Thrust areas

  • Perinatal asphyxia / Therapeutic hypothermia
  • Neonatal sepsis
  • Quality Improvement
  • Human Milk Banking
  • Neurodevelopmental outcome of high risk neonates
  • Kangaroo Mother Care

Recent funded research projects

S.no Principal Investigator Title Agency Funding

1

Dr. Adhisivam B

Phase III, Multicentre, Randomized, Double-blind, Placebo-controlled Study to Evaluate Efficacy of Probiotic Supplementation for Prevention of Neonatal Sepsis in 0-2 Months old Low Birth Weight Infants in India (ProSPoNS study)

ICMR and UKRI

1.6 crores

2

Dr. Adhisivam B

NeoAMR Global Neonatal Sepsis Observational Study (NeoOBS):a prospective cohort study of sepsis in hospitalized neonates

ICMR and DNDI

55 lacs

3

Dr. Nishad Plakkal

Burden of multidrug-resistant neonatal sepsis in district hospital settings in India

BMGF and ICMR

56.7 lacs

4

Dr. Nivedita Mondal

Congenital Rubella Syndrome surveillance in India

ICMR

11.6 lacs

5

Dr. Nivedita Mondal
Dr. Thanigainathan S

Post discharge newborn care through an affordable technology – A cluster Randomized Controlled Trial

IIT, Chennai

50 lacs

6

Dr. Thanigainathan S

Stratified pooling of donor human milk for improving nutritional quality for preterm enteral feeding – Longitudinal study

JIPMER

1.05 lacs

7

Dr. Adhisivam B

Magnesium sulfate as an adjunct to therapeutic hypothermia in the management of term infants with hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy : A Randomized controlled trial

JIPMER

1.43 lacs

8

Dr. Adhisivam B

Epigenetic Regulations of host immune response in neonatal sepsis

JIPMER

5.25 lacs

9

Dr. Nishad Plakkal,

Dr. Vishnu Bhat

Effectiveness of family centered early intervention on neurobehavioral and developmental outcome of infants with hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy

JIPMER

3 lacs

10

Dr. Vishnu Bhat,

Dr. Nishad Plakkal

Evaluating the Efficacy and Safety of an Innovative and Affordable Goat Lung Surfactant (GLSE) for the treatment of Respiratory Distress Syndrome (RDS) in preterm neonates: a multi-site randomized clinical trial)

Wellcome Trust

37.2 lakhs

11

Dr. Sindhu Sivanandan

Impact of teleconsultation for neonatal follow-up during COVID-19 pandemic: A randomized controlled trial

JIPMER

Applied

12

Dr. Adhisivam B

Postnatal counselling on exclusive breastfeeding using video

ICMR

9 lacs

Recently Completed projects

1.

Magnesium sulfate as an adjunct to therapeutic hypothermia in term infants with HIE - a Randomised controlled trial

2.

Impact on Human Breast Milk Bank on the mortality and morbidity pattern in NICU of a tertiary care hospital

3.

Does Fluid restriction improve outcome in infants with perinatal asphyxia undergoing systemic hypothermia? A pilot randomized parallel group controlled trial

4.

Neurodevelopmental outcomes of preterm IUGR neonates - a prospective cohort study

Other ongoing projects

1.

Predictor of mortality and major morbidities among very low birth weight neonates.

2.

Efficiency of oropharyngeal administration of colostrum in reducing morbidity and mortality in very preterm infants- randomised controlled trial.

3.

Quality improvement initiative to reduce postnatal growth failure in very low birth weight babies

4.

BCG Denmark - Green Signal Lab versus no BCG: effect on neonatal mortality among babies <2000g birth weight (BLOW Trial 2)