Dr. E. Lenin Babu

Dr. E. Lenin Babu
Anaesthesiology & Critical Care
Professor and Head
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Special Area of Interest: 
Pain medicine, Regional anesthesia, Transplant anaesthesia

• Arasu M, Thangaswamy CR, Chakravarthy D, Elakkumanan LB. Catheter-related superior vena cava thrombosis-how do we face it? Ann Card Anaesth. 2021 Oct-Dec;24(4):512-514.
• Elakkumanan LB. Safety of epidural gravity flow technique. Reg Anesth Pain Med. 2021 Sep;46(9):833-834.
• Selvaraj S, Elakkumanan LB, Balachandar H. Comparison of clinical methods to diagnose pediatric endobronchial intubation-A randomized controlled trial. J Anaesthesiol Clin Pharmacol. 2021 Jul-Sep;37(3):430-435.
• Ravi R, Aravind C, Sundararajan V, Elakkumanan LB. Diagnosis and practical implications of ECG lead reversal: Anesthesiologist perspective. J Anaesthesiol Clin Pharmacol. 2021 Apr-Jun;37(2):311-312.
• Satya Prakash MVS, Sivasankar S, Elakkumanan LB, Mohan VK, Kamaladevi RK. Comparison of medication acceptance of intranasal midazolam administered by parents versus doctors in children - A randomized trial. Indian J Pharmacol. 2020 Jul-Aug;52(4):254-259.
• Makireddy R, Cherian A, Elakkumanan LB, Bidkar PU, Kundra P. Correlation between correctly sized uncuffed endotracheal tube and ultrasonographically determined subglottic diameter in paediatric population. Indian J Anaesth. 2020 Feb;64(2):103-108.
• Sakkanan NV, Elakkumanan LB. Extubation Parameters and Postoperative Sore Throat. Anesth Analg. 2020 Feb;130(2):e42-e43.
• Perika T, Gupta SL, Elakkumanan LB, Kattimani S. Psychomotor recovery of dexmedetomidine compared with propofol after sedation during spinal anesthesia: A randomized control trial. J Anaesthesiol Clin Pharmacol. 2019 Apr-Jun;35(2):236-241.
• Elakkumanan LB, Srinivasan S. Novel use of ultrasound to reposition guidewire during internal jugular vein cannulation. Br J Anaesth. 2018 Oct;121(4):978-979.
• Thangaswamy CR, Roushan P, Pooja L, Krishnakumar G, Elakkumanan LB. Newer design, newer problems: Unusual complication with Limb-O anaesthesia circuit. Indian J Anaesth. 2017 Oct;61(10):848-849.
• Elakkumanan LB, Cherukat J, Tolson JN, Sistla S, Basavarajegowda A. Out of the blue: Blue blood.! Asian J Transfus Sci. 2017 Jul-Dec;11(2):212.
• Mishra SK, Bidkar PU, Elakkumanan LB, 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.
• Gunasekaran P, Elakkumanan LB, Balachander H, Satyaprakash MVS. Comparing slow and rapid bolus of ephedrine in pregnant patients undergoing planned cesarean section under spinal anesthesia. J Anaesthesiol Clin Pharmacol. 2017 Jan-Mar;33(1):92-96.
• 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 Jan;61(1):36-41.
• Thomas A, Satyaprakash MV, Elakkumanan LB, Bidkar PU, Mishra SK. Comparison of different regimens of intravenous dexmedetomidine on duration of subarachnoid block. J Anaesthesiol Clin Pharmacol. 2016 Oct-Dec;32(4):497-500.
• Ambasta S, Dey A, Elakkumanan LB, Sundararaj R. Back to the drawing board-relearn the clinical skills: A root cause analysis of a missed case of bilateral vocal cord paralysis. Indian J Anaesth. 2016 Aug;60(8):594-6.
• Kamaladevi RK, Elakkumanan LB, Regmi S. Smart Anesthesia-Another Way of Communication During Emergence from Anesthesia Using a Smartphone. Anesth Analg. 2016 Aug;123(2):518.
• Dhanger S, Gupta SL, Vinayagam S, Bidkar PU, Elakkumanan LB, Badhe AS. Diagnostic accuracy of bedside tests for predicting difficult intubation in Indian population: An observational study. Anesth Essays Res. 2016 Jan-Apr;10(1):54-8.
• Rudigwa P, Elakkumanan LB, Rajan S, Prakash MV. ECG artefacts mimicking atrial flutter in posterior fossa surgery. BMJ Case Rep. 2015 May 28;2015: bcr2014208617.
• Saran S, Mishra SK, Badhe AS, Vasudevan A, Elakkumanan LB, Mishra G. Comparison of i-gel supraglottic airway and LMA-ProSeal™ in pediatric patients under controlled ventilation. J Anaesthesiol Clin Pharmacol. 2014 Apr;30(2):195-8.
• Elakkumanan LB, Baskaran S, Muthapillai S. An indigenous method to prevent intraoperative kinking of gas sampling line. Indian J Anaesth. 2013 Nov;57(6):631-2.
• Nagappa M, Mishra SK, Elakkumanan LB. Prevention of blood return into intravenous infusion tubing. Middle East J Anaesthesiol. 2013 Jun;22(2):233.
• Vasudevan A, Parida S, Elakkumanan LB, Mishra S. Carbon dioxide rebreathing caused by deformed silicon leaflet in the expiratory unidirectional valve. J Anaesthesiol Clin Pharmacol. 2013 Jan;29(1):108-10.
• Elakkumanan LB, Vasudevan A, Krishnappa S, Pandey RR, Balachander H, Badhe AS. Obstruction to scavenging system tubing. J Anaesthesiol Clin Pharmacol. 2012 Apr;28(2):270-1.
• Thangaswamy CR, Elakkumanan LB. Ramp position for intubating morbidly obese parturient: What's new? Indian J Anaesth. 2011 Mar;55(2):206-7.
• Gupta SL, Mishra SK, Elakkumanan LB, Sudeep K. Multiport epidural catheter without port and incomplete marking. Indian J Anaesth. 2010 Jul;54(4):359-60.
• Pandey R, Garg R, Chandralekha, Darlong V, Punj J, Sinha R, Jyoti B, Mukundan C, Elakkumanan LB. Robot-assisted thoracoscopic thymectomy: perianaesthetic concerns. Eur J Anaesthesiol. 2010 May;27(5):473-7.
• Pandey R, Elakkumanan LB, Garg R, Gupta P, Darlong V, Punj J. Prolonged apnea after small single dose of intravenous tramadol. AANA J. 2010 Apr;78(2):110-2.
• Elakkumanan LB, Chhabra A, Bose S, Sharma K. Granular cell myoblastoma of tongue: a rare cause of unanticipated difficult intubation. Middle East J Anaesthesiol. 2010 Feb;20(4):573-6.
• Pandey R, Elakkumanan LB, Garg R, Jyoti B, Mukund C, Chandralekha, Punj J, Vanlal D. Brachial plexus injury after robotic-assisted thoracoscopic thymectomy. J Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth. 2009 Aug;23(4):584-6.
• Pandey R, Garg R, Chandralekha, Jyoti B, Elakkumanan LB, Chaitra M, Darlong V. Laryngoscope-guided and bougie-aided correct placement of a double-lumen tube in a difficult airway. J Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth. 2009 Aug;23(4):583-4.
• Thangaswamy CR, Elakkumanan LB. Fluoroscopy and risk of cancer in children. Acta Anaesthesiol Scand. 2009 Mar;53(3):403-4.
• Thangaswamy CR, Elakkumanan LB. Maximum recommended dose for local anesthetic mixture. Anesth Analg. 2009 Feb;108(2):669.
• Elakkumanan LB, Rewari V, Khanna P. An unusual cause for oropharyngeal leak during use of 2.5 size ProSeal LMA. Paediatr Anaesth. 2008 Dec;18(12):1229-30.
• Elakkumanan LB, Thangaswamy CR. An uncommon problem of opening the epidural catheter. Paediatr Anaesth. 2008 Dec;18(12):1213-4.
• Elakkumanan LB. Laryngoscopy grades might influence the cardiovascular response. Anaesthesia. 2008 Nov;63(11):1262;
• Elakkumanan LB, Punj J, Talwar P, Rajaraman P, Pandey R, Darlong V. An atypical presentation of fentanyl rigidity following administration of low dose fentanyl in a child during intraoperative period. Paediatr Anaesth. 2008 Nov;18(11):1115-7.
• Thangaswamy CR, Elakkumanan LB. Avoiding inadvertent intrathecal placement of an epidural catheter and timing of epidural bolus doses. Paediatr Anaesth. 2008 Nov;18(11):1102.
• Elakkumanan LB. The danger of oxygen therapy when pulmonary function is impaired. Acta Anaesthesiol Scand. 2008 Aug;52(7):1032-3.
• Elakkumanan LB. Use of an uncompressible pillow to achieve the sniffing position for intubation. Acta Anaesthesiol Scand. 2008 Aug;52(7):1031-2.