Dr. Nishad Plakkal

Dr. Nishad Plakkal
Department: 
Neonatology
Designation: 
Additional Professor & Associate Dean (Research)
Medical Registration number: 
80904 (Tamilnadu Medical Council)
Academic Qualifications: 
  • MBBS (1993-1998)
  • MD (Pediatrics, 2001-2003)
  • Residency in Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine (2008-2010, AB, Canada)
  • Fellowship in Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine (2010-2012, AB, Canada)
Publication: 

Journal articles (last 5 years)

  1. Antimicrobial Resistance Collaborators. Global burden of bacterial antimicrobial resistance in 2019: a systematic analysis. Lancet. 2022 Feb 12;399(10325):629-55.
  2. Kumar C, Peruri G, Plakkal N, Oleti TP, Aradhya AS, Tandur B, et al. Short-term Outcome and Predictors of Survival Among Neonates with Moderate or Severe Hypoxic Ischemic Encephalopathy: Data From the Indian Neonatal Collaborative. Indian Pediatr. 2022 Jan 15;59(1):21-4.
  3. Russell N, StöhrW, Plakkal N, Cook A, Berkley JA, Adhisivam B et al. Analysis from the NeoOBS Global Neonatal Sepsis Prospective Observational Cohort Study Across 19 Hospitals in 11 Countries; Clinical Presentation, Treatment, Mortality Outcomes and Development of the NeoSEP Sepsis Severity Score. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3864901 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3864901
  4. Kumar C, Sastry AS, Plakkal N. Neonatal Sepsis and Meningitis Caused by Elizabethkingia. Indian J Pediatr. 2021 Jun;88(6):598.
  5. Aggarwal R, Plakkal N, Bhat V. Does oropharyngeal administration of colostrum reduce morbidity and mortality in very preterm infants? A randomised parallel-group controlled trial. J Paediatr Child Health. 2021 Apr 28.
  6. Vadivelu P, Keepanasseril A, Plakkal N. Improvement of cardiac function in fetuses with growth restriction following antenatal betamethasone administration: fact or artifact? J Matern Fetal Neonatal Med. 2021 Oct;34(20):3306-12.
  7. Karri PS, Jagadisan B, Lakshminarayanan S, Plakkal N. Biliary Atresia Screening in India-Strategies and Challenges in Implementation. Indian J Pediatr. 2021 Aug 28.
  8. Suriya JY, Raj A, Pillai AA, Satheesh S, Plakkal N, Kundra P, et al. Ebstein's anomaly during pregnancy: experience from a tertiary care centre - a case series and review of literature. J Obstet Gynaecol. 2021 Aug 18:1-3.
  9. Resmi MR, Thappa DM, Chandrashekar L, Plakkal N, Ramesh A. A Hospital Based Cross Sectional Study of Midline Cutaneous Lesions in Neonates and its Association with Spinal Dysraphism Detected Using Ultrasound. Indian Dermatol Online J. 2021 May-Jun;12(3):408-11.
  10. Gupta S, Adhisivam B, Bhat BV, Plakkal N, Amala R. Short Term Outcome and Predictors of Mortality Among Very Low Birth Weight Infants - A Descriptive Study. Indian J Pediatr. 2021 Apr;88(4):351-7.
  11. Murki S, Vardhelli V, Deshabhotla S, Sharma D, Pawale D, Kulkarni D, et al. Predictors of length of hospital stay among preterm infants admitted to neonatal intensive care unit: Data from a multicentre collaborative network from India (INNC: Indian National Neonatal Collaborative). J Paediatr Child Health. 2020 Oct;56(10):1584-9.
  12. Keepanasseril A, Raj A, Plakkal N, Satheesh S, Pillai AA, Kundra P. Maternal and perinatal outcomes of pregnant women with tetralogy of Fallot: a tertiary center experience from south-India. J Matern Fetal Neonatal Med. 2020 Sep 20:1-6.
  13. Keepanasseril A, Raj A, Pillai AA, Baghel J, Plakkal N, Satheesh S. Pregnancy outcome in women with an uncorrected single ventricle: A single-centre experience from South India. Obstet Med. 2020 Sep;13(3):137-41.
  14. Jain K, Sankar MJ, Nangia S, Ballambattu VB, Sundaram V, Ramji S, et al. Causes of death in preterm neonates (<33 weeks) born in tertiary care hospitals in India: analysis of three large prospective multicentric cohorts. J Perinatol. 2019 Sep;39(Suppl 1):13-9.
  15. Sivanandan S, Jain K, Plakkal N, Bahl M, Sahoo T, Mukherjee S, et al. Issues, challenges, and the way forward in conducting clinical trials among neonates: investigators' perspective. J Perinatol. 2019 Sep;39(Suppl 1):20-30.
  16. Howlett A, Ohlsson A, Plakkal N. Inositol in preterm infants at risk for or having respiratory distress syndrome. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2019 Jul 8;7:Cd000366.
  17. Jain K, Nangia S, Ballambattu VB, Sundaram V, Sankar MJ, Ramji S, et al. Goat lung surfactant for treatment of respiratory distress syndrome among preterm neonates: a multi-site randomized non-inferiority trial. J Perinatol. 2019 Sep;39(Suppl 1):3-12.
  18. Bhat BV, Plakkal N. Non-pharmacologic Measures for Pain Relief in Preterm Neonates. Indian Pediatr. 2018 Apr 15;55(4):287-8.
  19. Adhisivam B, Kohat D, Tanigasalam V, Bhat V, Plakkal N, Palanivel C. Does fortification of pasteurized donor human milk increase the incidence of necrotizing enterocolitis among preterm neonates? A randomized controlled trial. J Matern Fetal Neonatal Med. 2018 Apr 18:1-6.
  20. Adhisivam B, Vishnu Bhat B, Rao K, Kingsley SM, Plakkal N, Palanivel C. Effect of Holder pasteurization on macronutrients and immunoglobulin profile of pooled donor human milk. J Matern Fetal Neonatal Med. 2018 Mar 27:1-4.
  21. Singh L, Das S, Bhat VB, Plakkal N. Early Neurodevelopmental Outcome of Very Low Birthweight Neonates with Culture-positive Blood Stream Infection: A Prospective Cohort Study. Cureus. 2018 Oct 24;10(10):e3492.
  22. Tanigasalam V, Plakkal N, Vishnu Bhat B, Chinnakali P. Does fluid restriction improve outcomes in infants with hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy? A pilot randomized controlled trial. J Perinatol. 2018 Nov;38(11):1512-7.
  23. Gokhroo RK, Anantharaj A, Bisht D, Kishor K, Plakkal N, Aghoram R, et al. A pediatric echocardiographic Z-score nomogram for a developing country: Indian pediatric echocardiography study - The Z-score. Ann Pediatr Cardiol. 2017 Jan-Apr;10(1):31-8.
  24. Adhisivam B, Vishnu Bhat B, Banupriya N, Poorna R, Plakkal N, Palanivel C. Impact of human milk banking on neonatal mortality, necrotizing enterocolitis, and exclusive breastfeeding - experience from a tertiary care teaching hospital, south India. J Matern Fetal Neonatal Med. 2017 Nov 1:1-4.
  25. Tanigasalam V, Vishnu Bhat B, Adhisivam B, Plakkal N, Harichandra Kumar KT. Vasambu (Acorus calamus) Administration: A Harmful Infant Rearing Practice in South India. Indian J Pediatr. 2017 Oct;84(10):802-3.

Book chapters (last 5 years)

  1. Bhat VB, Adhisivam B, Plakkal N. Meconium Aspiration Syndrome, Persistent Pulmonary Hypertension, and Air Leak. In: Kler N, editor. Handbook on Neonatal ICU: Jaypee Brothers; 2020 (in print).
  2. Kumar C, Plakkal N. Care of the newborn in the labour room. In: Bhat VB, Plakkal N, eds. NICU Protocols of JIPMER. New Delhi: Indian Journal of Pediatrics; 2020. p. 9-17.
  3. Plakkal N. Apnea of Prematurity. In: Bhat R, Kumar P, Vidyasagar D, editors. The Handbook of Neonatology: Indian Journal of Pediatrics; 2018.
  4. Bhat BV, Plakkal N. Shock in neonates. In: Meharban Singh, editor. Neonatal emergencies: CBS Publishers; 2017.
  5. Plakkal N. Therapeutic hypothermia for neonatal encephalopathy: evidence. In: B. Vishnu Bhat, editor. Manual on therapeutic hypothermia for perinatal asphyxia (NNF); 2017.
  6. Bhat VB, Adhisivam B, Mondal N, Plakkal N. Best NICU practices for improving survival of neonates -JIPMER. In: Lata Bhat, editor. NICU best practices (A Compilation of best practices from Indian NICUs); 2016.
  7. Plakkal N. Common problems in the newborn OPD. In: Thakre R, Murki S, editors. Protocols in Neonatology: Jaypee Brothers; 2016.
  8. Gokuldas PK, Plakkal N, Adhisivam B. Breastmilk and breastfeeding. In: Bhat VB, Plakkal N, eds. NICU Protocols of JIPMER. New Delhi: Indian Journal of Pediatrics; 2020. p. 18-28.
  9. Peruri G, Plakkal N. Thermoregulation. In: Bhat VB, Plakkal N, eds. NICU Protocols of JIPMER. New Delhi: Indian Journal of Pediatrics; 2020. p. 29-36.
  10. Thanigainathan S, Plakkal N. Kangaroo mother care. In: Bhat VB, Plakkal N, eds. NICU Protocols of JIPMER. New Delhi: Indian Journal of Pediatrics; 2020. p. 61-67.
  11. Kumar C, Plakkal N. Feeding of preterm infants. In: Bhat VB, Plakkal N, eds. NICU Protocols of JIPMER. New Delhi: Indian Journal of Pediatrics; 2020. p. 97-103.
  12. Peruri G, Plakkal N. Parenteral nutrition. In: Bhat VB, Plakkal N, eds. NICU Protocols of JIPMER. New Delhi: Indian Journal of Pediatrics; 2020. p. 125-35.
  13. Plakkal N, Aggarwal R. Apnea of prematurity. In: Bhat VB, Plakkal N, eds. NICU Protocols of JIPMER. New Delhi: Indian Journal of Pediatrics; 2020. p. 206-13.
  14. Plakkal N. Apnea of Prematurity. In: Bhat R, Kumar P, Vidyasagar D, editors. The Handbook of Neonatology: Indian Journal of Pediatrics; 2018.
  15. Bhat BV, Plakkal N. Shock in neonates. In: Meharban Singh, editor. Neonatal emergencies: CBS Publishers; 2017.
  16. Plakkal N. Therapeutic hypothermia for neonatal encephalopathy: evidence. In: B. Vishnu Bhat, editor. Manual on therapeutic hypothermia for perinatal asphyxia (NNF); 2017.
  17. Bhat VB, Adhisivam B, Mondal N, Plakkal N. Best NICU practices for improving survival of neonates -JIPMER. In: Lata Bhat, editor. NICU best practices (A Compilation of best practices from Indian NICUs); 2016.
  18. Plakkal N. Common problems in the newborn OPD. In: Thakre R, Murki S, editors. Protocols in Neonatology: Jaypee Brothers; 2016.
Presentations: 
Positions Held: 
  • Associate Dean (Research), 2022-Current
  • Associate Professor, Neonatology (2018-2021)
  • Assistant Professor, Neonatology (2014-2018)
  • In-charge, JIPMER website (2021-2022)
  • Member, CPR committee, JIPMER Quality Council (2016-current)
  • Member, technical committee, JIPMER IT wing (2020-Current)
Special Clinics: 

Continuous Quality Improvement

Neonatal Intensive Care

Resident training

Country: 
India