Nishad

Dr. Nishad Plakkal
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Select Department: 
Neonatology
Designation: 
Associate Professor
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. Howlett A, Ohlsson A, Plakkal N. Inositol in preterm infants at risk for or having respiratory distress syndrome. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2019;7:Cd000366.1-3
  2. 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;38(11):1512-7.
  3. 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. 2019 Nov 11:1-7.
  4. Murki S, Vardhelli V, Deshabhotla S, 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. Jul 13 2020.
  5. 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. Sep 20 2020:1-6.
  6. Bhat BV, Plakkal N. Non-pharmacologic Measures for Pain Relief in Preterm Neonates. Indian Pediatr. 2018;55(4):287-8.
  7. 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. Aug 19 2020.
  8. 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;39(Suppl 1):20-30.
  9. 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;39(Suppl 1):3-12.
  10. 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;39(Suppl 1):13-9.
  11. Sivasubbu S, Scaria V. Genomics of rare genetic diseases-experiences from India. Hum Genomics. 2019 Sep 25;14(1):52. (Publication from a large consortium)
  12. Tanigasalam V, Plakkal N. Response to Jogender Kumar DM. J Perinatol. 2019;39(2):344.
  13. 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. 2018:1-6.
  14. 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. 2018:1-4.
  15. Gokhroo RK, Anantharaj A, Bisht D, Kishor K, Plakkal N, Mondal N. A pediatric echocardiographic Z-score nomogram for a developing country: Indian pediatric echocardiography study - The Z-score. Ann Pediatr Cardiol. 2018;11(1):109-11.
  16. 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;10(10):e3492.
  17. 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.
  18. 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. Jan-Apr 2017;10(1):31-38.
  19. 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;84(10):802-3.
  20. Tanigasalam V, Gowda M, Plakkal N, Adhisivam B, Vishnu Bhat B. Sirenomelia with VACTERL association-a rare anomaly. Pediatr Neonatol. 2017.
  21. Mondal N, Sharma S, Balachander B, Vaishnav D, Plakkal N, Vishnu Bhat B. Neonatal Sepsis Presenting as Pyocele. Indian J Pediatr. 2016;83(8):862-3.
  22. Balachander B, Thanikachalam V, Ananthakrishnan R, Plakkal N, Bhat VB. Case 1: Absent Lower Limb Pulses in a Neonate. NeoReviews. 2016;17(10): e621-e3. (Corresponding author)
Presentations: 

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.
Positions Held: 

Assistant Professor, Neonatology (2014-2018)

Member, CPR committee, JIPMER Quality Council (2016-current)

Member, technical committee, JIPMER IT wing (2020-Current)

In-charge, JIPMER website (2021-current)

Special Clinics: 

Continuous Quality Improvement

Neonatal Intensive Care

Resident training

Country: 
India