Dr. Sindhu Sivanandan
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Assistant Professor (Contract)
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Quality improvement, neonatal respiratory diseases, Neonatal brain injury and Follow-up of high-risk neonates
  1. Chawla D, Chirla D, Dalwai S, et al. Perinatal-Neonatal Management of COVID-19 Infection - Guidelines of the Federation of Obstetric and Gynaecological Societies of India (FOGSI), National Neonatology Forum of India (NNF), and Indian Academy of Pediatrics (IAP). Indian Pediatr 2020;57(6):536-48.
  2. Chandrasekaran A, Deorari AK, Gupta N, et al. Noninvasive Respiratory Support for Newborns. Journal of Neonatology 2020;34(3):118-52. doi: 10.1177/0973217920974573
  3. Anand P, S. M, C. A, et al. Screening, Prevention, and Management of Neonatal Hyperbilirubinemia. Journal of Neonatology 2020;34(3):153-69. doi: 10.1177/0973217920974163
  4. Thomas M, Swarnam, K., Sivanandan, S. and Hrishikesan, L. Presentation and follow up of a newborn with glutaric aciduria type 1. Sri Lanka Journal of Child Health, 49(3), pp.292–294. DOI: 2020
  5. Sivanandan S, Thukral A. Letter to the Editor on the original article "Efficacy of double versus single phototherapy in treatment of neonatal jaundice: a meta-analysis" by MA Nizam et al. Eur J Pediatr 2020;179(8):1335-36. doi: 10.1007/s00431-020-03617-4
  6. Sivanandan S, Sankar MJ. CPAP Failure in Neonates: Practice, Experience, and Focus Do Matter! Indian journal of pediatrics 2020;87(11):881-82. doi: 10.1007/s12098-020-03501-x
  7. Sivanandan S, Chawla D, Kumar P, et al. COVID-19 in Neonates: A Call for Standardized Testing. Indian Pediatr 2020
  8. Sivanandan S, Bethou A, Ramanujam SS, et al. Implementing Family-Centered Care in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit - A Quality Improvement Initiative. Indian journal of pediatrics 2020 doi: 10.1007/s12098-020-03566-8
  9. Sivanandan S. Do antimicrobial-impregnated central venous catheters prevent nosocomial bloodstream infection in neonates? Acta Paediatr 2020;109(9):1907-08. doi: 10.1111/apa.15268
  10. Sivanandan S, Jain K, Plakkal N, et al. Issues, challenges, and the way forward in conducting clinical trials among neonates: investigators' perspective. J Perinatol 2019;39(Suppl 1):20-30. doi: 10.1038/s41372-019-0469-8
  11. Sahoo T, Sivanandan S, Thomas D, et al. Predictors of Mortality among Neonates with Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia: Experience from an Inborn Unselected Cohort in India. Indian Pediatr 2019;56(12):1037-40.
  12. Jain K, Sankar MJ, Nangia 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):13-19. doi: 10.1038/s41372-019-0471-1
  13. Jain K, Nangia S, Ballambattu VB, 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. doi: 10.1038/s41372-019-0472-0
  14. Chaurasia S, Sivanandan S, Agarwal R, et al. Neonatal sepsis in South Asia: huge burden and spiralling antimicrobial resistance. BMJ 2019;364:k5314. doi: 10.1136/bmj.k5314
  15. Sivanandan S, Sethi T, Lodha R, et al. Target Oxygen Saturation Among Preterm Neonates on Supplemental Oxygen Therapy: A Quality Improvement Study. Indian Pediatr 2018;55(9):793-96.
  16. Sivanandan S, Sethi A, Joshi M, et al. Gains from Quality Improvement Initiatives - Experience from a Tertiary-care Institute in India. Indian Pediatr 2018;55(9):809-17.
  17. Sivanandan S, Sankar MJ. Does single mega-dose vitamin A in early neonatal period reduce mortality during infancy in low- and middle-income countries? Acta Paediatr 2017;106(8):1365-66. doi: 10.1111/apa.13800
  18. Sivanandan S, Agarwal R, Sethi A. Respiratory distress in term neonates in low-resource settings. Semin Fetal Neonatal Med 2017;22(4):260-66. doi: 10.1016/j.siny.2017.04.004
  19. Sivanandan S, Chandra P, Deorari AK, et al. Retinopathy of Prematurity: AIIMS, New Delhi Experience. Indian Pediatr 2016;53 Suppl 2:S123-S28.
  20. Sivanandan S, Agarwal R. Pharmacological Closure of Patent Ductus Arteriosus: Selecting the Agent and Route of Administration. Paediatric drugs 2016;18(2):123-38. doi: 10.1007/s40272-016-0165-5
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Assistant Professor Neonatology (2018; JIPMER, on contract)