Research Activities

  • Utility of “SNAP Score” as illness severity index in NICU, 1998- 1999.
  • Study of the bacteriological profile of maternal vaginal colonization and correlation with neonatal outcome, 1998 – 1999.
  • Clinicopathological correlation prematurity & infection, 1998-1999.
  • Effect of tactile kinesthetic stimulation on preterm neonates, 1998-1999.
  • Ct. Scan imaging in Birth Asphyxia, 1998-1999.
  • Control of Klebsiella epidemic in the NICU, 1998-1999.
  • Study of the knowledge with attitudes of nurses in NICU regarding pain relief in neonates. 1998.
  • An exploratory study to find out the factors influencing mother newborn bonding 1998.
  • Comparative study of the immunological components of milk in well nourished v/s malnourished mothers, 1997.
  • Study at Biochemical composition and trace element in Breast Milk of mal nourished v/s well nourished mothers and its effects on growth and development of babies, 1997.
  • Study of knowledge & Practice of NICU nurses in prevention of Nosocomial Infection in NICU 1996.
  • study of selected physiological parameters and behaviour of preterm newborn fed by two methods. 1996.
  • Morphine vs fentanyl Analgesia in Ventilated neonates. A randomized double blind controlled trial.
  • Randomized Controlled trial of Trophic feeds in Sick Preterms weighing less than 1750 grams.
  • Randomized Controlled Trial of fortified Human milkversus MCT Oil versus Mineral – multi-vitamin supplemented human milk in preterms with birth weight of 1000-1500 grams.
  • Open randomized comparative trial of efficacy and safety of massage with coconut oil vs mineral oil in preterm and fulterm neonates.
  • Extubation to CPAP vs Head Box Oxygen in ventilated  VLBW Babies
  • Efficacy and Safety of Hepatitis B lg. in preventing vertical transmission.Multi centric post marketing trial.
  • Efficacy of intravenous Immunoglobulins in Neonatal Sepsis.

Ongoing Research Activities

  • Pentoxiphylline in management of Neonatal Sepsis.
  • Pre pro biotics in prevention of NEC.

Research Projects Completed

  1. Early HHFNC vs Early CPAP as primary modality of therapy for  mild to moderate respiratory distress in babies weighing 1- 1.8kg : A Randomized Controlled Trial
  2. Nasal Mask versus Nasal Prongs for delivering nasal continuous positive airway pressure in very low birth weight preterm infants – a randomized controlled Trial.
  3. Role of Tracheal Aspirate and Endotracheal Tube Tip Cultures in The Diagnosis of Ventilator Associated Pneumonia – an Observational Cohort Study.
  4. Use Of Silicone Nipple Shields Versus Syringe Technique  For Inverted Nipples: A Randomized Controlled Trial.
  5. Role of Gastric Lavage in Meconium stained amniotic fluid. A randomized controlled pilot study. 2011
  6. Use Of Polyethylene Wrap (Steri Drape) Versus Conventional Care In The Labour Room To Prevent Neonatal Hypothermia In Babies Weighing = 1800 grams At Birth  -A Randomized Controlled Trial. 2013.