Completed Research

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Completed Projects


1. Development of technology for manufacture of low cost diapers for newborn infants. (DBT)
2. Micronutrient status of LBW infants at birth and 3 months of age (ICMR)
3. Systematic review on when to perform phototherapy or exchange transfusion in neonates with jaundice. (WHO-HQ’s)
4. Systematic review Vitamin K1 therapy in neonates. (WHO-HQ’s)
5. Conduct systematic reviews to be used during the meeting to formulate postnatal care guidelines (WHO-HQ’s)
6. Umbilical Cord Cleansing with Chlorhexidine in Neonates – A Systematic Review (WHO-HQ’s)
7. To carry out analysis of training needs for nursing professionals to contribute to facility-based newborn care in India. Indo Canadian Shastri Foundation and WHO-SEARO).
8. The Helping Babies Survive Program; Beta Testing and Evaluation of Educational Validity (WHO-SEARO)
9. Updating of Learning Resource Materials for training of health care professionals in newborn care and birth defects (WHO-SEARO).
10. National neonatal perinatal database project for India (ICMR).
11. Clinical signs predicting severe illness in young infants: Young infant study protocol (WHO-HQ's).
12. Promoting kangaroo mother care in India (SNL, Save Children).
13. Capacity building newborn nursing in India (SNL, Save children).
14. Neonatal perinatal database network SEAsia Region (WHO-SEARO).
15. Home based management of young infants -Multisite study(ICMR).
16. Feeding of Lower Birth Weight babies (WHO-HQ's).
17. Correlates of bilirubin encephalopathy (ICMR).
18. Probiotics in gut microbial etiology (Fogarty International).
19. Asphyxia related morbidity-mortality data from medical college hospitals network (Perinatal section, AAP).
20. Knowledge attitude practices among neonatal nurses in newborn units in India by (Laerdal Foundation, Norway).
21. Impact of resuscitation training on resuscitation practices in medical college hospitals in India (Laerdal Foundation).
22. Impact of antenatal therapy with erythromycin on the incidence of low birth weight infants. (ICMR).
23. Fetal echocardiographic studies in high risk pregnancies (ICMR).
24. Intrauterine infections in neonates, epidemiology, incidence, clinical spectrum and outcome (ICMR).



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1. Neuro-developmental outcome of babies with neonatal hypoglycemia.
2. Significance of jitteriness in neonates.
3. Immunoglobulin in prevention of neonatal infections.
4. Glycosylated haemoglobin as a marker of neonatal morbidity and mortality.
5. Extraction and standardization of surfactant from goat lungs.
6. Role of erythropoietin for treatment of anemia of prematurity.
7. Role of Chlamydia trachomatis in conjunctivitis of newborn.
8. Screening of CMV by PCR in neonates born to mothers with CMV disease.
9. State of neonatal care services in India.
10. Role of cisapride in improving feed tolerance in preterm neonates.
11. Predictors of pathological jaundice in ABO incompatibility.
12. Risk factors of Retinopathy of Prematurity.
13. Safety and effectiveness of OPV aand BCG vaccination in preterm babies.
14. Evaluation of antenatal fetal dysfunction in high risk pregnancies.
15. Lipid profile in early childhood in children born term low birth weight.
16. Efficacy of oral phenobarbitone in 'at risk' for neonate prevention of neonatal hyperbilirubinemia.
17. Role of Intravenous immunoglobulin therapy in Rh-hemolytic disease.
18. Role of probiotics in high risk neonates.
19. Physiological and clinical benefits of kangaroo mother care.
20. Role of expressed breast milk in reducing neonatal pain.
21. Prediction of Neonatal Hyperbilirubinemia by early bilirubin estimation.
22. Change in osmolality of preterm breast milk with fortification using various fortifying agents. (Agarwal R)
23 Bacterial isolates and antibiotic sensitivity pattern in a tertiary care neonatal unit. (Upadhyay A)
24. Screening for hearing deficit in high risk neonates.
25. Risk factors of transient tachypnea of newborn.
26. Neurodevelopmental outcome at one year corrected age for very low birth weight neonates diagnosed to have Periventricular Leukomalacia on carnial ultrasound examination in the neonatal period. (Maria A)
27. To evaluate the role of Clingwrap in the reduction of intensible water losses in infants weighing less than 1500 grams at birth. (Kaushal M)
28. Placental Pathology in Term Intrauterine Growth Restriction neonates. (Singal A)
29. Trend of breast milk sodium concentration in mothers with term neonates. (Upadhyay M).
30. Postnatal early growth of very low birth weight neonates. (Seth R)
31. Echocardiographic baseline normative data in healthy term neonates. (Seth R)
32. Hearing loss in high risk infants at term age: Incidence & risk factors. (Kaushal M)
33. Factors predicting etiology and short term outcome in very low birth weight infants. (Kaushal M)
34. Changing profile of Retinopathy of Prematurity and its risk factors in very low birth weight infants. (Upadhyay M)
35. Profile of prolonged jaundice persisting for more than 14 days in term healthy neonates. (Chengtham SS)
36. Identification of risk factors and assessment of morbidity in small for date infants. (Goel H)
37. Risk factors for idiopathic neonatal hyperbilirubinemia in term and borderline term newborn babies: A cohort study. (Maheshwari A)
38. Effect of Prenatal sound stimulation (species and sitar music starting from day 10 of gestation till hatchling) on glutamate by immunohistochemistry in auditory nuclei of brainstems of chick embryo at different gestation. (Agarwal R)
39. Incidence, natural history and neurodevelopment outcome of very low birth weight neonates with periventricular leukomalacia. (Maria A)
40. Comparison of oral rehydration solution containing 60and 90 mEq/L sodium in the treatment of dehydration secondary to acute gastroenteritis
41. Auditory brainstem evoked responses in neonatal jaundice, birth asphyxia in collaboration with Neurology Department.
42. Echo – cardiograms of infants born to diabetic mothers in collaboration with Cardiology Department.
43. Viscosity changes in polycythemia before and after partial exchange blood transfusion.
44. Effect of Sling Application on Efficacy of Phototherapy in Healthy Term Neonates with Non-hemolytic Jaundice (S Sindhu)
45. Predictors of CPAP Failure in VLBW babies (Mrinal)
46. Topical coconut oil application reduces transepidermal water loss in preterm very low birth weight neonates (S Nangia)
47. Feeding of VLBW babies with reverse end diastolic blood flow –a multisite study (S Nangia)
48. Efficacy of intramuscular vitamin K1 versus intramuscular vitamin K3 in prevention of subclinical vitamin K deficiency: A double blind randomized controlled trial (Deepak Chawla)
49. Effect of Kangaroo Mother Care on breastfeeding in preterm moderately low birthweight babies: A randomized controlled trial (Deepak Chawla)
50. Early Iron Supplementation in Very Low Birth Weight Infants - A Randomized Controlled Trial. (Jeeva Sankar)
51. Does Skin Cleansing with Chlorhexidine Affect Skin Condition, Temperature and Colonization in Hospitalized Preterm Low Birth Weight Infants?: A Randomized Clinical Trial.(Jeeva Sankar)
52. Knowledge and skills aquisition by nurses through telemedicine and conventional in-person classroom teaching : a randomised trial. (Ashish Jain)
53. Mesenchymal stem cell concentration in umbilical cord blood at different gestation. (Ashish Jain)
54. Impact of transcutaneous bilirubinometry by multi-wavelength reflectance method (BiliChek) compared to visual assessment of bilirubin (VaB) on the need for blood sampling for confirmation of total serum bilirubin in healthy term and near-term neonates in first week of age. (Satish Mishra)
55. Correlation of cord serum retinol levels in preterm very low birth weight infants with intrapartum maternal serum retinol levels. (Satish Mishra)
56. Efficacy of two dose regime of intravenous immunoglobulin in rhesus hemolytic disease of newborn: a randomized trial. (Girish Gururaj)
57. Effect of kangaroo mother care on pain perception of preterm neonate 28-34 weeks of gestation: a cross over trial. (Girish Gururaj)
58. Neurosensory outcomes of very low birth weight infants at 18 months of corrected age. (Pradeep Kumar)
59. Predictors of severe retinopathy of prematurity in a tertiary care center. (Pradeep Kumar)
60. Evaluation of Phototherapy Devices Used in the Management Neonatal Hyperbili-rubinemia (S Sreeram)
61. Randomized trial of light emitting diode phototherapy vs. compact fluorescent lamp phototherapy in the management of hyperbilirubinemia in term and late preterm healthy neonates. (S Sreeram)
62. Effect of early skin-to-skin contact on breastfeeding behaviour in term newborns: a randomized controlled trial (Anu Thukral)
63. Prevalence and clinical predictors of hypoxemia in young infants (0-59 days) reporting to health facilities in developing countries (Anu Thukral)
64. Bubble CPAP for prevention of extubation failure (Sucheta)
65. Adrenal insufficiency in preterm babies with shock (Suman Sarkar)
66. Trend in transcutaneous bilirubinometry for prediction of jaundice (Dalal S)
67. Feeding maturation in LBW babies (Dalal S)
68. Neurosensory Outcomes Of Very Low Birth Weight Infants at 18 Months Of Corrected Age (Pardeep Kumar)
69. Predictors Of Severe Retinopathy Of Prematurity in a Tertiary Care Center (Pradeep Kumar)
70. Randomized Trial Of Light Emitting Diode Phototherapy in the Management of Hyperbilirubinemia in Term And Late Preterm Healthy Neonates (Sreeram Subramanian)
71. Evaluation Of Different Phototherapy Devices Used In The Management Of Neonatal Hyperbilirubinemia (Sreeram Subramanian)
72. Effect of Early Skin-to-Skin Contact on Breastfeeding Behavior in Term Neonates: A Randomized Controlled Trial (Anu Thukral)
73. Prevalence and Clinical predictors of hypoxemia in young infants (0-59 days) reporting to health facilities in developing countries (Anu Thukral)
74. Clinical Prediction Of Hemodynamically Significant Patent Ductus Arteriosus In Preterm VLBW Infants And Role Of N-Terminal Pro-Brain Natriuretic Peptide As A Diagnostic Test : A Prospective Cohort Study (Arun S)
75. Oxygen Delivery Using Neonatal Self Inflating Bags-Does Oxygen Flow Affect The Fraction Of Inspired Oxygen: An Experimental Study (Arun S)
76. Iron Stores In Term And Late Preterm Small For Gestational Age And Appropriate For Gestational Age Neonates (Bijan Saha)
77. Comparison Of Automated Auditory Brain Stem Responses (AABR) And Auditory Brainstem Responses (ABR) For Detecting Hearing Impairment In High Risk Neonates (Bijan Saha)
78. Efficacy Of Phenobarbital On Jaundice In Babies Born ≥ 32 Weeks Of Gestation Presenting With Rh Hemolytic Disease Of Newborn : A Randomized Double Blinded Placebo Controlled Trial (K Venkatnarayan)
79. Cost Analysis Of Neonatal Intensive Care In A Tertiary Hospital (K Venkatnarayan)
80. Postnatal Maturation Of Amplitude Integrated Electroencephalography(aEEG) In Preterm Small For Gestational Age Neonates: A Prospective Cohort Study (Kamaldeep Arora)
81. Hepcidin As A Marker For Iron Stores In Small For Gestational Age And Appropriate For Gestation Age Neonates Born At ≥ 34 Weeks Of Gestation (Kamaldeep Arora)
82. A Study On Clinical, Biochemical And Radiological Markers To Describe The Outcomes In Preterm Infants Less Than 35 Weeks Gestation Born With Abnormal Antenatal Umbilical Artery Doppler Flow (AREDF). (Tapas Kumar Som)
83. Diagnostic Performance Of Same Day Repeat Screen Of Two Stage Newborn Hearing Screening Using Automated Auditory Brainstem Responses (AABR) In Healthy Newborns (Tapas Kumar Som)
84. Efficacy Of Different Regimens Of Vitamin D Supplementation In Preterm Infants : A Randomized Double-Blind Trial (Chandra Kumar N)
85. Evaluation Of Paladai Feeding In Preterm Infants With And Without Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia: Retrospective And Prospective Cohort Studies (Chandra Kumar N)
86. Does Ultrasound Guidance For Peripherally Inserted Central Catheter Insertion (PICC) Reduce The Incidence Of Tip Malposition? A Randomized Trial (O Tejo Pratap)
87. Can Point-Of-Care Ultrasonography Replace X-Ray For Ascertaining The Endotracheal Tube Tip Position In Neonates? (O Tejo Pratap)
88. Nasal Mask Versus Nasal Prongs In The Delivery Of Continuous Positive Airway Pressure In Preterm Infants- An Open Label Randomized Controlled Trial (Aparna C)
89. Evaluation Of Perfusion Index In Preterm Infants With A Hemodynamically Significant Patent Ductus Arteriosus (Aparna C)
90. Effect Of Daily Physical Activity In Preterm Neonates Less Than 35 Weeks Gestation On Salivary Cortisol And Clinical Markers Of Stress (Subhash Chandra Shaw)
91. Effect Of Daily Physical Activity On Bone Strength As Measured By Quantitative Ultrasound In Less Than 35 Weeks Gestation Preterm Neonates- A Randomized Trial (Subhash Chandra Shaw)
92. Basal And Stimulated Cortisol Levels In Preterm Very Low Birth Weight Infants With And Without Shock : A Cross-Sectional Study (Suman Sarkar)
93. Bone Mineral Density In Preterm Appropriate For Gestational Age And Small For Gestational Age Infants At 2-3 Years Of Age : A Comparative Study (Shoufeej PM)
94. Role Of Routine Gastric Lavage In Term And Late Preterm Neonates Born Through Meconium Stained Amniotic Fluid : A Randomized Control Trial (Kumud Babu Singh)
95. Transcutaneous Bilirubinometry From A Shielded Skin Patch In Neonates Receiving Phototherapy Evaluation Of a Diagnostic Tool (Lakshmi M)
96. Role Of Change Of Position During Phototherapy In Management Of Non Hemolytic Hyperbilirubinemia In Late Preterm And Term Infants- Randomized Controlled Trial (B Sainath)
97. Adiponectin, Leptin And Lipid Profile In Small For Gestational Age Babies: A Cross Sectional Study (Sanjay Raj Thapa)
98. Comparison of Effectiveness of Continuous versus Intermittent Phototherapy for treatment of unconjugated hyperbilirubinemia in late preterm and term infants – An open label randomized controlled trial (Prakash)
99. To Study The Profile And Early Natural History Of Neonatal Cholestasis Syndrome In Preterm ≤ 32 Weeks Gestation Neonates – A Prospective Cohort Study (Animesh Das)
100. Comparison of Two Irradiance Levels For Efficacy Of Phototherapy In Late Preterm And Term Infants With Hyperbilirubinemia- Randomized Controlled Trial (Ankit Maheshwari)