RESEARCH RESOURCE CENTRE
The Government of Kerala has initiated far reaching reforms to improve the patient care in the Medical colleges and to make them centers of excellence pursuing active research relevant to the state. Under the circumstances, it becomes imperative that steps be taken to provide infrastructural and institutional support for research. The Research Resource Centre (RRC) is to play a pivotal role in achieving this aim.
The RRC in Govt Medical College shall function with the following mandate.
- To increase the competence of the faculty in various aspect of research methodology, by conducting workshops and short courses.
- To vet all postgraduates theses protocols and faculty research projects and suggest improvements.
- To conduct protocol development workshops to prepare projects for submitting to various funding agencies.
- To promote multi-disciplinary research.
- To provide statistical and secretarial help.
- To liaise with appropriate funding agencies and organizations that provide technical and core facility support like the the Centre for Genomic Application (TCGA) and National facility for biochemicals and genomic resources (NFBGR).
- To develop core research facilities in the campus for use by all the departments.
- To liaison with SBMR for project submission,scrutiny,approval ans fund allocation.
- To coordinate activities of Institutional Research Committee, Institutional Ethics Committee and Medical education unit under one roof for planning academic and research activities.
- To scrutinize faculty proposal for attending national/international conferences and to help them get financial assistance from SBMR fund
RRC is constituted as follows
1. Institutional Ethics Committee (IEC)
2. Institutional Research Committee (IRC)
3. Medical Education unit (MEU)
- To coordinate the activities of the 3 units
- To train faculties and Residents in Research methodology, Good clinical practice and project preparation
- To impart training in teaching methods
- To have a common forum for teachers and residents for interaction
- To evaluate teaching skills and student grading of teachers
- To promote clinical research
- To identify funding agencies
- To optimize utilization of SBMR funds
- To select faculty for attending international conferences and national conferences
- To evaluate research proposals by staff and students
1. Institutional Ethics Committee (IEC)
|Adv D V Narayanan||Advocate||Chairman|
|Dr N C Cherian||Associate Prof Paediatrics||Member secretary|
|Dr P V Narayanan||Vice Principal||Member|
|Dr N K Thulaseedharan||Professor of Medicine||Member|
|Dr Beena Guhan||Assoc Prof Gynaecology||Member|
|Dr Supriya||Professor of Pathology||Member|
|Dr M P Sreejayan||Assoc prof of Surgery||Member|
|Dr Joseph||Dept of Biotechnology||Member|
|Mrs Latha||Social activist||Member|
2. Institutional Research Committee (IRC)
A committee chaired by the principal will oversee the activities of the Research resource centre. The committee will have 11 members. The members will meet every month to finalize the new protocols. There will be member-secretary who will act as the convener. All members are expected to go through all research protocols and offer their comments and suggestions. They will also take up those functions of the RRC as requested by the convener.
|Dr C Ravindran||The Principal||Chairman|
|Dr Biju George||Community medicine||Convener|
|Dr PV Narayanan||Vice Principal||Member|
|Dr Thomas Bina||Community medicine||Member|
|Dr Thulaseedharan N K||General medicine||Member|
|Dr Sreejayan MP||General surgery||Member|
|Dr Sreelatha M||Nephrology||Member|
|Dr TM Ramachandran||Gastroeneterology||Member|
|Dr Raveendran M K||Orthopedics||Member|
|Dr Gopalan AV||Pediatrics||Member|
|Ms Ajitha||Statistician, O&G||Member|
|Dr KP Aravindan||Pathology||Member|
3. Medical Education unit (MEU)
|Dr C Ravindran||Principal||Chairman|
|Dr P V Narayanan||Vice Principal||Vice Chairman|
|Dr Asuma A||Community Medicine||Convener|
|Dr P K Sasidharan||General Medicine||Member|
|Dr P T James||Pulmonary Medicine||Member|
|Dr Jean maliekal||Physiology||Member|
|Dr Kadeeja Mumtaz||O & G||Member|
|Dr M P sasi||Surgery||Member|
|Dr M Firoze||Pathology||Member|
|Dr Anitha M||Microbiology||Member|
|Dr Geetha Govindaraj||Paediatrics||Member|
RESEARCH PUBLICATIONS in 5 years
(Excluding case reports)
1: Riyaz N, Riyaz A, Rahima, Abdul Latheef EN, Anitha PM, Aravindan KP, Nair AS, Shameera P. Cutaneous manifestations of chikungunya during a recent epidemic in Calicut, north Kerala, south India. Indian J Dermatol Venereol Leprol 2010;76:671-6
2: Rao BB. Larval habitats of Aedes albopictus (Skuse) in rural areas of
Calicut, Kerala, India. J Vector Borne Dis. 2010 Sep;47(3):175-7.
3: Joseph R, Nath SG, Mg J. Elevated Plasma Homocysteine Levels in Chronic Periodontitis: A Hospital Based Case -Control Study. J Peri- odontol. 2010 Sep 10.
4: Rao BB, George B. Breeding patterns of Aedes stegomyia albopic- tus in periurban areas of Calicut, Kerala, India. Southeast Asian J Trop Med Public Health. 2010 May;41(3):536-40
5: Aravindan KP, Vijayaraghavan D, Manipadam MT. Acute eosinophilic appendicitis and the significance of eosinophil – Edema lesion. Indian J Pathol Microbiol. 2010 Apr-Jun;53(2):258-61.
6: Balagopal SK, Sainu A, Thomas V. Evaluation of leucocyte esterase reagent strip test for the rapid bedside diagnosis of spontaneous bacte- rial peritonitis. Indian J Gastroenterol. 2010 Mar;29(2):74-7. Epub 2010
7. Krishnakumar P, Geeta MG, Riyaz A. Deliberate Self Harm in Chil- dren. Indian Pediatr. 2010 Aug 1. pii: S097475590900085-1.
8: Thomas V, Jose T, Kumar S. Natural history of bleeding after es- ophageal variceal eradication in patients with extrahepatic portal ve- nous obstruction; a 20-year follow-up. Indian J Gastroenterol. 2009
Dec;28(6):206-11. Epub 2010 Apr 28.
9: Sasidharan PK, Mohamed A. Cortical venous thrombosis due to acquired hyperhomocysteinaemia. Natl Med J India. 2009 Nov- Dec;22(6):300-1.
10: Geeta MG, Geetha P, Ajithkumar VT, Krishnakumar P, Kumar KS, Mathews L. Management of pain in leukemic children using the WHO analgesic ladder. Indian J Pediatr. 2010 Jun;77(6):665-8. Epub 2010
Mar 31. .
11: Shete AR, Joseph R, Vijayan NN, Srinivas L, Banerjee M. Associa- tion of single nucleotide gene polymorphism at interleukin-1beta +3954,
-511, and -31 in chronic periodontitis and aggressive periodontitis in
Dravidian ethnicity. J Periodontol. 2010 Jan;81(1):62-9.
12: Thejus J, Francis J. Atrial fibrillation in cardiac channelopathies.
Indian Pacing Electrophysiol J. 2009 Nov 1;9(6):342-50.
13: Kumar V, Nayak SR, Potu BK, Pulakunta T. Sacral hiatus in re- lation to low back pain in south Indian population. Bratisl Lek Listy.
14: Venugopal K, Hiremath MS, Thomas V, Bhat A, Kerker P, Roy S, Jain V, Kuruttukulam S. Non-coronary cardiac interventions. Indian Heart J. 2006 Jul-Aug;58(4):375-80.
15: Shamim T, Varghese VI, Shameena PM, Sudha S. Pemphigus vul- garis in oral cavity: clinical analysis of 71 cases. Med Oral Patol Oral Cir Bucal. 2008 Oct 1;13(10):E622-6.
16: Rajesh TV, Krishnakumar P, Mathews L. Temperamental traits and psychological problems of children with bronchial asthma. Indian Pedi- atr. 2008 Sep;45(9):772-4.
17: Santosh G, Aravindan KP. Evidence for eosinophil degranulation in acute appendicitis. Indian J Pathol Microbiol. 2008 Apr-Jun;51(2):172-4.
18: Tony J, Sunilkumar K, Thomas V. Randomized controlled trial of DOTS versus conventional regime for treatment of ileocecal and co- lonic tuberculosis. Indian J Gastroenterol. 2008 Jan-Feb;27(1):19-21
19: Tony J, Harish K, Ramachandran TM, Sunilkumar K, Thomas V. Profile of colonic polyps in a southern Indian population. Indian J Gas- troenterol. 2007 May-Jun;26(3):127-9.
20: Pappachan JM, Mathew S, Thomas B, Renjini K, Scaria CK, Shukla J. The incidence and clinical characteristics of the immune phase eye disease in treated cases of human leptospirosis. Indian J Med Sci.
21: Malayil VT, Tony J, Harish K, Saji S, Kumar KS, Prathapan VK. Simultaneous gastroscopy and colonoscopy for the diagnosis of gas- trojejunocolic fistula. Gastrointest Endosc. 2007 Sep;66(3):597-8 .
22: Kumar SK. Kerala, India: a regional community-based palliative care model. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2007 May;33(5):623-7. .
23: Geeta MG, Krishnakumar P, Mathews L. Intrathecal tetanus im- munoglobulins in the management of tetanus. Indian J Pediatr. 2007
24: Nizamuddin M, Tuteja U, Shukla J, Nair L, Sudarsana J. Early di- agnosis of human leptospirosis by antigen detection in blood. Indian J Med Microbiol. 2006 Oct;24(4):342-5.
25: Swapna RN, Tuteja U, Nair L, Sudarsana J. Seroprevalence of leptospirosis in high risk groups in Calicut, North Kerala, India. Indian J Med Microbiol. 2006 Oct;24(4):349-52.
26: Sandesh K, Varghese T, Harikumar R, Beena P, Sasidharan VP, Bindu CS, Tony J, Harish K, Sunilkumar K, Ramachandran TM. Preva- lence of Hepatitis B and C in the normal population and high risk groups in north Kerala. Trop Gastroenterol. 2006 Apr-Jun;27(2):80-3.
27: Sekharan PK, Sreedevi NS, Radhadevi VP, Beegam R, Raghavan J, Guhan B. Management of postmolar gestational trophoblastic dis- ease with methotrexate and folinic acid: 15 years of experience. J Re- prod Med. 2006 Oct;51(10):835-40.
28: Krishnakumar P, Sumesh P, Mathews L. Temperamental traits as- sociated with conversion disorder. Indian Pediatr. 2006 Oct;43(10):895-
29: Francis J, Johnson B, Niehaus M. Quality of life in patients with
implantable cardioverter defibrillators. Indian Pacing Electrophysiol J.
2006 Jul 1;6(3):173-81.
30: Antony T, Jose VM, Paul BJ, Thomas T. Efficacy and safety of leflu- nomide alone and in combination with methotrexate in the treatment of refractory rheumatoid arthritis. Indian J Med Sci. 2006 Aug;60(8):318-
31: Krishnakumar P, Geeta MG. Clinical profile of depressive disorder
in children. Indian Pediatr. 2006 Jun;43(6):521-6.
32: Jayaprasad N, Johnson F, Venugopal K. Congenital complete heart block and maternal connective tissue disease. Int J Cardiol. 2006 Sep
20;112(2):153-8. Epub 2006 Jun 30.
33: Harish K, Nitha R, Harikumar R, Sunil Kumar K, Varghese T, Sreedevi NS, Bushrath K, Sandesh K, Tony J. Prospective evaluation of abnormal liver function tests in pregnancy. Trop Gastroenterol. 2005
34: Harikumar R, Raj M, Paul A, Harish K, Kumar SK, Sandesh K, Asharaf S, Thomas V. Listening to music decreases need for sedative medication during colonoscopy: a randomized, controlled trial. Indian J Gastroenterol. 2006 Jan-Feb;25(1):3-5
35: Krishnakumar P, Geeta MG, Palat R. Effectiveness of individu-
alized education program for slow learners. Indian J Pediatr. 2006
Ongoing Research in 2011-12 approved for SBMR
Name, Designation and dept of
|Title of the study|
|Dr Mini PNAsst professor, Micro- biology||Micro biological spectrum and outcome of bacteremia in pediat- ric oncology patients|
|Dr.Sreelatha.M, Prof & HODNephrology||IgA nephropathy-validation of the new Oxford MEST scoring system and assessment of the responseto combination of low dose steroid with mycofenolate mofetyl|
|Dr.Shajit Sadanand, Asst professor, Medicine||Clinical and serological profile of anti phosphorlipid antibody syn- drome in North Kerala|
|Dr.Suma R Asst.Professor, ENT||Study of subclinical auditory dysfunction in Type2diabetes mellitus .|
|Dr. Nirmal BhaskarAsst Profr, Pediatric Surg||Post Natal outcome of AntenatallyDetected Renal Anomalies|
|Dr.M.P Jayakrishnan Asst professor, pediat- rics||Biochemical Abnormalities in children on first line Anti retro viral therapy.|
|Dr.Sunny George, Asst.Professor, Resp. Med||A Study to evaluate the role of Glycosylated Haemoglobine (HbAIC) level to predict the influence of diabetes mellituson sputum conversion status of Multidrug resistant tuberculosis patients.|
|Dr. Neetha Sreedharan, Asst Professor, Obg&Gyn||Future risk of Diabetes and metabolic syndrome after gesta- tional diabetes mellitus-A pro- spective study in Govt. Medical College,Calicut|
|Dr.Shabina.M.B, Asst.Professor, Microbiology||Detection of Extended spectrum beta lactamases in nosocomial gram negative clinical isolates.|
|10||Dr.Anitha .P.M Assoc Professor, Microbiology||Evaluation of immune Response to Hepatitis B Vaccine|
|11||Dr.Beena Philomena J Assoc Professor, Microbiology||Confirmation and treatment outcome of smear negative pulmonary and extra pulmonary Tuberculosis|
|12||Dr. Ramachandran Assoc Professor, Gasteroenterology||Impact of Diabetes Mellitus OnThe Clinical Outcome of Cirrtiosis|
|13||Dr. Bindhu N Asst Professor, Ophthalmology||A cross sectional study Using spectral optical coherence tomog- raphy|
|14||Dr. Raju K V Professor, Ophthalmology||Factors influencing Macular Thickness in Indian Diabetes Mel- litus Patients-A spectral optical coherence Tomography study|
|15||Dr.Jyothi EAsst Professor, RespMedicine||A prospective study on the etiol- ogy, clinical course and outcome of Community Acquired Pneumo- nia|
|16||Dr.K.P Suraj Asso.Prof, Resp Medicine||Clinical Profile and Treatment Outcome of Diffuse Parenchymal Lung Diseases(DPLD)-A Pro- spective Study|
|17||Dr.P.T.James,Prof & HOD, RespMedicine||A study on polymerase chain reaction of pleural biopsy as a rapid and sensitive method for the diagnosis of tuberculous pleural effusion|
|18||Dr.A.MohamedMusthafaLecturer,Resp Medicine||Comparative Study on the effi- cacy and safety of Nicotin re- placement therapy.Bupropion and Vernecline in smoking cessation|
|19||Dr.T.Ajayakumar Professor, Radiotherapy||Cancer Screening RuralPopulation|
|20||Dr.Najeeba Riyaz Prof & HOD, Dermatology||Assessment of disease actives in relapsed cases of leprosy using PCR technique and Anti PGL-1Antibodies|
|21||Dr.Najeeba Riyaz Prof & HOD, Dermatology||Viral Infections in Severe Cutane- ous Drug Reactions– A cross sectional study.|
|22||Dr.Binitha.M.P. Additional Professor, Dermatology||The use of high resolution ul- trasonography to detect nerve involvement in leprosy.|
|23||Dr.Abdul Latheef Associate Professor, Dermatology||A study on psychiatric morbidityin is and it’s response to psoriasis psychopharmacotherapy|
|24||Dr.Mamatha George Senior Resident, Dermatology||Mucocutaneous manifestations in renal allograft recipients.|
|25||Dr. Aravindan K P Professor & HOD, Pathology||Is grossing of fresh specimens better than routinely fixed specimens for evaluation of Mastectomy specimen?|
|26||Dr. Sathi P P Professor, Pathology||Factors affecting Variability of mitotic counts in tumor histology|
|27||Dr. Anitha Kumari Asst Professor, Psychiatry||Psychiatric morbidity among prisoners|
|28||Dr. Bindhu C S Asst Professor, Pathology||Charecterisation and Prognostica- tion of Plasma cell Neoplasm’s|
|29||Dr. Prabhavathi K S Professor & HOD, Psychiatry||Tempermental factors and psychiatric morbidity in children attending child guidance clinic at a tertiary level referral centre|
|30||Dr. Jeeja MC Asst Professor, Pharmacology||Estimation of Homocysteine levels in Pediatric patients taking Anti epileptic drugs and the effect of Folic acid supplementation|
|31||Dr. Bhasker RaoAsst. Prof, CommunityMedicine||Aedes albopictus in Calicut, Kerala- Ecology and transmissio|
|32||Dr. Chandini R Assoc. Professor, Medicine||Estimation of Visceral fat and its metabolic and clinical correlates in metabolic syndrome|
|33||Dr. Rosemma JosephProfessor,Dept of PeriodonticsDental College||Association of Vitamin D status in chronic Periodontitis with type II Diabetes mellitus – A hospital based case control study|
|34||Ms. BabithaAsst Professor, NursingCollege||A study to assess the multidimen- sional factors of internet addiction disorders among adolescents in selected schools of Kozhikodecity|
|35||Dr. Jayakumar E K Asst. Professor,Nephrology||Study of role of circulating an- giogenic factors as a predictor of pre-eclampsiain pregnant women|