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Respiratory Medicine

Department of Respiratory Medicine

PULMONARY MEDICINE
  • The department of Respiratory Medicine conducts outpatient services from Monday through Saturday. The institute, which serves the needs of a number of patients suffering from chest diseases, is reputed for its services.
  • The main objectives of SSSMCRI have been to conduct research on basic and clinical aspects of chest medicine, to train post graduates in Pulmonary Medicine and allied subjects, to develop new diagnostic technology and disseminate scientific knowledge related to Chest Medicine to other institutions in the country and to provide specialized clinical and investigative services to patients.
  • Asthma clinic is conducted on Fridays and is well attended. This department is recognized as DOTS centre for the treatment of tuberculosis & have a high turnover of cases diagnosed with Tuberculosis. Henceforth our centre is selected for TRUNAAT Validation Study (one among the 100 centers across India).
  • Counseling for smoking cessation is also undertaken here. There are thirty beds, fifteen each for males and females patients with a high bed occupancy rate. All bedside procedures are done routinely. The pulmonary function tests conducted are being regularly documented. Fiberoptic Bronchoscopy is undertaken periodically. The faculty attends various conferences and CMEs inside and outside the State. Post graduate programme has been initiated from 2016.
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Facilities Available

Facility 

NO. 

Consultation rooms

Demo room

2

IP 

30 Beds 

OP 

50 patients/day

RICU

5 Beds  

PFT 

Spirometry

DLCO.

ABG. 

Bronchoscopy 

FOB. 

Others

Pulmonary Function laboratory

Tobacco Cessation Clinic

Clinical Laboratories of Biochemistry and Microbiology

Emergency services for chest diseases are available round the clock

Library

Respiratory Medicine Activities:

  1. Telemedicine: as a part of the study, “Diagnostic, Therapeutic Monitoring of Tuberculosis Patients of Silk City by Telemedicine” from October to December 2015: Anti TB drug intake of Sputum positive TB cases were monitored via video phone calls (both audio and video) and counseling as well as advices regarding adverse events, follow up sputum and contact tracing were also undertaken. This as a variant of DOTS had significantly improved the compliance and convenience of the patient. (Results published in International Journal of Scientific and Research Publications, Volume 8, Issue 4, April 2018)
  2. WORLD AIDS DAY:Conducted Poster Competition On TB - HIV Awareness by Department of Respiratory Medicine and Dermatology SSSMCRIon 1/12/17
  3. WORLD COPD DAY: Dept of Respiratory medicine SSSMCRI along with NSS and Department of Community Medicine SSSMCRI conducted ‘Public Awareness Rally on COPD on 24/11/2018’. Also our department conducted quiz on SURGICAL TREATMENT OF COPD, for CRRIs on 14/11/2018.
  4. World TB day: CME on TB update-2019 & poster competition on Tuberculosis were conducted by the Department of Respiratory Medicine and Paediatrics on 29/03/2019.
  5. Dr Viswambhar (Associate Professor) delivered a Guest lecture on VACCINES in Chettinad Hospitals and Research Institute on 18/07/2019.
  6. Dr Viswambhar V (Associate Professor) had chaired a session in "National Sleep Medicine Course, India Sleep-2019” conducted by Indian society for Sleep Research, Lung Foundation of India and Department of Respiratory Medicine held at Chettinad Hospital and Research Institute on 08/09/2019.
  7. Dr Nithin Thomas (1st year PG) was selected for the final round (South Zone) in the Image contest category of ICS National talent search in which he presented a case of “Bullous Lung Disease” conducted under the aegis of  Indian Chest Society, at Christian Medical College, Vellore on 13/9/19 and 14/9/19.
  8. Dr Venkatesh R (3rd year PG) was awarded Third Prize for Paper presentation in Tamilnadu and Puducherry State Conference on Pulmonary Diseases - 2019” conducted at Thanjavur Medical College on14/9/19 and 15/9/19.
  9. Dr Venkatesh R (3rd Year PG) awarded 8th prize at national level online quiz - CHEST Challenge 2019.
  10. Dr Sundaramurthy (Professor & Head), Dr Ajeesh K P (Assistant professor) and Dr Venkatesh R co- authored a chapter on ‘Respiratory Acidosis and Alkalosis’ in the Monograph “Approach to fluid, electrolyte and acid-base disturbances - clinical appraisal and handling” by Indian College of Physicians (academic wing of Association of Physicians of India).

TBCD Services

Clinical Activities
  • CASE PRESENTATIONS
  • SPIROMETRY
  • PULMONARY REHABILITATION
  • BRONCHOSCOPY
  • ASTHMA CLINIC
  • TOBACCO CESSATION CLINIC

POST GRADUATE Courses

MD Respiratory Medicine: 2 candidates per year

They take part in all aspect of day to day patient care as well as various active learning and teaching programmes with modern audio-visual aids.

CURRICULAR ACTIVTIES for PGs
  1. Case Presentation.
  2. Seminars.
  3. Journal Clubs.
  4. CME’s.
  5. Paper and Poster’s Presentation.
  6. They have short term postings in other specialties like cardiology, radiology, etc.

UNDERGRADUATE Training:

Department of Respiratory medicine is involved in the training of 150 aspiring Undergraduate students per year

  1. Weekly lectures for the VI semester students.
  2. Clinical postings for the VI semester students with the purpose of orienting them to various skills necessary for Respiratory evaluation of patients.
  3. Bedside teaching sessions along with routine rounds.
  4. Orientation to various diagnostic and interventional modalities unique to Respiratory Medicine like Pulmonary Function Test, Bronchoscopy etc.
  5. Case discussion.
  6. End of posting assessment.

ALLIED HEALTH SCIENCE Courses:

BSc. Respiratory Therapist: 5 candidates per year.

Respiratory Therapists are important members of modern healthcare team. The curriculum was developed with the intention to educate students effectively and transform them to highly skilled Respiratory therapist. In addition, they are also given orientation in Research and Teaching.

Research Focus

  • A CROSS SECTIONAL DESCRIPTIVE STUDY TO ASESS THE CLINICAL, RADIOLOGICAL, MICROBIOLOGICAL AND FUNCTIONAL PROFILE OF BRONCHIECTASIS IN TERTIARY CARE HOSPITAL.
  • A DESCRIPTIVE CROSS-SECTIONAL STUDY OF THE EPIDEMIOLOGICAL ASPECTS IN DETERMINING THE PREVALENCE AND EXPRESSION OF BRONCHIAL ASTHMA PHENOTYPES IN PATIENTS ATTENDING A TERTIARY CARE CENTER 
  • A CROSS SECTIONAL DESCRIPTIVE STUDY OF THE FACTORS ASSOCIATED WITH CHANGES OF LUNG FUNCTION IN PULMONARY TUBERCULOSIS SEQUELAE PATIENTS IN A TERTIARY CARE CENTRE.
  • “A STUDY OF CLINICO-RADIOLOGICAL & PATHOLOGICAL PROFILE OF PATIENTS OF HEMOPTYSIS” UNDER GUIDANCE OF DR JIGNA DAVE AT GOVERNMENT MEDICAL COLLEGE, BHAVNAGAR.
  • “A CLINCO-RADIOLOGICAL AND MICROBIOLOGICAL EVALUATION OF PATIENTS WITH HAEMOPTYSIS IN A TERTIARY CARE CENTER “.
  • PRESENTED PAPER `A STUDY OF OUT COME IN ISONIAZID RESISTANT TUBERCULOSIS PATIENT RECEIVING CAT II ATT UNDER RNTCP’ AT STATE CONFERENCE APGCON 2014 AT GMERS MEDICAL COLLEGE, GOTRI, VADODARA.
  • PRESENTED POSTER ‘PRIMARY DRUG RESISTANCE IN EXTRA PULMONARY TUBERCULOSIS IN HIV-SEROPOSITIVE PATIENT’ AT STATE CONFERENCE APGCON 2015 AT P.D.U. MEDICAL COLLEGE, RAJKOT .