::: ASSOCIATED INSTITUTIONS : Institute of Thoracic Medicine
Institution History

A short history of the Institution:

                Has the reputation of started even before the days of independence
                In 1910 , a team was constituted in memory of King Edward VII
                In 1917 , Lord Pentland laid the foundation stone
                In May 1921 , the Goverment tuberculosis institute was opened by his excellency Lord Wellington
                In 1922 it was handed over to the government.
 
Eminent Persons
 
                List of Directors
                Dr. S. Chandrasekaran  
                Dr. Kesavapai
                Dr. Vasudeva Rao
                Dr. K.S. Sanjivi
                Dr. Philips
                Dr. Ramakrishna mudhaliar
                Dr. M.A.Hameed
                Dr. K.V.Krishnaswamy
                Dr. V.Rangaswamy
                Dr. R. Kosalram
                Dr. K. Jaganath
                Dr. C.S. Jeyachandran
                Dr. K. Jaganath
                Dr. A.S. Natarajan
                Dr. R. Atharunnisa Begum
                Dr. R.  Ranganathan
                Dr. N. Meenakshi
               Dr.Rangaantahn
              Dr.Mahizhlmaran

 
Faculty details:
 
 
Designation Number
Director& Professor 1
Professor/Associate 2
Assistant Professor 2
Senior Resident 5
Junior Resident 8
 
 
 
INSTITUTE OF THORACIC MEDICINE, CHETPET, CHENNAI – 31.
LIST OF IST YEAR POST GRADUATE
M.D. (TB&RD)
 
  1. DR.NEDUNCHEZHIYAN
  2. DR.MUTHULAKSHMI
  3. DR.SARANYA
D.T.C.D.
 
  1. DR.ASHA RANJINI
  2. DR.SUMITHRA
  3. DR.RAMESH
  4. DR.AKAIKALAVAN
  5. DR.AJOY MAMMEN
  6. DR.ARUN CHANDER
  7. DR.CHRISTY SUNIARA
  8. DR.KAMAL
  9. DR.KASI
  10. DR.SURIYAKALA
  11. DR.UMAPATHY
INSTITUTE OF THORACIC MEDICINE, CHETPET, CHENNAI – 31.
LIST OF IIND  YEAR POST GRADUATE
M.D. (TB&RD)
 
  1. DR.DEEPA SELVI
  2. DR.ELAMPARITHI
  3. DR.BINDU
 
D.T.C.D.
 
  1. DR.DINESHKUMAR
  2. DR.KALAIKOVAN
  3. DR.KARTHIKEYAN
  4. DR.RAMANUJAM
  5. DR.RENGANATHAN
  6. DR.SANDEEP
  7. DR.SANGEETHA
  8. DR.SEKAR
  9. DR.SENTHILNATHAN
  10. DR.SHIVARAJ
  11. DR.SUDHARSHAN

 
INSTITUTE OF THORACIC MEDICINE, CHETPET, CHENNAI – 31.
LIST OF IIIRD YEAR POST GRADUATE
M.D. (TB&RD)
 
  1. DR.HARIPRASAD
  2. DR.RAVIKUMAR
  3. DR.SURIYA B. PILLAI
 
 
Academic Information
 
                Regional south zone CME for students from Tamil Nadu , Andra Pradesh , Kerala , Karnataka & Pondicherry (annually )
                Lecture on difficult to manage asthma by Prof.Dr.A.S.Natarajan M.D, D.T.C.D,  D.C.H
                Lecture on ILD by Prof .Dr.D.Ranganathan M.D.,D.T.C.D.
                Talk on COPD management guidelines by Prof .Dr.D.Ranganathan M.D., D.T.C.D.
                Early diagnosis of lung cancer
                Bronchogenic carcinoma by Dr.Ganapathy Ramanan
Rapid Respiratory review at Ramachandra Medical College, Porur
               
                SEMINARS AND CLINICAL SOCIETY MEETINGS – Every month last Wednesday
                South Zonal CME for Post Graduate students from Tamilnadu, Karnataka, Pondicherry, Kerala, Andhra Pradesh is being conducted every year.
 
•             It aims at improving clinical acumen and hands on training with latest available Respiratory maneuvers.
 
•     It serves as a forum for interaction among Postgraduate Students from various states of Southern Zone.
 
DISSERTATIONS AND CLINICAL TRIALS
 
2000
 
                Changing  Histopathology of Lung cancer
                Evaluation of cholesterol in differentiating transudative and exudative pleural effusion in comparision with Light’s criteria
                Epidemiological survey of Madras Transport Corporation workers for respiratory disease
 
2001
 
                Clinical evaluation of controlled release theophylline in mild to moderate bronchial asthma
                Use of clarithromycin as Anti Tuberculus drug
 
2004
 
                Role of 6-minute walk test in COPD
 
 
2005
 
                Post ATT status of Cat-II patients under RNTCP
                Role of BAL in connective tissue disorder asso. ILD
                Role  of pleural fluid cholinesterase
 
2006
 
                Trends of lung cancer in Indian scenario
                PFT in petrol bunk workers
                Drug resistance profile among post Cat II sputum positive patients
 
2007
 
                Primary lung cancer in females – newer trends
                Impact of drug susceptibility on treatment out come of sputum positive patients receving Cat-II ATT under RNTCP
 
 
2008
 
                Role of DLCO in management of ILD
                Pre and Post-operative assessment of lung function in thoracic surgeries
2009
 
                Spectrum of infections in post renal transplant patients
                Role of transbronchial lung biopsy in diagnosing ILD
 
 
 
2010
 
 
  1. ROLE OF REVERSE TRANSCRIPTASE PCR IN EARLY DIAGNOSIS OF PULMONARY TUBERCULOSIS.
 
 
  1. EVALUATING THE COMBINATION OF HISTOPATHOLOGY, BACTEC CULTURE AND RTPCR IN CLOSED PLEURAL BIOPSY IN UNDIAGNOSED EXUDATIVE EFFUSIONS.
 
 
  1. THE ROLE OF RTPCR FOR THE DETECTION OF MYCOBACTERIUM TUBERCULOSIS IN FINE NEEDLE ASPIRATE SAMPLE OF CERVICAL LYMPHADENITIS.
 
 
  1. EVEN A SINGLE BREATH ‘COUNTS’ : -
         CORRELATION OF SINGLE BREATH COUNT AND STANDARD PULMONARY FUNCTION TEST.
 
 
  1. REFERENCE VALUES IN 6MWT AMONG HEALTHY SOUTH INDIAN POPULATION.
 
 
  1. A PROSPECTIVE STUDY OF SINGLE DOSE INIRAVENOUS METHYL PREDNISOLONE VERSUS 2 WEEKS ORAL STEROIDS IN STAGE I & II COPD.
 
 
  1. ASSESSMENT OF OSA RISK IN GENERAL POPULATION USING EPWORTH SLEEPNESS SCALE.
 

 
2011
 
 
 
  1. COMPARISON OF SPOT & NEXT DAY SPUTUM AFB SMEAR Vs. SPOT CONCENTRATED AFB SMEAR IN TUBERCULOSIS SUSPECTS.
 
 
  1. ROLE OF FOB IN EVALUATING CAUSES OF UNDIAGNOSED PLEURAL EFFUSION.
 
 
  1. RESPIRATORY PROFILE IN GERIATRIC PATIENTS.
 
 
  1.  A CASE SERIOUS OF SILICOSIS
 
 
  1. A CASE OF RUPTURED HYDATID CYST OF LUNG WITH COUGHING OUT INTACT CYST MEMBRANES
 
 
  1. EFFECT OF ENVIRONMENTAL TOBACO SMOKE ON PASSIVE SMOKERS
 
 
  1. NON RANDAMISED CROSS SECTIONAL STUDY OF PULMONARY FUNCITON IMPAIRMENT IN TRAFFIC POLICE PERSONAL EXPOSE TO AUTOMOBILE EXHAUST AND OTHER POLLUTANTS IN THE CITY OF CHENNAI
 
 
  1. BRONCHIAL CARCINOID – RARE CAUSE OF CHRONIC NON RESOLVING CONSOLIDATION AND HEMOPTYSIS
 
 
 
 
 
Student Attendance
90% mandatory for appearing examinations.
 
Anti Ragging
Periodically carried out in the initial 3 months of Ist year M.B.B.S.

 
Bio-Medical Waste management
 
Management Team
 
  1. Dr.Dheebha, Sr. Resident in Thoracic Medicine
  2. Mr.Vijayaraj, Lab Technician Gr.I
  3. Tmt.Meerabai, Sanitary Worker
  4. G.J.Multiclave (India) Pvt. Ltd.
 
Categorization of Waste
 
Training on Waste Management
 
 
Chief Ministers Comprehensive Health Insurance scheme
 
 
Details pertaining to CMCHIS on diseases covered
Bronchiectasis
Pneumothorax
Empyema
Bronchogenic carcinoma
Haemoptysis
Lung abscess
 
 
Period covered
6 months
 
Maximum limit etc
50,000/- INR
 
 
Facilities
 
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Hostel
Mens hostel – Government General Hospital
Womens hostel – at IOG - Egmore
 
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Library
Information about library
 
Library for Medical Officers and PG’s at ITM
Timings – 8.00AM to 2.00PM
 
Books on the following topics are available
Respiratory Medicine
Tuberculosis
Pleural diseases
Intensive care management
Chest radiology
Bronchoscopy
Asthma
COPD
General Medicine
Clinical diagnosis
Journals
 
SLNO. BOOK NAME AUTHOR
1. Radiology of Chest Diseases Lange
2. CT and Magnetic Resonance of Thorax David P  Nachiah
3. Non – Invasive Respiratory support Richard Webb Muller Anitha Semonds
4. Tumors of Chest Syriges
5. TB & Non-TB Microbacterial Infection Scholberger
6. Clinical application of Mechanical Ventilation Chang
7. Clinical TB Davis
8. Pulmonary diseases and disorders Fishman – Vol.I
9. Pulmonary diseases and disorders Fishman – Vol.II
10. Clinical Respiratory Medicine Albert
11. Fundamentals of Respiratory Care Eagen’s
12. TB  and ROM ROM
13. TB Sharma
14. Principles of Internal Medicine Harrison’s I & II
15. Infectious Diseases Bibhat K Mandav
16. Thoracic Endoscopy Michel J Simoff (2 Nos.)
17. Clinics in Chest Medicine  
18. Pulmonary Vascular Diseases Mandel – Taichman
19. Sleep & Sleep Disorders Malcolin Lades
20. CT Teaching Manual Malthia’s Hofer
21. Imaging of Diseases of Chest David M Hansell
David A Lynch
22. Respiratory Emergencies Hoddes Arnold
23. Evidence based Med. Guidelines Duodeum Kunnamuo
24. Respiratory Emergencies Allan Fein
25. Atlas of Clinical Sleep Medicine             H. Kryser
26. HRCT of Lung Richard Webb L. Muller
27. TB Sharma
28. Clinical Asthma Mariocastro and Monica Kraft
29. Essential of Respiratory Care Kace Marek
30. Chest X-ray Made easy Corne
31. Synopsis of Diseases of Chest Fraser
32. Clinical Assessment + Respiratory Care Wilkins
33. Chest Medicine Ronald B George
34. Respiratory Genetics Edwin K Silverman
35. Fundamental of Chest Radiology Ketai
36. Principle of Practical Medicines Davidson’s
37. Principles of Internal Medicine Harrison’s I, II
38. Practical approach to Respiratory Diseases Arora
39. Practical approach to critical Respiratory Diseases Arora
40. Bronchial Asthma D. Behera
41. Essentials of Community Medicine practical approach – Reprint  
42. Essentials of TB in Children Vilmesh – Seth
43. Clinical Atlas of airway diseases, Bronchoscopy, Radiology, Pathology Duhamel + Harrell
44. High Resolution CT of the Lung Richard Webb Muller
45. Diagnostic Imaging Chest Gurney
46. Practical Pulmonary + Critical care medicine disease management Mosenifar
47. Surgical Pathology of non-neoplastic lung disease Katzenstein + Askin
48. Imaging of Pulmonary Infection Mullar (Nestor—Mullar)
49. Thoracic Endoscopy Simoff
50. Manual of Pleural procedure Colt
51. Atlas of infectious disease Volume I Gerald L. Mandell
52. Respiratory Care equipment Mosbys
53. Pleural diseases Light’s
54. Applied respiratory Physiology Andrew B Lumb
55. Respiratory infections Torres
56. Principles of Chest Roentology with CD Felson’s
 

 
P.G. LIBRARY LIST
 
Sl.no. Book name Author
1. Murray Nadal Text Book of Respiratory Medicine Murray Nadal
2. Murray Nadal Text Book of Respiratory Medicine Murray  Nadal
3. Diagnosis of Disease of Chest Vol. I Eraser and  Pare
4. Diagnosis of Disease of Chest Vol. II Eraser and  Pare
5. Diagnosis of Disease of Chest Vol. III Eraser and  Pare
6. Diagnosis of Disease of Chest Vol. IV Eraser and  Pare
7. Pulmonary Diseases and Disorders Fishman
8. Pulmonary Diseases and Disorders Fishman
9. AIDS and Respiratory Medicine Alizumula
10. Crofton and Doughlas Crofton and Doughlas
11. Crofton and Doughlas Crofton and Doughlas
12. TB Williams N. ROM and Stuart Garry Williams N. ROM and Stuart Garry
13. Harrisons Principle of Internal Medicine Harrison
14. Principles of Internal Medicine Harrison
15. Text Book of Pulmonary Medicine D. Behera
16. Text Book of radiology and Imaging David and Sutton
17. Bate’s Guide to Physical examination and History taking Lynn S Bickley
18. Examining patients and Introduction to Clinical Medicine Peter J. Joghill
19. Clinical diagnosis Judge / Zuidena
20. Macleods Clinical examination Macleods
21. Current Medical Diagnosis and treatment – 2003  
22. Diagnosis Imaging Peter Armstrong
23. Diagnostic Bronchoscopy Peter Stradling
24. Practical FOB K.Oho and Ameniya
25. Clinical Radiology George Simon
26. Respiratory Medicine Gibson
27. Respiratory Medicine Gibson
28. Basics Clinical Lab Competencies for Respiratory Care Gary C. White
29. Eagan’s Fundamental of Respiratory Care Eagan’s
30. Flexible – Bronchoscopy Atul Mehta (2 books available)  – Francis Turner
31. Current – Diagnosis and Treatment in Pulmonary Care Michael Handley
32. Baum’s text book of pulmonary disease Baum
33. Tuberculosis S.K.Sharma
34. Imaging of Disease of Chest Peter Armstrong
35. Skeletal System A.K. Banerjee
36. Cardio – Pulmonary imaging Ella A. Kazeroumi
37. Published Works of GHTM – Tambaram  
38. Respiratory Medicine issues selected articles  (Vol.99) (10-12)
39. American College of Chest Physical conference Lupin
40. Therapeutic Strategies in COPD – 2005 M. Gazzola B. Celli R Dahl
41. Year Book of Allergy Asthma and Clinical Immunology Lanny J Rose N. Wasser
42. Proceedings of 2005 ATS – 2005 ATS – 100th Anniversary Sandiego International Conference
43. Respiratory Medicines Synasma Romilast
44. Pulmonary March 2007 BMJ Journal
45. Chest Clinics Issues – 2  
46. Year book of Pulmonary disease 2007 Barbara A Philips
47. International Journal of COPD  
48. Lung – DEC – 2007  Internal Journal on Lung Airway Breathing  
49. Current opinion in Pulmonary Medicine Lippincott William Wilkils
50. Thorax – An International 2006  Journal of Respiratory Medicine  
51. Clinical perspectives on Acute Severe Asthma Syndey Stuart
52. Imaging of Chest Patriica J Mergo
53. Clinical Asthma Morio Castro Maricokraft
54. Principle of Internal Medicine Harrison
55. Principle of Internal Medicine Harrison
 

 
 
Sl.no. Name of the Book Author
1. Diagnostic Bronchoscopy Peter Stradling
2. Atlas of normal Roentgen variants Theorore  E. Keats
3.
 
Roentgen signs + Diagnostic Imaging – Abdomen Meschan
4. Roentgen signs + Diagnostic Imaging – Appendicular Skeleton Meschan
5. Roentgen signs + Diagnostic Imaging – Spine  and CNS Meschan
6. Text book of Radiology + Medical Imaging David Sutton
7. Diagnostic Radiology emergency + Chest Radiology Manorama Berry
8. Chest Radiology pattern + Differential diagnosis James C. Reed
9. Radiologic clinics of North America  
10. Practical guide to chest imaging Watkins
11. Diagnostic Radiology in Clinical Medicine Rosalind H. Trapin
12. Text book of diagnostic USG Hagen Ansert
13. Text book of diagnostic USG Hagen Ansert
14. Wick, Home fundamentals of USG Technique Wick
15. Text book of Pulmonary disease Baum
16. Text book of Pulmonary disease Baum
17. Chest Medicine essentials of Pulmonary and  critical care medicine George Light
18. Pulmonary masses, Cysts + cavities + Radiological approach Friendlich
19. Clinics in Chest Medicine  
20. Diffuse Pulmonary Disease Friendlich
21. Cor- Pulmonale in Chronic Bronchitis + Emphysema Murphy
22. Pulmonary restriction + obstruction Pescules Fentol
23. Occupational Lung disease Morgan – Seaton
24. Management of common Pulmonary disorders Arthur  S.  Baur
25. Respiratory diseases Benjamin Burnow
26. Manual of clinical problems in Pulmonary Medicine  
27. Manual of clinical problems  in Neurology  
28. Manual of Chest Medicine Stork Etal
29. Manual of Respiratory Therapy Joan P. Taylor
30. Medical procedures manual Garabed Ekhoyan
31. Manual of clinical problems in pulmonary medicine  
32. Current concepts in Bone + Joint TB  
33. Clinical Tuberculosis P.D.O. Davies
34. TB and Clinical Hand Book Lutwick
35. Pulmonary TB - A Journey down the centuries  
36. Medicine in the tropics, TB in Children Miller
37. Pulmonary TB P.S. Shankar
38. TB – Case finding + Chemotherapy K. Toman
39. Yag – Laser Bronchoscopy Dumon
40. The Brompton Hospital guide to chest physiotherapy  
41. Lasers in Medicine  
42. Thoracic drainage – A manual of Procedures Fishman
43. Clinical Electrocardiography BL Chia
44. ECG – An Introductory course  
45. Chamberlain’s symptoms signs in clinical medicine  
46. Differential diagnosis of chest pain & cardiac symptoms Jacob
47. Introduction to clinical examination John Macleod
48. Respiratory care – A guide to Clinical practice  
49. Pharmacological basics of Therapeutics Goodman & Gillman
50. Pharmacological basics of Therapeutics Goodman & Gillman
51. Antibiotics + Chemotherapy Harold P Lambert
52. Medical Microbiology Jawet
53. Immunology Roesel
54. Clinical Chemistry in diagnosis & Treatment  
55. Respiratory Physiology – The Essentials John B West
56. Gray’s Anatomy Gray
57. Gold Atlas of Procedures in Respiratory Medicine  
58. Text book of Pulmonary + Extrapulmonary TB Satyasri
59. Text book of Respiratory Medicine Murray Nodal
60.
 
Text book of Respiratory Medicine Murray Nodal
61. Thoracic Medicine – 2005 Richard Webb
62. Clinical Blood gases Mally
 

 
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Institution Details
INSTITUTE OF THORACIC MEDICINE, CHETPET, CHENNAI – 31.
SPUR TANK ROAD,
CHETPET,
CHENNAI – 600 031.
(NEXT TO TALUK OFFICE)
 
 
Contact Us
DR.N.MEENAKHSI, M.D., DTCD., - DIRECTOR
DR.D.RANGANATHAN, M.D., DTCD., DIP. N.B., - PROFESSOR OF THORACIC MEDICINE
DR.A.CHITRAKUMAR, M.D., DCH., - ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR
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Departments
 
List of Departments categorized as -
Medical allied specialty – Thoracic Medicine
 
 
 
Type of course : ( eg. Medical / Paramedical / Nursing)
Name of the courses offered
COURSES AVAILABLE
 
 
S.NO NAME OF THE COURSE STUDENT STRENGTH DURATION
1 MD[ TB & CD ] 3 3 YEARS
2 DTCD 11 2 YEARS
3 RESP. THERAPY
TECHNICIAN(CERT.COURSE)
4 1 YEAR
 
 
Post graduates students: 31
 
          M.D. (TB&RD)           -           9
            D.T.C.D.                     -           22
 

 
Part – I
 
Post Graduate / post Graduate Diploma Course offered by the dept :
MD (TUBERCULOSIS AND RESPIRATORY DISEASES)
DIPLOMA IN TUBERCULOSIS AND CHEST DISEASES(D.T.C.D)
 
Eligibility : MBBS,
 
Course duration :
MD – 3 years
Diploma – 2 years
 
Academic Curriculum
As per The Tamil Nadu Dr.M.G.R. Medical University, Guindy, Chennai curriculum
 
 
Time Table
8.00 AM to 12.00 PM – OP
12.00 PM to 1.30 PM – case discussion
2.00 PM to 4.00 PM – theory class / journal club /work shops     
     
Students’ intake   
                 MD (TB&RD) – 3 seats / year
                 DTCD -11 seats / year
 Through Tamil Nadu and All India Entrance Exam
 
Selection procedure
                 Selection committee
 
Affiliated University
                 The Tamil Nadu Dr . M . G . R . Medical University, Guindy, Chennai
 
 
 
University Examination details
 
Theory
                Basic science
                Final year
                                -paper I-Tuberculosis
                                -paper II-Non tuberculous Respiratory diseases
                                -paper III-Recent advances in respiratory medicine
Clinical
Orals
 
 
 
Part – III
 
Periodic Academic Activities such as Seminars, Guest Lectures, Update Programs, Update, CMEs’, Department day etc.
 
                Regional south zone CME for students from Tamil Nadu , Andra Pradesh , Kerala , Karnataka & Pondicherry (annually )
                Lecture on ABPA by Prof.Dr.Geethalakshmi M.D (Micro)Phd.,vice principal MMC
                Lecture on difficult to manage asthma by Prof.Dr.A.S.Natarajan M.D, D.T.C.D,  D.C.H
                Lecture on ILD by Prof .Dr.D.Ranganathan M.D.,D.T.C.D.
                Talk on COPD management guidelines by Prof .Dr.D.Ranganathan M.D., D.T.C.D
Early diagnosis of lung cancer
                Bronchogenic carcinoma by Dr.Ganapathy Ramanan
Rapid Respiratory review at Ramachandra Medical College, Porur
 

CME Programs & Conferences :
 
 
  • Regional south zone CME for students from Tamil Nadu , Andra Pradesh , Kerala , Karnataka & Pondicherry (annually )
  • National conferences like
  • NAPCON        (Yearly once) in November
  • NATCON        (Yearly once) in December
  • RESPICON    (Yearly once)
  • BRONCHOCON(Yearly once)
 
RESEARCH ACTIVITIES
 
RESEARCH FORMS PART OF CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES AND IS DONE IN COLLABORATION WITH VARIOUS GOVERNMENT AND PRIVATE ORGANISATIONS LIKE TUBERCULOUS RESEARCH CENTRE - ICMR, SANKAR NETHRALAYA AND OTHER MEDICAL INSTITUTIONS.
 
 
  1. Correlation of HRCT,PFT,BAL in Interstitial Lung Diseases of Collagen Vascular Disorders.
  2. Role of choline esterase in differentiating exudates from transudate.
  3. Post cat-II ATT status in patients of Chennai city.
  4. Prevalence of HIV in MDR-TB.
  5. Respiratory symptoms &lung functions of petrol pumps station workers.
  6. Respiratory profile among weavers of a  rural district of Tamilnadu.
  7. Changing histological trends of lung cancer-last decade at MMC.
  8. Role of BAL cellularity in infectious pulmonary diseases.
  9. Drug resistance profile among post cat-II sputum +ve patients.
  10. Unusual presentation of sarcoidosis.
  11. A rare case of tracheal tuberculosis.
  12. 3 interesting cases of chronic eosinophilic pneumonia.
  13. 3 interesting cases of pancreatic pleural effusion
  14. Rasmussens aneurysm.
  15. Role of 6 min walk test in  assessing COPD patients.
  16. Comparing the late reaction of mantoux with lepra reactions.
  17. Rare case of bochdaleks hernia.
  18. Interesting case of drug induced ILD.
  19. Value of sputum smear examination in diagnosing PT.
  20. Prediction Vs optimal diagnostic tool for MDR-TB in developing cases.
 
 
  1. Evaluation of pulmonary manifestation in haemotological malignancies patients in a tertiary care institution
 
 
  1. Diabetes and lung
 
 
  1. An interesting case of left lung atelectasis
 
 
  1. A case of malignant hydatid of rib
 
 
  1. Rare case of fleeting pulmonary opacity
 
 
  1. An unusual cause for hydropneumothorax
 
 

 
PUBLICATIONS
 
 
  1. NATIONAL
 
Various Scientific papers and Research Articles published in Indexed journals.
 
 
  1. A Case of Primary Pleural Synovial Sarcoma.
  2. Diagnostic yield of Blind Pleural Biopsy in Undiagnosed Pleural Effusion.
  3. Interesting case of Thymolipoma
  4. Rare case of Extra Medullary  Plasmacytoma
  5. Environmental tobacco smoking
  6. Hands up Asthma
  7. An unusual case of Mediastinal metastasis from Renal Cell Carcinoma
  8. A Case of Sjogrens syndrome with Squamous cell carcinoma of Lung.
 
 
  1. INTERNATIONAL
 
Scientific papers published in Journals like Tuberculous.
 
 
  1. Immune response to Mycobacterium Tuberculosis specific Antigen ESAT-6 among South Indians.
 
ONGOING RESEARCH ACTIVITIES
 
  1. Evaluation of pulmonary manifestation in haemotological malignancies patients in a tertiary care institution
 
 
  1. Diabetes and lung
 
 
  1. An interesting case of left lung atelectasis
 
 
  1. A case of malignant hydatid of rib
 
 
  1. Rare case of fleeting pulmonary opacity
 
 
  1. An unusual cause for hydropneumothorax
 
 
CME Programs & Conferences :
 
                Regional south zone CME for students from Tamil Nadu , Andra Pradesh , Kerala , Karnataka & Pondicherry (annually )
                National conferances like
                NAPCON              (Yearly once) in november
                NATCON              (Yearly once) in december
                RESPICON           (Yearly once)
                BRONCHOCON(Yearly once)
 
Prizes & awards :
 
Lupin gold medal
Krishnasamy gold medal
Santhosam gold medal
Dr.A.S.Natarajan gold medal
 
Prizes and Awards won
 
NAPCON 2010 - JODHPUR
NCCP YOUNG SCIENTISTS AWARDS FOR RESEARCH
 
 
 
  1. REFERENCE VALUES IN 6MWT AMONG HEALTHY SOUTH INDIAN POPULATION.
 
 
 
  1. EVALUATING THE COMBINATION OF HISTOPATHOLOGY, BACTEC CULTURE AND RTPCR IN CLOSED PLEURAL BIOPSY IN UNDIAGNOSED EXUDATIVE EFFUSIONS.
 
 
 
 
NO OF UNITS IN THE DEPARTMENT- 2UNITS
 
O.P Days & Timings
MONDAY TO SATURDAY – 8.00 A.M. TO 2.00 P.M.
 
I.P Unit & Admission day (Unit wise)
 
Bed Strength of Department
50
Average O.P
INSTITUTE OF THORACIC MEDICINE, CHETPET, CHENNAI – 31
 
Sl.no. Month New cases Old cases Total
1. January 2012 5850 11930 17780
2. February 2012 5941 14877 20818
3. March 2012 6170 15448 21618
4. April 2012 4530 12648 17178
5. May 2012 4951 12501 17452
6. June 2012 4220 11449 15669
7. July 2012 4906 12551 17467
8. August 2012 4698 12674 17372
 
 
RAJIV GANDHI GOVT. GENERAL HOSPITAL, CHENNAI
 
 
Sl.no. Month New cases Old cases I.P.
1. January 2012 1600 2320 199
2. February 2012 1766 2434 323
3. March 2012 1852 2547 328
4. April 2012 191 747 125
5. May 2012 254 785 175
6. June 2012 936 4288 145
7. July 2012 1535 2359 170
 
 
 
Average I.P
 

 
Special Clinics conducted by the Department
Asthma clinic
COPD clinic
MDR T.B. clinic
Rehabilitation clinic
Occupational lung disease clinic
 
List of Laboratory tests performed (for Laboratory attached departments)
Average laboratory statistics
Statistics for the month of January 2012 to May 2012
 
 
Sl.no. Investigations Male Female Total
1. Sputum AFB smear (RNTCP) 4753 2367 7120
2. Sputum AFB culture - - -
3. Sputum NT culture - - -
4. Sputum con. Smear 289 135 424
5. Clinical pathology 12202 8636 20838
6. Bio-chemistry 2676 1317 3993
7. Urine - - -
8. Gram’s strain - - -
  Total 19920 12455 32375
 
Statistics for the month of June, July and August 2012
 
 
Sl.no. Investigations Male Female Total
1. Sputum AFB smear (RNTCP) 2429 927 3356
2. Sputum AFB culture - - -
3. Sputum NT culture - - -
4. Sputum con. Smear 167 53 220
5. Clinical pathology 4019 2974 6993
6. Bio-chemistry 443 348 791
7. Urine - 1 1
8. Gram’s strain 7 4 11
  Total 7065 4307 11372
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Name Designation Contact Number Email address
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