::Departments : Para Clinical : Microbiology
History of the Department
 
The Department of Bacteriology, Madras Medical College ,Chennai was upgraded in the year 1971 and renamed as the  Institute of Microbiology, Madras Medical College, Chennai. It caters to the needs of the patients(inpatients and outpatients) attending the Rajiv Gandhi  Government General Hospital, Chennai and Allied Institutions. The laboratory was accommodated in the New Tower Block I, Ground floor which was completed in 2005.
The Institute of Microbiology was the pioneer Government Institute in South India to confirm the diagnosis of HIV in high risk groups by Enzyme Linked  Immunosorbent Assay in 1986. Subsequently, Voluntary Counseling and Testing Centre for HIV was established under the auspices of NACO in 1999. Voluntary  Counselling and Testing Centre of  our department was elevated  to the status of  National Reference Laboratory in 2000. This center was renamed as Integrated Counselling and Testing Centre in 2002.
The Leptospirosis research Cell was commissioned in the year 1995 at the Institute of  Microbiology, Madras Medical College with the guidance of the Department  of Nephrology ; the Technical  and  Material Assistance was provided  from the Royal  Tropical  Institute (KITS), Amsterdam, The Netherlands. To begin with the Leptospirosis Cell catered to the diagnosis of Leptospirosis  for the  patients admitted in Government General Hospital, Chennai, attached to the Madras  Medical College, Chennai. Later the cell started accepting samples from various other Government and Private Institutions. The number of samples has increased from 592 in 1995 to 16, 1249 in the year 2008  and  to 10156   in  2016.    
 
 
 
 Academic Activities
·         Courses handled
·         Intake
·         Academic Curriculum
·         University Examination details
·         CME Programmes
·         Conferences
·         Prizes and Awards
 
Courses handled
PG Courses
M.D.( Microbiology) 
MDS 
M Pharm (Masterof Pharmacy)
PG Diploma courses
DCP (Diploma in Clinical Pathology) 
DPH (Diploma in Public Health)
UG Courses 
MBBS                             
BDS 
B Pharm (Bachelor of Pharmacy) 
BPT(Bachelor of Physiotherapy) 
BSc ( Nursing)
BOT (Bachelor of Occupational Therapy)
B.Sc Cardio Pulmonary Theatre technicians
Diploma
DMLT (Diploma in Medical Laboratory Technology) 
Diploma  in Dental Hygienists
 
Certificate /Training Courses Conducted For                         
Medical Record Technicians
Medical Record Officers
Health Inspectors
Public Health Workers
Operation Theatre Technicians
Emergency Medicine Technicians
 
Student’s intake
M.B.B.S.   -   250 students per year
M.D. (Microbiology)   -     10 students per year 


Paramedical course handled
Name of the Course
BPT
BPharm
BDS
BSc Nursing
BMRSC
DMLT
Dental Hygienists
Operation TheatreTechnicians
Emergency MedicineTechnicians
Cardio Pulmonary Theatre technicians
 
Eligibility  
M.B.B.S. Degree from any Indian university  recognized by the Medical Council of India & and obtained permanent registration from any of the State Medical Councils  
 
Course duration             
M.D.( Microbiology) – 3 years
 
Selection procedure
Selection of students for admission to M.D.( Microbiology) course is
a) based on the rank obtained in the Tamil Nadu Post Graduate Entrance Examination for 50% of seats for students who have completed their M.B.B.S from the state of Tamil Nadu .
b)and  for the remaining 50 % of seats, based on rank obtained    in the All India Post Graduate Entrance Examination conducted by DGHS, New Delhi.
 
Affiliated University
The Tamil Nadu DR. M.G.R Medical University, Chennai.
 
Academic Curriculum
Post Graduate Courses
M.D.(Microbiology)
The Institute of Microbiology at Madras Medical College trains six post graduates every year in the field of Medical  Microbiology towards obtaining a M.D degree. The course duration is three years and is affiliated to the Tamil Nadu  Dr.M.G.R.Medical University.
The objective of the program is to,
  •  Establish good clinical microbiological services in a hospital and in the community in the fields of Bacteriology, Virology, Parasitology, Immunology and Mycology.
  • Plan, execute and evaluate teaching assignments in Medical Microbiology.
  • Plan, execute, analyse and present the research work in Medical Microbiology.
  •  Conduct such clinical and experimental research, as would have a significant bearing on human health and patient care.
  • Encourage interaction with the allied departments by rendering services in advanced laboratory investigations and relevant expert opinion.
  • Encourage the student to participate is various workshops / seminars / journal clubs / demonstration in the allied departments, to acquire various skills for collaborative research.
  • Uphold the prestige of the discipline amongst the fraternity of doctors.
·         Undergo specialization in any of the above subspecialities.
The course curriculum imparts knowledge about the theory and practical on the following titles,

Theory
General Microbiology 
Immunology 
Systematic Bacteriology 
Mycology
Virology
 Parasitology
Applied Microbiology
Practical Training  
General Bacteriology, Systematic Bacteriology and Applied Microbiology 
Practical Training in Immunology 
Practical Training in Virology
Mycology - ( Practical Training) 
Parasitology - (Practical Training)
Other Post graduate courses
Other Postgraduate students in various courses such as M.D.S., M.D (Clinical, Non- Clinical), M.S and Diploma also attend Microbiology postings during their course of study.
Research projects
The Department has encouraged research projects undertaken by Postgraduate students pursuing Clinical and Non Clinical Postgraduate courses of our Institution  
Undergraduate Courses
M.B.B.S.
Microbiology is part of the M.B.B.S curriculum, affiliated to the TamilNadu Dr. M.G.R.Medical University. The Department imparts theoretical and practical training to the Undergraduates .A maximum of 250 M.B.B.S students are trained every year in Microbiology. Short term projects  under ICMR  are carried out during summer vacation.
B.D.S
A batch of 100 B.D.S students is trained in Microbiology for a period of one year.
Other Courses
The Department also trains other students in various streams of  Paraclinical courses such as B.Sc (Nursing), B.P.T, B.Pharm, B.O.T, D.M.L.T.,Operation Theatre Technicians, Emergency Medicine Technicians, Dental Hygienists and B.M.R.S.C(Diploma& Degree),
Inter - departmental meetings and Integrated Teaching Sessions are conducted once a month.
 
University Examination for M.D.Microbiology details
Theory examination
Paper – I General Microbiology and Immunology 
Paper – II Systematic Bacteriology 
Paper – III Virology & Parasitology 
Paper – IV Mycology, Applied Microbiology and Recent Advances.
Practical examination for M.D.Microbiology
1.Clinical Bacteriology 
Bacteriological Techniques 
 Immuno Serology


                           OSPE

2.Continuation of Clinical Bacteriology 
Virology 
Mycology 
Parasitology
3.Clinical Bacteriology (Final Report) 
Histopathology 
Oral and Pedagogy


 
 
 
 
 M.D MICROBIOLOGY POSTGRADUATES’ DISSERTATIONS / E-JOURNALS
                                                                                                                                                           
2013 Batch- Dissertation Topics
1 Dr.Geetha Banu.S A study on bacteriological profile of pre-grafted wounds and its effect on the success rate of Split thickness skin grafts
 
 
 
2014 Batch-Dissertation Topics
 
S.No. Name Dissertation topic
1 Dr. Angel.C A study on microbial profile of blood stream infections and sero-prevalance of Herpes Simplex virus in Hematological malignancy patients
2 Dr.Anitha.R A study on bacterial &  fungal isolates in BAL and their antimicrobial susceptibility pattern in clinically diagnosed patients with interstitial lung disease in a tertiary care hospital
3 Dr. Arthi.K A study on incidence, bacteriological profile and risk factors of infections in open fractures of long bones
4 Dr.Ilamathy.M A study on the evaluation of performance and utility of RT LAMP detection of Dengue fever and molecular characterization of Dengue virus by PCR
5 Dr.Meenakshi.S A study on bacteriological profile of infection on hospitalized children with nephrotic syndrome
6 Dr.Preethii.N A study on distribution of ESKAPE group of pathogens and their drug resistance pattern in ICU patients in a tertiary care hospital
7 Dr.Premalatha.S Spectrum of mycotic keratitis and the anti-fungal susceptibility pattern of the isolates in a tertiary care hospital
8 Dr. Rajasekaran.C Evaluation of serological markers with nucleic acid based assay in diagnosis of Hepatitis C virus infection among Chronic kidney disease patients in a tertiary care hospital
9 Dr.M.Sathiya Detection of multidrug resistance in Klebsiella species by phenotypic and genotypic method in a tertiary care hospital.
10 Dr.Sharmila.R A study on evaluation of laboratory detection methods and prevalence rate of vancomycin hetero resistance in clinical isolates of staphylococcus aureus in a tertiary care hospital
 
 
 2015 Batch -Dissertation Topics
S.No. Name Dissertation topic
1 Dr.M.Anitha A study on current antimicrobial susceptibility pattern of Typhoidal Salmonellae causing Enteric fever in school going children and young adults.
2 Dr.Annuncia Janish.A Phenotypic characterization of bacterial isolates in urine samples from post-renal transplant recipients and genotyping of multi drug resistant isolates in a tertiary care hospital.
3 Dr.D.Gayathiri Devi A study of bacterial pathogens from stool samples of infants and young children between 1month – 5years in a tertiary care hospital at Chennai.
4 Dr.Justine Auxilia Irene.C Prevalence and profile of bacterial, fungal and parasitic opportunistic infections in people living with HIV/AIDS
5 Dr.M.Sornaranjani Microbiological profile of peritoneal dialysis fluid in acute and chronic renal failure patients in a tertiary care hospital.
6 Dr.M.Sowndarya Characterization and colistin susceptibility of carbapenem resistant Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Acinetobacter baumannii in a tertiary care centre
7 Dr.R.Thirumurugan Etiologies of acute undifferentiated febrile illness in a tertiary care hospital.
8 Dr. R.Vennila Distribution and antimicrobial susceptibility pattern of Enterococcus among various clinical samples with detection of biofilm formation and phenotypic & genotypic characterization of Vancomycin Resistant Enterococci.
9 Dr.S.Vimala A microbiological study on the etiological agents of acute meningitis and meningoencephalitis in a tertiary care hospital.
 
 
2016 Batch -Dissertation Topics
 
 
S.No. Name Dissertation topic
1 Dr.Akilamani .M A study on the pattern of Fungal  Infections and Clinical profile in Immunocompromised Patients with special reference to Characterisation and Molecular study of Candida species in a Tertiary Care Hospital
2 Dr.Arthy.G Isolation and Characterisation of Candida species from  Post Renal Transplant Recipients with Urinary Tract Infection  with special reference to Echinocandins in Tertiary Care Hospital
3 Dr.Ashika.S A study on Antimicrobial Resistance properties of Uropathogenic Escherichia Coli in Adults With Urinary Tract Infection And Molecular Characterization of Virulence factor genes In Resistant Strains
4 Dr.Hemalatha.R Microbiological,Clinical and Epidemiological Profile Of Dermatophytoses  in adults and determination of Antifungal Susceptibility by Microbroth Dilution Method
5 Dr.Jabeen Fathima A Study on Microbiological Profile of Vaginitis And its association With Urinary Tract Infection during Pregnancy in aTertiary Care Hospital
6 Dr.Kannan.T A Study on Bacteriological Profile of Infective Endocarditis in patients admitted in Tertiary Care Hospital
7 Dr.Kokila.S A Study on Bacteriological Profile of Pyoderma in a Tertiary Care Hospital
8 Dr..Priyadharshini.A A Study on Community acquired Blood Stream Infections , Molecular Characterization of Resistant pathogens and correlation with Inflammatory Markers  in a Tertiary Care Hospital
9 Dr.Viji.S Diagnosis of Helicobacter pylori  infection by Culture and Molecular techniques from gastric biopsy specimens and Serological Assays in patients with Peptic Ulcer Disease
10 Dr.Vinita Palani A Study on Infections in the Neurosurgery Intensive Care Unit in a Tertiary Care Hospital
 
 
SCIENTIFIC PRESENTATIONS BY POSTGRADUATES PAST 3 YEARS
 
 
Type of programme Name Topic presented Postgraduate name(Batch)
National Conference Microcon 2016
23.11.16 to 27.11.16
PGIMER,Chandigarh
Poster-A study on Bacteriological  profile and Antimicrobial Susceptibility pattern from patients with CSOM in a tertiary care hospital Dr.Akilamani.M (2016)
National Conference Microcon 2016
23.11.16 to 27.11.16
PGIMER,Chandigarh
Poster-Prevalnce of Hepatitis B virus among Outpatients attending Master Health Checkup at a tertiary care hospital Dr.Vinita Palani (2016)
National Conference Microcon 2016
23.11.16 to 27.11.16
PGIMER,Chandigarh
Poster-Bacterial and Fungal Dacryocystitis in a tertiary care hospital Dr.Ashika .S (2016)
National Conference Microcon 2016
23.11.16 to 27.11.16
PGIMER,Chandigarh
Poster-Prevalence and Antibiotic Susceptibility pattern of Klebsiella spp. Causing Urinary tract infection in a tertiary care hospital Dr.Arthy.G (2016)
National Conference Microcon 2016
23.11.16 to 27.11.16
PGIMER,Chandigarh
Poster- Study on effect of prebiotics & prebiotics on growth of Streptococcus mutans and Lactobacillus spp in saliva of patients undergoing Orthodontic treatment Dr.Anitha.M (2015)
National Conference Microcon 2016
23.11.16 to 27.11.16
PGIMER,Chandigarh
Poster -A study on bacteriological profile of Pleural effusion in a tertiary care hospital Dr.Sornaranjani.M (2015)
National Conference Microcon 2015,
25.11.15 to 29.11.15
JIPMER ,Pondicherry
Poster -Bacteriological profile of Endotracheal aspirates from patients with lower respiratory tract infections in Medical Intensive Care Unit setting Dr.K.Vasanthi
(2013)
National Conference Microcon 2015,
25.11.15 to 29.11.15 JIPMER ,Pondicherry
Oral presentation-Biofilm formation among isolates in Central Venous Catheter related infections in ICU patients at a tertiary care hospital Dr.R.Krithiga(2012)
National Conference Microcon 2015,
25.11.15 to 29.11.15 JIPMER ,Pondicherry
Poster -Comparative study of various laboratory tests for the diagnosis of H.pylori infection Dr.S.Shanmugasundari(2013)
National Conference Microcon 2015,
25.11.15 to 29.11.15 JIPMER ,Pondicherry
Comparative study of Quantitative culture of Tissue and Semiquantitative culture of Swab and tissue Dr.G.Banumathi Rathika(2013)
National Conference Microcon 2015,
25.11.15 to 29.11.15 JIPMER ,Pondicherry
Poster-Role of Bronchial wash in deep seated fungal infections Dr.R.Kesavan(2013)
National Conference Microcon 2015,
25.11.15 to 29.11.15 JIPMER ,Pondicherry
Poster-Sociodemographic profile and high risk behavior patterns in clients attending ICTC Dr.K.Arthi(2014)
National Conference Microcon 2015,
25.11.15 to 29.11.15 JIPMER ,Pondicherry
Poster-Qualty Indicators in the Laboratory from Theory to Practice Dr.C.Angel(2014)
National Conference Tropacon2015,Madurai
24/9/15 to 27/9/15
Oral Presentation- A study on Acanthamoeba keratitis in a tertiary care hospital Dr.S.Rajasekhar (2014)
National Conference Tropacon2015,Madurai
24/9/15 to 27/9/15
Poster A rare case of Strongyloides sterocoralis in a patient with  malignancy Dr.S.Geetha Banu(2013)
 
National Conference Tropacon2015,
Madurai
24/9/15 to 27/9/15
Poster Opportunistic infection due to Cyclospora cayetanensis in a renal transplant recipient – A case report Dr. S. Meenakshi(2014)
CME Microbial infection – an update ,Manakula Vinayagar Medical College,Pondicherry/11/7/15 Poster-A study on bacteriuria in post renal transplant patients in the post operative period Dr.M.Ilamathy(2014)
CME Microbial infection – an update ,Manakula Vinayagar Medical College,Pondicherry/11/7/15 Poster -Nasal Rhinosporidiosis –A case report at RGGGH,Chennai Dr.N.Preethi(2014)
CME Microbial infection – an update ,Manakula Vinayagar Medical College,Pondicherry
11/7/15
Poster -Microbiological analysis of Ascitic fluid and its Antimicrobial susceptibility pattern Dr.R.Sharmila(2014)
CME Microbial infection – an update ,Manakula Vinayagar Medical College,Pondicherry
11/7/15
Poster- Age and gender wise characteristics of ICTC attendees in a tertiary care hospital Dr.S.Premalatha(2014)
CME Return of the viruses, 4/7/15 SRMC Poster A study on Dengue fever among patients with Acute Febrile Illness in a tertiary care hospital Dr.S.Rajasekhar(2014)
CME Return of the viruses, 4/7/15 SRMC Poster -A retrospective study on the occurrence of Chikungunya in  a tertiary care hospital Dr.S.Geetha Banu(2013)
CME Return of the viruses, 4/7/15 SRMC Poster Serum Procalcitonin – an early marker of neonatal sepsis Dr.R.Kesavan
CME Return of the viruses, 4/7/15 SRMC Poster – an illustration of biofilm formation in bacterial isolates from wound infection in a tertiary care hospital Dr.R,Krithiga(2013)
 
 
 
CME Return of the viruses, 4/7/15 SRMC Poster – Cerebral Phaeohyphomycosis caused by Bipolaris species – a rare case report Dr.S.Shanmugasundari(2013)
CME Return of the viruses, 4/7/15 SRMC Poster – A study on multidrug resistant gram-negative bacteria causing catheter associated urinary tract infection Dr.Swathi Sahai(2013)
National Conference                                 SIHAM, 10/1/14
Coimbatore
Poster Pulmonary Nocardiosis due to Nocardia otitidis caviorum in a debilitated host-a study on Cryptococcal meningitis in patients with AIDS Dr.J.Thiriveni(2012)
National Conference SIHAM, 10/1/14
Coimbatore
Poster – Changing trends in Urinary isolates of Candida and their Antifungal susceptibility pattern Dr.Banumathy Radhika(2013)
National Conference SIHAM, 10/1/14
Coimbatore
Poster – Hyalohyphomycosis – A rare case in renal transplant receipient patient Dr.M.Mala(2013)
CME VINMICRO, 5/7/14
Yercaud
Poster – a study on the significance of Morganella Catarrhalis in the etiology of lower respiratory tract infection and their antimicrobial susceptibility pattern Dr.Sangeetha
Baskaran(2013)
CME VINMICRO, 5/7/14
Yercaud
Poster – Seroprevalence of Human Leptospirosis in a tertiary care hospital Dr.Gowrisree.C. (2013)
CME VINMICRO, 5/7/14
Yercaud
Poster – A study on Ventriculoperitoneal shunt infection in a tertiary care hospital Dr.Vasanthi.K(2013)
CME VINMICRO, 5/7/14
Yercaud
Poster – Clinically significant Diphtheroids – an emerging pathogen, their speciation and antimicrobial susceptibility pattern in a tertiary care hospital Dr.Asha.G.K. (2013)
 
 
 
 
 
AWARDS AND PRIZES WON BY POSTGRADUATES PAST THREE YEARS
 
Name of Postgraduate Year Award /Prizes won Scientific programme
Dr.Justine Auxilia Irene 2016 I prize in Quiz Tropacon 2016
Dr.M.Sowndarya 2016 I prize in QUIZ CME –Modern Microbial Methods and its clinical application –Karpaga Vinayaga Medical College
Dr.C.Angel 2016 II prize in QUIZ CME –Modern Microbial Methods and its clinical application –Karpaga Vinayaga Medical College
Dr.Gowrishree Chandurvelan 2015 First prize in Quiz Microcon 2015,National Conference of IAMM ,Pondicherry
DR.K.Arthy 2015 First prize in Quiz Workshop in Mycology,SRMC Porur
 
Dr.R.Anitha 2015 II prize in Quiz Tropacon 2015 ,National Conference on Parasitology
 
Dr.S.Meenakshi 2015 II prize in Quiz Tropacon 2015 ,National Conference on Parasitology
 
Dr.S.Premalatha 2015 I prize in QUIZ Workshop - ARISE,SRM medical College
 
Dr.R.Krithiga 2013 II prize Poster presentation CME –Return of Viruses sat SRMC,Porur,Chennai
 
Dr.S.Geetha Banu 2014 III prize QUIZ CME –Return of Viruses sat SRMC,Porur,Chennai
 
Research and Publications
   
The Department has encouraged research projects undertaken by Postgraduate students pursuing Clinical and Non Clinical Postgraduate courses in our own Institution  and other courses such as M.Sc (Microbiology) ,B.Tech,(Biotechnology ) from other institutions with official permission from the higher authorities.
 
 
 
SCIENTIFIC  PUBLICATIONS  BY FACULTY  DURING THE  LAST  3YEARS
 
S.
No
Author &
 Co authors
Title of Article Name of Journal Year
1 Mangala Adisesh, Thilakavathy Natesan, Sathishkumar E, S Kalaivani A Seroprevalence evaluation study of Hepatitis B virus, Hepatitis C virus and Herpes Simplex virus-2 among a special study group. International.J. of Med. Research & Health Sciences, 2016,5,5:196-199 2016
2. Vanaja R, V Sudha, Mangala Adisesh Isolation and Sensitivity Pattern of Genital Candida Species in STD OP Female Attendees of Tertiary Care Hospital, Chennai, India International.J.Curr.Microbiol. Appl.Sci.2016;5(8):525-528 2016
3 CS Sripriya,
S.Thasneem Banu ,P.Balapriya,
S.Geethalakshmi
Study on serological prevalence and clinical correlation of dengue in a tertiary care hospital International Journal of Scientific Research
Vol.5, Issue 7, July2016,
313-315
 
2016
4. N.RathnaPriya
K.Usha Krishnan, Janaki,Sujatha, Shantha
Isolation of Malassezia yeast using Modified Dixon’s Agar from Pityriasis versicolor lesions Indian Journal of Basic and Applied Medical Research  June 2016,Volume 5 ,Issue 3, 123-129  
2016
5 RathnaPriya.N, Jasima Sulaiha Prevalence of Candida species in the Clinical samples in a Tertiary Care Hospital International Journal of Scientific Research June 2016 volume 5 ,Issue 6 ,552-554  
2016
6
 
 
 
Deepa.R,Sujatha Varadarajan,Vijayalakshmi T.S,Natesan B A Comparative Evaluation of Microbiological versus Histopathological Diagnostic Methods for Helicobacter pylori Infection International.J.Curr.Microbiol. Appl.Sci.2016;5(8):305-8 2016
7 Deepa R,
Thasneem Banu.S, Angappan.P, Jayalakshmi.G
Pleuro pulmonary nocardiosis due to Nocardia otitidiscaviarum in a debilitated host. Indian Journal of Pathology &Microbiology
(Accepted for publication)
 
2016
8 Mangala Adisesh,
Vanaja R
Significance of TPHA test
 
Journal of Evolution of  Research in Medical Microbiology.Vol.1Issue1,
Jul-Dec2015;15-16
 
2015
9 Usha Krishnan, David Agatha, R.Selvi Fungal rhinosinusitis
-A clinicomycological perspective
Indian Journal of Medical Microbiology
2015 (33) :120-4
2015
10 Usha Krishnan.K, T.Sheila Doris Devamani, G.Jayalalakshmi On the path of continual improvement - an evaluation of Biomedical Waste Management Training International Journal of Medical Microbiology
2015 (33) :s 119-21
2015
11 Usha Krishnan.K, T.SheilaDoris
N.Rathnapriya
G.Jaya Lakshmi
 
Where lies the grey zone in implementation of Biomedical Waste Management? A KAP study National Journal Laboratory Medicine2015;July:volume4;
Issue 3 9-12
2015
 
12 R Deepa,
 KG Venkatesh,
JDurdana Parveen,
SThasneem Banu, G.Jayalakshmi
Myroides odoratus and Chryseobacterium indologenes:      Two rare isolates in the immunocompromised. Indian Journal of Medical Microbiology 2014;32:327-330 2014
13 Thasneem Banu S, Deepa R,
Sripriya CS,
Jayalakshmi G
Disseminated Cryptococcosis in HIV Seropositive patients National Journal of Basic Medical Sciences.Jan-Mar2014 volume:4,Issue :3 2014
Jan-Mar
14 David Agatha,
G.Sasikala,
 Anand B.Janagond, C.P.Ramani, Thenmozhivalli
Isolation of Extended Spectrum Beta- Lactamases  producing Enterobacteriaceae from wound infections in a tertiary care hospital International Journal of Scientific Research. 2014;3(1)50-52 January 2014
13 David Agatha,
Usha Krishnan.K,
V.Dillirani,
R.Selvi
Invasive Lung Infection by Scedosporium apiospermum in an immunocompetent individual Indian Journal of Pathology &Microbiology 2014:57:4:635-637 October 2014
 
 
 
 
List of Projects by Faculty for Past three years
 
 
2015-16  
Study of Pseudomonas aeruginosa isolates detecting virulence factors, alginate and phospholipase C in a tertiary care hospital. Dr.Mangala Adisesh
Professor of Microbiology
 
Seroprevalence of Hepatitis B virus and its co-infection with Hepatitis D and Hepatitis C virus in patients attending a tertiary care centre. Dr.Thasneem Banu.S,
Professor of Microbiology
Dr.David Agatha, Assistant Professor of Microbiology
 
Rapid detection of Carbapenem resistant Enterobactericeae using a novel Carba-NP assay in clinical isolates of IMCU patients in a tertiary care hospital. Dr.U.Umadevi,
Professor of Microbiology
Evaluation of CHROM agar in detection of Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus aureus and detection of inducible Clindamycin resistance among clinical isolates of Staphylococcus aureus in a tertiary care hospital. Dr.K.Usha Krishnan,
Assistant Professor
 of Microbiology
Study of Hepatitis E virus infection in patients with Acute hepatitis in a tertiary care hospital. Dr.Natesan.B,
Assistant Professor
 of Microbiology
 
   
   2014- 2015  
Study on the role of Prostate Specific Antigen as tumour marker in Prostatic nodular lesions in a tertiary care hospital Dr.U.Umadevi,
Professor of Microbiology
Isolation and speciation of fungal pathogens from Bronchial wash specimens from lower respiratory tract infections Dr.C.S.Sripriya,
Assistant Professor of Microbiology
 
 
   2013 -2014  
Prevalence of Surgical site infections in  hospitalised Geriartric  patients in General  and selected speciality surgical wards Dr. G.Jayalakshmi,
  Professor of Microbiology
   
Antimicrobial resistance profile with special reference to Metallo- lactamases in Pseudomonas aeruginosa isolates in tertiary care hospital Dr. Umadevi.U,
Professor of Microbiology
A study to evaluate the efficacy of WHO recommended locally made alcohol-based hand rub in a resource constrained setting. Dr.K.Usha Krishnan,
Assistant Professor
 of Microbiology
 
LIST OF ICMR SHORT TERM STUDENT PROJECTS UNDER FACULTY FOR PAST THREE YEARS

STS 2016
S.
No.
REG. NUMBER NAME OF THE CANDIDATE NAME OF THE GUIDE
 
ICMR PROJECTS –STS-2016-17
TOPIC
1. 2016-01686 Farzana Dr.David Agatha Sputum Bacteriology, Antibiotic Sensitivity Pattern and C Reactive Protein Levels in Patients of COPD with Acute Exacerbation.
 
 
 
 
STS 2015        
S.
No.
REG. NUMBER NAME OF THE CANDIDATE NAME OF THE GUIDE
 
ICMR PROJECTS –STS-2015-2016
TOPIC
1. 2015-01648 V.Ashwin Kumar Dr.Mangala Adisesh Accessing health status for few disease, which may be transmitted from blood contaminated or soiled linen, of laundry workers in Govt. tertiary care hospital.
2. 2015-01594 Chindhuja Dr.Thasneem Banu.S. A study on infectious etiology and clinical spectrum of acute undifferentiated febrile illness in hospitalized patients.
3. 2015-01127 Gnanaprasan
nambika.T
Dr.Umadevi.U Study on usefulness of rapid diagnostic tests-immunochromatography and  in-house latex agglutination assay in serodiagnosis of human leptospirosis in a tertiary care centre
4. 2015-02734 Mythry Dr. Deepa.R. Evaluation of a novel rapid method for identification of Extended spectrum Beta-lactamase producing E.coli.
5. 2015-04368 Nanmaran.P.T Dr.K.Usha Krishnan Microbiology of chronic rhino sinusitis.
6. 2015-04425 Sathesh Kumar. P Dr.Lakshmi Priya.N Antibiotic sensitivity of the microbes involved in ventilator associated pneumonia.
7. 2015-04376 Sabarish. G Dr. Sripriya.C.S Nasal carriage rate of methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus in health care workers in a hospital environment.
8. 2015-04011 K.S. Sakthivel Dr.David Agatha A study on aerobic bacteriological profile of split skin grafted patients with reference to take of the graft.
9. 2015-04234 M. Sneha Dr. Natesan.B. Prevalence of bacterial infections in ventriculoperitoneal shunt in tertiary care hospital.
                                                               
STS 2014
 
S.
No.
NAME OF THE CANDIDATE NAME OF THE GUIDE ICMR PROJECTS –STS-2014-2015
TOPIC
1. Padma Priya T.V Dr. Muthulakshmi.K Bacteriological profile of infections and immune profile in Systemic Lupus Erythematosus Patients
2. Kachan Tolia Dr.S.Vasanthi Prevalence of microorganisms in biofilms in indwelling catheters& wound infections
3. Sam Kamel Sen Dr.Umadevi.U.  A study on the clinical spectrum and serology of Scrub Typhus in adult patients in a tertiary care hospital in South India
4. Sandesh Yohannan Dr.Usha Krishnan.K. Comparing the accuracy of QBC and rapid card test with gold standard of peripheralsmear for diagnosis of Malaria
5. Sree Vandana . G. Dr.Lakshmipriya.N A comparative study of antifungal susceptibility of Candida species by disc diffusion& microbroth dilution methods and its correlation with clinical outcomes
6. Varuna Abinethri L.M. Dr.Natesan.B. A highly efficient  Ziehl  Neelsen Stain for identifying intracellular Mycobacterium tuberculosis and improving detection of extracellular Mycobacterium tuberculosis in
cerebrospinal fluid of Tuberculous meningitis patients
 


 
CME & WORKSHOPS CONDUCTED
 
S.No. List of CMEs / Workshops Conducted with Title Date & Month Year
1. State level workshop on Hands on workshop on RT- PCR for diagnosis of Viral infections 27.1.17 &28.1.17
30.1.17&31.1.17
2017
2. State level Workshop on Laboratory Diagnosis of Leptospirosis 18th and 20th October 2016
3. Infection control and Antibiotic Stewardship programme April 12th 2016
4. EQAS-Workshop for HIV testing- 21st March 2016
5 HIV – A Continuing Saga 6thJanuary 2016
6 EQAS-Workshop for HIV testing- Round I 30th January 2015
7 EQAS-Workshop for HIV testing- Round II 4th January 2015
8 Device Associated Infections – A Clinico-Microbiological Update   -   Awarded 10 Credit points by The Tamilnadu Dr. MGR Medical University, Chennai 27th August 2014
9 EQAS-Workshop for HIV testing- Round I 8th July 2014
10 EQAS-Workshop for HIV testing- Round II 1st  January 2014
11. OngoingTraining on Biomedical Waste Management for Healthcare Providers –Phase II Since May 2013
12. Hands on Training on Microbiological Diagnosis of Leptospirosis 2nd& 3rd  January 2013
13. Hands on Training on Microbiological Diagnosis of Leptospirosis  -  Awarded 10 Credit points by The Tamilnadu Dr. MGR Medical University, Chennai 13th & 14th August 2013
14. Unwinding Microbial Challenges – Current Scenario
Awarded 10 Credit points by The Tamilnadu Dr. MGR Medical University, Chennai
27th August 2013
15 EQAS-Workshop for HIV testing- Round I 24thSeptember 2013


Prizes and Awards
The Bannerman Prize / Gold Medal /Certificates for Under Graduates instituted during British Regime as per G.O.No.110, L. & M. (Medical), dated 21st February, 1919, is conducted annually
 
 
Diagnostic Activities
 
Laboratory Services
  • Around 10,000 specimens are received in our diagnostic  laboratory every year
  • Samples received at Central laboratory are processed at Microbiology diagnostic laboratory  in Tower block.
  • Samples are collected at the bedside as and when required for in patients .
       
 
Samples Received At The Microbiology Laboratory
  • Blood, Urine, Stool, Body fluids –  Peritoneal fluid, Pleural fluid, Cerebrospinal fluid, Sputum, Gastric lavage, Broncheoalveolar lavage, Pus, Discharge from drain tubes, Tracheostomy wound swabs, Indwelling Catheter tips, Vascular grafts, Seminal fluid, Wound swabs, Throat swabs, Rectal swabs, Vaginal swabs
  • Ear swabs, Nasal swabs, Swabs from Organ Transplant patients (Donor and Recipient),Blood bags, Postmortem specimens, Theatre swabs for sterility testing.
 
Processing of Samples
Staining Techniques
Bacteria
  • Simple stain, Gram stain, Acid fast stain, Modified acid fast stain,  Fontana’s stain (Leptospira)
Fungus
  • LactoPhenolCotton Blue Stain, IndiaInk stain, Nigrosin stain
Wet Mounts
  • Stool Samples for ova and cyst, Hanging Drop method for motility,               
  • Potassium hydroxide mount for fungi, LPCB mount for stool ova and cyst
Dark Ground Microscopy For Leptospira
Culture
·         All the specimens are subjected to microbial culture  aerobically and anaerobically as requested  by the clinician or if warranted
Antibiotic Susceptibility Tests
·         Antibiotic sensitivity tests are done for all the Bacteriologically culture positive isolates.
        
      
Serology
           The following serological tests are being carried out in our laboratory.
·         WIDAL test  -Rapid and Tube agglutination tests
·          Brucellosis – Tube agglutination test
·         HCV – Rapid test and ELISA  test
·         HBsAg -  Rapid test and ELISA  test
·         Dengue-  Rapid test and ELISA  test
·         Chikungunya - ELISA  test    
 
Other Activities
·         Infection Control in Government General Hospital.
·         Development of Antibiotic policy for our Institution.
·         Inhouse monitoring of the safety of water in the Madras Medical College and Government General Hospital campus.
·          Sterility check of operation theatres from our institution as well as other Government  and Private Institutions.
·         Monitoring of biomedical waste disposal and training of health care providers  in GGH
·         Maintenance of bacterial and fungal cultures for research and diagnostic activities.
·         Quality control Programmes for laboratory .
 
National Reference Laboratory For Hiv/Aids
·         Integrated Counseling and Testing for HIV
·         Testing for clinically suspected cases
·         Counselling for patients referred by NGO/Private practitioners/Peer group
·         HIV testing- ELISA, Rapid tests, Western blot
·         CD4 Estimation by Flow cytometry
·         Serological tests for other viral infections.
·         Evaluation of ELISA & Rapid kits for - HIV, HBsAg, HCV   .
·         Participating in Quality Assurance Program for HIV testing with CDC,  Atlanta.
·         Quality Assurance Program for CD4 estimation with Public Health Agency,Canada.


    
 
 
Programmes Conducted At National Reference Laboratory For HIV /  AIDS
HIV Sentinel Surveillance Programme for TamilNadu is being conducted since 1998.    Inspection and monitoring of the program of other sentinel sites. Quality control of the samples collected during the Sentinel Surveillance Program is done.
·         Our centre is the National Reference centre for the EQAS program conducted in Tamilnadu and Pudhucherry states. Serum panels are prepared and sent to the centres in  a  phased manner. Government Medical Colleges, District Hospitals, First Referral Units participate in this program.
·         Training programs are conducted for ICTC, PPTCT and ART laboratory technicians
·         Quality control samples are received and tested by us regularly from all the Medical  Colleges and other centres from within the state.
·         Immune status of HIV patients is estimated by CD4 count since 2005
Centres which are linked to our laboratory are the ART centres at Government General Hospital, Institute of Child Health, Institute of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, Kilpauk Medical College, Stanley Medical College and Homeopathy Unit attached to Government General Hospital.
 
 
  
 Laboratory Statistics
INSTITUTE OF MICROBIOLOGY,MADRAS MEDICAL COLLEGE ,CHENNAI-3
ANNUAL  STATISTICS FOR PAST THREE YEARS

 
 
Parameters / test done
2014 2015 2016
OP IP OP IP OP IP
Bacteriology(including anaerobic bacteriology) 17321 67323 15568 71146 18170 81181
Serology (Including HIV) 19219 84788 21838 105798 17436 125059
Virology -        54 80 545 7 152
Mycology 146     1818 112 2169 124 3993
Parasitology 62        326 22 419 17 503
Mycobacteriology 1003 5475 1175 6345 883 6757
Total 37751 159784 38795 186422 36637 217645
GRAND TOTAL 1,97,535 225217 254282

 

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