Paediatrics 

About the department
The department of paediatrics is multifaceted with all well developed subspecialties such as neonatology, paediatric surgery and pediatric intensive care. The department runs ambulatory general pediatric OPD services daily except on Sundays. During the year 2014, 29057 children were seen in our OPD clinics,2200 babies were admitted in Neonatal intensive care unit,700 children were admitted in pediatric intensive care unit and  3600 children were admitted for the inpatient care.
 
Head of the Department
Lt. Col. Suhas. N. Joshi heads the department of paediatrics. After graduating from Karnataka Medical College, Hubli in 1970, he Joined Army Medical Corps in October 1971. He completed MD Paediatrics from AFMC, Pune University in 1981. He has worked as paediatrician in various service hospitals like Command hospital Lucknow, Military hospital Jalandhar, Military Hospital Dehradun and was posted to AFMC Pune for a four years tenure as associate professor in 1999. He retired from AFMC in October 2003. He joined SDM College of Medical Sciences in November 2003 as Professor and is heading the department since April 2005. He has published many articles in the indexed national journals of paediatrics.
 
Patient Care
SDM Hospital, department of pediatrics runs OPD clinics, and IPD care, round the clock emergency services, catering to the needs of the people. Speciality clinics are held on Monday -Haematology/ Thalessemia, Wednesday-Neuorology/Child guidance clinic, Thursday-Immunisation/ Preventive Pediatrics, and Saturday-Asthma. Emergency services are rendered round the clock, both for neonatal and pediatric cases. Inpatient care is fully equipped with intensive care unit, intermediate care unit, neonatal care unit, paediatric general wards and common special wards. There are skilled doctors and specially trained nurses who give a healing touch to sick children. Department is equipped with PACS system.
 
Treatment Facilities
SDM Hospital, department of paediatrics is equipped for the better treatment of patients, from neonatal and paediatric intensive care to minor and common illness. A team of dedicated doctors and trained nursing staff are available round the clock for rendering the services for the patients. Neonatal intensive care unit has facility of artificial ventilation, infusion pumps, centralized oxygen delivery, multichannel monitors, single surface and double surface phototherapy units and 2:1 nursing care for sick neonates. Intensive care unit is also equipped with trained nurses and excellent infrastructure including ventilators with nurse: patient ratio of 2:1. Well equipped General wards and special wards are available for services with good care. We are also giving services to children admitted in SDM Craniofacial surgery unit.
 
Teaching Program
Department of paediatrics is actively involved in the teaching and training of undergraduates, postgraduates and paramedical students. Teaching program for the undergraduates and paramedical and physiotherapy students are conducted regularly as per the medical council of India. Intensive teaching and training program are held for the postgraduates with weekly seminars, journal clubs and case presentations. Bedside clinical case discussions are conducted regularly for the undergraduates between 10.00AM to 1.00PM and daily for postgraduates.
 
Workshops and CMEs
Department has conducted numerous CME s and workshops in the past 2 years. More than 20 CME s and workshops are held in our hospital in association with the Indian Academy of Paediatrics- Dharwad Branch.Our department hosted 2nd Karnataka state Infectious diseae conference in the year 2013 with grand success. We had very active involvement in 3rd Karantaka state ID conference held at Goa during April 2015.
 
Publications
  1. Budensab AH, Joshi SN, Prashanth GP. A clinical study of manifestations of Dengue Fever and their correlation with the laboratory features in children Karnataka Pediatric Journal. 2012 Apr-June; 26(2): 62-66.
  2. Budensab AH. Approach to a bleeding child. International Journal of Health Sciences and Research. 2012 Aug; 2(5): 98-104.
  3. Budensab AH, Prashanth GP, Bagalkot PS, Joshi SN. Unusual cause of acute abdominal pain in a child. International Journal of Health Sciences and Research. 2012 Aug; 2(5): 133-137.
  4. Budensab AH, Bagalkot PS, Annigeri VM, Joshi SN. Unusual cause of stridor in a preschool child. International Journal of Health Sciences and Research. 2012 Sept; 2(6): 126-129.
  5. Prashanth GP, Maralihalli MB, Bagalkot PS, Joshi SN. Intravenous artesunate for transfusion-transmitted plasmodium vivax malaria in a preterm neonate. Pediatrics. 2012 Sep;130(3):e706-9
  6. Prashanth GP, Angadi BH, Joshi SN, Bagalkot PS, Maralihalli MB. Unusual cause of abdominal pain in pediatric emergency medicine. Pediatric Emergency Care. 2012 Jun; 28(6): 560-1.
  7. Gowda PP, Kabbin G, Hegde, DG, Ravindra, MS; Bagalkot, PS. Acropectoral syndrome: extended spectrum or a new entity?. Clinical Dysmorphology. 2012 Apr; 21-(2): 80-2.
  8. Bagalkot PS, Paramar S, Kubasadgoudar R. Comparison of hyper mobility between boys and girls age 6-12 years. International Journal of Health Sciences and Research.2012 May; 2(2); 54-3.
  9. Bagalkot PS. Why need for five anti tubercular drugs in a child with CNS TB? Annals of Indian Academy of Neurology. 2012 Jul-Sep; 15(3): 234–235
  10. Bagalkot PS, Budensaab AH, Joshi SN. Spinal tuberculosis in children. Retrospective analysis of 124 patients. Indian Journal of Orthopaedics. 2012:12.
  11. Budebsab AH. Profile of respiration distress among NICU admissions in SDM Medical College Hospital. Karnataka Pediatric Journal. 2011 July-Dec; 25(3): 102-103.
  12. Deeparaj H, Bagalkot PS, Prashanth GP. Hemoglobin–J as a cause of congenital hemolytic anaemia. Indian Journal of Pediatrics. 2011 Oct;78(10):1284-6
  13. Deeparaj H, Bagalkot PS, Patil PB. Cerebro-costo mandibular syndrome: pierre robbin sequence with rib dysplasia. Indian Journal of Pediatrics 2011:78 (7):893-3.
Dissertations/ Research
  1. Correlation of Thrombocytopenia with neonatal sepsis
  2. Incidence of Fungal sepsis in NICU.
  3. Sleep patterns in childhood and its relation with the child development.
  4. Clinical and investigation profile of dengue.
  5. Incidence of respiratory distress in vigorous babies born through meconium stained liquor
  6. Evaluation of CKMB and LDH in birth asphyxia
  7. Prediction of significant neonatal hyperbilirubinemia using day1 serum bilirubin
  8. Clinical profile of hypoglycemia and hypocalcemia in term IUGR babies
  9. Etiology, onset and clinical features of neonatal seizures and associated biochemical abnormalities
  10. Risk factors associated with Intracranial cranial hemorrhage in preterm weighing less than 1500 grams
Faculty
1
Dr. Suhas N. Joshi
Professor & HOD
2
Dr. Kavita S. Konded
Professor
3
Dr. Vijay K. Kulkarni
Professor
4
Dr. Budensab
Professor
5
Dr. Praveen S. Bagalkot`
Associate Professor
6
Dr. Mahesh B. Maralihalli
Associate Professor
7
Dr. Gautam Mohan Kabbin
Associate Professor
8
Dr. Kulkarni Poornima Prakash
Assistant Professor
9
Dr. Mahantesh R Matti
Assistant Professor
10
Dr. Bhavana A Koppad
Assistant Professor
11
Dr. Vikram R
Assistant Professor
12
Dr. Shriharsha L Badiger
Assistant Professor
13
Dr. Soumya M
Assistant Professor
14
Dr. Vinod Chavan
Sr. Resident
15
Dr. Roshani K
Sr. Resident
16
Dr. Neeviya J Bhandary
Jr. Resident
17
Dr. Neethi Ram
Jr. Resident
18
Dr. Channakeshvala Srikanth
Jr. Resident
19
Dr. Kathasagaram Vijayasree
Jr. Resident
20
Dr. Shivana Gowda Patil
Jr. Resident
21
Dr. Manasa B M
Jr. Resident
22
Dr. Haridharshan G J
Jr. Resident
23
Dr. Manasa U Shetty
Jr. Resident
24
Dr. J Pranab
Jr. Resident
25
Dr. Manasa K B
Jr. Resident
26
Dr. Anumita Biswanath Chatterjee
Jr. Resident
27
Dr. Akshatha A
Jr. Resident
28
Dr. Jayashri M N
Jr. Resident
29
Dr. Ashwini Ananthaiah A
Jr. Resident
 
 

 

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