Sri Venkateswara Institute of Medical Sciences,Tirupati

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Department of Medicine

 

The Department of Medicine was started in 1998 under the headship of Dr. Alladi Mohan, M.D. (Medicine) (AIIMS). The Department has the state-of-the-art equipment a humane approach combined with total dedication and academic activities to always remain abreast with the latest developments in the field of medicine.

Courses Offered :

=> M.D. Medicine

Projects :

=> Dr. Alladi Mohan , Department of Biotechnology, Ministry of Science & Technology, Government of India, Efficacy of oral zinc administration as an adjunct therapy in Category I Pulmonary Tuberculosis along with assessment of immunological parameters (Double-blind, Randomized, Placebo-Controlled, Multicenter Clinical Trial).

=> Dr. Alladi Mohan, Central TB Division, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Govt. of India, A study on the Assessment of RNTCP Strategy of FNAC Diagnosis (at two weeks) and six months duration of treatment for peripheral tubercular lymphadenitis in 39 months period (Multicentric study).

=> Dr. Alladi Mohan, Central TB Division, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Govt. of India, Evaluation of the efficacy of thrice weekly DOTS regimen in TB pleural effusion at six months (multicenter project).

=> Dr. Alladi Mohan, European Union Government, TBSusgent. Sustaining research momentum over the coming decades: mentoring the next generation of researchers for tuberculosis (multicenter study).

Equipments :

=> Pulmonary function laboratory: P.K. Morgan (London),Benchmark Transflow system
=> Sleep Laboratory (one-bedded)
=> Blue Star Vertical Deep Freezer - 02 Nos. (Model: FS 345 −20o C)

Research :

Ph.D. Awarded :
=> A. Lava Kumar Reddy for work 'A Study on Mutations in Adult Polycystic Kidney Disease in Indian Population' carried out in the Department of Medicine under the guidance of Dr B. Siddhartha Kumar.
=> D. Satish 'Analysis of Differentially Expressed Proteins in Patients with Bronchial Asthma' under the guidance of Dr. Alladi Mohan.

Ongoing Research ( M.D., Ph.D.,) :
=> Guruprasad G. Prevalence of antituberculosis treatment induced hepatotoxicity in patients with new sputum smear-positive pulmonary tuberculosis receiving Category I DOTS under the Revised National Tuberculosis Control Programme (RNTCP): A prospective study (MD Thesis). Tirupati: Sri Venkateswara Medical College; 2009

=> Kishore Babu KV. A study of burden of diabetes mellitus and its effect on outcome in patients with various sputum semar-positive pulmonary tuberculosis (MD Thesis). Tirupati: Sri Venkateswara Institute of Medical Sciences (work in progress).

=> Sada S. A study of prevalence of asymptomatic coronary artery disease in patients with rheumatoid arthritis by utilizing carotid intima-media thickness as a surrogate marker (MD Thesis). Tirupati: Sri Venkateswara Institute of Medical Sciences (work in progress).

=> Vamsi Krishna K. Efficacy of Revised National Tuberculosis Control Program [RNTCP] treatment regimens in patients with various forms of neurological tuberculosis: a prospective study (DM Thesis). Tirupati: Sri Venkateswara Institute of Medical Sciences (work in progress).

=> Madhavi Latha P. Diagnosis of leptospirosis in the early stage, by polymerase chain reaction (PCR) (PhD Thesis). Tirupati: Sri Venkateswara Institute of Medical Sciences (work in progress).

=> Ravisankar A. A study on the prevalence of osteoporosis in type 2 diabetes mellitus patients on oral hypoglycaemic drugs (MD Thesis). Tirupati: Sri Venkateswara Institute of Medical Sciences (work in progress).

=> Bhaskar Rao U. A study of prevalence of microvascular complications in patients newly diagnosed to have type 2 diabetes mellitus at the time of initial diagnosis (MD Thesis). Tirupati: Sri Venkateswara Institute of Medical Sciences (work in progress).

=> Chaitanya Kumar I. Prospective study of efficacy of platelet therapy in thrombocytopenic patients. (MD Thesis). Tirupati: Sri Venkateswara Institute of Medical Sciences (work in progress).

Future Plans :

=> Expansion of pulmonary function laboratory and setting up and development of molecular medicine laboratory.

Department of Medicine

Sri Venkateswara Institute of Medical Sciences (SVIMS)
Tirupati - 517507
Andhra Pradesh

Contact No: 0877 - 2287777 Extn: 2365

 

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