Dr. Ramesh Kumar Ramachandran
DM (Paed Critical Care), DNB (Paed), Fellowship PICU, MD (Paed)
Consultant Paediatric Critical Care
- Dr. Ramachandran completed his undergradution (MBBS) from Stanley Medical College, Chennai, India and joined the Advanced Paediatric Center (APC), Postgraduate Medical Education and Research Institute (PGIMER), Chandigarh for junior resident in MD Paediatrics, senior resident in Paediatrics along with Fellowship in Paediatric Intensive Care (IAP) and DNB Paediatrics by National Board of Examination.
- Thereafter, he joined as a senior resident in DM Paediatric Critical Care in APC, PGIMER, Chandigarh followed by being a Research Scientist (Medical) in Paediatric Neurocritical Care.
- In year 2013, Dr. Ramachandran joined another reputed tertiary care hospital in India JIPMER, Puducherry as Faculty in Department of Paediatrics. There, he was a key contributor in establishing the Division of Paediatric Critical Care. He also worked closely with sub-specialties in Paediatric Critical Care like Paediatric Surgery, Neurosurgery, Accident & Trauma, Oncology, burns, and cardio thoracic surgery. He holds an accreditation of American Heart Association International Training Center (AHA-ITC) as the Coordinator of AHA-ITC.
- Paediatric Critical Care in particular neurocritical care
- Stabilization & ventilation, fluid, cardiopulmonary resuscitation & its related areas
- Multi organ dysfunction (MODS)
- Renal replacement therapy including blood purification and plasmapheresis and metabolic care
- Ultrasonography (USG) and ECHO application in PICU
Research / Publications
- Learning mechanical ventilation principles from a virtual mechanical ventilator versus a standard Paediatric Intensive Care Unit rotation: Prospective multicenter interventional pre-post crossover study design. (International Multicenter Study) (Boston Children Hospital, USA – Primary center).
- Randomized comparison of standard dose versus low dose intravenous insulin infusion in treatment of children with diabetic ketoacidosis. (Data collection completed).
- Cerebral perfusion pressure-targeted therapy improves the long-term outcome in children with raised ICP due to acute central nervous system infections.
- Ringer’s lactate versus normal saline for children with severe dehydration due to acute diarrhea: A randomized double blind controlled trial.
Awards & Honors
- BMJ Research Paper of the Year Award – 2015 - “Randomized controlled trial comparing cerebral perfusion pressure targeted therapy versus intracranial pressure targeted therapy for raised intracranial pressure due to acute CNS infections in children”
- Major Amit Chand Gold Medal (in category MD/MS/DM/MCh –Year 2013) – PGIMER, Chandigarh. Received from Honbl’e Prime Minister of India Shri Narender Modi Ji on VVVIX convocation 11th September 2015.
- Hansraj Nayar Endowment Award WINNER – CRITICARE 2014, Jaipur, India
- Best Research paper of Royal Australasian College of Physicians (RACP) - Paediatrics and Child Health Prize 2013 at 27th Congress of the International Paediatric Association, Melbourne, Australia-2013.
- Dr. S.T.Achar Endowment Gold Medal Award –PEDICON 2013, Kolkata, India
- Many international Fellowship for Best Scientific Research Paper - for 7th world congress of the world society for paediatric infectious diseases (WSPID 2011), Melbourne, Australia; 27th Congress of the International Paediatric Association (IAP), Melbourne-2013, Australia; 7th Paediatric Intensive and Critical Care Congress by WFPCCS – Istanbul, -2014, Turkey; 7th Paediatric Intensive and Critical Care Congress by WFPCCS – Istanbul, -2014, Turkey; Internal Sepsis Forum (ISF) 8th SEPSIS conference – Dec, 2014, Paris, France; 9th world congress of the world society for paediatric infectious diseases (WSPID 2015), Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
- Kumar R, Singhi S, Singhi P, Jayashree M, Bansal A, Bhatti A. Randomized controlled trial comparing cerebral perfusion pressure-targeted therapy versus intracranial pressure-targeted therapy for raised intracranial pressure due to acute CNS infections in children. Crit Care Med. 2014 Aug;42(8):1775-87.
- Singhi S, Kumar R, Singhi P, Jayashree M, Bansal A. Bedside burr hole for intracranial pressure monitoring performed by paediatric intensivists in children with CNS infections in a resource-limited setting: 10-year experience at a single center. Paediatr Crit Care Med. 2015 Jun;16(5):453-60
- Rameshkumar R, Krishnamurthy S, Ganesh RN, Mahadevan S, Narayanan P, Satheesh P, Jain P. Histopathological changes in septic acute kidney injury in critically ill children: a cohort of post-mortem renal biopsies. Clin Exp Nephrol. 2016 Oct 13.
- Kartha GB, Rameshkumar R, Mahadevan S. Randomized Double-Blind Trial of Ringer's Lactate versus Normal Saline in Paediatric Acute Severe Diarrheal Dehydration. J Paediatr Gastroenterol Nutr. 2017 Apr 18.
- Abimannane A, Rameshkumar R, Satheesh P, Mahadevan S. Second Dose of Scorpion Antivenom in Children with Indian Red Scorpion (Mesobuthus tamulus) Sting Envenomation. Indian Paediatr. 2018 Apr 15;55(4):315-318. Epub 2018 Feb 9.