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Books Chapters
    • Immunonutrients in neonatal practice. In: Recent Advances in Pediatrics (Special Volume 25) - Perspectives in Neonatology. Eds: Gupte S, Gupte SB, Gupte M. Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers Pvt Ltd, New Delhi 2014.
    • Non-invasive respiratory support: Nasal CPAP and non-invasive ventilation. In: Recent Advances in Pediatrics (Special Volume 25)- Perspectives in Neonatology. Eds: Gupte S, Gupte SB, Gupte M. Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers Pvt Ltd, New Delhi 2014.
    • Neonatal hyperbilirubinemia- Whats new? In: Recent Advances in Pediatrics (Special Volume 25)- Perspectives in Neonatology. Eds: Gupte S, Gupte SB, Gupte M. Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers Pvt Ltd, New Delhi 2014.
    • Neonatal hypotension and shock. In: Recent Advances in Pediatrics (Special Volume 25)- Perspectives in Neonatology. Eds: Gupte S, Gupte SB, Gupte M. Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers Pvt Ltd, New Delhi 2014.
    • Can available interventions end preventable deaths in mothers, newborn babies, and stillbirths, and at what cost. The Lancet, Volume 384, Issue 9940, Pages 347 - 370, 26 July 2014
    • Vitamin D in the perinatal period: Emerging Concepts. In: Recent Advances in Pediatrics (Special Volume 25) - Perspectives in Neonatology. Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers Pvt Ltd, New Delhi 2014
    • Perinatal stroke. In: Recent Advances in Pediatrics (Special Volume 25)- Perspectives in Neonatology. Eds: Gupte S, Gupte SB, Gupte M. Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers Pvt Ltd, New Delhi 2014
    • Pain in neonates. In: Recent Advances in Pediatrics (Special Volume 25)- Perspectives in Neonatology. Eds: Gupte S, Gupte SB, Gupte M. Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers Pvt Ltd, New Delhi 2014
    • Devgan A, Sondhi V. The Acute Ill Child: A Ready Reckoner. Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers Pvt Ltd, New Delhi 2013.
    • Pediatric Clinics for Medical Students” , Authored by the department of Pediatrics was released during Aug 2014.

Journal Publications

                   PUBLICATIONS DURING THE YEAR 2017

    1.   Safal M, Joshi D. Antibiotics in children with bronchial asthma. International Jrnl of Contemporary Pediatrics 2017 May; 4(3):843-47.
    2.   Kumar R, Joshi D. Awareness of dental hygiene amongst the primary school children of low socio-economic strata. International Jrnl of Contemporary Pediatrics 2017 Jan; 4(1):28-35.
    3.   Neema S, Shaw SC, Mukherjee S. Sporadic case of incontinentia pigmenti in identical twins. Indian J Paediatr Dermatol. 2017;18(3):245-247. doi: 10.4103/2319-7250.193030.
    4.   Pandit P, Shaw SC, Devgan A. Clinical characteristics and antibiotic sensitivity pattern in blood culture positive enteric fever in children. Indian Journal of Applied Research. 2017; 7 (6): 12-13.
    5.   K Venkatnarayan, Aparajita Gupta, K M Adhikari. Reversible Myelofibrosisdue to severe Vitamin D deficiency rickets. MJAFI, 2017; 900: 1-3.
    6.   Rahul Sinha, Kannan Venkatnarayan, Shamshar Dalal, RM Joha. To study the effect of early vs late trophic feeding in preterm with Respiratory distress. Indian Journal of child health, 2017;4(1) 27-30.
    7.   Mathai SS, Joshi D. Bedside infant manikin s for teaching newborn examination to medical undergraduates. Indian Pediatrics 2017;54:208-210.
    8.   Vinod MS, Shaw SC, Devgan A. The Currarino triad. Article accepted for publication, 15 Jul 2017, MJAFI.
    9.   Shifa Bidhan, Sandeep Dhingra, Rakesk Kumar Gupta. Letter to editor- Targeted Oxygen in the Resuscitation of Preterm Infants, a Randomised Control Trial. Pediatrics, July 2017. Vol-139.Issue1. 12 Feb 2017.  
    10. Reddy AP, Thapar RK, Gupta RK. Electrolyte disturbances in critically ill children admitted to Pediatric Tertiary care center. JEMDS. 2017; Vol. 6 (41): 3269-3273.
    11. DeepakJ,KumarM, Venkatnarayan K, Adhikari KM, Mathai SS. Emotional and behavioral disturbances in school going HIV positive children attending HIV clinic .MJAFI 2017 73(1): 18-22.
    12. Murmu J, Venkatnarayan K, Thapar RK, Shaw SC, Dalal SS. When alternative female Kangaroo care is provided by other immediate postpartum mothers it reduces post procedural pain in preterm babies more than swaddling. Acta Paediatr. 2017;106(3):411-15.
    13. Saikat Bhattacharjee,Suprita Kalra, Preema Sinha, Samar Chatterjee. Joubert Syndrome: Case report of three affected siblings. Indian J Child Health 2017,4 (2) 282-283.
    14. Suprita Kalra,Arvind Bagga, Pankaj Hari, Aditi Sinha, Arun Sharma and Sanjeev Sharma.Isolated segmental renal artery stenosis in children. International Journal of Current Medical and Applied Sciences; 2017,15 (1),18-21.
    15.            Sinha R, Sachendra B, Syed VS, Nair L, John BM. To study the prevalence of glucose 6 phosphate dehydrogenase(G6PD) deficiency in neonates with neonatal hyperbilirubinemia and to compare the course of the neonatal jaundice in deficient versus non deficient neonates. J Clin Neonatol 2017;6:71-4.

    16. Rahul Sinha,Raghav Sharma, Kavita, Vinod Sharma. Spectrum of metabolic bone Disease- Case Series. Pediatric Oncall Journal April - June 2017; 14(2): 35-38.

    17. Vinod MS, Shaw SC, Devgan A. Non traumatic rupture of eventration of diaphragm in a child. Article accepted for publication, 25 May 2017,  MJAFI.
    18. Shaw SC, Neema S, Devgan A, Maggon R. Waardenburg syndrome type 2. Article accepted for publication, 26 May 2017, MJAFI.
    19. Adhikari KM, Dhingra S. Clinical suspicion of congenital heart disease during well baby follow up and echocardiographic correlation. Article accepted for publication. International Journal of Contemporary Pediatrics.

    20. Suprita Kalra. Acute Renal Failure following multiple wasp bite in two children. Accepted in Indian Journal of Clinical Pediatric Nephrology.
    21. Shaw SC, Vinod MS, Devgan A. Parameatal urethral cyst. Article accepted for publication. 12 Feb 2017.
    22. Shaw SC, Devgan A, Anila S, Anushree N, Debnath H. Use of Plan-Do-Study-Act cycles to decrease incidence of neonatal hypothermia in the labour room.Article accepted for publication, 11 May 2017, doi:
    23. Kalra S. Isolated bilateral renal artery stenosis in children. Under review in Indian Jrnl of Pediatrics.




    1.   Adhikari KM, Venkatnaryan K. Masking of the Symptoms of Bilateral Congenital Choanal Atresia by a Coexisting Anomaly of the Upper Lip. Indian Pediatrics.2016;53:36-37.

     2.  Gupta AK, Khan ID, Shaw SC, Faisal FA, Sahu S, Khan S, Brijwal M, Shende T, Kundu N, Khalil S, Bhat S. Candida parapsilosis neonatal sepsis. Journal of basic & clinical medicine 2016; 5(1): 13-15.

     3.Shaw SC, Devgan A. Knowledge of Breast Feeding Practices in Doctors and Nurses: A Questionnaire Based Survey. MJAFI815, Article accepted for publication, 28 November 2016, DOI 10.1016/j.mjafi.2016.11.015

    4.   Safal M, Dalal SS, Adhikari KM, mathai SS .Glanzmann  thrombasthenia in a child manifesting after dengue infection. MJAFI.2016;72:176-7.

    5.   Nema D, Sinha R, Venkatnarayan K, Dalal SS. A Rare Association of Autosomal Recessive Polycystic Kidney (ARPKD) Disease with AV Canal Defect. International Journal of Medical Pediatrics and Oncology, January-March,2016;2(1): 42-45


    6.    Nema D, Sinha R, Venkatnarayan K, Dalal S, Sodhi K (2016) A Rare Association of Monosomy 18 with Translocation 13p 11/18 with Cholelithiasis. J Pediatr Neonatal Care 4(4): 00148.


    7.   Nema D, Sinha R, Venkatnarayan K, Dalal S. A rare association of Pyle disease with ventricular septal defect. Indian J Child Health. 2016; 3(2) 183-5.


    8.  Sinha R, Nema D, Venkatnarayan K, Dalal SS. Hydatid cyst of lung mimicking as mediastinal mass – A diagnostic dilemma.  Indian Journal of Immunology and Respiratory Medicine, January-March 2016;1(1);12-15.

    9.   Rahul Sinha, Kirandeep Sodhi, S.S Dalal, B.M John. Developmental Outcome of Nicu Graduate Weighing Less than 2500 Grams in A Tertiary Care Hospital International Journal of Medical Pediatrics and Oncology, January March,2016;2(1): 7-14   

    10.  Mukul Bajpai, Rigvardhan, Rahul Sinha, Rakhi Negi.  Immune escape variants in chronic hepatitis B – A clinicopathological correlation   with sequencing of MHR region of S gene characterizing influence of ‘a’ determinant–International Journal of Contemporary medical Research 2016, 3(8): 2410-2414.

    11.  Nitin Bajaj, Devinder Singh Chadha, Harmeet Singh Arora, P K Hasija. Invasive aspergillosis presenting as an intracardiac mass in an immunocompetent host. BMJ; February 2016;10:1136.


    1.   Gupta R. A study of psychological impact of diagnosis of HIV in children and adolescents in Indian population. HIV/AIDS Res Treat Open J. 2015; 2(1): 16-20.
    2.   Gupta R. An Assessment of Risk Factors for Congenital Heart Diseases in Children of Age Group 0-10 Years: A Case Control Study. Journal of Evolution of Medical and Dental Sciences 2015; Vol. 4, Issue 26, March 30; Page: 4442-4447.
    3.   Gupta R. A rare case of BCGiosis with se­vere combined immunodeficiency.HIV/AIDS Res Treat Open J. 2015; 2(1): 41-43.
    4.   Gupta R.Is Continuous Positive Airway Pressure with Helmet is better device than Mask in Infants with Bronchiolitis?. Pediatrics. 135:4: e 868-e875.
    5.   Mathai SS, Adhikari KM, Rajeev A. Comparison of training in neonatal resuscitation using self inflating bag and T-piece resuscitator. MJAFI.2015;71:19-23.
    6.   Joshi D, Adhikari KM. Letter to Editor in response to ‘A longitudinal study to determine association of various maternal factors with neonatal birth weight at a tertiary care hospital’. MJAFI. 2015;71(4):404.
    7.   Sachdev A, Dhingra S. Viscoelastic Haemostatic Assays. Journal of Pediatric Critical Care-2015 Oct:Vol 2 No:4:63-70
    8.   Shaw SC, Mukherjee S. Letter to editor. Comparison of training in neonatal resuscitation using self inflating bag and T- piece resuscitator.  MJAFI 2015; 71: 203-206
    9.   Shaw SC. Contributing Author. AIIMS protocols in neonatology, 2015.
    10  Shaw SC, Paul VK.Organization of neonatal care. In: Gupta P, Menon PSN, Ramji S, Lodha R, editors. PG textbook of pediatrics. 1st ed. New Delhi: Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers(P) Ltd; 2015. P. 363-367
    11. Shaw SC, Sankar MJ, Thukral A, Deorari AK, Agarwal R, Gupta S, Paul VK. Physical exercise for improving bone strength in preterm neonates less than 35 weeks gestation- A randomized controlled trial. E-PAS. 2015:1680.8.
    12. Shaw SC, Sankar MJ, Thukral A, Paul VK, Agarwal R, Gupta S, Deorari AK. Effect of daily physical activity in preterm neonates less than 35 weeks gestation on salivary cortisol and clinical markers of stress. E-PAS. 2015:1573.534
    13. Kalra S.Renal calculi in children: looking for a metabolic cause. International Jrnl of Pediatric Nephrology & Urology 2015 Jan-Mar Vol ¼:66-72.
    14. Gianluca Terrin · Francesca Conte · Mehmet Yekta Oncel · Antonella Scipione · Patrick J McNamara · Sinno Simons · Rahul Sinha · Omer Erdeve · Kadir S Tekgunduz · Mustafa Dogan · Irena Kessel · Cathy Hammerman · E Nadir · Sadik Yurttutan · Bonny Jasani · Serdar Alan · Francesco Manguso  Mario De Curtis. Paracetamol for the treatment of patent ductus arteriosus in preterm neonates: a systematic review  and  meta-analysis.  Archives of Disease in Childhood - Fetal and Neonatal Edition 08/2015.
    15. Sinha R, Beniwal RS, Sheoran S (2015) A Rare Association of Hunter Syndrome (Mucopolysaccharidosis Type II) with Ventricular Septal Defect. Human Genet Embryol 5: 127.
    16. Sinha R, Venkatnarayan, Dalal S, Sodhi K. A Rare Association of Stickler Syndrome-Robin Sequence with Ventricular Ectopy. Journal of Cardiology and Therapy 2015; 2(5): 273-278
    17. Sinha R, Dalal S, Sodhi K. Differentiating Gilbert Syndrome from Crigler Najjar Syndrome Type 2 by Phenobarbitone Test. J Nepal  Paediatr Soc 2015;35(1):87-89.

    18. Sinha R. Evaluation of effect of massage with oil or without oil on the weight gain of low birth and very low birth weight babies- review. Webmed Central Paediatrics 2015;6(9):WMCRW003245            
    19. Sinha R, Agrawal A. Acute flaccid paralysis surveillance in India - A road ahead. Indian J Child Health. 2015;2(4)
    20. VK Sharma, S Joshi, Ankur Joshi, Harmeet Singh Arora, Gaurav Kumar, Anurag Garg. Does intravenous sildenafil clinically ameliorate pulmonary hypertension during perioperative management of congenital heart diseases in children? – A prospective randomized study; Annals of Cardiac Anaesthesia; 2015; 18(4):510-6.





    1   Gupta R. Prevalence of drug resistance in human immunodeficiency virus type 1 infected, treatment naïve children in Pune, India. AIDS Research and Human Retroviruses. 2014 Jan 6
    2.   Gupta R. Association of HLA-Class II and IgE Serum Levels in Pediatric Asthma. Iran J Immunol. 2014;11(1):21-28

    3.   Gupta R. Is Iron Deficiency Anaemia, a risk Factor For Wheeze Associated Respiratory Tract Infection in Children?J Nepal Paediatr Soc 2014;34(3):195-199.
    4.   Gupta R. A study on human leucocyte antigen class I molecules in Pediatric Asthma. Indian Journal of Biochemistry & Biophysics Vol 51:160-163

    5.   Gupta R. A Rare Case of Congenital Teratoma Arising from Hard Palate in a New Born. Pediat Therapeut 2014,Vol 4(3):1000207

    6.   Gupta R. Efficacy of 13-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine over 7-valent PCV7. Pediatrics. Sep 19, 2014

    7.   Mathai SS, Adhikari KM, Anice J. Laryngeal Mask Airway as Primary mode in Neonatal Resuscitation – Does it Reduce Need of Positive pressure Ventilation? Pediatrics Research International Journal 2014

    8.   Mathai SS, Adhikari KM, Raju U. Perspectives in Neonatology: Vitamin D in the perinatal period: Emerging concepts.

    9.   Adhikari KM, Mathai SS, Uma Raju. Perspectives in Neonatology: Managing pain in the neonates. Recent advances in pediatrics,2014;25

    10. Venkatnarayan K, Bej PK, Thapr RK. Neonatal Sepsis: A profile of a changing spectrum. J Nepal Paediatr Soc, 2014,34(3);207-14

    11. Venkatnarayan K, Sankar J, Krishna A, Deorari AK, Paul VK. A Micro-costing model of neonatal intensive care from a tertiary Indian Unit: Feasibility and implications for insurance. Indian pediatrics, 2014,51;215-7

    12. Venkatnarayan K, Thapar RK, Sharma H. Massive Feto maternal hemorrhage: a case report. IJCP 2014, 24();872-4

    13. Kalra S. Renal replacement therapies in children with acute kidney injury. International Jrnl of pediatric nephrology & urology 2014 Jun-Sep Vol 1/issue 3:66-72




    1.   Gupta R.Effects of Iron Supplementation of LBW Infants: Is it all about it?Pediatrics. Jan 4, 2013. Can we prevent Pediatric HIV?: Experience at a tertiary care hospital.MJAFI.2013.69 (3):218-221.

    2.   Gupta R. Is procalcitonin useful in early diagnosis of serious bacterial infections in children?Journal of Nepal paediatric society 2013.Vol 33(No.2):109-9.

    3.   Gupta R. a cost effective strategy to improve newborn survival. Lancet.2013. Vol-382. Nov 16. (9905):1627.

    4.   Gupta R. Contributed 5 chapters. Acutely ill child – ready reconer.

    5.   Venkatnarayan K, Sankar MJ, Agarwal R, Paul VK, Deorari AK. Phenobarbitone in Rh Hemolytic Disease of the Newborn: A randomized double-blinded placebo-controlled trial. J Trop Peditr 2013; 59(5) 380-386.

    6.   Joshi D, Mathai SS.WHO Recommendations for preventing Mother to child transmission (PMTCT) of HIV. MJAFI.

    7.   Kanitkar M, Ramamurthy H. Bed wetting – silent suffering an approach to ensuresis and voiding disorders in children. Indian Jrnl of Pediatrics.

    8.   Ramamurthy H, Jaswal DS, Chaturvedi P. Travel travails – Travel related poisoning. MJAFI.










    1.   Adhikari KM. Poisoning due to accidental ingestion of Dieffenbachia (Dumb cane).  Indian Pediatrics;2012;49;247-8.
    2.   Ramamurthy HR, Adhikari KM. Hypomelanosis of Ito.MJAFI;2012;2;8;5
    3.   Ramesh M, Adhikari KM, Kannan A. Study to determine the clinical predictors of favorable outcome in childhood seizures. Pediatrics on call jrnl, 2012;9;12-17
    4.   Mathai SS, Adhikari KM, Joy A. Laryngeal Mask Airway as Primary mode in Neonatal Resuscitation – Does it Reduce Need of Positive pressure Ventilation? Pediatrics Research International Journal.
    5.   Thapar RK, Venkatnarayan K. Biotinidase deficiency presenting Quadriparesis. Asian Journal of Pediatrics, 2012,6 (1);23-5.
    6.   Dhingra S, Kanitkar M, Sengupta P. Steroid Resistant Nephrotic syndrome in a child with chronic Hepatitis B infection. MJAFI-2012 Oct;68:376-78
    7.   Kumar V, Kalra S, Mutreja D, Arya A. Rickets associated with ichthyosis. Pediatrics and international jrnl of Child Health 2012 May;32(2):119-20 




    1.   Gupta R. Familial Glucocorticoid Deficiency. MJAFI.2011;67 (1): 69-71.

    2.   Gupta R. Child with ventricular septal defect, absent left upper limb pulses and dysmorphism. MJAFI.2011.67 (2):301-2.

    3.   Gupta R. Incidence of Thrombocytopenia following phototheapy in Hyperbilirubinemic neonates. MJAFI.2011.67 (4):329-332.

    4.   Gupta R. Daily immunization services: A moral duty, not an empty slogan. MJAFI.2012.68 (4):399-402.

    5.   Gupta R. William’s syndrome with mitral valve disease: A case report.MJAFI.2012.68 (4):399-402.

    6.   Gupta R. Child with chronic cough and distension of abdomen. Chapter in book – Saturday clinics of AFMC.

    7.   Adhikari KM, Somani BL, Kalra S, Matha SS, Arora MM. Umbilical cord blood plasma vitamin A levels in low birth weight (LBW) babies. MJAFI, 2011; 67;142-6.