ACADEMIC FACILITIES

List of faculty

  • DR. SHAJI C.V – Professor & HOD
  • DR.KABEER K.A – Adl. Prof Of Neurology
  • DR.PRASANTH S R – Asst.Prof Of Neurology
    Assistant Professor – Vacancy 1
    Senior resident (Non-Academic) – Vacancy 1

Courses

The department of Neurology conducts the following courses:
DM Neurology course 2 seats per year
Diploma in Neurotechnology 4 seats per year

INFRASTRUCTURE FACILITIES

  • OP Department
  • IP wards : male ward 15 beds,female ward 10 beds.
  • OP Electrophysiology lab
  • IP Electrophysiology lab
  • Stroke ICU
  • MD ICU
  • Polysomnography lab
  • Transcranial Doppler
  • Botulinum toxin injection clinic

LIST OF MAJOR EQUIPMENTS

  • Digital EEG with video XLTEK
  • Amplitude integrated EEG XLTEK 32 U
  • Transcranial Doppler
  • EMG Machine Nicolet Viking
  • Portable EEG Machine Neuro Max
  • 32 Channel Digital Video EEG(Polysominography)
  • Portable NCS Neurostim
  • EMG Machine Dantc keypoint
  • RICOH Digital copier with printer MP 2014

LIST OF EQUIPMENTS IN STROKE ICU

1). MULTIPARA MONITOR – 4
2). AUTOMATIC ICU COT WITH MATTRESS – 4
3). VENTILATOR – 3
4). DEFIBRILLATOR – 1
5). SUCTION APPARATUS – 3

6). INFUSION PUMP – 3
7). ECG MACHINE – 1
8). EMERGENCY TRAY – 1
9). THROMBOLYSIS TRAY – 1
10). PORTABLE XRAY MACHINE – 1

11). DIGITAL XRAY LOBBY – 1
12) EEG MACHINE – 1
13) STROKE KIT
14) TRANS CRANIAL DOPPLER MACHINE – 1
15) OXYGEN CYLINDERS – 4

Patient care Facilities

The department of Neurology offers

1) OP Department 2 OP days per week,Tuesday and Friday
2) Epilepsy clinic First and Last week of each month
3) Pediatric neurology clinic every Friday
4) Botulinum toxin clinic ,second Thursday of each month
5) Inpatient care
6) 24 hour neurology casualty care
7) Round the clock emergency stroke Thrombolysis
8) Stroke ICU Management
9) Trans Cranial Doppler study of stroke patients
10) Management of acute neurology cases in ICU such as
Guillain barre syndreome and Myasthenia gravis
11) Plasmapheresis for Myasthenia gravis patients and
Guillain barre syndreome
12) Thymectomy for Myasthenia gravis patients
cooperating with CTVS department.
13) Immunomodulation with IVIG and Rituximab foer
immune related diseases.
14) Nerve biopsy and evaluation in indicated cases

15) Muscle biopsy and evaluation in indicated cases
16) Lumbar punctue and blood patch in indicated cases
17) Genetic studies for genetic disorders in association
with GOMED delhi
18) Edaravone treatment for motor neuron disease
19) Botulinum toxin injection for dystonia and hemifacial
spasm
20) Botulinum toxin injection for intractable neuralgias
21) Cerebral angiogram for stroke patients in association
with cardiology dept
22) Polysomnography in sleep disorders
23) Video EEG for epilepsy
24) Analogue EEG for epilepsy
25) Nerve conduction for peripheral nerve disease
26) EMG study for muscle diseases
27) Work up for metabolic disorders

PUBLICATIONS BY DEPT OF NEUROLOGY

1) Shyma MM, Roopchand PS, Ram KM, Shaji CV. Calf heads on a trophy sign: Miyoshi myopathy. J Neurosci Rural Pract 2015;6:428-302) John J, Velayudhan S, Paniker V. Cognitive function in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease attending a tertiary care centre in Kerala. Biomedicine: 2015; 35(4):418-24.3) Parvathy G, Shaji CV, Kabeer KA, Prasanth SR. High-voltage electrocution causing bulbar dysfunction. J Neurosci Rural Pract 2016; 03/09763147

4) John J, Velayudhan S, Paniker V.Effect of severity of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease on cognitive dysfunction in patients attending a tertiary care centre in Kerala. IJAR 2015 Vol 3-12,780-786

5) Prasanth.S.R, Shaji.C.V, Parvathy.G, Kabeer.K.A, RamMohan, Meenakumari.S: Cervical dystonia and psychiatric manifestations in hypoparathyroidism associated with extensive intracerebral calcifications. JMSCR April 2016 Vol 04 Issue 04

6) Prasanth S, Shaji VC, Lyla C, Jayalakshmi V. Refractory status epilepticus due to pneumococcal meningitis in an infant with congenital immunodeficiency. J Pediatr Neurosci 2016;11:125-7

7) Suraj Menon M, Shaji CV, Kabeer KA, Ram Mohan K. Early Onset Spinocerebellar Ataxia Type 2 from South India: A Case Report. JMSCR April 2016 Vol 04 Issue 04

8) Menon MS, Shaji CV, Kabeer KA, Parvathy G. SACS gene-related autosomal recessive spastic ataxia of Charlevoix-Saguenay from South India. Arch Med Health Sci 2016;4:122-4.

9) Giridas Parvarthy,MM Suraj, K A Kabeer, C V Shaji ‘Alpha coma : a report’ Neurology India;vol 65;issue 3;May-June 2017

10. K Ram Mohan et al Hypneic Headache: a rare primary headache syndrome in an Indian population with a mini review of literature J Neurosci Rural Pract. 2016 Oct-Dec; 7(4): 532-536

11. Meenakumari S, Shaji CV , Prasanth S R, Nikhil Gladson A rare case of septo-optic dysplasia . IJN Vol3,issue 2, April – june 2017

12.Joshi v,Rakesh R, Silveira M correlation between sfar score and nasal cytology in paediatric allergic rhinitis patients visiting OPD in Goa medical college. International journal of paediatric research; vol 3;Issue 12; dec 2016

13. K.Ram Mohan, Shyma M, Robert Mathew Nummular headache: clinic-epidemiological features in South Indian population. JNRP;Vol7;issue 4;Oct-dec 2016

14. P K Muhammad, C V Shaji, Vishal V Panicker, S R Prasanth Mania in a case of Dengue fever. Annals of Indian psychiatry 2017:1:132

15. Jyotsna Singh, Muhammad P K, sweta Jain, Aradhna Madhur, Shaista Praveen, Aditi Joshi, Bharatram Uppili C V Shaji, K A Kabeer, Suraj Menon, Mohammed Faruq A novel mutation in SGSH causing Sanfillipo type 3A Mucopolysaccharidoses in an Indian family. Molecular Genetics and Metabolism reports 15(2018) 124-126

16.Nikhil Gladson, Shaji C V, Vishal V Panicker, Meena Kumari Diffuse Idiopathic skeletal hyperostosis presenting as cervical and thoracic myelopathy Indian Journal Of Neurosciences,April-June, 2018;4(2):93-96

17. Vishal V Panicker, Shaji C V, Nikhil Gladson, Jithin Raj, Kabeer K A CASPR2 antibody associated disease-An unusual presentation Indian Journal Of Neurosciences,April-June, 2018;4(2):97-100

18. Muhammad P K, Vishal VP,Shaji C V,Kabeer K A, Nikhil G, Meenakumari S Clinicoradiological Profile of Hirayama disease; An experience from a tertiary care centre in Kerala International Journal Of Academic Research and Development Volume 3; Issue 3; may 2018; Page No 172-179

ON GOING RESEARCH ACTIVITIES

Major research activities:
1. A STUDY ON COGNITIVE FUNCTIONS IN CHRONIC KIDNEY DISEASE PATIENTS – DR MUHAMMAD, DR SHAJI CV
2. NEUROLOGICAL COMPLICATIONS OF DENGUE FEVER – DR MANJU, DR SHAJI CV
3. ENVIRONMENTAL FACTORS IN YOUNG ONSET PARKINSON’S DISEASE – DR JITHIN RAJ, DR SHAJI CV
4. A STUDY ON CONSERVATIVE TREATMENT IN LUMBOSACRAL RADICULOPATHY – DR JITHIN RAJ, DR KABEER KA
5. EFFECT OF FLUOROSIS ON COGNITION IN SCHOOL CHILDREN – DR ANJANA PRABHAKAR, DR SHAJI CV
6. CLINICAL PROFILE OF ALCOHOL RELATED SEIZURES AND HEALTH RELATED QUALITY ASSESSMENT – DR PRASANTH SR, DR ANJANA P
7. UTILITY OF SUGGESTION TECHNIQUE IN PSEUDOSEIZURES – DR ANJANA PRABHAKAR, DR PRASANTH SR
8. EVALUATION OF COMORBID DEPRESSION IN EPILEPSY PATIENTS – DR MANJU, DR KABEER KA
9. HOLTER EVALUATION OF STROKE PATIENTS ADMITTED IN STROKE CARE UNIT – DR RAKESH, DR SHAJI CV
10. A STUDY ON EDARAVONE IN PATIENTS WITH MOTOR NEURON DISEASE – DR JITHIN RAJ, DR SHAJI CV
11. A STUDY ON CLINICAL PROFILE OF HIRAYAMA DISEASE – DR MUHAMMAD, DR SHAJI CV, DR VISHAL VP

Community Oriented Programmes

The department of Neurology has conducted various community oriented programmes including:

  • Active participation in Flood relief medical camps
  • Stroke awareness programmes for the public and faculties
  • Coordination of Muscular dystrophy organization and camps.
  • Medical camp for cerebral palsy patients
  • Free medical camp for neurological disorders in distr of Alappuzha
  • In association with NGO Angels, conducting community based stroke awareness programme
  • Actively involving in home visiting and palliative care in various parts of Alappuzha district