Division of Clinical Medicine has the clinical trial set up in two hospitals
Scientists are engaged for targeting improved management of different types of diarrhea, dysentery and typhoid fever. Several studies on disease progression, complications, atypical clinical presentations, pathogenesis and complications were also conducted.
Inter-Divisional collaborative research activities of Bacteriology, Virology, Parasitology and Immunology divisions were also supported by us.
This division is actively involve for Human Resource Development by conducting teaching cum training programmes and workshops for under-graduate and post-graduate medical students, International & National WHO Fellows, medical professionals from International Universities, health professionals of National level and Professional Bodies of National & International level. Divisional scientists act as co-guide for dissertation works of many post-graduate students.
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Several research projects on ORT with standard WHO formulation in Indian perspective were conducted by this division. Better formulations of ORS eg. rice-based ORS, pop-rice based ORS, glycine fortified ORS, hypo-osmolar or reduced osmolar ORS were also studied. We conducted supplementation studies of Zinc, Zinc + Vitamin A, Zinc + other micronutrients & vitamins as an adjunct therapy to ORS among children.
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In patient based systemic surveillance of diarrheal diseases in Infectious Diseases Hospital is one of the major activities of this division. We are planning to have an out patient based systemic surveillance of diarrheal diseases at Children’s Hospital. Presently conducting a trial of resistant starch and low osmolarity ORS in children with diarrhea. We are also in search for better probiotics for the management of diarrhea.