Department of Neurology was started in 1995.
DM –Neurology PG Course was started in 2019-20 year with annual intake of 2 students.
Department has EEG,Video EEG,Polysomnography,ENMG, Transcranial Doppler, USG hematoma detector,CT SCAN, MRI SCAN facilities. 24*7 Stroke thrombolysis with IV tpa and Hybrid ICU care with more than 30 thrombolysis cases/year
Allied departments like Neurosurgery, Psychiatry are available in the campus.
Department has 10 faculty members and other paramedical staff.
- Provide an educational program that helps prepare our students for any residency they may choose as part of the general professional education.
- Prepare students to be exemplary house officers Acquisition of the clinical application of basic knowledge of the nervous system.
- Development of communication skills that will facilitate the clinical interaction with patients with neurologic disorders and their families and thus ensure that complete, accurate data are obtained.
- Development of competency in the single system neurological examination.
- Acquisition of the knowledge necessary for the diagnosis and initial management of common acute and chronic neurological conditions.
- Development of clinical problem-solving skills.
- An understanding of the influence of family, community, and society in the care of people with neurological conditions.
- Development of strategies for health promotion and prevention of neurological damage.
- Development of the attitudes and professional behaviors appropriate for clinical practice.
- An understanding of the approach of neurologists to the health care of people with neurologic conditions.
- Begin to understand an educational plan for continuous learning throughout your medical career.
- Practice-Based Learning
- Patient Care
- Interpersonal Communication
- Medical Knowledge
- System Based Practice
List of HODs
|3||Prof.DR.S.SIVAKUMAR MD,DM(Neuro)||2004- TILL DATE|
|1||DR.D.GANESH PANDIAN, MD,DM(Neuro)|
|6||DR.J.PRAVEEN SINGH PETER, MD,DM(Neuro)|
|7||DR.A.DANIEL SWEETSON, MD,DM(Neuro)|
Incharge: senior asst professor
3. SERVICE PROVIDED / FACILITIES AVAILABLE:
- i. Number of units in the department: 1
- ii. OP and ward Venue : OP no.155, 3 rd floor,PMSSY block.
- iii. O.P Days & Timings: 8am to 12noon (all days except on Sundays)
- iv. Bed strength of Department: 15 male, 15 female, 4 hybrid ICU
- v. Average O.P: 140,000/annum
- vi. Average I.P: 2000 /annum
- vii. Special clinics: from 10.00am to 12.00pm
- Monday- Dementia clinic
- Tuesday- Neuropsychiatry clinic
- Thursday- Stroke clinic
- Saturday- Rehabilitation clinic
- 1) EEG tests: 6000/annum
- 2) ENMG: 476/annum
- 3) TCD: 240 /annum
- 4) ECG: 300/annum
- v) Interesting cases/ procedures done: Discussed in ward rounds, Clinical Meetings
- vi) Special services to patients: Epilepsy awareness periodical meetings, Stroke awareness program.
4. ACADEMIC ACTIVITIES
i) Courses handled : UG (Guest lectures), PG (Clinical discussion and Lectures for MD General Medicine, Psychiatry, Ophthalmology, Peadiatrics), Paramedical (Lectures for Nursing Studies), Super specialty DM Neurology Course.
ii) Standard Schedule : for DM Neurology- 1. journal club : every Friday, 2.Seminar : every Thursday, 2. Combined Clinical Disscussion : Wednessday
iii) CMEs conducted : 2018 - Update on thrombolysis. 2019 - Update on peripheral neuropathies 2021 - World stroke day – public awareness video released in social media
5. RESEARCH ACTIVITIES/PROJECTS:
1. K. Gunasekaran*, S. Sivakumar, A study on peripheral neuropathy in HIV infected patients:clinicoepidemiological and electrophysiological profile - International Journal of Research in Medical Sciences, Int J Res Med Sci. 2018 Oct;6(10):www.msjonline.org – INDEX COPERNICUS
2. S. Shankar, K. Gunasekaran, K. ThiruvarutChelvan, Cognitive dysfunction in cerebellar disorders IP Indian Journal of Neurosciences Volume 4 , Issue 3,Year 2018; 105-113– INDEX COPERNICUS
3. K.Gunasekaran, K.Thiruvarutchelvan, S.Sivakumar; Clinical Profile and Aetiological Analysis of Late Onset Seizure: A Study Conducted At Tertiary Care Institute; International Journal of Neurology and Neurosurgery : IJNNS_8192_2018– INDEX COPERNICUS
4. Selvaraj C.*, Sivakumar S. - A study of migraine cases in a tertiary care hospital neurology outpatient department: demography, sub classification and clinical features. International Journal of Research in Medical Sciences Selvaraj C et al. Int J Res Med Sci. 2018 Dec;6(12): 3872-3878
5. Electroencephalogram Abnormalities in Borderline Personality Disorder S. Shankar, C. Selvaraj1 , S. Sivakumar. Annals of Indian Psychiatry ¦ Volume 3 ¦ Issue 2 ¦ July-December 2019
6. PAPERS/POSTERS PRESENTED IN NATIONAL & STATE CONFERENCES:
1. Young Stroke of Indeterminate Cause- at Annual Conference Of Indian Academy of Neurology, 2008 at New Delhi, India
2. Persistent hypoglossal artery- A rare vascular anomaly- at Annual Conference of Indian Academy of Neurology, 2009 at Kochi, India.
3. Familial Episodic Ataxia Type II- at Annual Conference of Indian Academy of Neurology, 2010 at Trichy, India.
4. An Interesting Case of Bilateral Anterior Cerebral Artery Infarct- at Annual Conference Of Indian Academy of Neurology, 2011 at Pune, India.
5. A study of recurrent stroke in a tertiary care hospital Salem- TANCON 2021, at Chennai.
6. An interesting case of auto amputation of toes in a child – IANCON 2020-21 at Bengaluru
7. Case reports on muscle disorders in young females - IANCON 2020-21 at Bengaluru
8. A study on clinical utility of BAEP in vestibular migraine patients - Tancon 2021, at Chennai.
9. Interesting case of family of spinocerebellar ataxia - IANCON 2020-21 at Bengaluru
10. Study of outcome of acute ischemic stroke treated with alteplase vs placebo group at tertiary care hospital salem - TANCON 2021, at Chennai.
7. PUBLICATIONS/ PATENTS:
1. Mugundhan Krishnan, PalanivelRajan, ChandrasekharanKesavadas, Rajesh Shankar Iyer. The ‘heart appearance’ sign in MRI in bilateral medial medullary infarction. Postgrad Med J 2011 87: 156-157.
1. K Mugundhan, K Thiruvarutchelvan, S Sivakumar. Posterior Circulation Stroke in a Young Male following Snake Bite. JAPI. September 2008 VOL.56: 713-714.
2. K Mugundhan, K Thiruvarutchelvan, S Sivakumar. Epidermal Nevus Syndrome- A Neuro-Cutaneous Marker. JAPI. September 2009 VOL.57: 646.
3. K Mugundhan, ArunMaski, JA Elanchezian, V Rajkumar, A Thangaraj, RAnbalagan. Mixed Movement Disorder as the Presenting Manifestation of Non-Ketotic Hyperglycemia. JAPI. June 2010 VOL.58.387-388.
4. K Mugundhan, K Thiruvarutchelvan, S Sivakumar. Congenital Crocadile Tears with Duane’s Syndrome- Congenital Cranial Dysinnervation Syndrome. JAPI. May 2011 VOL.59: 2.
5. K Mugundhan, K Thiruvarutchelvan, S Sivakumar. Familial Episodic Ataxia Type II. JAPI. October 2011 VOL.59: 666.
6. Gunasekaran., , K Thiruvarutchelvan, S Sivakumar. Clinical profile and etiological analysis of late onset seizures; A study conducted at tertiary care institute. IJNN. Vol.10, no;3, 2018
7. Gunasekaran., , K Thiruvarutchelvan, S Sivakumar. A Study on peripheral neuropathy in HIV infected patients; clinicoepidemiological and electrophysiological profile. IJRM. Vol.6, No.10, 2018
8. Gunasekaran., , K Thiruvarutchelvan, S Sivakumar. Cognitive dysfunction in cerebellar disorders. Indian journal of neurosciences.Vol 4. No.3. 2018
9. C Selvaraj, S Sivakumar. A Study of migraine cases in a tertiary carte hospital neurology outpatient department: demography, sub classification and clinical features. IJRMS- oct 2018
10. KS. Raja,,MalcomJeyaraj, K Thiruvarutchelvan, S Sivakumar. Clinical and electroencephalographic profile of juvenile myoclonic epilepsy in our tertiary care centre. SMJ. Feb 2018
8. CME/ WORKSHOPS / SEMINARS CONDUCTED:
1.One full day CME on “the common neurological disorders” was conducted on 17 Aug 2012 with accreditation by The Tamilnadu Dr.MGR Medical University for 10 credit points
2. CME on Pathophysiology Of Ischemic Stroke –Dr.Praveen Singh Peter, Iv Thrombolysis in Stroke – Dr.N.Balamurugan, Intervention in Stroke – Dr.S.Senthilnathan conducted on 29 October 2021
|PARAMETERS YEAR 2019 YEAR 2020 YEAR 2021|
|MONTH||EEG||ENMG||OP||Neurology IP||IP in GH|
|Year||Out patients||In patients||calls|
Total no. of Thrombolysis/year :
2022(Nov) -37 cases.
CMHIS statistics - last 3 years
Year Number of patients
2022 oct 162
LIST OF DISEASES COVERED UNDER CM HEALTH INSURANCE SCHEME
- CM0515 : CHRONIC INFLAMMATORY DEMYELINATING POLYNEUROPATHY
- CM0516A : HEMORRHAGIC STROKE
- CM0516B : ISCHEMIC STROKE
- CM0829-II : STATUS EPILEPTICUS WITH MECHANICAL VENTILATION -(ADULT/PAEDIATRIC )
- CM0837-II : PYOGENIC /TB /VIRAL/ FUNGAL -MENINGITIS/ MENINGOENCEPHALITIS - NON VENTILATED
- CM0839-II : NEURO TUBERCULOSIS/NEUROCYSTICERCOSIS/ TUBERCULOMA
- CM0888-II : GULLAIN BARRE SYNDROME
- CM0889-II : OPTIC NEURITIS
- CM0890-II : MYOPATHY / MUSCULAR DYSTROPHY (INCLUDING EVALUATION & PHYSIOTHERAPY AT CHC)
- CM0891-II : MYASTHENIA GRAVIS
- CM0893 : CAVERNOUS SINUS THROMBOSIS
- CM0894 : RHINOCEREBRAL MUCORMYCOSIS
- CM0951 A : TRANSVERSE MYELITIS WITH CENTRAL DEMYELINATION
- CM0951 B : TRANSVERSE MYELITIS WITHOUT CENTRAL DEMYELINATION
- CM0692-III : ACUTE STROKE THROMBOLYSIS (R TPA )
- CM0692-III-B : ACUTE STROKE THROMBOLYSIS (R TPA ) (IV - THROMBOLYSIS)
- CM0692-III-B-I : ACUTE STROKE THROMBOLYSIS (R TPA ) (IV - THROMBOLYSIS - 50 MG)
- CM0692-III-B-II : ACUTE STROKE THROMBOLYSIS (R TPA ) (IV - THROMBOLYSIS - 70MG)