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LIST OF THESES

List of Theses guided by the Department Faculty as Chief/Co-guides.
I.
Ph.D. Theses
1.
Oxygen free radicals: their role in mycobacterial killing and the mechanism of action.
2.
A study of the measurement of quality of life of lung cancer patients.
3.
Determination of ventilatory minute volumes required to maintain normocapnia in adult North Indian health subjects under anaesthesia.
4.
Immunoregulatory effects mediated by CD4+ and gamma/delta T-cells in pulmonary tuberculosis.
5.
Study of the occurrence and mechanisms of programmes cell death (apoptosis) in peripheral blood mononuclear cells of pulmonary tuberculosis patients.
6.
Status of reactive oxygen species and antioxidant defense system in alveolar macrophages of lung cancer patients.
7.
Asbestos induced changes in some cellular and molecular function in rat alveolar macrophages.
 
II.
DM (Pulmonary Medicine) Dissertations
1.
Spectrum and outcome of acute lung injury in Respiratory Critical Care Unit.
2.
Profile of method and criteria used for weaning from mechanical ventilation in Respiratory Critical Care Unit.
3.
Airway resistance in subjects exposed to environmental tobacco smoke.
4.
Evaluation of predictors of duration of mechanical ventilation.
5.
Incidence of tuberculosis during corticosteroid therapy.
6.
Tuberculin sensitivity in patients with sarcoidosis.
7.
Predicting outcome in respiratory intensive care: comparative evaluation of three severity scoring systems.
 
III.
Post Graduation (MD) T heses
(a)
MD (General Medicine)
1.
Assessment Airway response to broncho-constricting agents in leprosy.
2.
Relative contribution of the parasympathetic and sympathetic mechanisms in airway obstruction in bronchial asthma.
3.
Airway response to provocation with methacholine aerosol in different kinds of smokers.
4.
Role of atopy in the etiology of non-smoker chronic bronchitis.
5.
Comparative airway response to bronchodilators in patients of leprosy with normoreactivity and hyporeactivity to methacholine.
6.
Bronchodilator mediated airway response in health.
7.
Enalapril and bronchial responsiveness.
8.
Nifedipine in bronchial asthma.
9.
Influence of environmental tobacco smoke exposure on different morbidity indices in adult asthmatic women.
10.
Study of non-specific airway responsiveness in patients of rheumatoid arthritis.
11.
A study of serum-fluid albumin gradient in evaluation of pleural effusions.
12.
Determination of maximal inspiratory and expiratory muscle pressure at mouth in healthy Indian adults.
13.
Prediction of blood carboxy-haemoglobin from expired air carbon monoxide samples in "bidi" and cigarette smokers.
14.
Airway response to acid application in oesophagus (simulating gastro-esophageal reflux) in patients of bronchial asthma.
15.
Assessment of lung function in health natives of Bhutan.
16.
Transbronchial lung biopsy in sarcoidosis and relationship of histological changes with pulmonary function tests.
17.
Diagnostic evaluation of cholesterol and various lipoproteins in the pleural effusions.
18.
Bronchial provocation with Parthenium hysterophorus pollen extract in patients of bronchial asthma.
19.
Production of oxygen derived free radicals by peripheral blood polymorphonuclear leukocytes in different stages of Asthma in adults.
20.
Serodiagnosis of tuberculosis in adults using ELISAS test with antigen - 5.
21.
Significance of the reactive nitrogen intermediates in the pathophysiology of human pulmonary tuberculosis.
22.
Nebulized salbutamol for acute hyperkalemia in renal failure patients.
23.
Production of reactive nitrogen intermediates and L-cirtrulline by peripheral blood polymorphonuclear leukocytes in bronchial asthma.
24.
Validity of new study questionnaire in Hindi for diagnosis of asthma for epidemiological studies.
25.
Influence of environmental tobacco smoke exposure on acute exacerbations in known asthmatics.
26.
Diurnal variations in pulmonary function tests in normal healthy individuals.
27.
Visual analogue scales in assessing severity of bronchial asthma.
28.
Study of cellular composition of bronchoalveolar lavage fluid in patients with pulmonary tuberculosis using flow-cytometry.
29.
Assessment of airway responsiveness in asymptomatic asthmatic women exposed to environmental smoke.
30.
Indices of morbidity and control of asthma in non smoking women exposed to combustion of biomass fuels.
31.
A study of familial aggregation of cancer in the first degree relatives of lung cancer patients.
32.
To test the reliability of a Hindi questionnaire designed and validated for diagnosis of asthma for prevalence studies.
33.
Sensitivity and specificity of tuberculin skin test for the diagnosis of pulmonary tuberculosis in patients seeking treatment for respiratory problems.
34.
Arm span to height relationship for assessment of spirometric functions.
35.
Study of relationship of endobronchial and transbronchial lung lesions in patients with clinical diagnosis of sarcoidosis.
36.
Diurnal variations of peak expiratory flow and its correlation with different morbidity indices in bronchial asthma.
37.
A study of the smoking habits in patients of pulmonary tuberculosis.
38.
Predictors of Oxygen derived - free radicals in non smoker women exposed to environmental tobacco smoke.
39.
Hematological abnormalities in patients with sarcoidosis.
40.
Tuberculin sensitivity in patients with pulmonary sarcoidosis.
41.
Measurement of bronchial hyperreactivity in patients with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis.
42.
Socio-demographic profile and B.M.I. characteristic of patients with pulmonary tuberculosis attending chest clinic.
43.
Airway response to fenoterol in hypothyroid patients before and after treatment.
44.
Inspiratory muscle training in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
45.
Echocardiographic evaluation of cardiac involvement in sarcoidosis.
46.
Cough reflex threshold and diabetic autonomic neuropathy : correlation with ECG parameters of vagal involvement.
47.
Echocardiographic evaluation of right and left ventricular functions in corpulmonale with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in acute respiratory failure.
48.
Study of effects of 6 months' therapy with methotrexate on pulmonary functions in patients of rheumatoid arthritis.
49.
A study of peak-expiratory flow rate in healthy school children, 6-16 years of age.
50.
Study of respiratory tract involvement in leprosy.
51.
Correlation between morphological changes and impairment of ventilatory function in patients suffering from bronchiectesis.
52.
Radiologic evaluation of total lung capacity.
53.
Thyroid function in smokers.
54.
Skin hypersensitivity and precipitating antibodies against Aspergillus fumigatus in patients of bronchial asthma.
55.
Hepatoxicity with INH and Rifampicin.
56.
Quantification of cells recovered by bronchoalveolar lavage in pulmonary tuberculosis.
57.
Immunohistological studies in tubercular lymphadenitis.
58.
Studies on T-Lymphocytes in tubercular pleural effusion.
59.
Effect of irradiated lung volume on the pulmonary functions following postoperative radiotherapy in carcinoma breast.
60.
Effect of domestic fuels on lung functions in females.
61.
Blood carboxyhemoglobin levels in different types of smoking.
62.
Blood carboxyhemoglobin levels in different types of smoking.
63.
Pulmonary function in patients of idiopathic ulcerative colitis.
64.
Neutrophil count and myeloperoxidase activity in smokers.
65.
A study of broncho-alveolar lavage cytology in patients of rheumatoid arthritis.
66.
Evaluation of pulmonary changes in patients of psoriasis on methotrexate therapy.
67.
Effect of ciprofloxacin and ibuprofen on blood levels of rifampicin in patients receiving antitubercular treatment.
68.
Spectrum of changes in computed tomography in chest in pulmonary tuberculosis.
69.
Non-invasive evaluation of cardiac abnormalities in rheumatoid arthritis.
70.
Lung functions with relation to the fuels (biomass, LPG, kerosene and mixed) used in the houses of children in the age group of 7-15 years.
71.
Production of oxygen free radicals by pulmonary alveolar macrophages in patients with lung cancer.
72.
Erythrocyte (RBC) antioxidant enzyme levels in patients with primary lung cancer
73.
Production of anti-oxidant enzymes by pulmonary alveolar macrophages in patients with lung cancer.
74.
Hypothalmo-pituitary-adrenocortical axis in inhaled corticosteroid users, not an oral corticosteroid: a longitudinal study.
75.
Study of carcinoembryonic antigen and sialic acid levels (total and lipid bound) in patients with lung cancer.
76.
Neutrophil superoxide (free radical) levels and total neutrophil count in peripheral blood of smokers (asymptomatic and symptomatic with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease) of cigarette, bidi, hookah and mixed product.
77.
Vitamin A, beta-carotene and vitamin C in patients of lung cancer.
78.
Role of domestic fuels on the course of bronchial asthma in nonsmoking women.
79.
Respiratory symptoms among the farmers.
80.
Estimation of nitrate production by alveolar macrophages in bronchogenic carcinoma.
81.
Effect of esophageal variceal sclerotherapy on lung function.
82.
Surfactant protein-A and nitric oxide derivatives in lung lavage obtained from patients with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis.
83.
Effect of mechanical ventilation on surfactant levels in patients with ARDS.
84.
Pulmonary function changes after large volume paracentesis in patients with cirrhosis of liver and ascites.
85.
Status of reactive oxygen species and anti-oxidant defense system in alveolar macrophages and peripheral blood neutrophils of lung cancer patients.
86.
A study of prevalence of hepatopulmonary syndrome in patients with cirrhosis.
87.
A study of prevalence of hepatopulmonary syndrome in patients with NCPF.
88.
ATT induced hepatitis: a study on prevalence and outcome after re-introduction of drugs.
89.
HRCT in heavy smokers with normal chest X-ray.
90.
Role of HRCT in management of pulmonary infections in renal transplant recipients.
   
(b) Other Departments
1.
Pulmonary insufficiency after skeletal trauma.
2.
Determination of ventilatory minute volumes, required to maintain normocapnia under anaesthesia in adult North Indian subjects.
3.
Drug interactions between rifampicin and cotrimoxazole/ aspirin in patients on antituberculosis treatment.
4.
Assessment of radiologically guided fine needle aspiration cytology of mediastinal masses.
5.
Prediction of pulmonary function for lung resection.
6.
Comparative study of high resolution CT versus bronchography in the diagnosis of bronchiectasis.
7.
Occurrence of nasobronchial hypersensitivity in patients having contact dermatitis to Parthenium hysterophorus.
8.
Pulmonary function tests before and after transhiatal oesophagectomy for carcinoma oesophagus.
9.
Ultrasonography and ultrasound guided aspiration biopsy of peripheral lesions.
10.
A clinicoradiographic analysis and assessment of pulmonary functions in patients of idiopathic scoliosis.
11.
Antineutrophil cytoplasmic antibodies (ANCA) in tuberculosis.
12.
Evaluation of the effect of Miwaukaee brace on pulmonary function in idiopathic scoliosis.
13.
Comparative evaluation of image guided fine needle aspiration biopsy versus automated cutting needle core biopsy in diagnosing focal thoracic lesions.
14.
Evaluation of the efficiency of polymerase chain reaction for detection of mycobacterium tuberculosis in pleural fluid.
15.
Comparison of once daily and conventional schedule of gentamycin in patients with pulmonary infections - efficacy and toxicity.
16.
Treatment seeking behavior of chronic chest symptomatics in the age group of 15-65 years.
17.
Prevalence of tuberculosis infection and/or disease amongst children who are contacts of newly diagnosed cases of tuberculosis.
18.
Evaluation of pleural based masses by plain X-ray, ultrasound, computed tomography and ultrasound guided fine needle aspiration cytology.
19.
Prospective comparative study of external radiotherapy plus HDR endobronchial brachytherapy versus external radiotherapy alone in the palliative treatment of carcinoma of lung.
20.
Assessment of changes in pulmonary functions after closed mitral commissurotomy in mitral stenosis.
21.
Role of computed tomography in evaluation of hemoptysis with normal chest radiograph.
22.
Pulmonary function tests before and after surgery in patients undergoing mitral valve replacement.
23.
Effect of anterolateral thoracotomy, posterolateral thoracotomy and median sternotomy on lung spirometry tests - a comparative study.
24.
Comparison of percutaneous CT guided FNAC and fluoroscopic transbronchial fine needle aspiration for diagnosis of solitary pulmonary nodules.

 

 

List of Published Papers: 
          2009 2008 2007 2006 2005
2004 2003 2002 2001 2000 1999 1998 1997 1996 1995
1994 1993 1992 1991 1990 1989 1988 1987 1986 1985
1984 1983 1982 1981 1980 1979 1978 1977 1976 1975
1974 1973    
     
List of Theses
Book Summary

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