Faculty

Dr. K K. Diwakar ,Dean & Prof.Of Neonatology

Dean &Professor

Prof. Krishna Diwakar is an alumnus of the Armed Forces Medical College, Pune, India. He had his training in Neonatology at the West mead Hospital Sydney (1990 -92). Subsequently he joined as faculty in Neonatology at the Kasturba Medical College Manipal, Karnataka, and was heading the Division of Neonatology from 1995. Dr. Diwakar continued as Professor and Head of Neonatology at the same institution until he joined the MOSC Medical College, in June 2003 to establish the Department of Neonatology here. Prof. Diwakar was the recipient of the Fulbright Visiting Lecturer Fellowship for the year 2002, and was awarded the Fellowship of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (UK) in 2007.

Faculty Details


Publications:

 

1. SurfactantReplacementTherapyinNeonateslessthan32weeksgestation;

EffectonNeonatalIntensiveCareResourceUtilization:PublishedJ.Pediatr.

ChildHealth(1993)29:433-437.

 

2.Gentamicintherapyinpreterms-Acomparisonoftworegimens:(KrishnanL.,

GeorgeSA,NayakS,DiwakarK K,BhaskaranandN)Published Bulletin-

NationalNeonatologyForum,(1994),Vol8:Jul-Sept.:7-8

 

3. Mid-thighcircumference-Roleinassessingthenutritionalstatusofchildren

between 6 years and 12 years ofage:JournalofTropicalPaediatrics,

(Apr.1995)Vol.41:86-88.

 

4.TransientHyperammonemia ofNewborn -(L.Krishnan,K.K.Diwakar,

Poonam Patil,NaliniBhaskaranand)IndianJPediatr,(Jan.-Feb.1996);63:

113-116.

 

5. GalactosemiawithRubellaInfection:IndianPediatrics,October1997,34:941

-942.

 

6. Follow-up ofNewborns Receiving IntermittentMandatory Ventilation -

OutcomeandLimitations:IndianPediatrics,March1998,35:286–287.

 

7. Early Experiences with High Frequency Ventilation in Neonates :Indian

Pediatrics,April1999,36:379-383.

 

8.Revised lookatmicro-erythrocytesedimentation ratein Neonates Indian

Pediatrics,July1999.36:703-705.

 

9. Weaningthenewbornfrom theventilator:(Review article).Journalofthe

NationalNeonatologyForum,Jan.2000.14:1:35–38.

 

10.ManagementofLow Birth weightInfants:Ongoing Care.(Review Article)

IndianJournalofPracticalPediatrics.Vol:3,July–September2001pg55–62.

 

11.ManagementofNeonatalSepsis– Thesaga continues,Journalofthe

NationalNeonatologyForum,2000Vol14:4,Oct–Dec.,13–17.

 

12.Plasmaglucoselevelsinterm infantswhoareappropriatesizeforgestation

andexclusivelybreastfed.ArchDisChildFetalNeonatal2002;87(July)F46–

F48.

 

13.Clinicalapproach to RespiratoryDistress in Newborn.Indian J Pediatr

(Supplement-optimum pulmonarycareofneonates)2003;70:S53–S59.

 

14.ThrombocytopeniainearlyNeonatalPeriod–IsIntravenousgamaglobulin

useful?JournalofNeonatology2004Vol189:1Jan–Mar,39–42.

 

15.MorbidityandMortalityamongoutborninfantsin10tertiaryCareInstitutions

inIndiaduringtheyear2002InvestigatorsofNationalNeonatalPerinatal

Database,NNFofIndia,JTropPediatr2004Vol50:3:170–174.

 

16.NeonatalHyperbilirubinemia–Acontinuingsaga-IndianJournalofPractical

Pediatrics2005Vol7(4))Oct–Dec(278–286).

 

17.Kangaroomothercare.JournalofPostgraduateMedicaleducationTraining

andResearch(NationalBoardofExaminations)2006Vol1:3July–Sept;65

–66.

 

18.Choosing antibioticsin neonatesat-riskforsepsis– A studyofBlood

Culturesfrom twogeographicallyseparatedneonatalintensivecareunits.

Perinatology2007Vol9:1:19–28.

 

19.Apneaofprematurity–AnEnigmaJournalofNeonatology2007Vol21:2

(April–June):109–112.

 

20.Choosingantibioticsinneonatesat-riskforsepsis–AstudyofBloodCultures

from twogeographicallyseparatedneonatalintensivecareunits.Neonatology

TodayVol2;10:Oct.2007pg13–18.(repeatpublication).

 

21.Universal Newborn screening for congenital hypothyroidism

CorrespondenceIndianPediatrVol.45.4:(April2008):331.

 

22.Nursing Brain Drain from India. Human Resources for Health 2009

:5doi:10.1186/1478-4491-7-5.

 

23.Neonatal Seizures: Should the Role of Phenobarbitone Be Further

Downgraded NeonatologyTodayVol6/Issue10/October2011.

 

24.Respiratory Distress soon afterbirth – Is itpreventable? Journalof

Neonatology Vol28:4,Pg41-45,Oct2014.

 

25.ComparisonofUmbilicalCordCleansingusingsterilewaterandpovidone

iodine-spiritduringearlyneonatalperiod–Adoubleblindrandomizedcontrol

study.JCDR,May2015.

 

26.Theeffectofnestingonphysiologicalparametersamongpreterm infants.Int.

J.Adv.Res,6(4):2018,357–362.

 

27.EffectofNestingonsleeppatternamongpreterm infantsadmittedinNICU.

BiomedicalResearch2018;29(10)1994-1997(ISSN0970-938X)

 

28.Canclinicalscorebeusedtoguideinvestigationsandmanagementofinfants

bornthroughmeconium stainedamnioticfluid?–AProspectiveobservational

study,JournalofNeonatologyVol33:4:Dec2019,285-

 

29.CaringfortheNewborn–MusingsofaNeonatologist–(Commentary)Fetus

andNewborn,Vol1:1Jan–June2021,19.

 

30.DescriptiveStudyofObstetricBrachialPlexusPalsy(OBPP)ataTertiaryCare

Hospital.J.ObsGyn.Indiahttps://doi.org/10.1007/s13224-021-01520-yPublishedonline

Oct.62021

 

Papers:

 

1. Revised roleforBCG DiagnosticTest:Presented atStateIAP conference

Telecherry,1990Kerala.

 

2.SurfactantReplacementTherapyinNeonateslessthan32weeks;Effecton

ClinicalCourseandNICUCosts:a)PresentedattheAnnualCongressofthe

AustralianPerinatalSociety,heldatCoolum,Queensland,Australia.(1992).

 

3.Alsopresentedatthe8thAsianPediatricCongress,NewDelhi(Feb.1994).

 

4.NecrotizingEnterocolitis-AcasecontrolStudy:(L.Krishnan,C.Thomas,K.

Diwakar)Presented atthe 14th NationalNeonatology Forum Convention,

Madras,Nov.'1994.

 

5.CorrelationofAbnormalCardiotocography&Meconium StainedAmnioticFluid

duringlabourwithApgarScore&UmbilicalCordpHatBirth:(MashankarA,

KumarPratap,RamkumarV,SujathaK,DiwakarK.K.)PresentedattheWorld

ConferenceonLabourandDelivery,Bombay,Feb.1997.

 

6.AnalysisofOsteoarticularInfectionsinaNeonatalIntensiveCareUnit:(RaoA,

DiwakarK.K.)PresentedatthelllrdAnnualConferenceofPediatricOrthopedic

SocietyofIndia,Chandigarh,March1997.

 

7.CorrelationofPerinatalCare&PlaceofDeliveryontheOutcomeofMeconium

Stained Neonates:(Satish Babu,K.K.Diwakar)AnnualConferenceofthe

NationalNeonatologyForum,December1997,Bhilai.

 

8.Follow-upofVentilatedNewborns–AnalysisofDevelopmentaloutcome,(Fysel

M,DiwakarKK,BhaskaranandM .PresentedatNNFNationalConvention,

Vellore(Nov.1998).

 

9. Comparison ofClassicalUmbilicalVein PullPush Method ofExchange

TransfusionForNeonatalHyperbilirubinemiawiththeDoublePortExchange:

PresentedatNNFNationalConvention,Vellore(Nov.1998).

10.RoleofSupplementarymilkfeedsinthemanagementofInfantsofDiabetic

Mothers:PresentedatNNFNationalconvention,Bangalore(Nov.1999).

 

11.ClinicalAssessmentofNutritionalStatus(CANSCORE)atBirthtoAssessFetal

Malnutrition(LeslieEdwards,ChandrikaChetri,K.K.Diwakar)PresentedNNF

NationalConvention.Bangalore(Nov.1999).

 

12.RoleofrepeatCSFStudyat48hoursinNeonatalMeningitisasPredictorof

Outcome.Srilakshmi,DiwakarKK,LeslieEdwards,Raghuram.PresentedNNF

NationalConvention.Bangalore(Nov.1999).

 

13.ModifiedCRIB(Clinicalriskindexforbabies)score. PresentedatXX NNF

annualConvention,Mumbai3rd–5thNovember.2000.

 

14.Studyofbloodculturepositivityandantibioticsensitivitypatterninneonates

admittedtoatertiarycarehospital. PresentedatXX NNFannualConvention,

Mumbai3rd–5thNovember.2000.13.

 

15.Isn'tittimetostartuniversalscreeningofnewbornsinIndiaforcongenital

hypothyroidism.PresentedatNationalNeonatologyForum Annualconference,

Jaipur2010.

 

16.Non-compactionsyndrome-acaserreport.PresentedatNationalNeonatology

Forum Annualconference,Jaipur2010.

 

17.Fetus-inFetu-acasereport:PresentedatNationalNeonatologyForum Annual

conference,Jaipur2010.

 

18.UniversalHearing Screening -where to begin:_ Presented at National

NeonatologyForum Annualconference,Jaipur2010.

 

19.NeonatalMorbidityandMortalityinExtremelyLow birthweightNeonates:

ShortandLongTerm outcome:PresentedatNationalNeonatologyForum

Annualconference,Jaipur2010.

 

20.ARetrospectiveStudyofRiskFactorsForRetinopathyofPrematurity(ROP)Ina

Level3NeonatalUnitofSouthernIndiaPresentedatNationalNeonatology

Forum Annualconference,NewDelhi2012.

 

21.ProspectiveStudyOfEmbraceIn PreventingNeonatalHypothermiaDuring

IntraHospitalNeonatalTransportPresentedatNationalNeonatologyForum

Annualconference,NewDelhi2012.

 

22.Dowehavetherightglucosemonitoringapparatusfornewborns:Presentedat

NationalNeonatologyForum Annualconference,Hyderabad2013.

 

23.Collaborativemulticentricstudies_AretheyfeasibleinKerala:PresentedKerala

StateNNFconference,PerinthalmannaFeb2014

 

24.Does placentalpathology affectthe birth weightofneonates? National

NeonatologyForum annualconference,Varanasi,December2018.

ChaptersinBooks:

 

1.(a)Diseasesofthenewborn(chapterPg357–363)inEssentialsof

ObstetricsEds:ArulkumaranS,Sivanesaratnam V,ChatterjeeA,Kumar;Ist

Edition.JaypeeBrothersNewDelhi,2004.

a.(b)3rdEdn.2014.

 

2. EstablishingLevelllCareNeonatalUnits(chapter,Pg433–439)inNNF

ManualofNeonatalCare,Eds.MondkarJ,PeejavarRK,1stEdition,Prism

Books,Bangalore,2004

 

3. Neonatalseizures:In.Achar’sTextBookofNeonatology.4thEdition

Eds.SwarnarekhaBhat.pg181,UniversitypressHyderabad(2009)

 

4. CranialUltrasonographyEvidencebasedGuidelinesNNFEds.Dr.Praveen

Kumar.

 

5.OxygenTherapy:(Chapter30,Pg463–476)InMathur’sEssential

NeonatologyEd.NBMathur,,1stEditionNobleVisionNewDelhi2012.

 

6. NecrotizingEnterocolitis(chapter..)PGTextbookofPediatrics.EdsPiyush

Gupta,PSNMenon,SiddarthRamji,RakeshLodha(2015)

 

7.NecrotizingEnterocolitis(chapter..)PGTextbookofPediatricsPiyushGupta,

PSNMenon,SiddarthRamji,RakeshLodha(2ndEdition2018)

 

8.HypoglycemiaandHyperglycemia(Chapter)SouthAsianEditionofCloherty

ManualofNeonatalCare(2020)1stEdition

 

 

 

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