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PULMONARY MEDICINE

Overview

The department of Pulmonary Medicine, AMALA IMS, deals with the diagnosis, prevention, treatment and cure of respiratory diseases.  The Pulmonologists at Amala specialize in COPD, Asthma, Sleep Apnoea, Lung Cancer, Chronic Ventilatory Failure and so on. The department was established almost two decades ago. 

There are regular Out-Patient (OPD) services from Monday to Saturday, 8.00 am to 4.00 pm.

Facilities

  • EBUS (endobronchial ultrasound)
  • Electrocautery
  • Tracheo Bronchial Stending
  • EBUS (endobronchial ultrasound)
  • Pleurodesis
  • CT & usg Guided Lung Biopsy /Catheter Drainage
  • Spirometry
  • DLCO
  • Sleep Study
  • Allergy Skin testing
  • Smoking Cessation Clinic
  • DOTS Center
  • Critical Care Unit With Invasive & non invasive Ventilators and Central Monitors

Services

It is a common test used to assess how well your lungs work by measuring how much air you inhale, how much you exhale and how quickly you exhale. Spirometry is used to diagnose Asthma, COPD and other conditions that affect breathing.

DLCO (Diffusion Capacity of Lungs for Carbon Monoxide (CO) is measured using small volumes of Carbon Monoxide (CO), and measures the transfer of CO across the alveolar-capillary membrane. DLCO can assist in identification, assessment of wide range of disease processes affecting lung parenchyma, and pulmonary vascular bed.

A sleep study is a non-invasive overnight exam that allows doctors to monitor you while you sleep, to see what’s happening in your brain and body. For this test, you will go to a sleep lab that is set up for overnight stay.

Endobronchial Ultrasound (EBUS) and Bronchoscope is minimally invasive, but effective procedure used to diagnose lung cancer, infections and other diseases causing enlarged lymph nodes in the chest. The department of Pulmonology at AMALA IMS has done over 3000 Bronchoscopies till date.

Medical Thoracoscopy/ Pleuroscopy is a minimally invasive procedure that allows access to pleural space using a combination of viewing and working instruments. It also allows for basic diagnostic (undiagnosed pleural fluid or pleural thickening) and therapeutic procedures (Adhesiolysis or Pleurodoesis) to be performed safely. The department has done over 300 Thoracoscopies.

The department is also equipped with Respiratory Intensive Care Unit (RICU), which are specialized areas for monitoring and treating patients suffering from acute respiratory failure, originally caused by respiratory disease, and/or by acute exacerbation of chronic respiratory failure.

There are regular Out-Patient (OPD) services from Monday to Saturday, 8.00 am to 4.00 pm.

Faculties

Dr. Rennis Davis Kizhakkepeedika

Vice Principal, Professor & HOD

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Dr. Thomas Vadakkan

Professor

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Dr. Lisha Pv

Associate Professor

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Dr. Arun N A

Senior Resident

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CME

CME Details Date of Conduct
Name : CME on Recent Updates on Management of Lung Cancer
Theme/Subject : CME on Recent Updates on Management of Lung Cancer

2018
Name : Sleep Medicine CME
Theme/Subject : Sleep Medicine CME

2014
Name : NATCON
Theme/Subject : NATCON

2020
Name : APTCON
Theme/Subject : APTCON

2021
Name : NAPCON
Theme/Subject : NAPCON

2019

Workshop

Name of Workshop Theme / Subject Date of Conduct
Ventilation & critical care- Guest Lecture Series – All Tuesdays 2.30pm to 4.00pm Ventilation & critical care- Guest Lecture Series 2021
Pulmocon 2 day conference (APCCM) Workshop 17th May, 2019 (3 Days) Pulmocon 2 day conference (APCCM) Workshop . 2019
Basic bronchoscopy hands on training Basic bronchoscopy hands on training 2019

Publications

  • Rennis DK, Krishnakumar EV. Role of Initial arterial blood gas variations in predicting the outcome of pneumonia patients with type 1/II respiratory failure. Int J Adv Med 2016; 3:313-8.

    http://www.ijmedicine.com/index.php/ijam.

  • Rennis KD, AnazM, Krishnakumar EV, Thomas V, Robert AP. Role of chest ultrasonography in the prognostic evaluation of patients with community acquired pneumonia: a prospective study. Int J res Med Sci 2017; 5(1)

    http://www.msjonline.org/index.php/ijrms

  • Rennis KD, Bibin J, Thomas V, Krishnakumar EV. Comparison of diagnostic yield and complications of bronchoscopy, closed pleural biopsy and medical thoracoscopic pleural biopsies in undiagnosed pleural effusions. Int J Res Med Sci 2017; 5:388:-93.

    http://www.msjonline.org/index.php/ijrms

  • Rennis DK, Krishnakumar EV, Sankarapotti N. Diagnostic yield of conventional transbronchiol needle aspiration in suspected bronchogenic carcinoma without intraluminal growth on branchoscopy. Int J Res Med. Sci 2017; 5: 1270-4

    http://www.msjonline.org/index.php/ijrms

  • K. Rennis Davis, D. Thomas Vadakkan, E.V. Krishnakumar, A. Muhammed Anas. Serial bronchoscopic lung lavage in pulmonary alveolar proteinosis under local anesthesia. Lung India .Vol 32. Issue 2. Mar – Apr 2015. Pages 162 – 164

    http://www.lungindia.com/

  • Jai Krishan, Rennis Davis, Kiranjeet Kaur, Neelam Varma – A study of Role of serotonin and its metabolites causing joint pains/ shoulder hand syndrome in patients with pulmonary tuberculosis taking isoniazid containing regimens - chest Oct 2003, Vol.
  • S. Johnson, A. Shenoy, R Davis - Noninvasive positive pressure ventilation in acute respiratory failure : A study of clinical outcome – Journal of respiratory care 2007, 127.
  • Jayakrishnan Kolady, Rennis Davis, Rupesh George, Biju Jacob – Successful thrombolytic therapy for massive pulmonary embolism following abdominoplasty - Indian Journal of Plastic Surgery 2013, Vol 46, Issue 3, Page 600 -601
  • Domini Dixy, Mannarathu Mary, Anas Muhammed, Davis Rennis – Effectiveness of breathing exercises in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary diseases – Indian Journal of respiratory care 2015, Vol 4, 561 – 4.
  • Easwaramangalath Venugopal Krishnakumar, Muhammed Anas, Davis Kizakkepeedika Rennis, Vadakken Devasy Thomas, Babu Vinod – Efficacy of drainage of pleural effusion using small bore pleural catheter and conventional throacostomy using large bore chest tube

    http://www.ijmedicine.com/index.php/ijam

  • Kundoly V Suseela, Rennis Davis, Santosh P, Aiswariya A. Bacterial profile and antibiotic susceptibility in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease patients with acute exacerbation: A cross-sectional study in a tertiary care hospital. Indian J Microbiol
  • Vadakkan Devassy Thomas, Binila Jose, Davis Kizhakkepeedika Rennis. Prevalence of the type and etiology of lung cancer among patients who presented to a tertiary care hospital at central Kerala: A descriptive study. International Journal of Research i
  • Janso Kollanur, Bhavadasan, Rennis Davis, A.S. Abhay, M.C. Savthri. An uncommon presentation of a very common Disease – The ultimate Masquaerader. Pulmon. Vol 19, Issue I, January – April 2017: 35-39.
  • Rennis DK, Binila J. A Retrospective study on the major endobronchial features and type of lung cancer incidence in a tertiary care hospital. Pulmon. Vol 19, Issue 3, Sep-Dec 2017:100-103.
  • Rennis DK, Abhay AS, Anaz M. Medical Thoracoscopy: Diagnostic utility in a tertiary care setting in South India. Pulmon. Vol 20, Issue 1, Jan-Apr 2018:18-23.
  • Rennis DK, Nileena N. Environmental allergens in Idiopathic Interstitial Lung Disease: Role of skin prick tests- Pulmon. Vol 20, Issue 3, Sep-Dec 2018:57-67.
  • Theresa Scaria, Sreeja Raju, Rennis Davis, Anil Jose Thazhath. An analysis of genetic mutations in lung adenocarcinoma and their relationships to demographic patterns and histopathological features. Pulmon Vol 22, issue 2, May-August 2020
  • Jiss Ann Francis, NA Arun, Rennis Davis, TA Ajith ; Analysis of red cell distribution width in patients presented with interstitial lung disease Pulmon Vol 23 issue, Jan-Apr 2021.
  • Jane Mary Jose, Vadakkan Devassy Thomas, Kollanur Janso. Effect of anulom vilom pranayama as an adjuvant treatment modality to improve level of dyspnea in chronic asthma patients. International Journal of Advances in Medicine, 2018 April 5 (2) 241 – 244
  • Thomas VD, Kumar VS, Gitanjali B. Predictors of nocturnal oxygen desaturation in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in a south Indian population. J Postgrad Med 2002;48(2):101-104.
  • Lisha PV1, James PT, Ravindran C. Morbidity and mortality at five years after initiating Category I treatment among patients with new sputum smear positive pulmonary tuberculosis. Indian J Tuberc. 2012 Apr;59(2):83-91.
  • Evaluation of new smear positive tuberculosis patients 5 years after initiation of treatment under a DOTS programme - E communication session , ERS Barcelona 2010
  • Lisha PV. Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis. Review article. Pulmon Vol 15, Issue 1, Jan – April 2013
  • Santosh Kumar PV, Lisha PV. Evaluation of pulmonary impairment by spirometry in post pulmonary tuberculosis patients. Journal of medical science and clinical research: vol 5 (5) : May 201

    https://dx.doi.org/10.18535/jmscr/v5i5.84

  • Santosh Kumar P.V, Rajagopal T.P, Lisha P.V. A Study of Nasociliary Motility in Patients with Bilateral Bronchiectasis and in Smokers. Indian Journal of Medical research and clinical medicine. Volume 05 Issue 05 May 2017

    https://dx.doi.org/10.18535/jmscr/v5i5.83

  • Lisha PV, Santhosh kumar PV, PT Anandan. A case of familial IPF. Pulmon 2011
  • Suhail Neliyathodi, Abdul Nazar Thazhathethil, Lisha Pallivalappil, Deepu Balakrishnan Pleuropulmonary melioidosis with osteomyelitis rib CASE REPORT. Lung India. 2015: vol 32: (1) 67-69