Krishnappan Ramanathan

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OBJECTIVE This study was conducted (i) to study through a randomized control trial the effect of Kangaroo Mother Care (KMC) on breast feeding rates, weight gain and length of hospitalization of very low birth neonates and (ii) to assess the acceptability of Kangaroo Mother Care by nurses and mothers. METHODS Babies whose birth weight was less than 1500(More)
The prevalence rate of 749 cases of oral squamous cell carcinomas (SCC) recorded between 1978-1984 was studied. Results showed that the Indians formed the dominant group (63.8%) followed by the Malays (19.6%) and Chinese (16.6%). The peak incidences were generally located between the sixth and eighth decades. Only in the Chinese group a male preponderance(More)
Endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR) is the dominant treatment strategy for abdominal aortic aneurysms. However, as a result of uncertainty regarding long-term durability, an ongoing imaging surveillance program is required. The aim of the study was to assess EVAR surveillance in Scotland and its effect on all-cause and aneurysm-related mortality. A(More)
Submucous fibrosis (SMF) an important precancerous condition occurs almost exclusively in Indians but cases have been reported from several countries throughout the world. The causes of SMF are unknown and there is no known treatment for it. Chillies, tobacco use, vitamin deficiencies and betel quid chewing have been implicated. Ramanathan is of the view(More)