::Departments : Clinical : ANAESTHESILOGY
                 The department of Anaesthesiology, Thanjavur medical College was established with Dr.Srinivasan as Professor and Head on 4.2.77.He had a very short spell and Dr.K.A.Kishore took over from him on 22.6.77 and was the head for 13 years upto 10.1.90. During his tenure, Post graduate courses were started. D.A. in 1979 and MD(Anesthesiology) in 1981.
        This department is well known for its academic activities and has developed into its present state , which trains 7 MD , 4 DA postgraduate students every year besides L.S.A.S.(MBBS PHC Medical Officers) trainees, Paramedical technician students along with CRRI’s. It provides anesthesia services to 6 general surgical units, 3 ortho surgical units, 2 Neurosurgical units, 1 Cardiothoracic surgical unit, 1 Urosurgical unit, 1 Plastic surgical unit, 1 Surgical gastroenterological unit ,2 ENT surgical units of TMCH and 3 Obstetric and Gynecological units, 1 Paediatric.surgical unit, 1 Dentalsurgical unit, 2 Opthalmic surgical units and 1 Family welfare surgical unit of RMH.

Academic Activities:

Type of course: Medical
Name of the courses offered:
  1. M.D. (Anesthesiology)
Eligibility: MBBS Degree
Course duration: 3 years
Sanctioned number of seats: 7 per year
Affliated University: TN Dr.MGR Medical University
Selection procedure: Common PG Entrance exam conducted by the TN Government and 
                             All India PG Entrance exam conducted by AIIMS
University exam details: As per the TN Dr.MGR Medical University Guidelines
  1. D.A.(Diploma in Anesthesiology)
Eligibility: MBBS Degree
Course Duration: 2 years
Sanctioned seats: 4 per year
Selection Procedure: -do-
  1. LSAS
Eligibility: MBBS qualified working in PHC.
Course Duration: 6 months
Sanctioned seats:4
Affliated University:Nil
Selection procedure: State Health Society.(NRHM)
Univ. exam details: Family welfare training centre, Egmore.

Name of the course: Anesthesia Technician
Eligibility:  12th Std.
Course Duration:  1year
Sanctioned seats:  10
Affl. University: Nil
Selection procedure: DME
Univ. exam details:  King Institute

Periodic Academic Activities:
  1. Practical training in administration of Anesthesia in Operation Theatres in the morning.
  2. Theory class of two per week in the evening.
  3. Journal clubs are conducted bimonthly in the evening.
  4. Monthly symposiums.
  5. Monthly guest lectures and CME’s collectively organized with the ISA, Thanjavur City Branch.
  6. Monthly evaluation tests.
search and publications:
  1. A Comparative study of intubating condition and hemodynamic response to induction, laryngoscopy and intubation in patients induced with propofol, lignocaine or thipentone, fentanyl lignocaine without muscle relaxants    – Dr.A.Abirami.
  2. A comparative study of rectal diclofenac and rectal paracetomol for postoperative pain relief in paediatric adenotonsillectomy       – Dr.K.Anusha
  3. A comparative study of intubating conditions of two priming techniques with rocuronium bromide                                        - Dr.T.Kanagarajan
  4. The effect of caudal neostigmine for post operative pain in children undergoing lower abdominal procedures                             – Dr.Kannan.
  5. A comparative study of hemodynamic stress response to laryngoscopy with McCoy , Macintosh and Miller laryngoscope blades           – Dr.G.Venkatesan
  1. A study of the efficacy and safety of cloindine as an adjunct to bupivacaine for caudal analgesia in children     – Dr.N.Kamalakannan.
  2. Effect of intrathecal magnesium sulfate as an adjunct to bupivacaine, fentanyl in patients undergoing elective lower abdominal surgeries - Dr. S.Karthikeyan
  3. Comparison of different doses of preemptive intramuscular phenylephrine for the control of hypotension during spinal anesthesia in elective cesarean section – -Dr.P.Sundar
  4. A comparative study of the efficacy of Magnesium sulfate with lignocaine in attenuating the cardiovascular responses to laryngoscopy and intubation – Dr.S.Narmadha Yangste.
  1. A study to compare the hemodynamic stress response to the insertion of Proseal LMA and classic LMA – Dr.Radha
  2. A study to determine whether the preemptive oral gabapentin reduces postoperative pain and total Diclofenac requirements following superficial major injuries.- Dr. P.Krishna Moorthi
  3. A comparative study of paravertebral block and subarachnoid block for unilateral inguinal hernia repair. – Dr.S.Ilankathir.
  4. A study of comparison of preemptive versus postoperative caudal epidural bupivacaine with morphine for post operative analgesia in children.- Dr.K.S.Krithiga
  1. A comparative study of the anesthetic efficacy of intrathecal isobaric Ropivacaine 0.5% and bupivacaine 0.5% in lower abdominal surgeries – Dr.Ganga Nagalaxmi.
  2. A comparison of pre operative palanosetron and ondansetron for preventing post-operative nausea and vomiting in patients undergoing gynaecological surgeries under spinal anesthesia- Dr.Ashraf Ali.
  3. A comparative study of the anesthetic efficacy, post tourniquet release analgesia and side effects of Ropivacaine 0.2% and lignocaine 0.5% in intravenous regional anesthesia for hand surgeries- Dr.GowriShankar.
  4. An evaluation of postoperative analgesia efficacy and opioid sparing effect of Transversus Abdominis Plane Block following cesarean section – Dr. Ratheesh Thangam.
  5. An evaluation of the efficacy of adding clonidine to bupivacaine in infraclavicular approach of brachial plexus block.- Dr.Jeyamurugavel.
  1. The effects of pre-anesthetic single dose of 0.5microgm/kg of Dexmeditomidine on induction, inhalation, response and recovery. –Dr.S.Sekar.
  2. A comparative study of Intravenous vs rectal paracetomol in children undergoing tonsillectomy surgeries.- Dr.V.Balasubramania Guhan.
  3. Premedication with oral midazolam and rectal midazolam in children – A comparative study. –Dr.V.Thomas.
  4. A comparative study of the subclavian perivascular approach with lateral approach using 0.5% Ropivacaine in supraclavicular brachial plexus block- Dr.Jiju Yeldho
  5. A comparative study to evaluate the efficacy of Dexmeditomidine and Clonidine in epidural anesthesia with Ropivacaine for lower abdominal surgeries.- Dr.Aruloli.
Prizes and Awards won: Dr. K.Kamalakannan M.D. University Gold Medal.

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