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DEPARTMENT OF FORENSIC MEDICINE AND TOXICOLOGY RESEARCH WORK UPDATE

Proposed research projects – submitted for approval to Institutional Research Committee

1.Study of impact of class attendance upon examination results among students in subject of Forensic Medicine and Toxicology at VIMS and RC.
2.Dr. Fairoz Khan , Dr. Ravi Raj KG, Prof Sudhamshu Raj Sharma, Dr. Prabeesh Y.
2.An eight year retrospective study of pattern of suicides autopsied at VIMS and RC. Dr. Fairoz Khan , Dr. Ravi Raj KG, Dr. Kiran M.S, Dr. Prabeesh Y.
3.A retrospective study of profile of sudden natural deaths autopsied at VIMS and RC .
4.Dr. Ravi Raj KG, Dr. Fairoz Khan, Dr. Prabeesh Y.

Approved research projects by the Institutional Research and Ethics Committee

1.The levels of Glycated Hemoglobin and C-reactive protein in the postmortem interval and correlation with time since death and cause of death
2.Prof Sudhamshu Raj Sharma, Dr. Padmini Hannah Noone, Dr. Fairoz Khan , Dr. Ravi Raj KG, Dr. Shobhana SS.
3.The estimation of blood alcohol in fatal road traffic accidents
4.Prof. Sudhamshu Raj Sharma, Dr. Shobhana SS

Ongoing Research Projects

1.The role of analytical laboratory in solving MLC cases where autopsy is conducted.Prof. S.R. Sharma
2.Students learning in forensic medicine small group discussionProf. S.R. Sharma & Dr. Fairoz Khan
3.Retrospective study of social aspects in deaths due to poisoning in cases autopsied at VIMS & RC Prof. Jagadeesh. N & Dr. Raviraj.K.G
4.Motive and finding in hanging cases conducted at VIMS & RC Prof. S.R. Sharma & Dr. Shobhana S S
5.Blood alcohol level in RTA Prof. Sudahamshu Raj Sharma and Dr. Shobhana S.S
6.C Reactive problems as markers to estimate tissue since death Prof. Sudhamshu Raj Sharma & Dr. Padmini Hannoh Noone
7.Pattern of Injuries in two wheeler accidents Prof. Sudahamshu Raj Sharma and Dr. Prabeesh. Y
8.Incidental histopathologic diagnosis of choroid plexus papilloma in medicolegal autopsy – a series of 3 cases. (Accepted)
9.RaviRaj K G, Shobhana S S- retrospective study of pattern of organs involved in natural death at autopsy—Role of Histopathology as ancillary tool(Accepted)

Completed Research Projects

1.A five year observational autopsy study of pattern of injuries in fatal road traffic accidents at Vydehi Institute of Medical Sciences and Research Centre. Dr. Mohan Kumar GM. Guide- Dr. Jagadeesh .N Duration of study July 2009 to june 2014 ( Retrospective+ prospective)
2.Study of abdominal injuries- an observational study at VIMS and RC Dr. Geetha K.B, Guide- Prof. Sudhamshu Raj Sharma Duration of study- July 2011 to june 2014( retrospective+ prospective)
3.An observational autopsy study of pattern of ligature mark injuries in cases of hanging. Dr. Mahesh T.S Guide – Dr. Jagadeesh .N
4.A prospective study of pattern of injuries seen in fatal road traffic accidents involving driver and pillion riders of motorized two wheelers Dr. Prabeesh. Y, Guide- Prof. Sudhamshu Raj Sharma, June 2013.
5.A study of Suicidal deaths at autopsies in VIMS&RC during Jan 2015 – June 2016 Dr Madhu Sudhana Reddy and Guide Prof S R Sharma. 6.An autopsy study of pattern of injuries at workplace. Dr. Shylaja. N, Guide- Prof Sudhamshu Raj Sharma – Nov 2012.
7.A prospective autopsy study of chest injuries by blunt trauma. Dr. Fairoz Khan, Guide Prof. Sudhamshu Raj Sharma Nov. 2010
8.A cross sectional study of foot dimensions for determining partial identity among student community of Vydehi Group of Institutions. Dr. Ravi Raj K G, Guide . Prof. Sudhamshu Raj Sharma Nov. 2010
9.A five year autopsy study of pattern of fatal head injuries at Vydehi hospital, Bangalore. Dr Shobhana S S, Guide . Dr. Jagadeesh.N, 2011.
10.Fatal abdominal injuries- An observational study at VIMS&RC 2014. Dr Geetha K B, Guide Prof S R Sharma.


Faculty - Research /Publications

Prof. Jagadeesh.N

  1. Review article- Recent changes in medical examination of sexual violence cases. JKAMLS  Vol23(1), Jan-June2014.
  2. Chapter in Textbook of Recent advances in Forensic Medicine and Toxicology. Emerging issues in sex verification.
  3. Indian journal of Medical ethics.
  1. Narcoanalysis leads to more questions than answers- Indian J Med Ethics 2007 ; 3:9.
  2. Status of Forensic Medicine in India- Indian J Med Ethics 2008 ; 4:154-156.
  3. Legal changes towards justice for Sexual assault victim- Indian J Med Ethics 2010 ; 7(2):108-112
  4. Sex verification test: Ethical, legal and social aspect- Indian J Med Ethics 2013 ; 1:49-51
n Indian Journal of Forensic Medicine Toxicology.
  1. Medicolegal masquerade – A case report, Indian Journal of Forensic Medicine Toxicology, January-June, 2009, Vol-3, No.1. (Coauthor)
  2. Retrospective Autopsy Study of Pattern of Injuries sustained by Pedestrians of fatal Road Traffic Accidents, Indian Journal of Forensic Medicine Toxicology, January-June, 2015, Vol-9, No.1,145-149 (Coauthor)
n Current Science.
  1. Standard of medical sciences. CurrSci 2009; 96: 753. (Coauthor)
In Journal of South India Medico Legal Association.
  1. Bitter truth of Medicolegal profession. Journal of South India Medicolegal Association 2009;1: 1-2. (first author)
  2. Publishing case reports: a potent tool for better practice of Forensic MedicineJournal of South India Medicolegal Association 2009;1:47-48. (Coauthor)
  3. Medical college teacher vis-à-vis need for publications.Journal of South India Medicolegal Association 2010;2:1-2. (first author)
In CEHAT Working Paper No 1
  1. A Comprehensive Health Sector Response to Sexual Assault Does the Delhi High Court Judgement Pave the way?(Coauthor)

In Karnataka Medicolegal Journal (JKAMLS)
  1. Legal issues in Transfusion Medicine. JKAMLS, Vol 6, No 1, 1997, 17-19. ( first author)
  2. DNA finger printing in disputed paternity. JKAMLS, Vol 7, No 1, 1998, 8-10(Coauthor)
  3. Need for check CT scan in operated Head injuries. JKAMLS, Vol 8, No 1, 1999, 18-19. ( first author)
  4. Medico-legal aspects of Assisted Reproductive Technologies( first author)
  5. Medico-legal aspects of Cloning( first author).
  6. Unusual case presentation( first author).
  7. Ethical and Social issues in Brain death( first author).
  8. Recent changes in Medical examination of Sexual Violence Cases, JKAMLS Vol 23(1), Jan-Jun 2014( first author)
In Journal of Evidence based Medicine and Health care
  1. Pattern of Fatal Head Injuries Autopsied at Vydehi Hospital Bangalore: 5 Years Study. Journal of Evidence based Medicine and Healthcare; Volume 1, Issue 10, November 10, 2014; Page: 1310-1319. (Coauthor)
In Economic and Political Weekly
  1. Responding to Sexual Violence, Evidence-based model for the health sector, EPW, November 29, 2014 Vol XLIX no 48, page:96-101 Coauthor)
In Technology in health care, current controversies, Indian journal of Medical Ethics.
  1. Narco analysis leads to more questions than answers
Dissertation to KarnatakUniversity, Dharwad
  1. A Postmortem study of head injuries at KIMS, Hubli, studied between Nov 1996 – Oct 1997
In Jeevanadi Magazine (Kannada)
  1. Is Crime an epidemic?
  2. Pediatric poisoning.
  3. Public awareness articles based on real life stories.
  4. Post mortem examination 1 & 2.
In local news paper (Samyukta Karnataka) PrakrutiyaVikopa – Sidilu”.
  1. Shobhana S. S, Jagadeesh N. “Pattern of fatal head injuries autopsied at Vydehi Hospital Bangalore: 5 years study”. Journal of Evidence based Medicine and Healthcare; Page: 1310-1319.

Prof. Sudhamshu Raj Sharma

  1. Padmini Hannah Noone, Sudhamshu Raj Sharma, Fairoz khan, Raviraj K.G, Shobhana.S.S . Use of role play in under graduate teaching of medical ethics an experience. Journal of Forensic and Legal Medicine.2013 April 20(3);136-8.
  2. Fairoz Khan, Shobhana S. S, Sudhamshu Raj Sharma. “A Prospective Autopsy Study of Chest Injuries by Blunt Trauma”. Journal of Evidence based Medicine and Healthcare; Volume 2, Issue 3, January 19, 2015; Page: 212-218.
  3. Shobhana S. S, Fairoz Khan, Sudhamshu Raj Sharma. “Students’s Perception: Conventional Vs. Non-Conventional Teaching Practices in Medical Ethics”. Journal of Evidence based Medicine and Healthcare; Volume 1, Issue 16, December 22, 2014; Page: 1981-1988.
  4. Geetha K B, Shashidhar S, Padmini Hannah Noone, Sudhamshu Raj Sharma.  “Blunt trauma chest leading to sudden death with established coronary occlusion: A case study”. Journal of Evidence based Medicine and Healthcare; Volume 2, Issue 10, March 09, 2015; Page: 1553-1558.

Dr.S.R.Sharma

  1. Analysis of blood alcohl levels from all fatal road traffic accidents autopsied at Vydehi Hospital
  2. Levels of glycated haemoglobin and C-reactive protein in the postmortem interval and correlation with time since death and cause of death.
       

Dr Padmini Hannah Noone

            
  1. Padmini Hannah Noone, Manzoor Majid, Shirley Vasu. Autopsy finding in a case of Tuberous sclerosis. Journal of Forensic and Legal Medicine. 2009 .16 . 357-361.
  2. Padmini Hannah Noone, Sudhamshu Raj Sharma, Fairoz khan, Raviraj K.G, Shobhana.S.S . Use of role play in under graduate teaching of medical ethics an experience. Journal of Forensic and Legal Medicine.2013 April 20(3);136-8
  3. Padmini Hannah Noone, Shirley Vasu. Pattern of origin of coronary arteries in the aortic valve- An autopsy based study.J-SIMLA ,2013:5(1) 14-16.
  4. Padmini Hannah Noone .Review article - Training in Forensic Histopathology- Significance in post graduate curriculum in forensic  medicine, Journal of evidence based medicine and health care; Vol 1 issue 7, sep 2014 page 597-98.
  5. Padmini Hannah Noone , Shirley Vasu. Age as a Predictive Tool of Aortic Valve Dimensions – An Autopsy Based Observational Study. World Journal of Pathology, Volume No 4. March 2015.
  6. Geetha K B, Shashidhar S, Padmini Hannah Noone, Sudhamshu Raj Sharma.  “Blunt trauma chest leading to sudden death with established coronary occlusion: A case study”. Journal of Evidence based Medicine and Healthcare; Volume 2, Issue 10, March 09, 2015; Page: 1553-1558.
Dr Fairoz Khan
  1. Padmini Hannah Noone, Sudhamshu Raj Sharma, Fairoz khan, Raviraj K.G, Shobhana.S.S . Use of role play in under graduate teaching of medical ethics an experience. Journal of Forensic and Legal Medicine2013 April 20(3);136-8.
  2. Case of Anorexia nervosa with NASH- a case report-JIAFP, Dr Shobhana.S.S and Dr Fairoz Khan.2015 Jan, 1(1).
  3. Fairoz Khan, Shobhana S. S, Sudhamshu Raj Sharma. “A Prospective Autopsy Study of Chest Injuries by Blunt Trauma”. Journal of Evidence based Medicine and Healthcare; Volume 2, Issue 3, January 19, 2015; Page: 212-218.
  4. Shobhana S. S, Fairoz Khan, Sudhamshu Raj Sharma. “Students’s Perception: Conventional Vs. Non-Conventional Teaching Practices in Medical Ethics”. Journal of Evidence based Medicine and Healthcare; Volume 1, Issue 16, December 22, 2014; Page: 1981-1988.
Dr Ravi Raj K G
  1. Raviraj.K.G, Chidananda.P.S, Manjunath. K.H. Chimerism- Forensic Significance. Journal of Forensic Medicine and Toxicology. (2008) Vol 25 issue 2. Pg 9-11
  2. Padmini Hannah Noone, Sudhamshu Raj Sharma, Fairoz khan, Raviraj K.G, Shobhana.S.S . Use of role play in under graduate teaching of medical ethics an experience. Journal of Forensic and Legal Medicine2013 April 20(3);136-8.
  3. Ravi Raj K G, Shobhana S S, “A Retrospective autopsy study on pattern of fatal injuries sustained by pedestrians” . Journal of Evidence based Medicine and Healthcare.2015 March,2(13).1995-2000.
  4. Pattern of fatal head injuries in RTA – A 5 year study,VCFL 2014. Shobhana.S.S,  Ravi Raj K G. Jan 2014,ISSN 2231-9522.
  5. Shobhana S S, Ravi Raj K G, “Study of pattern of fatal head injuries in cases of fall from height and fall of heavy object on body autopsied at Vydehi hospital Bangalore”. Journal of Evidence based Medicine and Healthcare. 2015. (Accepted).
Dr Shobhana S S.
  1. Padmini Hannah Noone, Sudhamshu Raj Sharma, Fairoz khan, Raviraj K.G, Shobhana.S.S . Use of role play in under graduate teaching of medical ethics an experience. Journal of Forensic and Legal Medicine2013 April 20(3);136-8.
  2. Case of Anorexia nervosa with NASH- a case report-JIAFP, Dr Shobhana.S.S and Dr Fairoz Khan. JIAFP ,2015, Jan, 1(1).
  3. Pattern of fatal head injuries in RTA – A 5 year study, Dr Shobhana.S.S,  Dr RaviRaj K G. VCFL 2014 ,ISSN 2231-9522.
  4. Fairoz Khan, Shobhana S. S, Sudhamshu Raj Sharma. “A Prospective Autopsy Study of Chest Injuries by Blunt Trauma”. Journal of Evidence based Medicine and Healthcare; Volume 2, Issue 3, January 19, 2015; Page: 212-218.
  5. Shobhana S. S, Fairoz Khan, Sudhamshu Raj Sharma. “Students’s Perception: Conventional Vs. Non-Conventional Teaching Practices in Medical Ethics”. Journal of Evidence based Medicine and Healthcare; Volume 1, Issue 16, December 22, 2014; Page: 1981-1988.
  6. Ravi Raj K G, Shobhana S S, “A Retrospective autopsy study on pattern of fatal injuries sustained by pedestrians” . Journal of Evidence based Medicine and Healthcare. 2015 March,2(13).1995-2000.
  7. Shobhana S. S, Jagadeesh N. “Pattern of fatal head injuries autopsied at Vydehi Hospital Bangalore: 5 years study”. Journal of Evidence based Medicine and Healthcare; November 2014,1(10), Page: 1310-1319.
  8. Complex suicide – A case report. JIAFP, Dr Shobhana.S.S 2015. (Accepted).
  9. Shobhana S S, Ravi Raj K G, “Study of pattern of fatal head injuries in cases of fall from height and fall of heavy object on body autopsied at Vydehi hospital Bangalore”. Journal of Evidence based Medicine and Healthcare. 2015(Accepted).

Post-Graduate Students - Research and Publications

  1. Dr.Mahesh TS  - Study of Ligature marks in deaths due to Hanging (ongoing)
  2. Dr Madhusudana Reddy  - Study on suicidal deaths(ongoing)