St John's Medical College Hospital

Dr. Uma Maheswari K
Designation : Professor
Department :Pulmonary Medicine
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Professor and Head St. John's Medical College Hospital 2016 - Present Bangalore, India

Professor St. John's Medical College Hospital 2015- 2016 Bangalore, India

Associate Professor M.S.Ramaiah Medical College Hospital 2007 - 2015 Bangalore, India

Assistant Professor M S Ramaiah Medical College Hospital 2003- 2006 Bangalore, India

Senior Resident PGIMER 1999- 2002 Chandigarh, India

European Respiratory Society

American Association of Sleep Medicine

1. Devaraj U, Venkatnarayan K, Krishnaswamy UM, Ramachandran P. Assessing the flat diaphragm in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: Deep-diving is a better approach. Lung India 2020; 37:82-3

2. Devaraj U, Ramachandran P, Maheswari KU. Double whammy: A rare disorder complicating a common infection – A case report and review of literature. Eurasian J Pulmonol 2019; 21:207-11

3. Venkatnarayan K, Dhanasekaran S, Krishnaswamy UM, Ramachandran P, Devaraj U, Ruge A. Acute pain abdomen after bronchial artery embolization. Lung India 2019;36:562-4

4. Alisha Chaudhury, Priya Ramachandran, Uma Devaraj, Uma Maheswari and George A. D’souza. Pleurodesis in Children with Povidone-Iodine: A New Intrapleural Drug. Ind J Chest Dis All Sci 2019; 61: 143-5

5. Priya Ramachandran, Uma Devaraj, Sandeepa HS, Kavitha V, Uma Maheswari K and George D’Souza. Mixed Method Model to Assess CPAP Adherence Among Patients with Moderate to Severe OSA. Ind J Chest Dis All Sci 2019; 61:119-22

6. Venkatnarayan K, Raj R, Krishnaswamy UM, Ramachandran P, Devaraj U, Ananthamurthy A. The sandwiched pleural effusion. Lung India 2019;36:560-2

7. MS Padmaja, UM Krishnaswamy, MV Javali. Prevalence of Obstructive Sleep Apnea in Patients With Acute Stroke. Journal of Stroke Medicine 2019; DOI: 10.1177/2516608519870702. (online first DOI)

8. Uma Devaraj, Priya Ramachandran, Uma Maheswari Krishnaswamy, Namita Sinha, George D'Souza. Comparison of methods to quantitate spontaneous pneumothorax - A study from a tertiary care hospital. Egyptian J Bronchology 2019; 13:388–393

9. Kedlaya A, Rani R, Devaraj U, Ramachandran P, Maheshwari U. Anaesthetic management of endobronchial ultrasound guided transbronchial needle aspiration: Our experience with laryngeal mask airway. Indian J Clin Anaesth.2018;5(4):479-485

10. Ramachandran P, Devaraj U, Sebastian S, Krishnaswamy UM, D'Souza GA. Prevalence of restless legs syndrome in patients with chronic renal failure on hemodialysis: Does peripheral iron status matter? Ann Mov Disord 2018;1:39-43

11. Divya Devaraj, Uma Devaraj, Mark Bothello, Priya Ramachandran, Uma Maheswari, George A D’Souza Prevalence of Restless Leg Syndrome in Pregnancy- A Follow-up Study (PEARLS Study). Indian Journal of Sleep Medicine, October-December 2018;13(4):57-61

12. Devaraj U, Ramachandran P, Maheswari U. Breathless with stones. Lung India 2018;35:265-7

13. Ramachandran P, Chaudhury A, Devaraj U, Maheshwari K U, D'Souza G. Monitoring whole-lung lavage using lung ultrasound: The changing phases of the lung. Lung India 2018;35:350-3

14. M. V. A. Rao, N. K. Kausthubha, S. Yadav, D. Gope, U. M. Krishnaswamy and P. K. Ghosh, "Automatic prediction of spirometry readings from cough and wheeze for monitoring of asthma severity," 2017 25th European Signal Processing Conference (EUSIPCO), Kos, 2017, pp. 41-45. doi: 10.23919/EUSIPCO.2017.8081165

15. Krishnaswamy UM, Chhabria MS, Rao A. Excessive sleepiness, sleep hygiene, and coping strategies among night bus drivers: A cross-sectional study. Indian J Occup Environ Med 2016;20:84-7.

16. Shikha Ambastha, Sharath Umesh, Uma Maheshwari K, and Sundarrajan Asokan, "Pulmonary Function Test Using Fiber Bragg Grating Spirometer," J. Lightwave Technol. 34, 5682-5688 (2016)

17. Ritika R. Harjani, Janaki Manur Gururajachar,Uma maheswari Krishnaswamy. Comprehensive assessment of Somnolence Syndrome in patients undergoing radiation to the brain. Reports of practical oncology and radiotherapy 2 1 ( 2 0 1 6 ) 560–566.

18. N. Sriraam, T. K. Padma Shri & Uma Maheshwari K. Recognition of wake-sleep stage 1 multichannel eeg patterns using spectral entropy features for drowsiness detection. Australas Phys Eng Sci Med (2016) 39:797-806. DOI 10.1007/s13246-016-0472-8

19. Riyaz Moideen, Uma Maheswari Krishnaswamy, Radhika K. Prevalence of obstructive sleep apnea in patients with metabolic syndrome: a hospital-based study. Indian J Sleep Med 2015; 10.1, 29-36

20. Krishnaswamy U, Aneja A, Kumar RM, Kumar TP. Utility of portable monitoring in the diagnosis of obstructive sleep apnea. J Postgrad Med 2015;61:223-9.

21. Natarajan Sriraam, B. R. Purnima, Uma Maheswari Krishnaswamy. Comparative Study of Fuzzy Entropy with Relative Spike Amplitude Features for Recognizing Wake-Sleep Stage 1 EEGs. International Journal of Biomedical and Clinical Engineering, 4(2), 12-25, July-December 2015

22. Prasanna Kumar T, B. J. Arun, Uma Maheshwari K. “A Prospective Study of Sputum Conversion Rate and Cure Rate in Smear Positive Retreatment Patients under RNTCP in Rural Population.” Journal of Evolution of Medical and Dental Sciences 2015; 4(46): 7900-18, DOI: 10.14260/jemds/2015/1152

23. Uma Maheswari Krishnaswamy; Md Majeed Pasha; Anshum Aneja; Satya Padmaja Mantha; Riyaz Moideen. Twin airway abnormalities complicating the management of acute asthma: a case report. Oxford Medical Case Reports 2015 (4): 278-280

24. Madhusudhan BK, Rao MY, Krishnaswamy UM, Ravindra S. Prospective study of an outpatient based pulmonary rehabilitation program in patients with chronic pulmonary diseases.Trop J Med Res 2015;18: 20-9

25. Arora AA, Krishnaswamy UM, Moideen RP, Padmaja MS. Tubercular and bacterial coinfection: A case series. Lung India 2015;32:172-4

26. Harjani RR, Janaki MG, Krishnaswamy UM, Alva RC, Ponni A, Koushik K, Somashekar MK, Kannan RA, Murthy AS. Epworth Sleepiness Scale- a novel tool to assess somnolence syndrome post radiotherapy to brain. Int J Cancer Ther Oncol 2015; 3(1):03014. DOI: 10.14319/ijcto.0301.4

27. Anshum Aneja; Uma Maheswari K; Gayathri Devi H.J; Shamim Sheikh. A rare case of multifocal lymphadenopathy in a young male. Oxford Medical Case Reports 2014 2014 (8): 141-144. doi: 10.1093/omcr/omu054

28. Uma Maheswari Krishnaswamy, Vinayak V.Maka, Murali Subramanian, Rohith Chitrapur, Nalini Kilara. Rituximab Induced Interstitial Lung Disease in Patients with Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma: A Clinical Study of Six Cases and Review of the Literature. Lymphoma 2014 ;ID 160421, 1-6.

29. B R Purnima, N Sriraam, K. Uma Maheswari, K. Radhika. A Measure to Detect Sleep Onset Using Statistical Analysis of Spike Rhythmicity.International Journal of Biomedical and Clinical Engineering 2014; 3(1): 26-43

30. Anshum Aneja, Uma Maheswari Krishnaswamy, Vijayashree Thyagaraj,Riyaz Moideen, Satya Padmaja Mantha Endobronchial Tuberculosis: Two Case Reports and Review of Literature. . Case Reports in Pulmonology 2014.

31. Vinayak V. Maka, Uma Maheshwari Krishnaswamy, N. Anil Kumar, Rohith Chitrapur and Nalini Kilara. Acute interstitial lung disease in a patient with anaplastic lymphoma kinase-positive non-small-cell lung cancer after crizotinib therapy. Oxford Medical Case Reports 2014; 1: 11-12. doi:10.1093/omcr/omu004

32. G. Roopa Manjunatha, K. Rajanna, D. Roy Mahapatra, M. M. Nayak, Uma Maheswari Krishnaswamy, R. Srinivasa. Polyvinylidene fluoride film based nasal sensor to monitor human respiration pattern: An initial clinical study. J Clin Monit Comput 2013: DOI 10.1007/s10877-013-9486-x

33. S Anand, HS Sanjay, KK Suraj, U Krishnaswamy. ECG-Derived Respiration as a Screening Tool for OSA. Indian Journal of Sleep Medicine 2012, 7(3): 94-97

34. Uma M Krishnaswamy, Sean E Higgins, Christopher A Kosky, Simone deLacy, Adrian J Williams. Diagnosis of PLMD from increased pulse rate variability on overnight oximetry. Nature and Science of Sleep 2010:2 107–114

35. Janakiraman Vani, Melukote S. Shaila,Mohan K. N. Rao,Uma Maheshwari Krishnaswamy, Srini V. Kaveri,and Jagadeesh Bayry. B Lymphocytes from patients with tuberculosis exhibit hampered antigen-specific responses with concomitant overexpression of Interleukin-8. J.Infec Dis 2009:200: 481

36. Radha K. Dhiman,Sanjay Jain, Uma Maheshwari, Ashish Bhalla, Navneet Sharma, Jasmina Ahluwalia, Ajay Duseja, and Yogesh Chawla. Early Indicators of Prognosis in Fulminant Hepatic Failure: An assessment of the Model for End-Stage Liver Disease (MELD) and King’s College Hospital Criteria. Liver Transplantation. 13:814-821, 2007

37. D. Gupta, U. Maheshwari, A.N. Aggarwal. Tuberculous chylothorax. Lung India 2004, 21:54-55

38. U. Maheshwari, D. Gupta, A.N. Aggarwal and S.K. Jindal. Clinical spectrum of IPF: A study of 76 cases Indian Journal of Chest Diseases and Allied Sciences 2004, 46:23-26

39. D. Gupta, U.Maheshwari. Early haemodynamic manipulation in severe sepsis and septic shock improves outcome. National Medical Journal of India 2002: 15 (3)

Multidimensional profiling of COPD

Validation of a sleepiness scale specific to the Indian population

Study of speech derived biosignals in asthma

Biosignal analysis on OSA

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