St John's Medical College Hospital

Dr. George Albert D'souza
Designation : Professor Grade I
Department :Pulmonary Medicine
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Indian chapter of “The American Chest Society”

Indian Lung cancer Study Group

Founding Member
National academy of Pulmonary Medicine

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; 61:119-22.3

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

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-

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

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

Deep sequencing of near full-length HIV-1 genomes from plasma identifies circulating subtype C and infrequent occurrence of AC recombinant form in Southern India’’ Shuba Varshini Alampalli1, Michael M. Thomson2, Raghavan Sampathkumar1, Karthi Sivaraman1, Anto Jesuraj U. K. J.3, Chirag Dhar3, George D. Souza4, Neil Berry5³, Annapurna Vyakarnam

Srabanti Rakshit1, Vasista Adiga1, Soumya Nayak1, Pravat Nalini Sahoo1, Prabhat Kumar Sharma1, Krista E. van Meijgaarden2, Anto Jesuraj UK J.3, Chirag Dhar3, George D. Souza4, Greg Finak 5, Stephen C. De Rosa5,6, Tom H. M. Ottenhoff2 & Annapurna Vyakarnam1,7- 20th September, 2017

Circulating Mycobacterium tuberculosis DosR latency antigenspecific, polyfunctional, regulatory IL10+ Th17 CD4 T-cells differentiate latent from active tuberculosis

Deepa S, Roopa PR, Ramachandran P, Devaraj U, Arnold SA, Shobha V, D’Souza G Pulmonary involvement in systemic sclerosis: a clinical profile. Lung India 2016; 33:144-7

Dr. Srinivasa Rajagopala, Dr. Uma Devaraj, Dr. George D’souza, Dr. Vijay Aithal. Co infection with M tuberculosis and M leprosy: case report and systematic review

Zhong NS1, Sun T2, Zhuo C3, D'Souza G4, Lee SH5, Lan NH6, Chiang CH7, Wilson D8, Sun F9, Iaconis J10, Melnick D11. Ceftaroline fosamil versus ceftriaxone for the treatment of Asian patients with community-acquired pneumonia: a randomised, controlled, double-blind, phase 3, non-inferiority with nested superiority trial. Lancet Infect Dis. 2015 Feb;15(2):161-71. Epub 2014 Dec 22

Shanthaveeranna GK1, Thykadavil VG1, D'souza GA2. Use of pleural fluid ceruloplasmin in the differentiation of exudative and transudative pleural effusion. Lung India. 2015 Jan-Feb;32(1):11-5

Shet A, Kumarasamy N, Poongulali S, Shastri S, Kumar DS, Rewari BB, Arumugam K, Antony J, DeCosta A, D'souza G. Longitudinal Analysis of Adherence to First-Line Antiretroviral Therapy: Evidence of Treatment Sustainability from an Indian HIV Cohort. Curr HIV Res. 2015 Aug 25. [Epub ahead of print]

Choi JY, Baumgartner J, Harnden S, Alexander BH, Town RJ, D’Souza G, Ramachandran G. Increased risk of respiratory illness associated with kerosene fuel use among women and children in urban Bangalore, India. Occup Environ Med 2015; 72:114-22

Agarwal R, Dhooria S, Aggarwal AN, Maturu VN, Sehgal IS, Muthu V, Prasad KT, Yenge LB, Singh N, Behera D, Jindal SK, Gupta D, Balamugesh T, Bhalla A, Chaudhry D, Chhabra SK, Chokhani R, Chopra V, Dadhwal DS, D'Souza G, Garg M, Gaur SN, Gopal B, Ghoshal AG, Guleria R, Gupta KB, Haldar I, Jain S, Jain NK, Jain VK, Janmeja AK, Kant S, Kashyap S, Khilnani GC, Kishan J, Kumar R, Koul PA, Mahashur A, Mandal AK, Malhotra S, Mohammed S, Mohapatra PR, Patel D, Prasad R, Ray P, Samaria JK, Singh PS, Sawhney H, Shafiq N, Sharma N, Sidhu UP, Singla R, Suri JC, Talwar D, Varma S. Guidelines for diagnosis and management of bronchial asthma: JointICS/NCCP recommendations.Lung India. 2015 Apr;32(Suppl 1):S3-S42

Baburao A1, Souza GD1. Insulin resistance in moderate to severe obstructive sleep apnea in nondiabetics and its response to continuous positive airway pressure treatment. N Am J Med Sci. 2014 Oct;6(10):500-4

Archana Babu Rao, George Albert D. Souza, Sriram Sampath, and Uma Subramanian Unni. A study of insulin resistance in moderate to severe obstructive sleep apnea in non diabetics and its response to nasal CPAP treatment. European Respiratory Journal 38 (Suppl 55)

Ramachandran P, Devaraj U, D’Souza G. A rare poisoning with pyrethroid by an uncommon route of self injection. Emergency Medicine2014; 4: 208

Devaraj U, Ramachandran P, D’Souza GA. Chylothorax in gastric adenocarcinoma: A case report and systematic review of the English literature. Lung India. 2014 ;31:47-52

Devaraj U, Ramachandran P, D’Souza G. Reccurent spontaneous pneumomediastinum in a young female: Hamman’s crunch revisited. Oxf Med Case Reports 2014; 1: 18-20

Shet A, De Costa A, Kumarswamy N, Rodrigues R, Rewari BB, Ashorn P, Eriksson B, Diwan V; HIVIND Study team Effect of mobile telephone reminders on treatment outcome in HIV: evidence from a randomized controlled trial in India. BMJ 2014; 24:349

Choi JY, Baumgartner J, Harnden S, Alexander BH, Town RJ, D'Souza G, Ramachandran G. Increased risk of respiratory illness associated with kerosene fuel use among women and children in urban Bangalore, India. Occup Environ Med. 2015 Feb;72(2):114-22. Epub 2014 Oct 23

Mony PK, Rose DP, Sreedaran P, D'Souza G, Srinivasan K. Tobacco cessation outcomes in a cohort of patients attending a chest medicine outpatient clinic in Bangalore city, southern India. Indian J Med Res. 2014 Apr;139(4):523-30

Rajagopal S, Ramakrishnan A, Bantwal G, Devaraj U, Swamy S, Ayyar SV, D’Souza G. Adrenal insufficiency in patients with stable non-cystic fibrosis bronchiectasis. Indian J Med Res 2014; 139: 393-401

A 52-week treatment, multi-centre, randomized, double blind double dummy, parallel-group, active controlled study to compare the effect of QVA149(indacaterol maleate/ glycopyrronium bromide) with Salmeterol/Fluticasone on the rate of exacerbations in subjects with moderate to very severe chronic obstructive pulmonary disease- funded by Novartis Health care Pvt Ltd-Principal Investigator.Rs.19.60 Lakhs

Programme support for HIV-TB co-Infection-Developing a clinical core for In-Depth studies of the correlates of protective immunity to HIV-TB co-infection- funded by Department of Bio Technology- Principal Investigator-Rs 104.10 Lakhs

A multi-centric observational study to examine replicative fitness and pathogenic properties of the emerging new viral strains of HIV-1 in India- funded by Department of Bio Technology- Co-Principal Investigator -Rs 72.98 Lakhs

Diagnosis of Tuberculosis using host and bacterial biomarker signatures -Grand challenge-TB control program financially supported by USAID, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and BIRAC/DBT-–Principal Investigator-Rs 49.84 lakhs

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