Bed-side Ultrasound in Paediatric intensive care unit
Biomarkers in Severe sepsis
Critical care Nursing training and education
Low-cost innovative strategies in Paediatric critical care
Professional membership and certification
Currently the chairman of Hospital Infection control committee, and took active part in the process of NABH accreditation. The hospital is currently NABH pre-accredited and is going for full accreditation by this year.
Chairperson of the Drugs and therapeutics committee in Rainbow Children’s hospital, Chennai between August 2018 to February 2021.
Member secretary: Institutes Ethics committee, Rainbow children’s hospital, Chennai – July 2021
Research & Publications
Winner of the National Hematology Quiz 2012 organised by Indian society of hematology and bone marrow transplantation (ISHBT) with cash prize of 23,000 rupees. Best abstract award for my research on "Imatinib disturbing growth hormone/Insulin like growth factor-1 in children with chronic myeloid leukemia and hence causing growth failure" during September 2012, by the international CML foundation (American Society of Hematology)
Best research paper award during PHOCON 2012 (National Pediatric hematology oncology conference) for my oral presentation on the same.
Best Young Investigator award for my research on "A randomized double blind controlled trial to compare the effects of dopamine and epinephrine in fluid-refractory hypotensive septic shock in children" - awarded in the World Federation of societies of Intensive and critical care medicine (WFSICCM 2015) congress, in Seoul, Sep 2015.
World federation of pediatric intensive and critical care societies (WFPICCS) congress 2013, Istanbul
a) ‘Sodium variability as a predictor of mortality in critically ill children’ – research paper published as abstract in the international journal“ Pediatric critical care medicine 2014, Vol (15), No.4”
(b) ‘Ideal arterial oxygen levels in mechanically ventilated critically ill children during the acute phase of illness’ - “ Pediatric critical care medicine 2014, Vol (15), No.4”
(c) ‘Can arterial oxygen levels influence the risk of health care associated infections in critically ill children’ - “ Pediatric critical care medicine 2014, Vol (15), No.4”
(d) ‘Mosquito repellent liquidizer poisoning in young children in summer – What to anticipate?’ - “ Pediatric critical care medicine 2014, Vol (15), No.4”
Growth failure in children with chronic myeloid leukemia receiving imatinib is due to disruption of GH/IGF-1 axis(Pediatr Blood Cancer. 2013 Jul;60(7):1148-53)
Vaidya, P. C., Narayanan, K., Suri, D., Rohit, M. K., Gupta, A., Singh, S. and Singh, M. (2015), Pulmonary presentation of Kawasaki disease: an unusual occurrence. International Journal of Rheumatic Diseases. doi: 10.1111/1756-185X.12815
Research completed: “Dopamine versus Epinephrine as first-line vasoactive in fluid-refractory pediatric septic shock”. Accepted for publication with revision in Pediatric Critical care medicine.
Oral presentation on “Epinephrine is more likely to achieve therapeutic end-points within first hour than dopamine in Fluid-refractory Pediatric septic shock” in World federation of societies of intensive and critical care medicine congress held in Seoul, Sep 2015. Abstract published in Journal of Critical Care , Volume 30, Issue 4, 855.
Ramaswamy KN, Singhi S, Jayashree M, Bansal A, Nallasamy K. Double-Blind Randomized Clinical Trial Comparing Dopamine and Epinephrine in Pediatric Fluid-Refractory Hypotensive Septic Shock. Pediatr Crit Care Med. 2016 Nov;17(11):e502-e512.
Morin L, Ramaswamy KN, Jayashree M, Bansal A, Nallasamy K, Tissieres P, Singhi S. Validation of the pediatric refractory septic shock definition: post hoc analysis of a controlled trial. Ann Intensive Care. 2021 Feb 10;11(1):32. doi: 10.1186/s13613-021-00822-8.
Varadarajan S, Govindarajan Venguidesvarane A, Ramaswamy KN, Rajamohan M, Krupa M, Winfred Christadoss SB. Prevalence of excessive screen time and its association with developmental delay in children aged <5 years: A population-based cross-sectional study in India. PLoS One. 2021 Jul 6;16(7):e0254102. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0254102.
Reddy, M.V., Ganesan, S.L., Narayanan, K. et al. Liquid Mosquito Repellent Ingestion in Children. Indian J Pediatr 87, 12–16 (2020).
Ganesh R, Rajendran S, Arunkumar S, Karthik Narayanan R, Yadav R. Continuous Venovenous Hemodiafiltration for Extremely High Ammonia Levels in Methyl Malonic Acidemia. Indian J Pediatr. 2021 Mar;88(3):272-273. doi 10.1007/s12098-020-03344-6
Ganesh R, Suresh N, Vasuki B, Narayanan K. Pyruvate Dehydrogenase Complex Deficiency due to a De Novo Heterozygous Mutation in Exon 7 of PDHA 1 Gene Presenting as Isolated Severe Lactic Acidosis in an Infant. Indian J Pediatr. 2021 Jan;88(1):88. doi: 10.1007/s12098-020-03394-w.
Narayanan R.K. Vasoactive agents – practical aspects. Indian Journal of Practical Pediatrics. 2018;20(4):251.