Ongoing and Completed Research Projects

Year Research award Winners Topic
2014

Prof S Rajasekaran

Title:
Evaluation of radiological outcomes Multi-Modal Analysis of Early Lumbar Disc Degenerative Disease - A Clinical, Radiological and Genetic Evaluation of Young Patients with Back Pain and Disc Degeneration.

Current Status:
Prevalence, Patterns, and Genetic Association Analysis of Modic Vertebral Endplate Changes. Asian Spine J. 2017 Aug;11(4):594-600. doi: 10.4184/asj.2017.11.4.594.

2015

Dr Harvinder Singh Chhabra

Title:
MicroRNA Profiling of Peripheral Blood Mononuclear Cells in Spinal Cord Injury: An attempt to understand the molecular signature of the acute phase of injury.

Current Status:
Patient recruitment in progress, result analysis initiated, Manuscript under preparation.

2016

Dr Pravin Salunke

Title:
Biomechanical testing of artificial C1-2 joints in cadaveric spine - pilot study.

2017

Dr. Naresh Babu J

Title:
Factors influencing post-operative progression of OPLL - Role of Post-operative segmental instability on progression of OPLL.

Current Status:
Completion of min. 1 year data completed, collecting 3-4 year followup data in process, preop variables and 1 year follow up data analysed, manuscript not yet submitted or publised.

2018

Dr GPV Subbaiah

Title:
Curvularin, a fungal macrolactone as an intervertebral disc regenerative agent- In vitro study.

2018

Dr Naresh Babu J

Title:
Comparison of multifidus fatty infiltration in lumbar disc herniation, lumbar canal stenosis and lumbar spondylolithesis.

Current Status:
Study completed, results analysed, manuscript submitted, not yet published. Presented at ASSICON 2021, Global Spine Congress 2021, IOACON 2021.

2019

Dr Harvinder Singh Chhabra

Title:
Lumbar Transforaminal Injection Using Steroids Versus Platelet-Rich-Plasma for Prolapsed Lumbar Intervertebral Disc with Radiculopathy: A Randomized Double-Blind Controlled Pilot Study.

Current Status:
Study completed, results analysed, manuscript under proof reading, study presented at ASSICON 2021.

2019

Prof S Rajasekaran

Title:
Investigating the pathogenesis of Adolescent idiopathic scoliosis and the influence of mechanical loading on scoliotic disc- A proteomic analysis.

Current Status:
Study completed, results analysed, manuscript under preparation, presented at ASSICON 2021.

2020

Dr Siddharth Aiyer

Title:
Randomised control trial (RCT) to compare outcomes of USG guided Thoracolumbar interfascial plane (TLIP) block and surgical wound infiltration with local anaesthetic for multiple level lumbar decompression and fusion.

Current Status:
Sample size recruitment completed, data analysed, manuscript preparation in progress, will be submitted by 31st Aug 2022 - would be presenting the study at the next ASSICON 2023.

2020

Dr Ajoy Shetty

Title:
Diagnostic efficacy of Hounsfield units (HU) in lumbar spine computed tomography (CT) for the assessment of bone mineral density (BMD) of patients undergoing single- to three-level lumbar fusion surgeries: A correlation study between T-scores determined by DEXA scan and HU on CT.

Current Status:
Study completed, data analysed, full paper written, manuscript prepared, undergoing revision, expect to be ready by 15th August 2022 = not published or presented.

2021

Dr Saumyajit Basu

Title:
Comparing the efficacy of QCT vs DEXA vs MRI scan in the diagnosis of Osteoporosis and their correlation with pedicle screw insertional torque and bone histomorphometry in patients undergoing spinal decompression and fixation surgeries for lumbar degenerative disorders.

Current Status:
Patient recruitment going on , results not analysed, manuscript not prepared, not presented yet.

2021

Dr Sachin Borkar

Title:
Histopathological and immunohistochemistry analysis of posterior atlanto occpital membrane in patients with congenital/ developmental craniovertebral junction(CVJ) anomalies.

Current Status:
23 out of planned 30 patients recruited, preliminary results are being analysed.