Dr Kavitha Saravu
Professor and Head, Department of Infectious Diseases
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CURRENT ACADEMIC ROLE & RESPONSIBILITIES
- Is involved in academic and clinical training of medical students and internal medicine postgraduate residents.
- Guides postgraduate students in their dissertation.
- Is internal examiner at KMC Manipal for MBBS.
- Attends to outpatients and inpatients and supervises resident doctors and interns.
- Guides PhD students.
Dr Kavitha Saravu teaches undergraduate and postgraduate students.
SUBJECTS CURRENTLY TEACHING
|Degree||Specialisation||Institute||Year of passing|
|ICMR International Fellowship for Young Biomedical Scientists||Translational Research (Infectious Diseases)||Yale School of Medicine, Connecticut, USA||2013|
|Diploma||Tropical Medicine and Hygiene||London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (Royal College of Physicians, England, UK)||2013|
|DNB||General Medicine||National Board of Examinations, New Delhi||2006|
|MD||General Medicine||Seth Gordhandas Sunderdas Medical College, and King Edward Memorial Hospital, Mumbai||1998|
|MBBS||Kasturba Medical College, Mangalore||1994|
|Institution / Organisation||Designation||Role||Tenure|
|KMC,Manipal||Professor and Head, Department of Infectious Diseases||1/10/2019 till date|
|KMC, Manipal||Professor, Division-Head of Infectious Diseases under Department of Medicine||02/05/2015 to 30/09/2019|
|KMC, Manipal||Professor & Unit Head||01/03/2013 to 30/04/2015|
|KMC, Manipal||Additional Professor||16/07/2012 to 28/02/2013|
|KMC, Manipal||Associate Professor||13/10/2004 to 15/07/2012|
|KMC, Manipal||Assistant Professor||20/10/1999 to 12/10/2004|
|Seth G S Medical College and King Edward Memorial College, Mumbai||Junior Resident||01/08/1995 to 31/07/1998|
Understanding the Epidemiology of Antimalarial Drug Resistance in Plasmodium vivax and Elucidation of Resistance Deterministic Host Factors for Antimalarial Drugs.
Principal investigator : in-progress research project funded by the Indian Council of Medical Research, New Delhi.
Assessment of acute kidney injury and other organ dysfunctions in falciparum and vivax Malaria in Kasturba Hospital, Manipal – a retrospective study.
Acute kidney injury in Dengue-risk factors and outcomes.
Co-Investigator of the on-going study.
Assessment of fourteen days primaquine treatment efficacy by determination of long latency relapses in Plasmodium vivax.
Principal investigator of the in-progress study
Assessment of Malarial acute kidney injury in a tertiary care centre.
Co-Principal investigator of the in-progress study.
Predictors of mortality in acute febrile illness requiring ICU care.
Co-Principal investigator of the in-progress study.
Elucidation of haematological profile with respect to disease severity in malaria – a tertiary care teaching hospital based cohort study.
Co-Principal investigator of the in-progress study
Clinico-Microbiology profile of infective endocarditis from a tertiary care hospital in India.
Principal investigator of the in-progress study.
AREAS OF INTEREST, EXPERTISE AND RESEARCH
Area of Interest
Infectious Diseases, Malaria, Melioidosis, Acute Febrile Illnesses, HIV, Antimicrobial Resistance
Area of Expertise
Infectious Diseases, Malaria, Melioidosis, Tuberculosis, Acute Febrile Illnesses
Area of Research
Malaria, Scrub typhus, Melioidosis, Tuberculosis, HIV
Professional Affiliations & Contributions
1. Infectious Disease Society of India –L- 173
2. HIV Medical Association of India - LM / 2011-12 / 022
3. Clinical Infectious Disease Society –CIDS 158
4. India CLEN-India Clinical Epidemiology Network
5. International society of Infectious Diseases, ISID
6. Infectious Disease Society of America, IDSA
7. Editorial board of Journal of Parasitic Diseases.
8. Manipal Center for Infectious Diseases (MAC
9. International Melioidosis Society
10. Indian Rickettsial Infections Study Network (IRISN)
11. Executive life member of Clinical Infectious Diseases Society
12. Vivax Working group
13. WWARN Vivax study group
Top Publications updated
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Deep learning, computer-aided radiography reading for tuberculosis: a diagnostic accuracy study from a tertiary hospital in India
Sci Rep 10, 210 (2020)
Over-the-counter antibiotic dispensing by pharmacies: a standardised patient study in Udupi district, India
BMJ Glob Health 2019;4:e001869. doi:10.1136/ bmjgh-2019-00186
The haematological consequences of Plasmodium vivax malaria after chloroquine treatment with and without primaquine: a WorldWide Antimalarial Resistance Network systematic review and individual patient data meta-analysis.
BMC Med. 2019;17(1):151.
Characterization of platelet count and platelet indices and their potential role to predict severity in malaria
Pathog Glob Health . 2019 Apr 9;1–8.
Diagnosing active tuberculosis in people living with HIV
Curr Opin HIV AIDS. 2018 October
A pilot randomized controlled trial to compare the effectiveness of two 14-day primaquine regimens for the radical cure of vivax malaria in South India
Mal J, 2018;17: 321.
The effect of chloroquine dose and primaquine on Plasmodium vivax recurrence: a World Wide Antimalarial Resistance Network systematic review and individual patient pooled meta-analysis.
Lancet Infect Dis. 2018;3099(18):1–10
Laboratory Diagnosis of Tuberculosis: Best Practices and Current Policies.
Textbook of Tuberculosis and Nontuberculous Mycobacterial Diseases by S K Sharma and Alladi Mohan 2019
2019 Saravu Kavitha
11th edition of API text book of medicine (Association of physicians of India) ed S Kamath 2019
Adverse Drug Events With Anti Tuberculosis Therapy: What Every GP Should Know
3rd Edition of Lets talk TB, A Supplement to GP CLINICS 2016
10th edition of API text book of medicine (Association of physicians of India) ed Y P Munjal 2015
2012 Saravu Kavitha
9th edition API text book of medicine (Association of physicians of India) ed Y P Munjal 2012, Vol 2, 1134.
Elucidation of Host immune competence, disease severity and anti-malarial drug resistance in plasmodium vivax Malaria
2014-01-01 Rishikesh Kumar
Study of risk factors, clinical features and predictors of outcome of MRSA infection
2013-01-01 Dr Aparajita Chatterjee
A comparative study of clinical presentation of tuberculosis and melioidosis
2012-01-01 Dr Mohan Rao
Determinants and outcome of ventilator associated pneumonia
2011-01-01 Dr Preethi V
Risk factors, microbiological profile and outcome of 174 cases of nosocomial sepsis
2010-01-01 Dr Madhura
Computational Intelligence Technique for The Detection of Dengue Fever
June 2019 Ms. Hilda Mayrose
Clinical profile of melioidosis
2009-01-01 Dr Rammoorthy
Clinical profile and determinants of outcome in poisonous snake bites
2008-01-01 Dr Vasanth Somavarapu
" Effect of vitamin D supplements and Vitamin D Receptor gene polymorphisms in South-Indian patients with Diabetic Foot Infection
18th June, 2019 Shilia Jacob Kurian
Palliative and support care in HIV/AIDS – a study of unmet need
April 2019 Dr Sindhu H Manjunath
Dipeptidyl peptidase-4 inhibitors included inflammatory bowel disease in type 2 diabetes patients: A retrospective cohort study in a South-Indian tertiary care hospital
August 2018 Shawn J Fernandes
A case report on pharmacogenomic profiling of allopurinol induced Steven-Johnson Syndrome/ Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis” in a tertiary care hospital
August 2018 Thiriveedhi Sneha, Alekhya L
A retrospective study on treatment outcomes and complications of Chickungunya virus infection from a teaching hospital in southwest coastal region of India,
February 2018 Ms. Marzieh Ansaritorogh
Drug Utilization Pattern and Safety Evaluation of Anti-Tubercular Therapy,
February 2018 Ms. Ishmath Begum
Adverse effects of fluoroquinolones: A retrospective cohort study in a tertiary health-care facility
April, 2018, Ashley Ann Thalody & Benitta Mathews
Prevalence and association of malnutrition in Tuberculosis and its impact on anti-tuberculosis drug induced liver injury (DILI),
September 2017 Dr Nihal
Validation of clinical risk score for severity of scrub typhus
September, 2017 Dr Shivali
Recurrences in Malaria and its Determinants
September 2016 Dr Divya Gandrala
A study of etiology and case fatality of acute febrile illness in Kasturba Hospital, Manipal
September 1, 2016 Dr Gautam Raj
A study of Lipoarabinomannan (LAM Ag) based lateral flow assay for diagnosis of Leprosy- A pilot study
March 2016 Snigdha
Point-of-care Ultrasound for the Diagnosis of Extra-pulmonary Tuberculosis in Manipal (“POCUS ETI”)
January 2016 Dr Stefan Fabian Weber
Determination of diagnostic – prognostic significance of peripheral blood parasite index, leucocyte and platelet parameters for disease severity and outcomes among hospitalized adult patients with Plasmodium vivax malaria
September 2015-August 2016 Rishikesh Kumar
Prevalence and risk factors of tuberculosis infection among healthcare trainees in South India
September 2015 Marzhei Ghiasi
Knowledge, attitudes and practices regarding tuberculosis Infection Control (TBIC) among recent medical graduates in Karnataka, South India
Sept 1, 2015 Marzhei Ghiasi
Risk factors and outcomes of extrapulmonary tuberculosis- a hospital based cohort study
Sept 01, 2015 Dr Jibia
Epidemiology, risk factors and outcomes of brucellosis – a hospital based cohort study.
Sept 1, 2015, Dr Sindhu
Risk factors and Outcomes of AKI in dengue fever
2015 Dr Pradeep Reddy
Infectious Diseases: Prevention and treatment
l7th December 2019
Gave an interview for Daijiworld, local television channel
Kyasanur Forest Disease
16th January, 2019
Radio Talk on “Kyasanur Forest Disease” on 90.4 FM in radio Manipal
Kyasanur Forest Disease
January 13, 2019
An article “Kyasanur Forest Disease” in Arogyavani
February 25th, 2018
An article “Travel Clinic” in Arogyavani (local newspaper)
18th November, 2017
Resource person for phone in programme, “Hello KMC” on Pneumonia, its complication and prevention in Daijiworld, a local television channel
November 12th, 2017
An article “Pneumonia” in Arogyavani (local newspaper)
Diet in Diabetes
An article, in a souvenir brought out by IMA Udupi Karavali, which was released on the occasion of inauguration of IMA Bhavan, Udupi on April 26, 2007, Souvenir brought out by IMA Udupi, Karavali.
in Udayavani a newspaper in regional language, 2008, Udayavani.
No free health check- up in China’s Public hospitals
Gave an interview to Times of India , a National English Newspaper, 1 February, 2008, Times of India.
Resource person for phone in program, on obesity in Namma TV a local television channel on 24 February, 2008, Namma TV.
health care and life style
Gave an interview on health care and life style in China to All India Radio- Mangalore which was broadcast.
Resource person for phone in programme, on diabetes, its complication and prevention in Namma TV, a local television channel on 22 February, 2009, Namma TV.
Plasmodium vivax malaria presenting with complications.
An article in ‘Aarogyavani’ a health supplementary page of ‘Udayavani’ Kannada daily.
Health check: why & when?
An article in ‘Vijaya Health’ a health supplementary page of ‘Vijaya Karnataka’ daily.