Dr Kavitha Saravu
Professor and Head, Department of Infectious Diseases
Pure portal: https://manipal.pure.elsevier.com/en/persons/kavitha-saravu Orcid:https://orcid.org/0000-0001-6399-1129
CURRENT ACADEMIC ROLE & RESPONSIBILITIES
- Is involved in the academic and clinical training of medical students and internal medicine postgraduate residents.
- Guides postgraduate students in their dissertation.
- Attends to outpatients and inpatients and supervises resident doctors and interns.
- Guides PhD students.
Dr Kavitha Saravu teaches 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|
Scrub typhus: Clinico-epidemiological analysis, humoral immune response and Molecular characterization of Orientia tsutsugamushi
Principal investigator: in-progress research project funded by the SERB, New Delhi
Assessing the accuracy of point-of-care abdominal and thoracic ultrasound for the diagnosis and therapy monitoring in patients with presumed tuberculosis in India and Germany
Principal investigator: in-progress research project funded by the DZIF, Germany
Towards a rapid biomarker-based rapid test for Tuberculosis
Principal investigator of the ongoing project funded by the McGill International TB Center
Improving treatment outcomes in severe scrub typhus: a multicenter randomized controlled trial with pharmacokinetic/pharmacodynamics assessment and molecular characterization of Orientia tsutsugamushi
Principal investigator: in-progress Clinical Trial funded by the Christian Medical College, Vellore
Predictors of mortality in acute febrile illness requiring ICU care.
Co-Principal Investigator of the 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 study
Clinico-Microbiology profile of infective endocarditis from a tertiary care hospital in India.
Principal investigator of the study.
Acute kidney injury in Dengue-risk factors and outcomes.
Co-Investigator of the study.
Assessment of fourteen days primaquine treatment efficacy by determination of long latency relapses in Plasmodium vivax.
Principal investigator of the study
Assessment of acute kidney injury and other organ dysfunctions in falciparum and vivax Malaria in Kasturba Hospital, Manipal – a retrospective study.
Assessment of Malarial acute kidney injury in a tertiary care centre.
Co-Principal investigator of the in-progress study.
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.
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, HIV, Infections in the ICU, Antimicrobials
Area of Research
Malaria, Scrub typhus, Melioidosis, Tuberculosis, HIV
Professional Affiliations & Contributions
1. Clinical Infectious Disease Society –CIDS 158
2. HIV Medical Association of India - LM / 2011-12 / 022
3. India CLEN-India Clinical Epidemiology Network
4. International society of Infectious Diseases, ISID5.
5. Manipal Center for Infectious Diseases (MAC
6. International Melioidosis Society
7. Indian Rickettsial Infections Study Network (IRISN)
8. Governing Council member of Clinical Infectious Diseases Society
9. Editorial board member of BMC Infectious Diseases
10. Editorial board member of PLOS Global Public Health
11. Vivax Working group
12. WWARN Vivax study group
Top Publications updated
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A diagnostic randomised controlled trial to study the impact of rapid diagnostic tests in patients with Acute febrile illness when compared to conventional diagnostics (DRACO study)
Apr 08, 2021 Gupta N Joylin S Ravindra P Wilson W Bhat R Guddattu V Neumayr A Mukhopadhyay C Saravu K
J. Infect. 2021 Apr 8: S0163-4453(21)00164-X
Clinical and laboratory profile of patients with Kyasanur Forest Disease: A single-Centre study of 192 patients from Karnataka, India.
J of clinical virology Jan 2021, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jcv.2021.104735
Neurological Melioidosis Presenting as Rhombencephalitis, Optic Neuritis and Scalp Abscess with Meningitis: A Case Series from Southern India.
Neurol India 2021; 69:480-3
Deep learning, computer-aided radiography reading for tuberculosis: a diagnostic accuracy study from a tertiary hospital in India
Sci Rep 10, 210 (2020)
Kyasanur Forest disease: State-of-the-art review
QMJ.2020 Nov 16: hcaa310.doi: 10.1093/qjmed/hcaa310
Performance of molecular and serologic tests for the diagnosis of Scrub typhus
2020 Nov 12 Kannan K, et al.
PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2020 Nov 12;14(11):e0008747. doi:10.1371/journal.pntd.0008747
Malnutrition as an important risk factor for drug-induced liver injury in patients on anti-tubercular therapy: an experience from a tertiary care center in South India.
Drug Discov Ther. 2020; 14(3): 135-138. doi: 10.5582/ddt.2020.03029
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.
2019 Saravu Kavitha
11th edition of API text book of medicine (Association of physicians of India) ed S Kamath 2019
Laboratory Diagnosis of Tuberculosis: Best Practices and Current Policies.
Textbook of Tuberculosis and Nontuberculous Mycobacterial Diseases by S K Sharma and Alladi Mohan 2019
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
10th edition of API text book of medicine (Association of physicians of India) ed Y P Munjal 2015
Risk factors of Pulmonary Tuberculosis in Diabetes mellitus patients in a tertiary care centre in south India
2021 Dr. Tanmay
Validation of Thrombocytopenia as a marker of severity in malaria
2021 Dr. S. Akhilesh
Cefepime- Induced Neurotoxicity: a Retrospective Cohort Study in a Tertiary Healthcare facility
April, 2020 Mr. Erfan Ali Jani
Computational Intelligence Technique for The Detection of Dengue Fever
June 2019 Ms. Hilda Mayrose
" 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
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
Elucidation of host immune competence, disease severity & anti-malarial drug resistance in Plasmodium vivax malaria
2014-01-01 Rishikesh Kumar
Study of risk factors, clinical features & predictors of outcome of MRSA infection
01-01-2013 Dr. Aparajita Chatterjee
A comparative study of clinical presentation of Tuberculosis & Melioidosis
01-01-2012 Dr. Mohan Rao
Determinants & Outcome of Ventilator associated pneumonia
01-01-2011 Dr. Preethi V
Risk factors, microbiological profile & outcome of 174 cases of nosocomial sepsis
2010-01-01 Dr. Madhura
Clinical profile of Melioidosis
2009-01-01 Dr. Rammoorthy
Clinical profile & determinants of outcomes in poisonous snake bites
2008-01-01 Dr. Vasanth Somavarapu
Facebook Live talk
Delivered a Live talk on the Topic “COVID 19 2nd wave: Dos and Don’ts” on 7th April 2021 organized by Kasturba Hospital, Manipal
Speaker for the Phone In Program for Udayavani on Mucor Mycosis
Invited speaker for the Phone In Program on Mucor Mycosis
Facebook Live Talk
Gave a live talk on fever during the time of COVID19 pandemic. "do's & dont's
Radio Talk on “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
Talk on Infectious Diseases Prevention and Precautions in Arogya Chintana 2019-2020 program in Daijiworld, a local television channel
Talk on Infectious Diseases Prevention and Precautions Arogya Chintana 2019-2020, Daijiworld.
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)
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.
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.
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 lifestyle in China to All India Radio- Mangalore which was broadcast.
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.