ENDOCRINOLOGY

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Endocrinology is a branch of biology and medicine dealing with the endocrine system, its diseases, and its specific secretions known as hormones. It is concerned with the integration of the developmental events caused by hormones like proliferation, growth, differentiation, and the psychological or behavioral activities of metabolism, growth and development, tissue function, sleep digestion, respiration, excretion, mood, stress, lactation, movement, reproduction and sensory perception.

  • The Endocrinology department at Ramaiah, is the first department in Karnataka to have started endocrinal care for patients about 30 years ago.
  • Specialisations include behavioral endocrinology and comparative endocrinology.
  • The department also hosts free camps on special days such as World Diabetes Day and World Thyroid Day.
  • Academic research studies have revolved around conditions such as diabetes, polycystic ovaries, etc. The department has also been involved in a number of Good Clinical Practice (GCP) trials.
  • The subject delves into the physiology and the pathophysiology of the endocrinal system. The epidemiology of the endocrine glands such as the pituitary, thyroid, para-thyroid and adrenal glands, is also covered as part of the training.
  • The subject delves into the physiology and the pathophysiology of the endocrinal system. The epidemiology of the endocrine glands such as the pituitary, thyroid, para-thyroid and adrenal glands, is also covered as part of the training.
  • As part of their posting, PG residents of MD in General Medicine spend 15-30 days in this department. During this posting they get to observe cases in the OPD, participate in work-ups, and obtain prescriptions for the patients.
  • For DM in Endocrinology residents, combined teaching with other departments like Pathology and Radiology is an important aspect of training.
  • Residents have access to state-of-the-art infrastructure meant for ultrasound scans, nuclear scans and PET scans.
  • The Department of Endocrinology features facilities that can support some specialised tests that very few places offer. This makes it a well-known referral centre where patients come from across India.

The facilities in the department include –

  • Dynamic laboratory testing for growth hormone deficiency and adrenal insufficiency.
  • Continuous Glucose Monitoring System (CGMS) body fat analysis to measure the percentage of the body fat at various sites.
  • Dual Energy X-ray Absorptiometry (DEXA) scan to measure bone density and diagnose osteoporosis.
  • State-of-the-art diabetic foot care clinic with qualified podiatrist, plastic surgeons and vascular surgeons.
  • Coordination with the Department of Dietetics and Nutrition for customised diet plan for diabetes and obesity.
  • Patient education regarding home glucose monitoring with glucometers and insulin delivery devices.
  • Adolescent health clinic and other special clinics to address obesity growth.

FACULTY

  • Dr.Pramila Kalra

    Professor & HOD

  • Dr. Chitra S

    Associate Professor

  • Dr. Ganavi Y P

    Assistant Resident


  • Dr. Manjunath P.R

    Assistant Professor

  • Dr.Abhigna J.M.

    Senior Resident

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