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Sumithra Selvam

  • Senior Resident
  • sumithrars@sjri.res.in
Education

  • 2001 - 2003, M.Sc. - Biostatistics
    Christian Medical College, Madras University, Tamil Nadu
  • 1998 - 2001, B.Sc. - Statistics
    Sri Sarada College for Women, Periyar University, Tamil Nadu
Experience

  • Senior Resident
    St. John’s Research Institute
    2008 - till date
    Karnataka, India
  • Lecturer
    Amrita School of Medicine
    2004 - 2007
    Kerala, India
  • Internship
    Christian Medical College
    2003 - 2004
    Tamil Nadu, India
Publications

Thankachan P, Selvam S, Surendran D, Chellan S, Pauline M, Abrams SA, Kurpad AV. Efficacy of a multi micronutrient-fortified drink in improving iron and micronutrient status among schoolchildren with low iron stores in India: a randomised, double-masked placebo-controlled trial. Eur J Clin Nutr. 2013 Jan;67(1):36-41. doi: 10.1038/ejcn.2012.188. Epub 2012 Dec 12.

Kekatpure VD, Manjula BV, Mathias S, Trivedi NP, Selvam S, Kuriakose MA. Reconstruction of large composite buccal defects using single soft tissue flap-analysis of functional outcome. Microsurgery. 2012 Dec 19. doi: 10.1002/micr.22063. [Epub ahead of print].

Chaya MS, Nagendra H, Selvam S, Kurpad A, Srinivasan K. Effect of yoga on cognitive abilities in schoolchildren from a socioeconomically disadvantaged background: a randomized controlled study. J Altern Complement Med. 2012 Dec;18(12):1161-7. doi: 10.1089/acm.2011.0579. Epub 2012 Aug 21.

Amalrajan V, Thankachan P, Selvam S, Kurpad A. Effect of wheat flour fortified with sodium iron EDTA on urinary zinc excretion in school-aged children. Food Nutr Bull. 2012 Sep;33(3):177-9.

Thankachan P, Rah JH, Thomas T, Selvam S, Amalrajan V, Srinivasan K, Steiger G, Kurpad AV. Multiple micronutrient-fortified rice affects physical performance and plasma vitamin B-12 and homocysteine concentrations of Indian school children. J Nutr. 2012 May;142(5):846-52. doi: 10.3945/jn.111.149021. Epub 2012 Mar 21.

Ramesh RS, Manjunath S, Shivakumar K, Philip R, Selvan S. Use of ultrasonic shears in patients with breast cancer undergoing axillary dissection-a pilot study. Indian J Surg Oncol. 2011 Sep;2(3):156-8. doi: 10.1007/s13193-011-0106-2. Epub 2011 Nov 29.

Pauline M, Selvam S, Swaminathan S, Vaz M. Body weight perception is associated with socio-economic status and current body weight in selected urban and rural South Indian school-going children. Public Health Nutr. 2012 Dec;15(12):2348-56. doi: 10.1017/S1368980012000134. Epub 2012 Feb 10.

Swaminathan S, Selvam S, Thomas T, Kurpad AV, Vaz M. Longitudinal trends in physical activity patterns in selected urban south Indian school children. Indian J Med Res. 2011 Aug; 134(2):174-80.

Kuriyan R, Thomas T, Lokesh DP, Sheth NR, Mahendra A, Joy R, Sumithra S, Bhat S, Kurpad AV. Waist Circumference and Waist for Height Percentiles in Urban South Indian Children Aged 3-16 Years. Indian Pediatr. 2011 Oct;48(10):765-71. Epub 2011 Mar 15.

Kuriyan R, Thomas T, Sumithra S, Lokesh DP, Sheth NR, Joy R, Bhat S, Kurpad AV. Potential Factors Related to Waist Circumference in Urban South Indian Children. Indian Pediatr. 2012 Feb;49(2):124-8. Epub 2011 May 30.

Aerobic Fitness and Cognitive Functions in Economically Underprivileged Children Aged 7-9 Years: A preliminary Study from South India. Arpitha Jacob, Crystal D. D'Souza, S. Sumithra, Sandhya Avadhani, Chaya Mayasandra Subramanya, Krishnamachari Srinivasan, Int J Biomed Sci 2011 Volume 7: 51-54.

Fernandes MC, Srinivasan K, Stein AL, Menezes G, Sumithra R, Ramchandani PG. Assessing prenatal depression in the rural developing world: a comparison of two screening measures. Arch Womens Ment Health. 2011 Jun;14(3):209-16. doi: 10.1007/s00737-010-0190-2.

Elango JK, Gangadharan P, Sumithra S, Kuriakose MA. Trends of Head and Neck Cancers in Urban and Rural India. J. Kalavathy Elango, P. Gangadharan, S. Sumithra, M. A. Kuriakose, Asian Pac J Cancer Prev. 2006 Jan-Mar;7(1):108-12.

Aswathy S, Sumithra S, Valsala LS, Sandheep S, Lohidas V, Shobha P, George S, Francis P, Rajeev NS, Johnson AJ. Self reported morbidity and awareness regarding common cancers in elderly women. J Commun Dis. 2006 Mar;38(1):106-11.

Sumithra S, Aswathy S, Sandeep S, Shobha P, Johnson AJ, Valsala LS, Lohidas V. Maternal and child health services utilization in married women of age 15 – 45 years. J Commun Dis. 2006 Mar;38(1):102-5.

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