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Endocrinology

The department was initiated during the period 1989-90. Some of the key milestones were.

  • Part of a multinational phase 3 clinical trials
  • Procurement of Dexa Bone-densitometer in 2002 aided in better diagnosis.
  • Supports major surgeries and procedures for diabetic patients. (Eg: Renal transplant CABG)
  • Cross-functional team structuring with the department of neurosurgery for the management of Pituitary gland ailments
  • Handles complex pituitary problems
  • All kinds of metabolic bone diseases are managed and treated.
  • Hyperparathyroidism various other thyroid conditions such as Cancer, Autoimmune disease, Goitre, etc are treated. The Gamma Camera and Isotopes studies have aided in the diagnosis and management of these disorders
  • Radioiodine therapy is a part of the available armamentarium of the clinicians in this department.
  • Evaluation of type I and type II diabetes.
  • The department runs two specific community-oriented clinics
  • Diabetic clinic
  • Metabolic bone unit
  • Presently research and training initiatives undertaken by the department are.
  • Phase II Diabetic Nephropathy
  • Phase III – 2 Multinational Osteoporosis trials

Scientific and Clinical Papers Presented Are

  • Extra Hepatic Portal Venous Obstruction in Children: Anthropometry, Growth hormone and Insulin-like Growth Factor-1. ,1997
  • B Cell Function and Insulin Sensitivity in Tropical Calcific pancreatitis from North India. April 1997
  • Growth Charts are suitable for the evaluation of India children. 1998.
  • Ectopic Acth Syndrome due to Bronchial Carcinoid Tumour. Case report. 1998.
  • coronary heart Diseases in Diabetes. Role of Hyperglycaemia and Hyperinsulinemia in 1995

Diagnostics, Facilities & Treatment

  • Hormonal tests, which are done in Bio-chemistry
  • Densitometer/Wall-mounted holtain Stadiometer and CGMS – Continuous Glucose Monitoring System.

Community Outreach Programme Include

  • Osteoporosis awareness
  • Diabetes education
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