Thesis Topics

  • Rapid molecular typing and Th1-Th2 cytokine profiling in patients suffering from tubercular lymphadenopathy.
  • A clinical study to compare the efficacy, safety and plasma levels of two doses of theophylline in patients of bronchial asthma.
  • Role of epithelium in the airway responses to hyperosmotic solutions in normal and sensitised guinea pigs
  • To determine the occurrence and effect of nasal polyps in patients with bronchial asthma and / or allergic rhinitis.
  • Effect of ipratropium and salbutamol on heart rate variability in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
  • Effect of pulmonary rehabilitation on systemic inflammation, muscle mass and functional status in post tuberculosis sequelae.
  • Study of sinonasal involvement in patients of interstitial lung diseases.
  • Sensitisation with selected fungi in patients of asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and its correlation with skin prick testing and clinical presentation.
  • Role of some inflammatory markers in obstructive sleep apnoea: effects of grape seed extract.
  • A clinical study to evaluate the safety and efficacy of theophylline and its modulation by ascorbic acid in patients of bronchial asthma.
  • Phenotypic and molecular characterisation of clinical isolates of Acinetobacter spp.
  • Adenosine metabolism in bronchial asthma: a study on adenosine deaminase and 5'-nucleotidase activity and adenosine level in serum, lymphocytes and erythrocytes.
  • Antimicrobial drug prescribing pattern in hospitalised patients of community-acquired pneumonia: a retrospective study.
  • Phenotypic and molecular characterisation of clinical isolates of Candida species with special reference to Candida dubliniensis.
  • Role of TLR expression in innate activity during virus infection in acute asthma.
  • Detection, identification and profiling of mycobacterial isolates from patients of pulmonary and lymph node tuberculosis in Delhi.
  • A study to correlate the activity of ADAM33 gene protein with oxidative stress in asthma.
  • Correlation of fractional exhaled nitric oxide, nasal nitric oxide with atopic status in bronchial asthma, allergic rhinitis.
  • Evaluation of vitamin D in asthma: its effect on inflammatory markers and impact on management.
  • International guidelines for pneumococcal vaccination and the Indian scenario. Pneumococcal vaccination status of COPD patients presenting to a medical college hospital. Possible strategies to improve the vaccination coverage.
  • Use of inhaled steroids and Inhaler technique among asthmatics admitted with acute exacerbation.
  • Role of Omalizumab in the management of asthma. Outcomes in 20 patients who were administered omalizumab
  • Incidence of TB among rheumatoid arthritis patients on TNF-alpha antagonists
  • Endobronchial tuberculosis – presentation, diagnosis, management and complications in 30 consecutive patients
  • Adverse symptoms reported by patients with HIV/TB co-infection and taking both ATT and HAART
  • Percentage of HIV seropositivity in smear positive tuberculosis patients in a medical college hospital in western india
  • Factors associated with primary drug resistance in tuberculosis
  • Lung abscess – presentation, predisposing factors, organisms isolated and management in 50 consecutive patients
  • Lung volumes in healthy non smoking adults belonging to ethnic Punjabi population by CT volumetry
  • Empyema thoracis – Outcomes in a medical college hospital
  • Reversibility of FEV1 and FEV in COPD post bronchodilation and its correlation with COPD stages.
  • Respiratory complications in 50 HIV seropositive patients followed over a period of one year
  • Profile of hospital acquired pneumonia over a one year period in a tertiary care hospital. The predisposing factors, organisms isolated, antibiotics used and outcomes.
  • Role of cardiopulmonary exercise testing (C-PET) in pre op evaluation
  • Alveolar haemorrhage due to pulmonary renal syndrome. A case series of 30 patients
  • Foreign bodies in airways – Profile of 30 consecutive patients, interventions and outcomes
  • Pre-op spirometry and post op pulmonary complications in patients undergoing elective upper abdominal surgeries.
  • Diaphragmatic palsies – profile of 25 consecutive patients
  • Mediastinal pathologies – 50 consecutive cases in a tertiary care hospital
  • Presence of pulsus paradoxus in a population of severe COPD as assessed by pulse oximetry.