Balakrishnan S Ramakrishna

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Affiliation: Christian Medical College
Country: India

Publications

  1. pmc A randomized controlled trial of glucose versus amylase resistant starch hypo-osmolar oral rehydration solution for adult acute dehydrating diarrhea
    Balakrishnan S Ramakrishna
    Wellcome Trust Research Laboratory, Christian Medical College, Vellore, India
    PLoS ONE 3:e1587. 2008
  2. ncbi request reprint Faecal lactoferrin as a predictor of positive faecal culture in south Indian children with acute diarrhoea
    S Venkataraman
    Department of Gastrointestinal Sciences, Christian Medical College and Hospital, Vellore, India
    Ann Trop Paediatr 23:9-13. 2003
  3. ncbi request reprint Helicobacter pylori infection in India: the case against eradication
    B S Ramakrishna
    Department of Gastrointestinal Sciences, Christian Medical College, Vellore
    Indian J Gastroenterol 25:25-8. 2006
  4. pmc Faecal bifidobacteria in Indian neonates & the effect of asymptomatic rotavirus infection during the first month of life
    Ramadass Balamurugan
    Department of Gastrointestinal Sciences, Christian Medical College, Vellore, India
    Indian J Med Res 132:721-7. 2010
  5. doi request reprint Indian Society of Gastroenterology consensus on ulcerative colitis
    Balakrishnan S Ramakrishna
    Department of Gastrointestinal Sciences, Christian Medical College, Vellore 632 004, India
    Indian J Gastroenterol 31:307-23. 2012
  6. doi request reprint Low levels of faecal lactobacilli in women with iron-deficiency anaemia in south India
    Ramadass Balamurugan
    Wellcome Trust Research Laboratory, Department of Gastrointestinal Sciences, Christian Medical College, Vellore 632 004, India
    Br J Nutr 104:931-4. 2010
  7. ncbi request reprint Probiotic-induced changes in the intestinal epithelium: implications in gastrointestinal disease
    B S Ramakrishna
    Department of Gastrointestinal Sciences, Christian Medical College, Vellore 632004, India
    Trop Gastroenterol 30:76-85. 2009
  8. pmc Tropical malabsorption
    B S Ramakrishna
    Department of Gastrointestinal Sciences, Christian Medical College, Vellore, Tamil Nadu, India
    Postgrad Med J 82:779-87. 2006
  9. ncbi request reprint Safety of technology: infection control standards in endoscopy
    Balakrishnan S Ramakrishna
    Department of Gastrointestinal Sciences, Christian Medical College and Hospital, Vellore 632004, India
    J Gastroenterol Hepatol 17:361-8. 2002
  10. ncbi request reprint Bacterial succession in the colon during childhood and adolescence: molecular studies in a southern Indian village
    Ramadass Balamurugan
    Wellcome Trust Research Laboratory, Department of Gastrointestinal Sciences, Christian Medical College, Vellore, Tamil Nadu, India
    Am J Clin Nutr 88:1643-7. 2008

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  1. pmc A randomized controlled trial of glucose versus amylase resistant starch hypo-osmolar oral rehydration solution for adult acute dehydrating diarrhea
    Balakrishnan S Ramakrishna
    Wellcome Trust Research Laboratory, Christian Medical College, Vellore, India
    PLoS ONE 3:e1587. 2008
    ..Reduction of gross diarrhea rate in excess of that seen over time with intravenous therapy and appropriate antibiotics is not usually achieved by oral glucose-electrolyte rehydration therapy for cholera and cholera-like diarrheas...
  2. ncbi request reprint Faecal lactoferrin as a predictor of positive faecal culture in south Indian children with acute diarrhoea
    S Venkataraman
    Department of Gastrointestinal Sciences, Christian Medical College and Hospital, Vellore, India
    Ann Trop Paediatr 23:9-13. 2003
    ....
  3. ncbi request reprint Helicobacter pylori infection in India: the case against eradication
    B S Ramakrishna
    Department of Gastrointestinal Sciences, Christian Medical College, Vellore
    Indian J Gastroenterol 25:25-8. 2006
  4. pmc Faecal bifidobacteria in Indian neonates & the effect of asymptomatic rotavirus infection during the first month of life
    Ramadass Balamurugan
    Department of Gastrointestinal Sciences, Christian Medical College, Vellore, India
    Indian J Med Res 132:721-7. 2010
    ....
  5. doi request reprint Indian Society of Gastroenterology consensus on ulcerative colitis
    Balakrishnan S Ramakrishna
    Department of Gastrointestinal Sciences, Christian Medical College, Vellore 632 004, India
    Indian J Gastroenterol 31:307-23. 2012
    ..The consensus statements are intended to serve as a reference point for teaching, clinical practice, and research in India...
  6. doi request reprint Low levels of faecal lactobacilli in women with iron-deficiency anaemia in south India
    Ramadass Balamurugan
    Wellcome Trust Research Laboratory, Department of Gastrointestinal Sciences, Christian Medical College, Vellore 632 004, India
    Br J Nutr 104:931-4. 2010
    ..Fe deficiency in young women in south India was associated with low levels of lactobacilli in the faeces. The relationship between lactobacilli and Fe deficiency needs to be explored further...
  7. ncbi request reprint Probiotic-induced changes in the intestinal epithelium: implications in gastrointestinal disease
    B S Ramakrishna
    Department of Gastrointestinal Sciences, Christian Medical College, Vellore 632004, India
    Trop Gastroenterol 30:76-85. 2009
    ....
  8. pmc Tropical malabsorption
    B S Ramakrishna
    Department of Gastrointestinal Sciences, Christian Medical College, Vellore, Tamil Nadu, India
    Postgrad Med J 82:779-87. 2006
    ..This article briefly reviews the management of tropical sprue and presents an algorithm for its investigation and management...
  9. ncbi request reprint Safety of technology: infection control standards in endoscopy
    Balakrishnan S Ramakrishna
    Department of Gastrointestinal Sciences, Christian Medical College and Hospital, Vellore 632004, India
    J Gastroenterol Hepatol 17:361-8. 2002
    ..The need for universal compliance with infection control standards, and for the development of strategies to achieve such compliance, is highlighted...
  10. ncbi request reprint Bacterial succession in the colon during childhood and adolescence: molecular studies in a southern Indian village
    Ramadass Balamurugan
    Wellcome Trust Research Laboratory, Department of Gastrointestinal Sciences, Christian Medical College, Vellore, Tamil Nadu, India
    Am J Clin Nutr 88:1643-7. 2008
    ..The colonic bacterial flora, largely anaerobic, is believed to establish and stabilize in the first 2 y of life...
  11. doi request reprint Molecular studies of fecal anaerobic commensal bacteria in acute diarrhea in children
    Ramadass Balamurugan
    Department of Gastrointestinal Sciences, Christian Medical College, Vellore 632004, India
    J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr 46:514-9. 2008
    ..This study used molecular methods to determine changes in the composition of selected commensal anaerobic bacteria during and after acute diarrhea in children...
  12. doi request reprint Probiotic administration alters the gut flora and attenuates colitis in mice administered dextran sodium sulfate
    Navalpur S Nanda Kumar
    Department of Gastrointestinal Sciences, The Wellcome Trust Research Laboratory, Christian Medical College, Vellore, India
    J Gastroenterol Hepatol 23:1834-9. 2008
    ..This study aimed to determine whether prior administration of probiotic lactobacilli and bifidobacteria would prevent disease and change gut flora in an animal model of colitis...
  13. doi request reprint Quantitative differences in intestinal Faecalibacterium prausnitzii in obese Indian children
    Ramadass Balamurugan
    Department of Gastrointestinal Sciences, Christian Medical College, Vellore 632004, India
    Br J Nutr 103:335-8. 2010
    ..0253). We concluded that the finding of increased numbers of F. prausnitzii in the faeces of obese children in south India adds to the growing information on alterations in faecal microbiota in obesity...
  14. pmc Effect of yoghurt containing Bifidobacterium lactis Bb12® on faecal excretion of secretory immunoglobulin A and human beta-defensin 2 in healthy adult volunteers
    Jayakanthan Kabeerdoss
    Department of Gastrointestinal Sciences and Dietary Services, Christian Medical College, Vellore, India
    Nutr J 10:138. 2011
    ..Probiotics are used to provide health benefits. The present study tested the effect of a probiotic yoghurt on faecal output of beta-defensin and immunoglobulin A in a group of young healthy women eating a defined diet...
  15. doi request reprint Adherent Escherichia coli in colorectal mucosal biopsies: a histological and ultrastructural evaluation
    Susama Patra
    Global Hospitals, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
    Indian J Pathol Microbiol 55:485-9. 2012
    ..Colorectal mucosal biopsies occasionally demonstrate the presence of bacteria adherent to the epithelium. This study evaluated the histological and ultrastructural correlates of such bacterial adherence...
  16. doi request reprint Mitochondrial electron transport chain complex dysfunction in the colonic mucosa in ulcerative colitis
    Srikanth Santhanam
    Wellcome Trust Research Laboratory, Department of Gastrointestinal Sciences, Christian Medical College, Vellore, India
    Inflamm Bowel Dis 18:2158-68. 2012
    ..This study evaluated mitochondrial electron transport chain (ETC) complex activity in normal and disease mucosa in patients with UC. Alterations in ETC complexes were also investigated in experimental colitis in mice...
  17. ncbi request reprint Real-time polymerase chain reaction quantification of specific butyrate-producing bacteria, Desulfovibrio and Enterococcus faecalis in the feces of patients with colorectal cancer
    Ramadass Balamurugan
    The Wellcome Trust Research Laboratory, Department of Gastrointestinal Sciences, Christian Medical College, Vellore, India
    J Gastroenterol Hepatol 23:1298-303. 2008
    ....
  18. doi request reprint Correlation between coinfection with parasites, cytomegalovirus, and Clostridium difficile and disease severity in patients with ulcerative colitis
    Venkatakrishnan H Iyer
    Department of Gastrointestinal Sciences, Christian Medical College, Vellore 632 004, India
    Indian J Gastroenterol 32:115-8. 2013
    ..0194). The relative risk of a UC patient with stool pathogens having severe disease was 1.686 (95 % CI 1.250 to 2.276) compared to one without stool pathogens. The presence of stool pathogens was associated with disease severity in UC...
  19. ncbi request reprint Faecal microbiota composition in vegetarians: comparison with omnivores in a cohort of young women in southern India
    Jayakanthan Kabeerdoss
    Department of Gastrointestinal Sciences, Christian Medical College, Vellore 632 004, Tamil Nadu, India
    Br J Nutr 108:953-7. 2012
    ..Omnivores had an increased relative abundance of Clostridium cluster XIVa bacteria and butyryl-CoA CoA-transferase gene compared with vegetarians, but we were unable to identify the components of the diet responsible for this difference...
  20. doi request reprint Fecal polymerase chain reaction for Mycobacterium tuberculosis IS6110 to distinguish Crohn's disease from intestinal tuberculosis
    Balamurugan Ramadass
    Department of Gastrointestinal Sciences, Christian Medical College, Vellore 632004, India
    Indian J Gastroenterol 29:152-6. 2010
    ..This study was undertaken to determine how well this test would distinguish intestinal tuberculosis from Crohn's disease in a country endemic for tuberculosis...
  21. ncbi request reprint Estimation of faecal carriage of Clostridium difficile in patients with ulcerative colitis using real time polymerase chain reaction
    Ramadass Balamurugan
    Department of Gastrointestinal Sciences, The Wellcome Trust Research Laboratory, Vellore, India
    Indian J Med Res 127:472-7. 2008
    ..We undertook this study to detect and quantitatively assess C. difficile in the stool of patients with UC using real time polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR), and to compare it with healthy individuals...
  22. ncbi request reprint Evaluation of oral rehydration solution by whole-gut perfusion in rats: effect of osmolarity, sodium concentration and resistant starch
    Sandeep Subramanya
    Wellcome Trust Research Laboratory, Department of Gastrointestinal Sciences, Christian Medical College, Vellore, India
    J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr 43:568-75. 2006
    ..Adding amylase-resistant starch (RS) to ORS is expected to increase colonic fluid absorption. This study used combined small and large bowel perfusion to evaluate combinations of reduced osmolarity and starch in ORS...
  23. ncbi request reprint Common NOD2 mutations are absent in patients with Crohn's disease in India
    Srinivasan Pugazhendhi
    Department of Gastrointestinal Sciences, Christian Medical College, Vellore 632004, India
    Indian J Gastroenterol 27:201-3. 2008
    ..Three apparently common mutations in the NOD2 gene are found in up to 30% of sporadic patients with Crohn's disease in western countries. We examined whether such mutations are also found in Indian patients with Crohn's disease...
  24. pmc Clostridium leptum group bacteria abundance and diversity in the fecal microbiota of patients with inflammatory bowel disease: a case-control study in India
    Jayakanthan Kabeerdoss
    Wellcome Trust Research Laboratory, Department of Gastrointestinal Sciences, Christian Medical College, Vellore, 632004, India
    BMC Gastroenterol 13:20. 2013
    ..We examined the abundance and diversity of Clostridium leptum group, an important group of carbohydrate-fermenting bacteria, in the feces of patients with IBD and compared them with healthy controls...
  25. doi request reprint NOD2 gene mutations associate weakly with ulcerative colitis but not with Crohn's disease in Indian patients with inflammatory bowel disease
    Srinivasan Pugazhendhi
    Wellcome Trust Research Laboratory, Christian Medical College, Vellore 632004, India
    Gene 512:309-13. 2013
    ..We undertook new studies to identify polymorphisms in the NOD2 gene in the Indian population and to detect whether any of these were associated with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) in this population...
  26. doi request reprint Environmental factors associated with Crohn's disease in India
    Srinivasan Pugazhendhi
    Department of Gastrointestinal Sciences, Christian Medical College, Vellore, India
    Indian J Gastroenterol 30:264-9. 2011
    ..The frequency of diagnosis of Crohn's disease (CD) in India is increasing. This case-control study was designed to detect associations of environmental and dietary factors with the diagnosis of CD...
  27. pmc PCR amplification of the IS6110 insertion element of Mycobacterium tuberculosis in fecal samples from patients with intestinal tuberculosis
    Ramadass Balamurugan
    Department of Gastrointestinal Sciences, Christian Medical College, Ida Scudder Road, Vellore 632004, Tamil Nadu, India
    J Clin Microbiol 44:1884-6. 2006
    ..The sensitivity, specificity, positive predictive value, and negative predictive value of fecal PCR were 88.8%, 100%, 100%, and 93.7%, respectively...
  28. pmc Impairment of mitochondrial acetoacetyl CoA thiolase activity in the colonic mucosa of patients with ulcerative colitis
    Srikanth Santhanam
    Wellcome Trust Research Laboratory, Department of Gastrointestinal Sciences, Christian Medical College, Vellore, India
    Gut 56:1543-9. 2007
    ..Butyrate oxidation by colonocytes is impaired in ulcerative colitis. This study examined the activity of enzymes involved in butyrate oxidation in ulcerative colitis...
  29. ncbi request reprint Risk of colorectal cancer in ulcerative colitis in India
    Subramanian Venkataraman
    Department of Gastrointestinal Sciences, Christian Medical College, Vellore, India
    J Gastroenterol Hepatol 20:705-9. 2005
    ..The risk for colorectal cancer (CRC) in ulcerative colitis (UC) in India is not known...
  30. ncbi request reprint Resistant starch--an adjunct to oral rehydration solution: not yet ready for prime time
    Henry J Binder
    J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr 39:325-7. 2004
  31. ncbi request reprint Clofazimine induced enteropathy--a case highlighting the importance of drug induced disease in differential diagnosis
    Binu S Mathew
    Department of Pharmacology and Clinical Pharmacology, Christian Medical College Hospital, Vellore 632004, Tamil Nadu, India
    Trop Gastroenterol 27:87-8. 2006
    ..This case highlights the need to consider and investigate drug-induced disease as part of the differential diagnosis...
  32. ncbi request reprint Amylase-resistant starch as adjunct to oral rehydration therapy in children with diarrhea
    P Raghupathy
    Department of Child Health, Christian Medical College, Vellore, India
    J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr 42:362-8. 2006
    ....
  33. ncbi request reprint HCV genotype 4--an emerging threat as a cause of chronic liver disease in Indian (south) patients
    Sukanya Raghuraman
    Departments of Clinical Virology, Christian Medical College, Vellore 632004, Tamil Nadu, India
    J Clin Virol 31:253-8. 2004
    ..We report here on the occurrence of HCV genotype 4 in Indian (South) patients...
  34. ncbi request reprint Hepatitis C virus genotype 6 infection in India
    Sukanya Raghuraman
    Department of Clinical Virology, Christian Medical College, Vellore
    Indian J Gastroenterol 24:72-3. 2005
    ..These strains have been previously reported only from Hong Kong and Southeast Asia...
  35. ncbi request reprint Wanted: diagnostic criteria for adult celiac disease
    B S Ramakrishna
    Indian J Gastroenterol 26:157-8. 2007
  36. ncbi request reprint Distribution of the different genotypes of HCV among patients attending a tertiary care hospital in south India
    Sukanya Raghuraman
    Department of Clinical Virology, Christian Medical College and Hospital, Vellore, Tamil Nadu 632004, India
    J Clin Virol 26:61-9. 2003
    ..Genotyping of the hepatitis C virus (HCV) and assessment of viral load is important for designing therapeutic strategies and region specific diagnostic assays...
  37. ncbi request reprint Guideline for the management of acute diarrhea in adults
    Sathaporn Manatsathit
    Division of Gastroenterology, Siriraj Hospital, Mahidol University, Bangkok, Thailand
    J Gastroenterol Hepatol 17:S54-71. 2002
  38. pmc Epidemiological and laboratory investigations of outbreaks of diarrhoea in rural South India: implications for control of disease
    G Kang
    Department of Gastrointestinal Sciences, Christian Medical College and Hospital, Vellore, India
    Epidemiol Infect 127:107-12. 2001
    ..Point-of-use techniques for water disinfection may be most effective for preventing such outbreaks, but further research into the development of appropriate technology is required...