The Institute Of Human Nutrition

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Doctoral Training and Teaching Faculty

Sudha KashyapSudha Kashyap, M.D.

Professor of Clinical Pediatrics



M.B.B.S., 1972 St. John's Medical College
D.C.H., 1976 Maulana Azad Medical College

Research Interests

Dr. Kashyap and colleagues have been studying the effects of systematic variations in dietary protein and energy intake on the growth, metabolism, physiology and behavior of low birth weight infants. The results from these studies produced accurate predictive equations and have raised interesting new hypotheses concerning early nutritional intake of these infants, their growth and neurobehavioral development. The most recent studies indicate that despite aggressive nutritional support, extremely small infants grow differently than somewhat larger infants. Evidence from these studies and the work of others, indicates that very low birth weight infants (<1250 g) incur a cumulative deficit in nitrogen stores during the early days and weeks of life due to inadequate nitrogen availability and/or retention. Given the uncertain neurodevelopmental outcome for these small infants and the likelihood that some of this deficit may be attributable to nutritional factors, Dr. Kashyap is now studying the effects of aggressive nitrogen supplementation during the first days and weeks of life on acute macronutrient retention, growth rate, composition of weight gain and protein nutritional status during subsequent enteral feeds and on neurodevelopmental performance at 18 months. 

Recent Publications - Pubmed

Kakwani RG, Saquib M, Kashyap S.  Medium term results of revision total hip replacement using radial impaction grafting and a collared textured stem.  Hip Int. 2009 Jul-Sep;19(3):227-33.

Pushker N, Bajaj MS, Mehta M, Kashyap S, Yadav P, Meel R, Sudhan M.  Simultaneous Occurrence of Glial Heterotopia and Meningocele in the Orbit with Clinical Anophthalmia and Neurological Anomalies.  J Pediatr Ophthalmol Strabismus. 2009 Nov 2:1-4. doi: 10.3928/01913913-20091019-08

Sahni R, Schulze K, Ohira-Kist K, Kashyap S, Myers M, Fifer W. Interactions among peripheral perfusion, cardiac activity, oxygen saturation, thermal profile and body position in growing low birth weight infants.  Acta Paediatr. 2009 Sep 24.

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