Journal Articles


> AS Pradeepkumar, Sailesh Mohan, P Gopalakrishnan, P Sankara Sarma, KR Thankappan, Marck Nichter. Tobacco Use in Kerala: Findings from Three Recent Studies. The National Medical Journal of India 2005; 18(3):148-53

> Gupteshwar Singh,DN Sinha, PS Sarma and KR Thankappan. Prevalence and Correlates of Tobacco Use Among 10-12 Year Old School Students in Patna District, Bihar, India. Indian Pediatrics 2005; 42(8):805-810

> Sailesh Mohan, P Sankara Sarma and KR Thankappan. Access to Pocket Money and Low Educational Performance Predict Tobacco use Among Adolescent Boys in Kerala, India. Preventive Medicine 2005; 41(2):685-692

> Mala Ramanathan, P Sankara Sarma, R.Sukanya, Sarthia P Viswan. Sexual Harassment in the Work Place: Lessons from the Web Based Survey. Indian Journal of Medical Ethics 2005; 11(2):47-50

> Mathuranath PS, Annamma George, P Joseph Cherian, Robert Mathew, PS Sarma. Instrumental Activities of Daily Living Scale for Dementia Screening in Elderly People. International Psychogeriatrics 2005; 17(3):461-474

> Khan S Firosh, R Ashalatha, SV Thomas, PS Sankara Sarma .Emerging EEG is Helpful in Neurology Critical Care Practice .Clinical Neurophysiology 2005;116(10):2454-9

> Panda S, Radhakrishnan VV, Radhakrishnan K, Rao RM, Sarma PS. Electro-clinical Characteristics and Postoperative Outcome of Medically Refractory Tumoral Temporal Lobe Epilepsy. Neurology India 2005; 53(1):66-71

> Thomas SV, Koshy S, Sudhakaran Nair CR, Sarma PS. Frequent Seizures and Polytherapy can Impair Quality of Life in Persons with Epilepsy. Neurology India 2005; 53(1):46-50


> Sowmini CV and Sankara Sarma P. Reproductive Morbidity Among Contraceptive Users: Need For Quality Services .The Journal of Family Welfare 2004; 50(1):31-37

> VM. Nair, KR Thanakappan, RS Vasan, PS Sarma. Community Utilization of Subcentres in Primary Health Care: An Analysis of Determinants in Kerala. Indian Journal of Public Health 2004; 48(1):17-20

> Abrahams N, Adhikari R, Bhagwat IP, Christofides N, Djibuti M, Dyalchand A, Gotsadze G, Grzmava O, Huertas LL, Jacobs T, Jewkes R, Kapadia-Kundu N, Karnikowski MG, Kimboka S, Kitua AY, Lens JU, Lopez A, Lugina H, Malecela-Lazaro, Mashalla Y, Mishra A, Mishra SK, Mlay R, Moreno MJ, Mpanda S, Mwanga F, Ndossi G, Nigenda G, Nkwera A, Nobrega OT, Pahari SK, Paz SA, Phoolchareon W, Ramachandran P, Rannan-Eliya RP, Rodrigues KG, Salazar A, Sarma PS, Shija J, Silver LD, Tatsanavivat P, Thankappan KR, Tuesta AJ, Vasadze O, Velez AC, Webster N, Yesudian CA. Changing the Debate about Health Research for Development: International Health Research Awards Recipients. Journal of Public Health Policy 2004; 25(3-4):259-87

> S Sudha, S Irudaya Rajan and PS. Sarma. Intergenerational Family Support for Older Men and Women in South India. Indian Journal of Gerontology 2004;18(3-4):449-465

> Sylaja PN, Radhakrishnan K, Kesavadas C, Sarma PS. Seizure Outcome after Anterior Temporal Lobectomy and its Predictors in Patients with Apparent Temporal Lobe Epilepsy and Normal MRI. Epilepsia 2004; 45(7):803-8

> Varatharajan D, Thankappan KR, Jayapalan Sabeena. Assessing the Performance of Primary Health Centres under Decentralized Government in Kerala, India. Health Policy and Planning 2004; 19 (1): 41-51

> Varathrajan D. Special Issue on South Asia: Health Economics is Neglected in this Region, Letter .BMJ 2004; 328(7434):288

> Varathrajan D,Godwin SK, Arun B. Unimaginative Tinkering. Economic and Political Weekly 2004; 38: 3671-36

> TK Sundari Ravindran and Balasubramanian P. "Yes" to Abortion but "No" to Sexual Rights: The Paradoxial Reality of Married Women in Rural Tamil Nadu,India. Reproductive Health Matters 2004; 12(23):88-99

> TK Sundari Ravindran .Zeroing in on Gender Discrimination. Health Action 2004; 17(7):4-7


> Varatharajan D. National Health Policy 2002: An Analysis from the Health System Perspective. Health and Population Perspectives and Issues 2003; 26(1): 1-9

> Varatharajan D. Public Sector and Efficiency: Are they Mutually Exclusive : An Alternative Policy Framework to Improve the Efficiency of Public Health Care System in Tamil Nadu, India. Journal of Health & Population in Developing Countries 2003

> Varatharajan D. Taking Biotechnology to the Patient: At What Cost. Issues in Medical Ethics 2003; 11(2):54-55

> Manu G Zachariah, KR.Thankappan, Shiney C Alex, PS. Sarma, RS. Vasan. Prevalence, Correlates, Awareness, Treatment, and Control of Hypertension in a Middle-Aged Urban Population Kerala. Indian Heart Journal 2003; 55(3):245-251

> George KA, Sreedevi R, Suresh Kumar N and Sankara Sarma P. A Study on the Influence of Maternal Factors on Birth Weight. The Indian Journal of Nutrition ad Dietetics 2003;40: 291-296

> JN. Panicker, M Thomas, K. Pavithran, D Nair, PS. Sarma. Morbidity Predictors in Ischemic Stroke. Neorology India 2003;51(1):49-51

> Anu Jacob, P Joseph Cherian, Kurupath Radhakrishnan, P. Sankara Sarma. Emotional Facial Paresis in Temporal Lobe Epilepsy: Its Prevalence and Lateralizing Value. Seizure 2003;12(1):60-64

> S. Irudaya Rajan, P.Sankara Sarma, U.S Mishra. Demography of Indian Aging, 2001-2051. Journal of Aging and Social Policy 2003;15(2-3):11-30

> PN. Sylaja, NV.Ahsan Moosa, K.RadhaKRishana, P.Sankara Sarma, S.PradeepKumar. Differential Diagnosis of Patients with Intracranial Sinus Venous Thrombosis Related Isolated Intracranial Hypertension from Those with Idiopthic Intracranial Hypertension. Journal of the Neurological Sciences 2003;215(1-2):9-12

> PS.Mathuranath, A George, PJ. Cherian, A Alexander, SG. Sarma, and PS. Sarma. Effects of Age, Education and Gender on Verbal Fluency. Journal of Clinical and Experimental Neuropsychology 2003;25(8):1057-1064


> Pandian JD, SV.Thomas, B.Santoshkumar, K. Radhakrishnan, PS. Sarma, S Joseph and C. Kesavadas. Epilepsia Partialis Continua: Clinical and Electroencephalography Study. Seizure 2002; 11(7):437-441

> Binka F, Cash R, Chen L, Claeson M, Dare L, Doyal L, Evans T, Germain A, Horton R, Jones D, Kilima P, Miller M, Narasimhan V, Pablos-Mendez A, Ramsay S, Reddy KS, Sanders D, Suwanwela C, Thankappan KR, Wibulpolprasert S. An Open Letter to the Executive Board of WHO. Lancet 2002;360(9348):1797

> Rajasree S, PR. Umashankar, AV. Lal, P Sankara Sarma, CC. Kartha. 1,25-Dihydroxyvitamin D3 Receptor is Upregulated in Aortic Smooth Muscle Cells During Hypervitaminosis D. Life Sciences 2002;70(15)1777-1788

> Y S. Sivan, Y. Alwin Jayakumar, C. Arumughan, A. Sundaresan, A. Jayalekshmy, K. P. Suja, D. R. Soban Kumar, S. S. Deepa, Malathi Damodaran, C. R. Soman, V. Raman Kutty, P. Sankara Sarma. Impact of Vitamin A Supplementation Through Different Dosages of Red Palm Oil and Retinal Palmitate on Preschool Children. Journal of Tropical Pediatrics 2002; 48(1):24-28

> Mala Ramanathan. Reproductive and Child Health Issues in Kerala. Samvukta-Journal of Women's Issues 2002;2(1): 74-80

> Mishra US, Ramanathan Mala. Delivery- Related Complications and Determinants of Caesarean Section Rates in India. Health Policy and Planning 2002; 17(1): 90-98

> Saha S, TK Sundari Ravindran and Bandewar S. Gender Gaps in Research on Health Services in India. Journal of Health Management 2002;4(2)

> TK Sundari Ravindran. Understanding Health Sector Reforms and Sexual and Reproductive Health Services: A Preliminary Framework. Reproductive Health Matters 2002; 10(20):16-18

> TK Sundari Ravindran. Maternal Mortality in India: No Rooms for Complacence. National Medical Journal of India 2002; 15(2):58-60


> D. Jayachandran, SV Thomas, A. Alexander, PS. Sarma. Group Sessions: An Effective Method to Promote Awareness and Positive Approach Towards Epilepsy in Developing Countries. Annals of Indian Academy of Neurology 2001; 4:203-205

> Uma Sanghvi, KR.Thankappan, P.Sankara Sarma and Najeeb Sali. Assessing Potential Risk Factors for Child Malnutrition in Rural Kerala, India. Journal of Tropical Pediatrics 2001;47(6):350-355

> Alwin JayaKumar Y, Sivan YS, Arumughan C, Sundaresan A, Balachandran C, Joseph Job, Deepa SS, Shahina SL, Malathi Damodran, Soman CR, RamanKutty V, P. Sankara Sarma. Consumption Profile of Pre school Children Supplemented with β Carotene through Red Palm Oil in A Rural Community in Tamil Nadu. The Indian Journal of Nutrition and Dietetics 2001; 38:199-208

> YS. Sivan, Alwin JayaKumar Y, Arumughan C, A Sundaresan, Balachandran C, Joseph Job, Deepa SS, Shihina SL, Malathi Damodran, Soman CR, RamanKutty V, P. Sankara Sarma. Impact of β-carotene Supplementation through Red Palm Oil. Journal of Tropical Pediatrics 2001; 47:67-72

> VM. Nair, KR.Thankappan, PS.Sarma and RS Vasan. Changing Roles of Grass Root Level Health Workers in Kerala, India. Health Policy and Planning 2001; 16(2):171-179

> Iftkhar Quasem, Mrunal Shetye, Shiney C. Alex, Anjan Kumar Nag, PS. Sarma, KR. Thankappan, RS. Vasan. Prevalence Awareness, Treatment and Control of Hypertension among the Elderly in Bangladesh and India: A Multicentre Study. Bulletin of the World Health Organization 2001;79(6):490-500

> Alwin Jayakumar Y, Sivan YS, Arumughan C, Sundaresan A, Jayalakshmi A, Soban Kumar DR, Suja KP, Deepa SS, Malathi Damodaran, Soman CR, Raman Kutty V, Sankara Sarma P. Consumption Profile of Pre school Children Supplemented with Different Dosage of Red Palm Oil, Retinal Palmitate and Groundnut. The Indian Journal of Nutrition and Ditetetics 2001;38(11):384-393

> Thomas SV, Indrani L, Devi GC, Jacob S, Beegum J, Jacob PP, Kesavadas K, Radhakrishna K, Sarma PS. Pregnancy in Women with Epilepsy: Preliminary Results of Kerala Registry and Pregnancy . Neurology India 2001;49(1):60-66

> Thomas SV, Kurup JR, Kuruvila A , Nair BN, Thomas KL, P Sankara Sarma An Expert System for the Diagnosis of Epilepsy: Results of Clinical Trial. National Medical Journal of India 2001;14(5):274-276

> Thomas SV, Sarma PS, Alexander M, Pandit L, Shekhar L, Trivedi C. Vengamma B. Economic Burden of Epilepsy in India. Epilepsia 2001;42(8):1052-1060

> Thomas SV, Sarma PS, Alexander M, Pandit L, Shekhar L, Trivedi C, Vengamma B. Epilepsy Care in Six Indian Cities :A Multicenter Study on Management and Service . Journal of Neurological Sciences 2001;188(1-2): 73-77

> Rajasree S, Rajpal K, Kartha CC, Sarma PS, Kutty VR, Iyer CS, Girija G. Serum 25-Hydroxyvitamin D3 levels are Elevated in South Indian Patients with Ischemic Heart Diseases. Europenan Journal of Epidemiology 2001;17(6):567-571

> Thomas SV, B Reghunath, P Sankara Sarma. Mortality Among Epilepsy Patients Attending a Tertiary Referral Center in Developing Country . Seizure 2001;10(5):370-373

> Rajan S Irudaya, US Mishra and PS Sarma. Health Concerns Among the Indias Elderly. International Journal of Aging and Human Development 2001;53(3):191-204

> Thomas SV, Kurup JR, Kuruvilla A, Nair BN, Thomas KL, Sarma PS. An Expert System for the Diagnosis of Epilepsy: Results of a Clinical Trial National Medical Journal of India 2001;14(5):274-276

> Varatharajan D. Health Insurance: What Can We Learn from Other Nation's experience. Health and Population - Perspectives and Issues 2001; 24(1):45-54

> KR. Thankapan and Ricard A.Cash. Ethical Issues in Biomedical Research on Human Beings. Indian Pediatrics 2001;38(5):514-517

> KR.Thankappan. Ethical Issues in Health Research in South Asia,Thiruvananthapurum,29 January- 1February 2001. The National Medical Journal of India 2001;14(4):241

> KR. Thankappan. Some Health Implication of Globalization in Kerala, India. Bulletin of the World Health Organization 2001;79(9):892-893

> TK Sundari Ravindran and US Mishra. Unmet Need for Family Planning in India: A women Centred Perspective . Reproductive Health Matters 2001;9(18):105-113


> Radhakrishnan T, Thankappan KR, Vasan RS, Sarma PS. Socioeconomic and Demographic Factors Associated with Birth Weight: A Community Based Study in Kerala. Indian Pediatrics 2000; 37(8): 872-876

> K. Radhakrishnan, JD. Pandian, T.Santhoshkumar, SV.Thomas, TD Deetha, PS. Sarma, D. Jayahandran and E. Mohamed. Prevalence, Knowledge, Attitude and Practice of Epilepsy in Kerala, South India. Epilepsia 2000; 41(8):1027-1035

> SS. Lal, RS.Vasan, P.Sankara Sarma, KR.Thankappan. Knowledge and Attitude of College Students in Kerala Towards HIV/AIDS, Sexually Transmitted Diseases and Sexuality. National Medical Journal of India 2000; 13(5):231-236

> Bindu Gopinath, Kurupath Radhakrishnan, P Sankara Sarma, Divakaran Jayachandran, Aley Alexander. A Questionnaire Survey About Doctor Patient Communication, Compliance and Locus of Control among South Indian People with Epilepsy. Epilepsy Research 2000; 39(1):79-82

> MC. Kalavathy, KR. Thankappan, P Sankara Sarma, RS. Vasan. Prevalence, Awareness, Treatment and Control of Hypertension in an Elderly Community based Sample in Kerala, India. The National Medical Journal of India 2000; 13(1):9-15

> Kishore A, D Panikar, S BalaKrishnan, S Joseph and PS. Sarma. Evidence of Functional Somatotopy in Gpi from Results of Pallidotomy. Brain 2000; 123(12):2491-2500

> Rajan S Irudaya, US.Mishra and PS.Sarma. Aging in India: Retrospect and Prospect. Indian Social Science Review 2000; 2(1):1-47

> KR. Thankappan. Public Health School Without Walls: A Network Addressing Health Equity. The National Medical Journal of India 2000; 13(4):173-176

> Mala Ramanathan, Mishra US. Correlates of Female Sterilization Regret in the Southern States of India. Journal of Biosocial Science 2000; 32(4):547-558

> TK Sundari Ravindran. Engendering Health . Seminar 2000


> P.Gopalakrishnan, RS.Vasan, PS.Sarma, KS. Ravindran Nair, KR. Thankappan. Prevalence of Dental Fluorosis and Associated Risk Factors in Alappuzha District, Kerala. The National Medical Journal of India 1999; 12(3):99-103

> KR. Thankappan. Caesarean Section Deliveries on the Rise in Kerala. The National Medical Journal of India 1999; 12(6):297

> Thomas SV, TD Deetha, JR Kurup, B Reghunath, K Radhakrishnan, PS Sarma. Pregnancy Among Women With Epilepsy. Annals of Indian Academy of Neurology 1999; 2(3):123-128

> Radhakrishnan K, D. Chandy, G. Menon and PS. Sarma. Clinical and Electroencephalographic Correlates of Breach Activity. American Journal of Electroneurodiagnostic Technology 1999;39(3):138-147

> SL Chadha, RS. Vasan, PS. Sarma, S. Shekhawat, R Tandon and N. Gopinath. Age and Height Specific Reference Limits of Blood Pressure for Indian Children. The National Medical Journal of India 1999;12(4):150-156

> Rajan S Irudaya, US. Mishra and PS. Sarma. Indian Elderly: Some Views of Populace. The Indian Journal of Social Work 1999;60(4):487-507

> K. Radhakrishnan, S Dinesh Nayak, S.Pradeep Kumar and P. Sankara Sarma. Profile of Antiepileptic Pharmacotherapy in a Tertiary Referral Center in South India: A Pharmacoepidemiologic and Pharmacoeconomic Study. Epilepsia 1999;40(2):179-185

> Sundari Ravindran TK Female Autonomy in Tamil Nadu: Unravelling the Complexities. Economic and Political Weekly 1999


> KR. Thankappan and MS.Valiathan. Health at Low Cost: The Kerala Model. Lancet 1998; 351(9111):1274-1275

> SV. Thomas, A. Alexander, V. Padmanabhan and P Sankara Sarma. Neuropsychological Impairment and Altered Thyroid Hormone Levels in Epilepsy. The National Medical Journal of India 1998; 11(2):62-65

> Mala Ramanathan, Dilip TR, Sabu Padmadas S. Gender Dynamics in Data Collection on Reproductive Health. Medische Athropologie 1998; 10: 76-84

> Mala Ramanathan. Reproductive Health Index: Measuring Reproduction or Reproductive Health? Economic and Political Weekly 1998:3104-3107

> Mishra US, Mala Ramanathan, Irudayarajan. Induced Abortion Potential among Indian Women. Social Biology 1998;45(3-4): 278-288.

> Varatharajan D. Power, Social Class and Health. Economic and Political Weekly 1998; 35: 1245-46

> Varatharajan D. Nexus between Economic Status and Health: An Indian Perspective. Indian Economic Panorama 1998; 8: 41-44

> Marge Berer and TK. Sundari Ravindran. Women's Health Services: Where Are They Going. Reproductive Health Matters 1998; 6(11):6-9


> B Santoshkumar, A Alexander, PS. Sarma, K Radhakrishnan. A Clinical Trial of Ginkgo Biloba in Refractory Partial Epilepsy. JAPI 1997; 45(10):759-762

> S. Dinesh Nayak, Muralidharan Nair, K .Radhakrishnan, P Sankara Sarma. Ischaemic Stroke in the Young Adult: Clinical Features, Risk Factors and Outcome. The National Medical Journal of India 1997; 10(3):107-112

> TK Sundari Ravindran. Biology and Destiny. Reproductive Health Matters 1997; 5(10):21-23