Dr.Pradeep Nair

Dr. Pradeep Pankajakshan Nair
About Me: 
Positions held: Assistant professor 2008 October to 2010 April –Department of Neurology , SGPGIMS Assistant Professor from 2010 April to 2013 July JIPMER Current Post held : Associate Professor Areas of Interest : Epilepsy, EEG, General Neurology Research Projects: 1. Comparison of efficacy of local corticosteroid injection into carpal tunnel: Distal Vs Proximal approaches in patients with carpal tunnel syndrome. 2.A study to evaluate novel induction - de induction technique in patients with suspected Psychogenic Non epileptic seizures(PNES). 3. Semiologic classification of Psychogenic Non Epileptic seizures based on video EEG analysis. 4.Adaptation and validation of a semantically ,transculturally and operationally equivalent Tamil version of the dissociative experiences scale. Professional memberships : Life member - Indian Academy of Neurology , Indian Epilepsy Society OPD days : Monday, Friday
Medical Registration number: 
TCMC 26203
OPD Timing: 
9 AM to 2.00 PM Wednesday and Friday
Academic Qualifications: 

MD DM MAMS PDF(Epilepsy)

Special Area of Interest: 
  1. Nair PP, Aghoram R, Khilari ML. Applications of artificial intelligence in epilepsy. Int J Adv Med Health Res 2021;8:41-8
  2. Jain S, Nair PP, Aghoram R, Wadwekar V, Wagh S, Balachandran M, Indira Priya D, Meher R, Nandwani S, Sreekumaran Nair N. Interictal autonomic changes in persons with epilepsy (PWE) on carbamazepine (CBZ) versus other anti-seizure drug monotherapy: A cross-sectional study. Epilepsy Behav. 2021 Dec;125:108396. doi: 10.1016/j.yebeh.2021.108396.
  3. Mani B, Nair PP, Sekhar A, Kamalanathan S, Narayan SK, Kesavan R. CYP2C19 & UGT1A6 genetic polymorphisms and the impact on Valproic acid-induced weight gain in people with epilepsy: Prospective genetic association study. Epilepsy Res. 2021 Nov;177:106786. doi: 10.1016/j.eplepsyres.2021.106786.
  4. Aghoram R, Wadwekar V, Narayan SK, Nair PP, Ramkumar S, Jain S. Neurology Exams during the COVID-19 Pandemic. Ann Indian Acad Neurol. 2021 Jul-Aug;24(4):626-627. doi: 10.4103/aian.AIAN_816_20. Epub 2021 Jan 11.
  5. Nair PP. Commentary on END-IT Score. Ann Indian Acad Neurol. 2021 Jul-Aug;24(4):469.
  6. Vinny PW, Takkar A, Lal V, Padma MV, Sylaja PN, Narasimhan L, Dwivedi SN, Nair PP, Iype T, Gupta A, Vishnu VY. Mobile application as a complementary tool for differential diagnosis in Neuro-ophthalmology: A multicenter cross-sectional study. Indian J Ophthalmol. 2021 Jun;69(6):1491-1497.
  7. Velayutham R, Nair PP, Adole PS, Mehalingam V. Association of serum calprotectin with peripheral neuropathy in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus. J Family Med Prim Care. 2021 Apr;10(4):1602-1606.
  8. Nair PP, Aghoram R, Thomas B, Bharadwaj B, Chinnakali P. Video teleconsultation services for persons with epilepsy during COVID-19 pandemic: An exploratory study from public tertiary care hospital in Southern India on feasibility, satisfaction, and effectiveness. Epilepsy Behav. 2021 Apr;117:107863.
  9. Ramesh D, Maurya DK, Gopalakrishnan MS, Pegu B, Ananthakrishnan R, Nair PP, Keepanasseril A. Diagnostic and management challenges of intraventricular neurocysticercosis presenting in the third trimester of pregnancy: A case report. Obstet Med. 2021 Mar;14(1):57-61
  10. Khilari M, Nair PP, Jha BK. Brivaracetam: How Well Does It Fare as an Anti-Epileptic? A Review. Neurol India. 2021 Mar-Apr;69(2):284-293.
  11. Sreenivasan A, Krishna R, Pankajakshan Nair P, Kasinathan A, Alexander A. Evaluation of auditory spectral resolution abilities in children with benign epilepsy with centrotemporal spikes using spectral temporally modulated ripple test. Epilepsy Behav. 2021 Jan;114(Pt A):107620.
  12. Nair PP, Wadwekar V, Chakkalakkoombil SV, Narayan SK, Marusani R, Murgai A, Thirunavukkarasu S, Krishnamoorthy A, Thazhath HK. Comparison of proximal and distal corticosteroid injections for carpal tunnel syndrome. Muscle Nerve. 2020 Jul;62(1):89-94.
  13. Meher RK, Aghoram R, Nair PP. Adrenoleukodystrophy presenting as glue sniffing. BMJ Case Rep. 2020 Mar 12;13(3):e233036.
  14. Kissani N, Lengané YTM, Patterson V, Mesraoua B, Dawn E, Ozkara C, Shears G, Riphagen H, Asadi-Pooya AA, Bogacz A, Aarrouni IE, Nair PP. Telemedicine in epilepsy: How can we improve care, teaching, and awareness? Epilepsy Behav. 2020 Feb;103(Pt A):106854.
  15. Aghoram R, Nair PP. Imaging in Psychogenic Nonepileptic Seizures: An Observational Study. Indian J Psychol Med. 2019 Sep 5;41(5):494-496.
  16. Vinny PW, Gupta A, Modi M, Srivastava MVP, Lal V, Sylaja PN, Narasimhan L, Dwivedi SN, Nair PP, Iype T, Vishnu VY. Head to head comparison between neurology residents and a mobile medical application for diagnostic accuracy in cognitive neurology. QJM. 2019 Aug 1;112(8):591-598
  17. Chakkalakkoombil SV, Nair PP, Govindarajalou R, Barathi D, Marusani R, Kumar Kottyen Thazhath H. Role of Ultrasound to Monitor Patients With Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Treated With a Local Corticosteroid. J Ultrasound Med. 2019 Jan 17.
  18. Sahu J, Nair PP, Wadwekar V, Aghoram R. New-onset interictal headache inPersons with epilepsy (PWE): A case-control study. Epilepsy Behav. 2018 Nov;88:172-175.
  19. 3: Bojja V, Keepanasseril A, Nair PP, Sunitha VC. Clinical and imaging profile of patients with new-onset seizures & a presumptive diagnosis of eclampsia - A prospective observational study. Pregnancy Hypertens. 2018 Apr;12:35-39
  20. Menon D, Menon RN, Kesavadas C, Mahadevan A, Radhakrishnan A, Kannoth S, Nair PP, Abraham M, Thomas B, Thomas SV. Clinical-radiological-pathological correlation in an unusual case of refractory epilepsy: a two-year journey of whodunit! Epileptic Disord. 2018 Feb 1;20(1):51-59.
  21. Chakkalakkoombil SV, Venkatesh M, Nair PP, Sowkar UB. Intradiploic cephalocele: a rare entity at a rare site. BMJ Case Rep. 2018 Jan 10
  22. Venkatesh M, Chakkalakkoombil SV, Nair PP, Sowkar UB. Idiopathic bilateral hypertrophic olivary degeneration. BMJ Case Rep. 2017 Dec 22
  23. Chandrasekharan SC, Menon V, Wadwekar V, Nair PP. High Frequency of Depressive Symptoms among Adults with Epilepsy: Results from a Hospital-based Study. J Neurosci Rural Pract. 2017 Aug;8(Suppl 1):S13-S19.
  24. Is 'burned-out hippocampus' syndrome a distinct electro-clinical variant of MTLE-HS syndrome? Epilepsy Behav. 2017 Feb 21;69:53-58
  25. Nair PP. Author response. Neurology. 2014 ;82:819
  26. Khilari M, Chakkalakkoombil SV, Wadwekar V, Nair PP. Sporadic Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (sCJD) with asymmetric findings. BMJ Case Rep. 2014
  27. Nair PP, Wadwekar V, Murgai A, Narayan SK. Refractory status epilepticus complicated by drug-induced involuntary movements. BMJ Case Rep. 2014 11;2014
  28. Wadwekar V, Nair PP, Murgai A, Thirunavukkarasu S, Thazhath HK. Semiologic classification of psychogenic non epileptic seizures (PNES) based on video EEG analysis: do we need new classification systems? Seizure. 2014;23:222-6
  29. Nair PP, Khilari M, Peddawad D, Chandrashekhar L. Meningeal calcification in basal cell nevus syndrome. BMJ Case Rep. 2013
  30. Thirunavukkarasu S, Nair PP, Wadwekar V. Acute bilateral putaminal haemorrhagic necrosis in methanol poisoning. BMJ Case Rep. 2013
  31. Sharma S, Nair PP, Murgai A, Selvaraj RJ. Transient bradycardia induced by thiopentone sodium: a unique challenge in the management of refractory status epilepticus. BMJ Case Rep. 2013
  32. Sunitha VC, Narayanan S, Nair PP, Prakash ML. Left-sided Poland's syndrome in  a girl with rare associations like spina bifida and diaphragmatic hernia. BMJ Case Rep. 2013
  33. Sharma S, Murgai A, Nair PP, Ramesh A. Teaching NeuroImages: snake eyes appearance in MRI in patient with ALS. Neurology. 2013 30;81:e29.
  34. Murgai A, Nair PP, Narayan S. Teaching NeuroImages: Neuropathic elbow arthropathy due to syringomyelia. Neurology. 2012 18;79:e102.
  35. Misra UK, Kalita J, Prabhakar S, Chakravarty A, Kochar D, Nair PP. Endoscopic third ventriculostomy in tuberculous meningitis needs more evidence. Ann Indian Acad Neurol. 2012;15:233
  36. Misra UK, Kalita J, Chandra S, Nair PP. Association of antibiotics with Status Epilepticus. Neurol Sci. 2012 Mar 7.
  37. Nair PP, Kalita J, Misra UK. Status epilepticus: why, what, and how. J Postgrad  Med. 2011;57:242-52.
  38. Misra UK, Kalita J, Prabhakar S, Chakravarty A, Kochar D, Nair PP. Cerebral malaria and bacterial meningitis. Ann Indian Acad Neurol. 2011;14(Suppl1):S35-9.
  39. Kalita J, Nair PP, Misra UK. A clinical, radiological and outcome study of status epilepticus from India. J Neurol. 2010;257:224-9
  40. Misra UK, Kalita J, Srivastava R, Nair PP, Mishra MK, Basu A. A study of cytokines in tuberculous meningitis: clinical and MRI correlation. Neurosci Lett. 2010;483:6-10.
  41.  Kalita J, Nair PP, Kumar G, Misra UK. Renal tubular acidosis presenting as respiratory paralysis: report of a case and review of literature. Neurol India.2010;58:106-8. Review.
  42. Kalita J, Misra UK, Nair PP. Predictors of stroke and its significance in the outcome of tuberculous meningitis. J Stroke Cerebrovasc Dis. 2009;18:251-8.
  43. Nair PP, Kalita J, Kumar S, Misra UK. MRI pattern of infarcts in basal ganglia region in patients with tuberculous meningitis. Neuroradiology. 2009;51:221-5
  44. Nair PP, Kalita J, Misra UK. Role of cranial imaging in epileptic status. Eur J Radiol. 2009;70:475-80.
  45. Misra UK, Kalita J, Bansal V, Nair PP. Paroxysmal nocturnal haemoglobinuria presenting as cerebral venous sinus thrombosis. Transfus Med. 2008;18:308-11.
  46. Misra UK, Kalita J, Nair PP. Diagnostic approach to peripheral neuropathy.Ann Indian Acad Neurol. 2008;11:89-97.
  47. Kalita J, Nair PP, Misra UK. Status epilepticus in encephalitis: a study of clinical findings, magnetic resonance imaging, and response to antiepilepticdrugs. J Neurovirol. 2008;14:412-7.
  48. Misra UK, Kalita J, Nair PP. Status epilepticus in central nervous systeminfections: an experience from a developing country. Am J Med. 2008;121:618-23
  49. Misra UK, Kalita J, Nair PP. Traditional journal club: a continuing problem. J Assoc Physicians India. 2007;55:343-6.

Book Chapters

Myasthenia Gravis in special situations:        Reviews in neurology 2006

Toxins in Neurology                              : Neurological emergencies

Status epilepticus in special situations : Status epilepticus 2017

Positions Held: 

Head of Department of Neurology, JIPMER,
JSAC member, HIS co Ordinator clinical dept

Special Clinics: 

Wednesday (Neurodegenerative diseases and General Neurology, Neuromuscular clinic) and Friday (Epilepsy clinic)