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CIPACA Institute of Research

Our Goal

To establish as a model of proactive, multidisciplinary research and create possibilities for a healthy living

About Us



CIPACA Institute of Research (CIR) was founded in 2014 as the research wing of CIPACA- a team committed to bringing emergency and ICU services to the doorstep of the common man. CIR is a non-profit entity dedicated to research in the fields of health care, especially in emergency medicine, critical care and pulmonology. It also explores the health benefits of ancient yoga and meditation methods on the mind and body.

CIR works with a single objective of exploring the deeper aspects of medicine and using that knowledge for the benefit of humankind. Thus, the boundaries are limitless. CIR covers not just modern medicine but also different kinds of alternative medicine, yoga and meditation as complementary therapy in confronting various physical and mental health problems.

our research wing comprises a research director, clinical and technical directors, assistant director, research and technical coordinators, consultants, research assistants, statisticians, data entry operators and volunteers. We undertake self-funded, governmental and non-governmental projects for social causes and public health. The centre is dedicated to operations, research and implementation science.

Vision

To promote health and long life through research and innovation.

Mission

To research, discover, invent and create products and processes that would promote healthy living and improve healing from sickness.

Objectives

  • To promote, support and innovate multidisciplinary research to prevent sickness and promote healing from illness.
  • To conduct holistic research to identify and educate the world on the ways, means and processes of Healthy living.
  • To be a platform for integrated scientific research to promote health and longevity.
  • To provide an ideal research culture and infrastructure, in cooperation with other academic and research units that are aimed at improving health.
  • Developing regional, national and international capacities to manage research programs and projects more efficiently and effectively.
  • Promoting research into alternative medicine and ancient practices of various cultures, identifying the evidence based processes and transferring that knowledge to the rest of the world for the common good.

Research Team


Director

Dr. G. Raja Amarnath

MD DM FCCP EDIC (UK)

Pulmonology & Critical Care

Assistant Director

Dr. Ghanshyam Verma

DNB DTCD EDIC (UK)

Pulmonology & Critical Care

Technical Director

Dr. Jaya Prasanthi

MD

Microbiology

Research Analyst

Mrs. Aiswarya Ravichandran

M.Sc., Applied Nutrition (NIN)

Clinical Co-ordinator

Dr. Asuwathy Sivasubramaniam

MBBS

Statistical Analyst

WAHAB SHEIK FAZIL. H

M.Sc., Statistics

Clinical Advisor

Dr. Mumtaz Mooncey

MBBS B Sc Paediatric Doctor

London, UK

Achievements


‘HELP’ IMPROVES SELF-ESTEEM IN ADOLESCENTS – IJDR, 2020, 10 (3).
Dr. Raja Amarnath, Bharath Madhavan, Aiswarya Ravichandran, Vishal Gautam and Visalatchy, N. R.


SPIROMETRY PATTERN ON DIFFUSE PARENCHYMAL LUNG DISEASES (DPLD) DIAGNOSIS – IJBAMR, June 2020, 9(3), P. 273-286.
Dr. Ghanshyam Verma, Sushma Kalmodia, Dr. Jaya Prasanthi. S, Dr. Raja Amarnath, Dr. Saravanan MC, Aiswarya Ravichandran, Dr. Laxmikant Mohanty.


REPURPOSING OF HYDROXYCHLOROQUINE (HCQ) AND AZITHROMYCIN IN PROPHYLAXIS AND TREATMENT OF COVID-19 DISEASE – IJBAMR, June 2020, 9(3), P. 31-43.
Dr. Ghanshyam Verma, Dr. Raja Amarnath, Dr. Saravanan MC, Dr. D Arunprasath


HEARTFULNESS MEDITATION PROMOTES LIFE SATISFACTION – IJSR, 2020, 9 (1).
Dr. Raja Amarnath, Mansee Thakur, Aiswarya Ravichandran, Satyakam, Pooja Sinha, Pragya Kalia, Rajani Mishra, Vasant Kumar Venkatraman.


TUBERCULOSIS OF SPLEEN IN AN IMMUNOCOMPETENT HOST – A RARE CASE REPORT. IJSR, 2019, 8 (11).
Dr. Anand. K. R, Dr. Elen Ann Abraham, Dr. Raja Amarnath. G


ROLE OF CHEST X-RAY IN EVALUATION OF A MEDIASTINAL MASS. IJSR, 2019 8(10).
Dr. Anand. K. R, Dr. Elen Ann Abraham, Dr. Raja Amarnath. G


HEARTFULNESS MEDITATION CULTIVATES GRATITUDE. IJRSR, 2019 10 (5), 32261-32267
Dr. Raja Amarnath G, Dr. Prabhakar Akurathi, Chitra Rajan, Aiswarya Ravichandran, Dr.Ravindra Deshpande, Varalakshmi A, Dr. Ved Prakash Vyas and Rani Vijayan


EFFECTS OF HEARTFULNESS SELF DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM ON PSYCHOLOGICAL FLOURISHING OF STUDENT NURSES. ijar, 2018 6(6), 554-565
Raja Amarnath, Latha Venkatesan, Sugirtha Jenitha, Shilpakala Vasudevan, Banumathi K and Krishnara


EVALUATION OF THE EFFECTS OF HEARTFULNESS SELF DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM ON THE INTERNAL MENTAL HEALTH OF NURSING STUDENTS- A PROSPECTIVE OBSERVATIONAL STUDY. IJDR, 2018 8(2):18873-18878.
Raja Amarnath, Latha Venkatesan, Sugirtha Jenitha, Chitra Rajan, Geetu Bohra and Varalakshmi


IMPACT OF HEARTFULNESS MEDITATION ON REDUCING STRESS IN NURSING STUDENTS: A PROSPECTIVE OBSERVATIONAL STUDY IJMRHS, 2018, 7(1): 98-109
Raja Amarnath , Raja Marimuthu, Sugirtha Jenitha, Chitra Rajan, Sujatha Karumari and Swati Patel


IMPROVING IMMUNITY THROUGH HEARTFULNESS MEDITATION. IJRSR, 2017, 8 (7): 18874-18879
Raja Amarnath G, Natwar Sharma, Prasanthi J, Sugirtha Jenitha, Chitra Rajan, Subbulakshmi Balasubramanian


IMPACT OF HEARTFULNESS MEDITATION MASTERCLASS ON REDUCING STRESS IN COLLEGE STUDENTS- A PROSPECTIVE OBSERVATIONAL STUDY IJRSR, 2017:8(8): 19493-19498
Raja Amarnath, Sekhar Karumuri , Prasanthi, Sugirtha Jenitha, Ani Elizabeth, Anand MK, MadhuNair, Meena Purohit., Nanditha Bharathwajan,Ranjani Sampath, Prakash, Rajasekaran,Krishnamurthy, Kumari Mani, Sandhya Ramanathan.


EFFICACY OF HEARTFULNESS MEDITATION IN MODERATING VITAL PARAMETERS - A COMPARISON STUDY OF EXPERIENCED AND NEW MEDITATORS. IJMRHS, 2017, 6(7): 70-78.
Raja Amarnath, Prasanthi J, Natwar Sharma, Sugirtha Jenitha, and Chitra Rajan


IMPROVING SLEEP QUALITY THROUGH HEARTFULNESS MEDITATION- TECHNICAL ASPECTS AND BENEFITS. IJHSR, 2017;7(5):368-81.
Raja Amarnath, Sugirtha Jenitha, Ghanshyam verma, Jaya Prasanthi, Ani Elizabeth


EFFICACY OF HEARTFULNESS MEDITATION ON IMPROVING OUTCOMES IN COPD PATIENTS. RJPBCS, 2017;8(2):2359-66.
Raja Amarnath, Sugirtha Jenitha, Ghanshyam verma, Jaya Prasanthi.


MECHANICS OF HEARTFULNESS MEDITATION IN IMPROVING OUTCOMES OF BRONCHIAL ASTHMA. IJSR, 2017;6(3)
Raja Amarnath, Sugirtha Jenitha, Ghanshyam verma, Jaya Prasanthi, Ani Elizabeth


FAMILY GRATIFICATION IN CRITICAL CARE UNIT; MANIFESTING REALITY. IJPRBS, 2017;6(1):27-40.
Raja Amarnath, Sugirtha Jenitha, Ghanshyam verma


HEALTH IMPACTS AFTER THE CENTURY’S WORST FLOOD IN CHENNAI- A PROSPECTIVE TELEMEDICINE STUDY. RJPBCS, 2016;7(3):1073.
Raja Amarnath, Sugirtha Jenitha, Ghanshyam verma


TO EXPLORE BURNOUT LEVEL AMONG HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONALS WORKING IN DIFFERENT SCENARIOS IN HOSPITALS. IJBAMR, 2016;5(2):564-580.
Raja Amarnath, Sugirtha Jenitha, Ghanshyam verma.


PHYSICIAN-NURSE COLLABORATION- IS THERE A DISCREPANCY? IJBAMR, 2015;5(1):67-77.
Raja Amarnath, Sugirtha Jenitha, Ghanshyam verma


Newspapers


UNI

Heartfulness Meditation reduces vengeful attitude in Youth



Indian Education Diary

Heartfulness Meditation reduces vengeful attitude in Youth through increase in positive motivation and minimizing negative motivations that lead to revenge - says study



INVC News

Heartfulness Meditation reduces vengeful attitude in Youth through increase in positive motivation



Indore Mirror

Heartfulness Meditation reduces vengeful attitude in Youth through increase in positive motivation and minimizing negative motivations that lead to revenge – says study



The News Strike

Heartfulness Meditation reduces vengeful attitude in Youth through increase in positive motivation and minimizing negative motivations that lead to revenge – says study



Daily Hunt

Heartfulness Meditation reduces vengeful attitude in Youth through increase in positive motivation and minimizing negative motivations that lead to revenge - says study



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Heartfulness Meditation reduces vengeful attitude in Youth through increase in positive motivation and minimizing negative motivations that lead to revenge - says study



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Heartfulness Meditation reduces vengeful attitude in Youth through increase in positive motivation and minimizing negative motivations that lead to revenge - says study



Business Fortnight

Heartfulness Meditation reduces vengeful attitude in Youth through increase in positive motivation and minimizing negative motivations that lead to revenge - says study



Business News This week

Heartfulness Meditation reduces vengeful attitude in Youth through increase in positive motivation and minimizing negative motivations that lead to revenge – says study



Media Bulletin

Heartfulness Meditation reduces vengeful attitude in Youth through increase in positive motivation and minimizing negative motivations that lead to revenge – says study



Digital Media 9

Heartfulness Meditation reduces vengeful attitude in Youth through increase in positive motivation and minimizing negative motivations that lead to revenge – says study



Meditation Affinity

Heartfulness Meditation reduces vengeful attitude in Youth through increase in positive motivation and minimizing negative motivations that lead to revenge – says study



Odisha Age

Heartfulness Meditation reduces vengeful attitude in Youth



PNI (Press Network of India)

Attn Youth: Meditation For Positive Motivation



Times Now :
https://www.timesnownews.com/health/article/heartfulness-meditation-cultivates-gratitude-study/492648


Outlook India :
https://www.outlookindia.com/newsscroll/heartfulness-meditation-cultivates-gratitude-study/1623823


India Today :
https://www.indiatoday.in/education-today/latest-studies/story/world-gratitude-day-2019-heartfulness-meditation-cultivates-gratitude-1601585-2019-09-21


DT Next :
https://www.dtnext.in/Lifestyle/Wellbeing/2019/09/21115700/1188245/Heartfulness-meditation-cultivates-gratitude-Study.vpf


The Quint :
https://www.thequint.com/news/hot-news/heartfulness-meditation-cultivates-gratitude-study


Daily Hunt :
https://m.dailyhunt.in/news/india/english/orissa+post-epaper-orisapos/heartfulness+meditation+contributes+to+cultivating+gratitude-newsid-137678664UNI:%20http://www.uniindia.com/coinciding-with-world-gratitude-day-heartfulness-institute-releases-study-that-shows-the-direct-impact-of-meditation-on-gratitude/east/news/1735103.html


Lokmat :
https://english.lokmat.com/national/heartfulness-meditation-cultivates-gratitude-study/


Orissa Post :
https://www.orissapost.com/heartfulness-meditation-contributes-to-cultivating-gratitude/


Odisha Tv :
Heartfulness Meditation Cultivates Gratitude: Study


New Kerala :
https://www.newkerala.com/news/read/215431/heartfulness-meditation-cultivates-gratitude-study.html


News Gram :
Heartfulness Meditation Can Contribute to Cultivating Gratitude among Practitioners


Tazza Samachar :
http://www.24x7taazasamachar.com/Business/details/1194/World-Gratitude-Day


The Times of Bengal :
http://www.thetimesofbengal.com/coinciding-with-world-gratitude-day-heartfulness-institute-releases-study-that-shows-the-direct-impact-of-meditation-on-gratitude/


ABP Takma :
hhttp://www.abptakmaa.com/first-page/21st-of-september-is-celebrated-as-world-gratitude-day-by-heartfulness-institute/


Mumbai News Network :
https://mumbainewsnetworks.blogspot.com/2019/09/coinciding-with-world-gratitude-day.html


PuneKar news :
http://www.punekarnews.in/coinciding-with-world-gratitude-day-heartfulness-institute-releases-study-that-shows-the-direct-impact-of-meditation-on-gratitude/


Exclusive News :
http://exclusivenews.co.in/coinciding-with-world-gratitude-day-heartfulness-institute-releases-study-that-shows-the-direct-impact-of-meditation-on-gratitude/


Democratic Jagat :
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Services


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Clinical Trials

2

Govt/Non-Govt/Public funded projects

3

Experimental/ Animal Studies

4

Original/Review Articles

5

Pilot studies

6

Review of literature

7

Thesis/Dissertation

8

Case study/ Case Presentation

9

Data Analysis

10

Data Entry

Contact us

Address

#2nd Floor,
94, AGS Nagar, Zameen Pallavaram,
Chennai 600 117

Phone Number

044-35104261/ 07010990171

Email

research@cipaca.com

Current Projects


1. EFFECTS OF MEDITATION ON ACUTE RESPIRATORY INFECTION – A CASE-CONTROL STUDY

Going to give two months of HFM training for the experimental group. Collecting Nasal Wash for Cold& influenza patients to assess Neutrophils, viral nucleic acids & IL-8 and comparing the same with the control group (Non-Meditators).


2. EFFECTS OF MEDITATION ON ASSESSMENT OF LEFT VENTRICULAR MASS IN HYPERTENSIVE PATIENTS USING CARDIOVASCULAR MAGNETIC RESONANCE

Going to give two months of HFM training for the experimental group (Meditators – HTN Patients). Assessing the left ventricular mass by cardiovascular magnetic resonance and comparing the same with the control group (Non-Meditators HTN patients).


3. EFFECTS OF MEDITATION ON STRESS LEVELS OF STUDENTS DURING EXAMINATION PERIOD– RANDOMIZED CASE-CONTROL STUDY

Going to give two months of HFM training for the experimental group (Meditators –students at coaching centers). Assessing the levels of cortisol and comparing the same with the control group (Non-Meditators – students at coaching centers).


4. CHANGES IN GENETIC EXPRESSION OF MEDITATORS IN BIPOLAR DISORDERS – RANDOMIZED CASE-CONTROL STUDY

Going to give two months of HFM training for the experimental group (Meditators –Depressed & Anxious patients). Assessing the gene expression and comparing the same with the control group (Non-Meditators – Depressed & Anxious patients).


5. EFFECTS OF MEDITATION ON GENETIC EXPRESSION IN WOMEN AFTER MENOPAUSE

Going to give two months of HFM training for postmenopausal women. Assessing the gene expression.


6. EFFECTS OF MEDITATION ON NF-KB – ACTIVITY IN HUMAN CANCER – A RANDOMIZED CONTROL TRIAL

Going to give two months of HFM training for the experimental group (Meditators –cancer patients). Assessing the gene expression and comparing the same with the control group (Non-Meditators – cancer patients).


7. EFFECTS OF MEDITATION ON EEG FINDINGS ON SLEEP- A COHORT CASE-CONTROLLED TRIAL.

Going to give two months of HFM training for the experimental group (Meditators –Having insomnia/ nightmares/ disturbed sleep/ snoring). Assessing the sleep quality through a sleep study.


8. EFFECTS OF RELAXATION TECHNIQUES WITH THE USE OF POLYSOMNOGRAPHY – A COMPARATIVE STUDY

Going to give Meditation session for one group and another group with music session & compare the effects, using polysomnography.


9. VALIDATION OF DIFFERENT STAGES OF MEDITATION WITH THE USE OF POLYSOMNOGRAPHY

Going to assess meditative state of novice meditators to experienced meditators using polysomnography.


10. EFFECTS OF MEDITATION ON INFLAMMATORY MEDIATORS IN ASTHMA PATIENTS- A CASE-CONTROLLED TRIAL

Going to examine sputum and blood samples of asthma patients for cytology, viral markers, and inflammatory mediators.


11. PREVENTION OF ACUTE WORSENING IN CHRONIC OBSTRUCTIVE PULMONARY DISEASE USING BETA – BLOCKERS.

The purpose of this study is to assess the effect of Metoprolol for patients who have moderate to severe COPD, measuring the time to first acute exacerbation (episode of worsening), the rates and severity of exacerbations, any cardiovascular events, and all causes of death, lung function, difficulty breathing, quality of life and any Metoprolol – related side effects.


12. EFFECT OF IMMUNOSUPPRESSANT’S ON LUNG IRON CONTENT IN PNEUMONIA

The purpose of the study is to see whether lung concentrations of iron and a protein that binds iron are influenced by the presence of pneumonia. Increased amounts of iron in the lungs may promote the growth of microorganisms and may influence the severity of lung injury caused by an infection. We are comparing the amount of iron that accumulates in the lungs in response to pneumonia in different types of patients.


13. THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN BLOOD VOLUME STATUS AND RECRUITMENT MANEUVERS IN CRITICALLY ILL PATIENTS

The purpose of this study is to see if recruitment maneuvers performed during ICU care in patients who have a breathing tube are useful in assessing a blood volume status based on changes in their blood pressure during the recruitment maneuver. The recruitment maneuver consists of increasing the pressure of the breath given through the breathing tube, and is commonly done as a standard part of ICU care for patients who are connected to a machine that helps them breathe. Results will be compared to ultrasound measurements of the main vein of the body (inferior vena cava) which serve as a non-invasive standard of care technique.


14. INTERVENTION STUDY IN OVERWEIGHT PATIENTS WITH COPD

This study is testing the effectiveness of an evidence based, self-directed, lifestyle intervention for 12 months targeting modest weight loss and increased physical activity among overweight and obese patients with COPD. Randomized study to usual care vs usual care plus the self-directed program.


15. THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN INTERSTITIAL LUNG DISEASE AND DEVELOPMENT OF FIBROSIS IN THE LUNGS.

The purpose of this study is to investigate the possibility that B lymphocytes (a kind of white blood cell) may be contributing to the development of fibrosis in the lungs. This study will examine if B lymphocytes, isolated from blood, can induce the stimulation of fibroblasts. Fibroblasts are cells that are responsible for the formation of scarring in the lungs. Specific markers found in the surface of B lymphocytes will also be investigated to see if it can be identified why these cells may induce the development of fibrosis.


16. INTERLINK BETWEEN CRITICALLY ILL PATIENTS AND STRESS ULCER PROPHYLAXIS

The benefits and harms of stress ulcer prophylaxis in critically ill patients have recently been questioned, with concerns about possible increased risk of pneumonia and Clostridium difficile infection associated with use of proton pump inhibitors (PPIs). To assess patient’s with upper gastrointestinal bleeding, pneumonia, or C. difficile infection in mechanically ventilated receiving pantoprazole (a PPI) or placebo. Also includes meta-analysis of five trials comparing PPIs to placebo verses rates of bleeding, infections, or mortality.


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