Neonatal, Paediatric Critical Care and Paediatric Cardiac Critical Care
Pediatric Intensive Care Fellowship
Pediatric Cardiac Critical Care Fellowship
Dr Preetha has pursued Post graduation degree in Paediatrics from Lokmanya Tilak Municipal Medical College-Sion. She also has experience of training and working in Australia and Canada for 7 years. She was the Chief Fellow in the Department of Paediatric Critical Care at Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto.
At KDAH, she manages Neonatal and Paediatric ICU which has Transport facility of Critically Ill Newborns and children up to 18 years. She was Involved in the care of Preterm Quintuplets, 4 of the 5 babies survived and are thriving well at 7 years. She also looks after postoperative cardiac surgery patients in the Paediatric Cardiac ICU which sees 500 postoperative children per year.
This unit has looked after 2,400 sick newborns in the last 7 years with mortality rates less than 2.5 per cent
This unit has Managed 3,000 critically ill children in the last 7 years
She has been involved in the setting up of a state-of-the-art transport service for critically ill children. There is a dedicated neonatal and paediatric ambulance with neonatal transport incubators and neonatal and paediatric ventilators. Children are picked up from many peripheral hospitals and nursing homes in the outskirts of Mumbai.
I and Ajita, my wife, both want to thank you very sincerely for the life saving treatment given to our 33 weeks old pre mature born daughter. During her treatment at the hospital, we have witnessed the expertise, sincerity, openness, kindness of the whole NICU team. No words can express our happiness and gratitude towards the NICU team. We congratulate both of you for maintaining such high standards at the reasonable price and wish you a great success ahead.
We just want to say a very special thanks to DR. PREETHA AND DR. VINAY JOSHI whom we will always be indebted to for saving the life of our child VIHAAN PRAMOD (diagonised with PPHN on birth) and giving him a new lease of life.
Our special thanks are due to Dr. Preetha and Dr. Vinay Joshi for managing this Unit so wonderfully and for constantly raising the bar for the treatment of its little inmates.
|Conditions/Procedures||No. of cases treated||International success rate||KDAH success rate|
|Critically ill newborns||> 2400||97-98 per cent survival rate||98.2 per cent survival rate|
|Severe Respiratory Failure managed with High Frequency Ventilation and inhaled Nitric Oxide||>50||60-70 per cent survival rate||80 per cent survival rate|
|Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome||>100||70-80 per cent survival||80 per cent|
|Complex surgical problems||>300||80-90 per cent||80 per cent|
|Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia||>10||80 per cent||90 per cent|
|Post Cardiac Surgery patients||>3000||80-90 per cent||97 per cent|
Extracorporeal Membrane oxygenation (ECMO) is the only life-saving technology available to support and rest organs in case of organ failure- heart, lungs etc
Last month, we treated an infant 2 and a half month old- on ECMO-first of its kind in the country and the baby is going home.
We are at present treating a 9 yr old with ECMO and CRRT in a case of ARDS with multiorgan failure.
This has been achieved due to team effort by the entire PCICU, PICU team and especially Pediatric Cardiac surgeons, Perfusionists (who are working round the clock), the intensivists and the nursing team.