null Pramod Puligandla, MD, M.Sc.
health services • surgical outcomes • surgically correctable congenital anomalies • congenital diaphragmatic hernia • pediatric surgical critical care
My research focuses on health outcomes regarding surgically correctable anomalies, particularly those affecting newborns and infants (e.g., congenital diaphragmatic hernia [CDH] and gastroschisis [GS]). My major research directive seeks to determine relationships between prenatal risk factors, in-hospital treatments and the long-term disability experienced by these patients. As director of the CDH Long-Term Follow-Up Clinic at the Montreal Children’s Hospital, I lead a multdisciplinary team that looks at the risks and complications in CDH infants. Specific areas of inquiry include long-term lung function, feeding and growth, as well as neurodevelopment. My other major research directives include my involvement as co-director of the Canadian Pediatric Surgery Network (CAPSNet), a population-based warehouse of in-hospital outcomes for CDH and GS, as well as my involvement as a steering committee member of the Canadian Consortium for Pediatric Surgical Research (CanCORPS), a national research effort involving 15 pediatric institutions.
Canadian Consortium for Research in Pediatric Surgery (CanCORPS)
Puligandla PS, ED Skarsgard, and M Offringa for the the Canadian CDH Collaborative (2018). Diagnosis and Management of Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia: A Clinical Practice Guideline. 190(4):e103-112. PMID: 29378870.
Allin, B, C. Opondo, J. Kurinczuk, R. Baird, P. Puligandla, E. Skarsgard and M. Knight (2020). Management of gastroschisis: Results from the NETS2G study, a joint British, Irish and Canadian prospective cohort study of 1268 infants. Ann Surg. 2020 Nov 12. PMID: 33201118.
K LaRusso, R Baird, R Keijzer, E Skarsgard, and P. Puligandla (2020). Standardizing Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia Care in Canada: Implementing National Clinical Practice Guidelines. J Pediatr Surg 55(5): 835-843. PMID: 32085916.
Global PaedSurg Research Collaboration (2021). Mortality from gastrointestinal congenital anomalies at 264 hospital in 74 low income, middle income, and high income countries: a multicentre, international, prospective cohort study. Lancet 398(10297):325-339. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0140-6736(21)00767-4.
Wissanji, H and P.S. Puligandla (2018). Risk Stratification and Outcome Determinants in Neonates with Gastroschisis. Semin Pediatr Surg 27(5):300-303. PMID: 30413260.