Keechilat Pavithran, MD, DM, FRCP(L)


Professor and Head
Department of Medical Oncology
Amrita Cancer Institute
PO. AIMS Ponekkara
Cochin 682041, Kerala

Biography

Dr. Pavithran, has done MD in Internal Medicine from Calicut Medical College and DM in Medical oncology from Kidwai Memorial Institute of Oncology, Bangalore. He is the Fellow of the Royal college of Physicians of London. He had training in hematology from Royal Hallamshire Hospital, Sheffield, United Kingdom and gained experience in Bone-marrow transplantation from Fred Hutchinson cancer centre, Seattle, USA.
Currently, he is working as Professor and Head of the Department of Medical Oncology and Hematology at Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences and Research Centre, Kochi, Kerala, India, since 2004.
He is the Member of many national (ISHTM, ISMPO, ISO, API) and international organizations (International Medical sciences Academy, International Society of Geriatric Oncology, European Society of Medical Oncology, International Network for Cancer treatment and Research (INCTR) and International society of gynecologic oncology.
He has presented many papers and delivered many lectures at various national and international conferences. Has published 65 papers in International Journals and 82 in National journals. Edited two books on cancer and has contributed more than 37 chapters in various books. Participated in more than 25 clinical trials.
He is the Reviewer for Biomed Central (www.biomedcentral.com) journals, American journal of Clinical Oncology, Supportive oncology, Indian Journal of Cancer, Journal of Cancer Research and Experimental Oncology, Indian Journal of Medical & Pediatric Oncology, Journal of Association of Physicians of India, Indian Journal of Dermatology & Venereology, Indian Journal of Medical Sciences and Indian journal of Hematology and Transfusion Medicine. Also serves in the editorial board of many national and international journals.

Research Interest

His research interests include: Breast cancer, Lung cancer, Gi cancers and Hemato-Oncology.

Scientific Activities

MEMBERSHIPS OF PROFESSIONAL SOCIETIES

• International Society of Hematology -Asia Pacific division
• European Society of Medical Oncology
• International Network for Cancer treatment and Research (INCTR)
• International Society of Geriatric Oncology
• Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer (MASCC)
• International Society for Oral Oncology
• International Association for Study of Lung Cancer
• International Society of Gastrointestinal Oncology
• International society of gynecologic oncology
• Indian Society of Hematology and Transfusion Medicine
• Indian Society of Medical and Pediatric Oncology
• Indian Society of Oncology
• Association of Physicians of India
• Indian Medical Association
• Indian society of Human Geetics
• Geriatric society of India

HONORS AND AWARDS

•(2008) Calicut Medical College Alumni Oration award
•(2007) UT Thithin Raj Memorial Award (2007)
•(2006) Dr. Kuruvila Memorial Oration 2006 at AROI meeting, Calicut on 12th November
•(2005) Travel Scholarship by the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer (MASCC)
•(2003) Listed in the 21st Edition of Marquis Who’s who in the world
•(2003) Fellowship of the Indian College of physicians
•(2001) Fellow of the International Medical Sciences Academy
•(1993) Fellowship by the world Federation of Haemophilia
•(1984) Second Rank in the Final MBBS Examination, University of Calicut
•(1988) First Rank in the Kerala Public Service Commission Examination for Lecturer in Haematology
•(1986) First rank in the Entrance Examination for Post-Graduate courses in Kerala
•(1984) Ashoka Gold Medal in Surgery

Publications

PUBLICATIONS IN INTERNATIONAL JOURNALS

1. Nair RS, Reshmi T, Reshmi P, et al. Biocompatibility studies of pectin- fibrin nanocomposite bearing Bal BALB/C mice. Cellulose Chem. Technol. 2015; 49 (1): 55-60.
2. Chandran P, Kavalakatt A, Malarvizhi GL, et al. Epigenetics targeted protein-vorinostat nanomedicine inducing apoptosis in heterogeneous population of primary acute myeloid leukemia cells including refractory and relapsed cases. Nanomedicine. 2014; 10(4): 721-732. doi:10.1016/j.nano.2013.09.008.
3. Pavithran K, Manoj P, Vidhyadharan G, Shanmughasundaram P. Inflammatory myofibroblastic tumor of the lung: unusual imaging findings. World J Nucl Med. 2013; 12(3): 126-128. doi:10.4103/1450-1147.136739
4. Niu X, Rajanbabu A, Delisle M, et al. Brain metastases in women with epithelial ovarian cancer: Multimodal treatment including surgery or Gamma-Knife Radiation is associated with prolonged survival. JOGC. 2013.
5. Pavithran K, Pande SB, Dinesh M. Report of a case of radiation-induced new-onset vitiligo with collective review of cases in the literature of radiation-related vitiligo. Case Rep Med. 2013; 345473. doi:10.1155/2013/345473
6. Zaheeruddin PM, Prameela CG, Antony MA, Pavithran K, Dinesh M. Metastatic endometrial carcinoma in the lung: Unusual timing and site. South African Journal of Gynaecol. 2013; 5(2): 64-67.
7. Chandran S, Praveen G, Snima KS, et al. Potential use of drug loaded nano composite pectin scaffolds for the treatment of ovarian cancer. Curr Drug Deliv. 2013; 10(3): 326-335. doi:10.2174/1567201811310030009
8. Chandran P, Gupta N, Retnakumari AP, et al. Simultaneous inhibition of aberrant cancer kinome using rationally designed polymer-protein core-shell nanomedicine. Nanomedicine. 2013; 9(8): 1317-1327. doi: 10.1016/j.nano.2013.04.012
9. Retnakumari AP, Hanumanthu PL, Malarvizhi GL, et al. Rationally designed aberrant kinase-targeted endogenous protein nanomedicine against oncogene mutated/amplified refractory chronic myeloid leukemia. Mol Pharm. 2012; 9(11): 3062-3078. doi:10.1021/mp300172e
10. Nair IR, Jojo A, Pavithran K. Pathological profile of lymphomas in a tertiary care centre in Kerala. Pathol Int. 2012; 62(5): 360-362. doi:10.1111/j.1440-1827.2012.02799.x
11. Anupama R, Bobby ST, Wesley MJ, Pavithran K, Vijayakumar DK. Malignancies during Pregnancy – A Case Series and a Brief Review of literature. Research and reviews- Journal of Hematology oncology. 2012; 1: 2.
12. Pavithran K, Pande SB. Janus kinase inhibitors: Jackpot or Potluck? Oncology Reviews. 2012; 6: e13. doi:10.4081/oncol.2012.e13
13. Thomas B, Muthu P, Siyad I, Pavithran K. Thalidomide reversed chronic anemia in blue Rubber Bleb Nevus syndrome. Research and review- A journal of Medicine. 2012; 2.
14. Anupama R, Ahmad SZ, Kuriakose S, Vijaykumar DK, Pavithran K, Seethalekshmy NV. Disseminated peritoneal leiomyosarcomas after laparoscopic myomectomy and morcellation. J Minim Invasive Gynecol. 2011; 18(3): 386-389. doi:10.1016/j.jmig.2011.01.014.
15. Palaniappan M, Jose W, Bindhu MR, Sudheer OV, Pavithran K. Carcinosarcoma of the Pancreas-report of a case with a concise. Review of literature Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research. 2011; 5: 3. 621-624.
16. Jose W, Unnikrishnan A, Palaniappan A, Kumar K, Pavithran K. Simultaneous presentation of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) with aplastic anemia-a clinical vignette and review of literature. Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research. 2011; 5: 3. 637-639.
17. Mehta AA, Jose W, Pavithran K. Hyperesoinophilic syndrome with fip1l1 pdgfrα mutation: a case study. Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research. 2011; 5: 3. 625-627.
18. Pavithran K, Sudhindran S. Hanging liver tumor. J Gastrointestin Liver Dis. 2011; 20(1): 8.
19. Palaniappan M, Jose WM, Mehta A, Kumar K, Pavithran K. Umbilical metastasis-a case series of four sister joseph nodules from four different visceral malignancies. Current Oncology. 2010; 17(6): 78-81.
20. Mehta AA, Rajesh V, Jose W, Palaniappan M, Pavithran K. Multiple myeloma presenting as eosinophilic pleural effusion. Asia-Pacific Journal of Clinical Oncology. 2010; 6(4): 256-259. doi:10.1111/j.1743-7563.2010.01324.x
21. Jose W, Kumar K, Unnikrishnan A, Palaniappan M, Nair A, Pavithran K. Autoimmune thrombocytopenic purpura in acute hepatitis a-a report and review of literature. Asia-Pacific Journal of Oncology and Hematology. 2010; 2(1). 137-139.
22. Sharma S, Hiran KR, Pavithran K, Vijaykumar DK. A pilot study to assess the feasibility of evaluation of markers of response to chemotherapy at one day & 21 days after first cycle of chemotherapy in carcinoma of breast: a prospective non-randomized observational study. World J Surg Oncol. 2009; 7(1): 35. doi:10.1186/1477-7819-7-35
23. Panicker JN, Pavithran K, Thomas M. Management of subdural hematoma in immune thrombocytopenic purpura: Report of seven patients and a literature review. Clin Neurol Neurosurg. 2009; 111(2): 189-192. doi:10.1016/j.clineuro.2008.08.002
24. Mohana S, Seethalekshmy NV, Pavithran K. Splenic Cystic lymphangiomatosis presenting with massive splenomegaly. The Internet Journal of Pathology. 2009; 8: 1.
25. Sharan R, Iyer S, Chatni SS, et al. Increased plate and osteosynthesis related complications associated with postoperative concurrent chemoradiotherapy in oral cancer. Head Neck. 2008; 30: 1422-1430. doi:10.1002/hed.20886
26. Doval DC, Pande SB, Sharma JB, Pavithran K, Jena A, Vaid AK. Prometheus spirit: quality survival in advanced hepatocellular carcinoma after gemcitabine and cisplatin-based chemotherapy. Singapore Med J. 2008; 49(10): e293-e295.
27. Doval DC, Bhatia K, Vaid AK, et al. Spinal cord compression secondary to bone metastases from hepatocellular carcinoma. World J Gastroenterol. 2006; 12(32): 5247-5252.
28. Doval DC, Bhatia K, Pavithran K, Sharma JB, Vaid AK, Hazarika D. Breast carcinoma with metastasis to the gallbladder: an unusual case report with a short review of literature. Hepatobiliary Pancreat Dis Int. 2006; 5(2): 305.
29. Pavithran K, Doval DC. Chronic myeloid leukemia in a man with papillary carcinoma of the thyroid treated with radioactive iodine. American Journal of Clinical Oncology. 2005; 28(2): 216.
30. Pavithran K, Prabhash K, Hazarika D, Doval DC. Neuroendocrine carcinoma of gallbladder: report of 2 cases. Hepatobiliary Pancreat Dis Int. 2005; 4(1): 144-146.
31. Pavithran K. Hypermethylation of FHIT predicts poor prognosis in NSCLC. Thorax. 2004; 59(6): 511. doi:10.1136/thx.2004.la0094
32. Padmanabhan VT, Sugunan AP, Brahmaputhran CK, Nandini K, Pavithran K. Heritable anomalies among the inhabitants of regions of normal and high background radiation in Kerala: results of a cohort study, 1988-1994. Int J Health Serv. 2004; 34(3): 483-515.
33. Maniangatt S, Panicker J, Thomas M, Pavithran K. A rare case of porphyria. Ann Acad Med Singapore. 2004; 33(3): 359-361.
34. Pavithran K, Doval DC. Contemporaneous Pulmonary sarcoidosis and chronic myeloid leukemia. Sarcoidosis Vasculitis and Diffuse Lung Diseases. 2004; 21(2): 157.
35. Pavithran K, Arjun R, Aruna R, Thomas M. Scrotal ulceration during induction therapy of APML with ATRA. American Journal of Hematology. 2004; 75(4): 260-261. doi:10.1002/ajh.20036
36. Talwar V, Pavithran K, Vaid AK, Doval DC. Spontaneous fracture with pulmonary embolization from central venous catheter. The Journal of Vascular Access. 2003; 4: 158- 159.
37. Pavithran K, Raji NL. Aplastic anemia in Down’s syndrome. American Journal of Hematology. 2003; 73(3): 213.
38. Pavithran K, Rajalakshmi A, Aruna R, Thomas M. Refractory Iron deficiency anemia. Is H pylori the culprit?. Medscape General Medicine. 2003; 5(2): 34.
39. Roy DD, Pavithran K, Henry PY, Elizabeth KE, Sindhu P, Vijayakumar T. Correlation of age and birth order of parents with chromosomal anomalies in children. Genetika. 2003; 39(6): 834-839.
40. Pavithran K, Thomas M. Essential thrombocythemia presenting as Dural sinus thromosis. Case Reports and Clinical Reviews. 2003; 4(3): 212-213.
41. Pavithran K, Ajithkumar BV, Aruna R, Thomas M. Bilateral retinal detachment in Acute Myeloid Leukemia. Asian Journal of Ophthalmology. 2003; 5(3): 13-14.
42. Pavithran K, Doval DC, Pandey KK. Gastric cancer in India. Gastric cancer. 2002; 5(4): 240-243.
43. Pavithran K. Raji NL, Thomas M. Aplastic anemia associated with SLE- Case report and review of the literature. Rheumatology International. 2002; 22(6): 253-255.
44. Pavithran K. Thomas M. Management of venous thromboembolism. International journal of Medicine.
45. Pavithran K, Ajithkumar BV, Roy D, Thomas M. Adenocarcinoma of the stomach in Fanconis Anemia. Annals of Hematology. 2002; 8(11): 666-667.
46. Pavithran K. Cancer Immunology (Book Review). Lancet Oncology. 2002; 3(2): 124.
47. Pavithran K, Panakkel C, Roy D, Thomas M. Chronic myeloid leukaemia in a man with myasthenia gravis treated by thymectomy. European Journal of Hematology. 2002; 69:105-107.
48. Pavithran K, Doval DC. Nail changes due to docetaxel. British Journal of Dermatology. 2002; 146(4): 709-710.
49. Pavithran K, Kapoor G. Acute myeloid leukemia in a child with goldenhar syndrome. Medical and Pediatric Oncology. 2002; 38(6): 451-452. doi:10.1002/mpo.10040
50. Pavithran K, Doval DC. Thrombopoietin-biology and clinical applications. Oncology Forum. 2001; 5: 20-24.
51. Pavithran K, Doval DC, Hukku S, Jena A. Isolated Hypoglossal paralysis due o skull base metastasis from breast cancer. Australasian Radiology. 2001; 45: 534-535. doi:10.1046/j.1440-1673.2001.00977.x
52. Pavithran K, Thomas M. Spontaneous resolution of subdural hematoma in hemophilia. Haematologica. 2002; 87: (01)ELT03.
53. Pavithran K, Thomas M. Chronic myeloid leukemia presenting as gout. Clinical Rheumatology. 2001; 20: 288-289. doi:10.1007/PL00011204
54. Muralikrishnan K, Pavithran K, Thomas M. Intracranial bleeding in Weils disease. J Postgrad Med. 2002; 48(2): 158.
55. Pavithran K, Thomas M. Chronic myeloid leukemia associated with Ebstein’s anomaly. Turkish Journal of Hematology. 2001; 18(3): 215.
56. Pavithran K, Doval DC, Verma RN, Vaid AK. Small cell carcinoma of the Gall bladder-case report with review of the literature. Tropical Gastroenterology. 2001; 22: 170-171.
57. Pavithran K, Doval DC. Chemotherapy of advanced colorectal cancer-recent advances. International Journal of Medicine.
58. Pavithran K, Doval DC, Dewan AK. Sister Joseph nodule in a case of Ovarian Carcinoma. Electornic Journal of Oncology. 2000; 2: 33-35.
59. Pavithran K, Doval DC, Rao CR, Bapsy PP, Anantha N. Pediatric Solitary Plasmacytoma-A Case report. Acta Oncol. 1997; 36(1): 83-84.
60. Pavithran K, Doval DC, Mukherjee G, Kumaraswamy SV, Bapsy PP. Rhabdomyosarcoma of the oral cavity-report of 8 cases. Acta Oncol. 1997; 36(8): 819-821.
61. Pavithran K. Thrombopoietin. International Journal of Medicine.
62. Pavithran K, Thomas M. Management of chronic myeloid leukemia. International Journal of Medicine.
63. Nair K, Pavithran K, Philip J, Thomas M, Geetha V. Cold agglutinin disease in SLE. Yonsei Med Journal. 1997; 38(4): 233-235.

PUBLICATIONS IN NATIONAL JOURNALS

1. Jose WM, Boyella PK, Nair IR, Eapen M, Pavithran K. Revisiting cutaneous metastasis from carcinoma gall bladder. Indian J Dermatol Venereol Leprol. 2014; 80(1): 82-85. doi:10.4103/0378-6323.125486
2. Mehta AA, Wesley M Jose, Pavithran K, Ganesan S Triavadi The Role of Gefitinib in Patients with Non-small-cell Lung Cancer in India. Indian J Palliat Care. 2013; 19(1): 48-53.
3. Khadakban D, Gorasia-Khadakban T, Vijaykumar DK, Pavithran K, Anupama R. Factors associated with better survival after surgery in metastatic breast cancer patients. Indian J Surg Oncol. 2013; 4(1): 52-58. doi:10.1007/s13193-012-0204-9
4. Mehta AA, Jose WM, Pavithran K, Triavadi GS. The Role of Gefitinib in Patients with Non-small-cell Lung Cancer in India. Indian J Palliat Care. 2013; 19(1): 48-53. doi:10.4103/0973-1075.110237
5. Vijaykumar DK, Antony MA, Indu R. Nair, Pavithran K. Recent Advances in Granulosa Cell Tumor Ovary: A Review. Indian Journal of Surgical Oncology. 2013; 4(1): 37-47.
6. Khadakban D, Gorasia-Khadakban T, Vijaykumar DK, Pavithran K, Anupama R. Factors associated with better survival after surgery in metastatic breast cancer patients. Indian Journal of Surgical Oncology. 2013; 4(1): 52-58.
7. Anupama R, Kuriakose S, Vijaykumar DK, et al. Carcinosarcoma of the Uterus-A Single Institution Retrospective Analysis of the Management and Outcome and a Brief Review of Literature. Indian Journal of Surgical Oncology. 2013; 4(3): 222-228. doi:10.1007/s13193-012-0206-7
8. Anupama R, Kuriakose S, Vijaykumar DK, et al. Carcinosarcoma of the uterus-a single institution retrospective analysis of the management and outcome and a brief review of literature. Indian J Surg Oncol. 2013; 4(3): 222-228.
9. Thomas B, Muthu P, Karichala A, Keechilat P. Pericardial effusion and the unsuspected culprit. J Cancer Res Ther. 2012; 8(3): 462-463. doi:10.4103/0973-1482.103538
10. Pande SB, Doval DC, Pavithran K, Sharma JB, Shirali R, Jena A. Gemcitabine and cisplatin-based combination chemotherapy in advanced hepatocellular carcinoma: An Indian experience. Ind J Med Ped Oncol. 2012; 33: 42-47. doi:10.4103/0971-5851.96968
11. Vijaykumar DK, Michelle AK, Indu RN, Pavithran K. Recent advances in granulosa cell tumor ovary: a review. Indian Journal of Surgical Oncology. 2012.
12. Dhiraj K, Tejal GK, Vijaykumar DK, Pavithran K, Anupama R. Factors associated with better survival after surgery in metastatic breast cancer patients. Indian Journal of Surgical Oncology. 2012.
13. Mehta AA, Jose W, Pavithran K. Hyperesoinophilic Syndrome with FIP1L1 PDGFRα Mutation: A Case Study. Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research. 2011; 5(3): 625-627.
14. Palaniappan M, Jose W, Bindhu MR, Sudheer OV, Pavithran K. Carcinosarcoma of the Pancreas- report of a case with a concise review of the literature. Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research. 2011; 5(3): 621-624.
15. Jose W, Athira U, Palaniappan M, Kishore Kumar, Pavithran K. A plastic Anaemia Complicating Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE) at Presentation: A Clinical Vignette and Review of Literature. Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research. 2011; 5(3): 637-639.
16. Palaniappan M, Jose W, Pavithran K. Spontaneous hematoma of upper lip: an interesting presentation of an uncommon hematological syndrome. Bloodline-Online Journal. 2010.
17. Haji AG, Sharma S, Majeed KA, Vijaykumar DK, Pavithran K, Dinesh M. Primary pancreatic lymphoma: Report of three cases with review of literature. Indian Journal of Medical and Pediatric Oncology. 2009; 30(1): 20-23. doi:10.4103/0971-5851.56331
18. Vijaykumar DK, Chitrathara K, Sharma S, Pavithran K, Kumar K. Epithelial ovarian carcinoma at Amrita institute, Cochin, Kerala; A 4 year experience. Indian Journal of Medical and Pediatric Oncology. 2009; 30(5): 23-24.
19. Pavithran K, Prasad N. Variants of multiple myeloma. Amrita journal of Medicine. 2008; 4: 8-12.
20. Panicker JN, Thomas M, Pavithran K, Nair MD, Sharma PS. Circardian variation in Ischemic stroke occurrence. Amrita journal of Medicine. 2008; 426-427.
21. Pavithran K. Adjuvant chemotherapy for breast cancer. Amrita journal of Medicine. 2007; 3: 5-7.
22. Sharma S. Vijayakumar DK, Chithrathara K, Haji AG, George RC, Pavithran K. Neoadjuvant Chemotherapy in Advanced Epithelial Ovarian Cancer: A Retrospective Study. Indian Journal of Medical and Pediatric Oncology. 2007; 28(1): 7-13.
23. Geeta SN, Padmanabhan TK, Samuel J, Pavithran K, Iyer S, Kuriakose MA. Comparison of acute toxicities of two chemotherapy schedules for head and neck cancers. J Can Res Ther. 2006; 2: 100-104.
24. Prabhash K, Pavithran K, Hazarika D, Doval DC. Carcinoma Ovary with isolated metastasis to breast. Indian Journal of Medical and Pediatric Oncology. 2006; 27(3): 50-53.
25. Ray S, Pavithran K, Nair PS. Cranial Neuropathy and Bone Involvement in Primary Systemic Amyloidosis. J Assoc Phys India. 2006; 54: 577-580.
26. Pavithran K, Doval DC, Hazarika D, Kumar R. Bellini duct carcinoma. Indian Journal of Medical and Pediatric Oncology. 2006; 27(1): 38-41.
27. Thomas M, Pavithran K. Chemotherapy, myths and realities. J Indian Med Assoc. 2005; 103(9): 489-490.
28. Pavithran K. Letrozole in male breast cancer. Indian Journal of Medical and Pediatric Oncology. 2005; 26(4): 71-73.
29. Pavithran K, Sharma JB, Kumar R, Kumar K, Doval DC. A case of Metatarsal Ewings sarcoma. Indian Journal of Medical and Pediatric Oncology. 2003; 24(3): 31-32.
30. Pavithran K, Doval DC, Talwar V, Vaid AK. Flagellate hyperpigmentation from Bleomycin. Indian J Dermatol Venereol Leprol. 2004; 70(1): 46-47.
31. Raj RS, Najeeb S, Aruna R, Pavithran K, Thomas M. Plasma cell leukemia in the Young. Indian Journal of Cancer. 2003; 40(3): 116-117.
32. Talwar V, Vaid AK, Pavithran K, Doval DC. Synchronous double malignancy-Squamous Cell Carcinoma Lung with Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia. Indian Journal of Cancer. 2003.
33. Pavithran K, Doval DC, Kumar R, Pandey KK. Ankylosing spondylitis associated with male breast cancer. Indian Journal of Medical and Pediatric Oncology. 2002 ; 23 (1): 9-10.
34. Panicker JN, Thomas M, Pavithran K, Nair D, Sarma PS. Morbidity predictors in ischemic stroke. Neurol India. 2003; 51(1): 49-51.
35. Pavithran K, Thomas M. Benign Intracranial hypertension as the initial manifestation of Chronic myeloid leukemia. Neurology India. 2002; 50: 230.
36. Pavithran K, Raji LN, Thomas M. Ankylosing Spondylitis Associated with Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. J Assoc Physicians India. 2002; 50(6): 836-837.
37. Pavithran K, Thomas M. Hematopoietic growth factors in drug induced agranulocytosis. J Assoc Physicians India. 2002; 50(5): 679-681.
38. Pavithran K, Issac MV, Krishnakumar VV, Thomas M, Raji NL. Leukemic Ascites. J Assoc Phys India. 2001; 49: 1045-1046.
39. Pavithran K, Doval DC. Systemic chemotherapy for advanced colorectal cancer-current status and Future Perspectives. Gastroenterology Today. 2001; 5: 155-160.
40. Pavithran K, Mukundan C, Thomas M. Pamidronate in bone lesions of multiple myeloma. JK Practitioner. 2001; 8(3): 164-166.
41. Pavithran K, Sankar S, Thomas M. Late presentation of congenital factor V deficiency- A case report. Indian Journal of Medical Science. 2001; 55: 271-272.
42. Doval DC, Pavithran K. Cancer Treatment-Future Perspectives. JAMA India-The Physicians Update. 2001; 4: 70-76.
43. Pavithran K, Thomas M. Chronic myeloid leukemia. Recent advances. Journal of Internal Medicine of India. 2000; 3(2): 91-97.
44. Panicker JN, Pavithran K, Thomas M. POEMS syndrome. J Assoc Phys India. 2000; 48(10): 1025-1026.
45. Thomas M, Pavithran K, Somarajan AS. Thrombocytosis-report of a case. J Assoc Phys India. 2000; 48(4): 441-442.
46. Sreedharan PS, Rakesh S, Sajeev S, Pavithran K, Thomas M. Subdural hematoma with Spontaneous resolution – Rare manifestation of Idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura. J Assoc Phys India. 2000; 48(4): 432-434.
47. Pavithran K, Thomas M, Vimal A, Krishnamohan VE. Chronic lymphatic leukemia presenting as hemolytic anemia. Indian Journal of Medical Science. 1999; 53: 490-492.
48. Pavithran K, Doval DC, Kumaraswamy SV, Bapsy PP. Squamous cell carcinoma of the gingiva in Xeroderma pigmentosum. J Ind Academy Oral Med Oral Radiol. 1999; 10(4): 108-110.
49. Doval DC, Pavithran K, Acharya RS, Mukherjee G, Bapsy PP. Ewing’s Sarcoma with central nervous system metastasis – Report of 2 cases. Indian Journal of Cancer. 1997; 34: 26-29.
50. Pavithran K, Doval DC, Ravi S, Mittal R, Bapsy PP. Cardiac metastasis from Carcinoma breast. Indian Journal of Medical Science. 1997; 51: 15-17.
51. Sreedharan PS, Pavithran K, Thulasidharan NK, Madhusoodhanan M. Multiple myeloma presenting with cutaneous plasmacytomas (Pictorial CME). J. Assoc Phys India. 1997; 45: 777.
52. Pavithran K, Lakshminarasimhan S, Bapsy PP. Testicular germ cell tumor with cardiac metastasis. Indian Journal of Radiology and Imaging. 1997; 7: 121-122.
53. Thomas M, Pavithran K. Immunotherapy for Aplastic Anaemia-An alternative to bone marrow transplantation. J Assoc Phys India. 1997; 45: 257-260.
54. Krishnan MN, Pavithran K. Jervell and lange-neilsen syndrome-a case report. J Assoc Phys India. 1997; 45.
55. Pavithran K, Sreekumar A, Krishnamohan CE. Idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura with Graves Disease. Indian Journal of Medical Science. 1996; 50(2): 43-46.
56. Pavithran K, Thomas M. Pregnancy associated Aplastic anemia. J Assoc Phys India. 1996; 44: 273.
57. Pavithran K, Thomas M. An Unusual presentation of chronic granulocytic Leukemia. J Assoc Phys India. 1996; 44: 496-497.
58. Pavithran K, Thomas M. Idiopathic lateral sinus thrombosis. J Assoc Phys India. 1996; 44: 149.
59. Thomas M, Pavithran K, Lissy K. Platelet adrenergic receptors in health and disease (Editorial). J Assoc Phys India. 1996; 44: 301-302.
60. Pavithran K, Vijayalekshmi N, Sreekumar A. A case of spontaneous haemothorax in congenital factor VII deficiency. Lung India. 1995; 13: 25-26.
61. Pavithran K, Seethalekshmi NV. Clodronate. Indian Journal of Clinical Practice. 1995; 5: 47-48.
62. Thomas M, Pavithran K. Thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura (Editorial). J Assoc Phys India. 1995; 43: 667-668.
63. Sreekumar A, Pavithran K. Tacrolimus. Indian Journal of Clinical Practice. 1995; 6: 59-61.
64. Pavithran K. Mercury and Aplastic anaemia. National Medical Journal of India. 1994, 7: 252.
65. Pavithran K. Immune thrombocytopenic purpura in pregnancy. J Assoc Phys India. 1994; 42: 666.
66. Pavithran K, Thomas M. Platelet hyperactivity in bronchial Asthma. J Assoc Phys India. 1994; 426.
67. Pavithran K, Latheef MIA, Mathew S, Babu D. Purpura fulminans following Chicken poox. Indian Journal of Haematolgy and Blood Transfusion. 1994; 12: 60-61.
68. Satheesh P, Pavithran K, Thomas M. Hereditary spherocytosis and Glucose 6-phosphate dehydrogenase deficiency. J Assoc Phys India. 1994; 42: 59.
69. Pavithran K. Fenugreek in Diabetes Mellitus. J. Assoc Phys India. 1994; 42: 259.
70. Pavithran K. Granulocyte Macrophage Colony stimulating factor. Indian Journal of Clinical Practice. 1994; 5(2): 77-78.
71. Pavithran K. Management of Post splenectomy sepsis. Indian Journal of Clinical Practice. 1994; 5(5): 41-42.
72. Pavithran K, Vijayalekshmi N. Haemophilia presenting as recurrent Iliacus haematoma. The antiseptic. 1993; 90(12): 547-548.
73. Pavithran K, Seethalekshmi NV. Ondansetron. Indian Journal of Clinical Practice. 1993; 4(6): 65-66.
74. Rasalam, Pavithran K, Khanafer A. Acute Leukemia in Downs syndrome. Kerala Med Journal. 1993; 30(4): 105-106.
75. Balakrishnan Nair K, Pavithran K, Ahmed S. Dental care of patients with Classical haemophilia. Kerala Dental Journal. 1993; 15: 715-715.
76. Pavithran K, Vijayalekshmi N. Haemophilic arthropathy-a review. Kerala Med Journal. 1993; 34(2): 36-39.
77. Hakim KA, Pavithran K. Sjogren-Larson syndrome – report of 3 cases. The Antiseptic. 1993; 90(20): 65-66.
78. Mammi MVI, Dileepkumar P, Pavithran K, Abdurahiman P. Therapeutic effect of Fenugreek seed (Trifolium foenum graecum) in diabetes mellitus-A preliminary report. Kerala Med journal. 1992; 33(5): 158-159.
79. Pavithran K, Hakim KA. Systemic Lupus erythematosus presenting as Guillain-Barre syndrome. Kerala Med Journal. 1992; 33(5): 158-159.
80. Pavithran K, Hakim KA. Ataxia Telangiectasia-report of 2 cases. Kerala Med Journal. 1991; 32(4): 130-131.
81. Mammi MVI, Pavithran K, Abdurahiman P, Pishrody R, sugathan K. Acute myocardial infarction in north Kerala-a 20 year hospital based study. Indian Heart Journal. 1991; 43(2): 93-95.
82. Raju A, Jose M, Philip A, Pavithran K. Skin hypopigmentation in a patient with papillary carcinoma thyroid treated with Sorafenib. Cancer Stud Mol Med Open J. 2015; 2(2): 72-74. doi:10.17140/CSMMOJ-2-110

ONLINE/WEB ARTICLES

1. Pavithran K, DC Doval. An adult with carcinomatous meninigitis http://www.indegene.com/Onc/ClinRound/indOncCase4.html
2. Pavithran K. Hematological changes in Malaria. http://www.indegene.com/Onc/FeatArt/indOncFeatArt3.html
3. Pavithran K. A 14 year old boy with pancytopenia http://www.indegene.com/Onc/ClinRound/indOncCase8.html
4. Pavithran K. Autologous blood transfusion. http://www.indegene.com/Onc/FeatArt/indOncFeatArt11Frame.html

CONTRIBUTIONS TO BOOKS AND MONOGRAMS

1. Pavithran K, Neeraj S. Haemolytic transfusion reaction: critical issues. Medicine Update. In: Banerjee AK, ed. Association of Physicians of India, Ahmedabad. 2011.
2. Pavithran K. Cancers in the predisposed host. In: Munjal YP, ed. API textbook of Medicine. 9th ed. 2012.
3. Pavithran K. Cancers in the predisposed host. In: Munjal YP, ed. API textbook of Medicine. 9th ed. 2011.
4. Jose W, Pavithran K. Concurrent Chemotherapy and Radiation for Carcinoma cervix. In: Rajaram S, eds. Cervical Cancer: Contemporary Management. 1st edition. Jaypee Brothers Publishers, Delhi.
5. Pavithran K, Mathew Thomas. Myeloproliferative neplasms. In: Rao M, ed. Medicine Update. Association of Physicians of India, Jaipur. 2010; 577-582.
6. Thomas M, Pavithran K. A clinical approach to Polycythemia. In: Rao M, ed. Medicine Update. Association of Physicians of India, Jaipur. 2010; 583-587.
7. Thomas M, Pavithran K. Nodal marginal zone lymphoma. In: Agarwal MB, ed. Non Hodgkins Lymphoma. 2009; 33-34.
8. Pavithran K. Newer agents in ovarian cancer. In Ovarian cancer-comprehensive and contemporary management. In: Chitrathara K, Rajaram S, Maheswari A, ed. Jaypee Publishers, New Delhi, 2009.
9. Pavithran K, Boban T. Recent advances in the management of lung cancer. In: Bichili SK, ed. Medicine Update. Association of Physicians of India, Cochin. 2008.
10. Thomas M, Pavithran K. Management of Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. In: Munjal YP, ed. Postgraduate Medicine. Association of Physicians of India, Cochin. 2008.
11. Pavithran K. Variant Myeloma in Hematology Update 2007. (Ed AK Tripathi). ISHTM meeting, Lucknow, 2007.
12. Pavithran K, Thomas M. Recent advances in the management of systemic fungal infections. In: Sahay BK, ed. Medicine Update. Association of Physicians of India, 2006, Patna.
13. Thomas M, Pavithran K. Disseminated intravascular coagulation. In: Sahay BK, ed. Medicine Update. Association of Physicians of India, Patna. 2006.
14. Pavithran K, Sibi NS, Thomas M. Aspirin resistance. In: Gupta SB, ed. Medicine Update. Association of Physicians of India, Mumbai. 2005.
15. Pavithran K, Thomas M. Recent Advances in Multiple myeloma. In: Venkataraman Lt CoS, ed. Medicine Update. Association of Physicians of India, Hyderabad, Patna. 2004.
16. Thomas M, Pavithran K. Antiphospholipid antibody syndrome. In: Venkataraman Lt CoS, ed. Medicine Update. Association of Physicians of India, Hyderabad. 2004.
17. Thomas M, Pavithran K. Refractory anemias. In: Das S, ed. Medicine Update Association of Physicians of India, Varanasi. 2003; 873-878.
18. Thomas M, Mathew VT, Pavithran K. Prevalence of Iron Deficiency Anemia (IDA). In: Agarwal MB, ed. Iron deficiency. 2004.
19. Krishnadas KV. Pavithran K. Biological and Clinical events in Thalassemia. In Thalassemia -A Technical Report Series, Indian College of Physicians. 2003; 14-27.
20. Thomas M, Pavithran K. Gene therapy in Thalassemia. Thalassemia- A Technical Report Series, Indian College of Physicians 2003; 134-141.
21. Thomas M, Pavithran K. Folic acid deficiency anemia. Anemia Technical Report Series, API, 2003.
22. Pavithran K, Thomas M. Hematopoietic growth factors – A glimpse into the future. In: Thakur BB, ed. Post Graduate Medicine. Association of Physicians of India, 2002, Chennai.
23. Thomas M, Pavithran K. Venus thrombosis- Physicians role. In: Chandrasekharan S, ed. Medicine Update. Association of Physicians of India, Chennai. 2002.
24. Pavithran K, Thomas M. Optimising platelet transfusion in chronically thrombocytopenic patients. In: Panja M, ed. Medicine Update. Association of Physicians of India, New Delhi, 2001; 165-170.
25. Thomas M, Pavithran K. New Approaches and management of Hemophilia. In: Das AK, ed. Post Graduate Medicine. Association of Physicians of India, New Delhi, 2001; 229-234.
26. Thomas M, Pavithran K. Hormonal manipulation in Malignancy. Medicine Update. Association of Physicians of India, Jaipur, 2000.
27. Pavithran K, Thomas M. Thrombopoeitin. In Medicine Update, Volume 10, Association of Physicians of India, Jaipur, 2000.
28. Pavithran K, Thomas M. Telomerase- Biological and Clinical importance In: Singh MM, ed. Medicine Update Assoc phys India, Calcutta, 1999.
29. Thomas M, Pavithran K. Tumor markers. In: Singh MM, ed. Medicine Update Assoc phys India, Calcutta, 1999.
30. Thomas M, Pavithran K. Hypercoagulable states. Continuing Medical Education Programme of API Calcutta, 1999.
31. Pavithran K. Multiple myeloma – Recent advances in Pathogenesis and treatment. Update in Medicine. In: Das AK, Sen AK, eds. API, Assam, 1998; 100-106.
32. Thomas M, Pavithran K. Genes and Cancer. Update in Medicine. In: Das AK, ed. API Bangalore, 1998.
33. Pavithran K, Thomas M. Tumor angiogenesis. A novel target for cancer therapy. In: Manoria PC, ed. Post Graduate Medicine. Assoc Phys India, Kathmandu, 1996; 10: 222-226.
34. Thomas M, Pavithran K. Drug resistance in cancer and its remedies. In: Manoria PC, ed. Post Graduate Medicine. Assoc Phys India, Kathmandu, 1996; 10: 208-214.
35. Pavithran K. Cell Adhesion molecules, In: Shankar PS, ed. Medicine Update. Assoc Phys India, Madras, 1995; 8-11.
36. Pavithran K. Haemophilia A – Current concepts. Proceedings of the Padmasree Dr. K.N.Pai Memorial CME. Trivandrum, 1994.
37. Pavithran K. Clinical profile of Craniovertebral anomalies (Dissertation), University of Calicut, Calicut, 1989.