Accomplishment

Nims University

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Involved as investigator/ co-investigator in over 20 major research projects funded by National (DST, ICMR) and International agencies (WHO, UNICEF). These address to the problems of:

  • Diarrhoea-nutrition interaction, nutrient intake and absorption during Diarrhoea and malnutrition and community implementation of Diarrhoeal disease control Programs.
  • Etiology of acute and persistent Diarrhoea.
  • Food allergy.
  • Immune status in Diarrhoeal disease.
  • Evaluation of newer diagnostic techniques such as endoscopy for gastrointestinal disease.
  • Different aspects of Hepatitis E and Hepatitis C Virus infection in paediatric age group and their modality of treatment.
  • Aetiology of acute and chronic hepatitis.
  • Sero-epidemiology of hepatitis viruses in childhood.
  • Chronic liver disease in children and fulminating liver failure – different diagnostic & modalities of treatment.
  • Risk factors of severe liver disease in children.
  • Management of Extra-hepatic portal hypertension.

RESEARCH TECHNIQUES:

  • Closely involved in setting up several diagnostic and research techniques in the Department of Paediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology & Nutrition.
  • More recently biochemical techniques to carry out nutrient balance studies for patients with malabsorption syndromes have been set up.
  • An in-vitro organ culture system for human and rabbit intestine has been established for the first time. The technique has extensive applications to investigate pathogenesis of newer pathogens and effect of microbes and micronutrients on intestinal structure and function.
  • Diagnostic facilities for hepatitis viral infections (A to E). the proposed work is likely to provide useful information for decisions regarding introduction of hepatitis vaccines for children in the country.
  • Screening tests for metabolic liver diseases in children.
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  • Consultant in Pediatric Gastroenterology and Hepatology. Apart from providing clinical care to Paediatric patients, involved in the specialised care of patients with Diarrhoeal Disorder, other Gastrointestinal and Hepatic Disorders through a Superspeciality Paediatric Gastroenterology Institute in SMS Medical College, Jaipur, India which is country’s one of the most advanced, sophisticated and one of the Institute of Paediatric Gastroenterology which is a tertiary level referral centre for the patients of throughout the country & for adjoining countries.

CLINICAL TEACHING:

  • Involved in the bedside and classroom teaching of under-graduate, post-graduate, medical students and nursing & dietetic students.
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COUNTRY PROGRAM PLANNING / IMPLEMENTATION

  • Participating in the various research programs of Gastroenterology & Hepatology and worked for all the stages of project development i.e. conceptualisation; protocol development; implementation; monitoring and final analysis and evaluation of data. All these projects deal with the issues of major public health importance (1980-till d a t e ).
  • Involved as a principal consultant UNICEF (SIAD project) for the training of community health workers and implementation of diarrheal disease control program in 1984, 1985 and 1986 in tribal areas.
  • Resource person – IMA-MOHFW Program for training of physicians in modern diarrheal disease management (1986-1988).
  • Community Diarrheal Disease Program (1980-1984): Involved as a consultant in the training of paramedical personnel and voluntary health workers and running of Diarrhoea clinics.
  • Resource person for a series of six IAPSM-WHO workshops held all over the country to evolve guideline of “Teaching ORT to undergraduate medical students” (1989-90).
  • Resource person to train faculty members in medical colleges and district medical officers in the modern management of Diarrhoeal disease as part of the national diarrhoeal disease control Program (1990 – till date: participated in 12 such workshops).
  • Course facilitator & guest faculty of the “Planning workshop for promoting ORT through private medical practitioners (RMP) in Rajasthan” sponsored by UNICEF (Jaipur, December 16, 1995).

Country Program Evaluation

  • Worked as consultant in a UNICEF sponsored study to evaluate four primary Health Care Program in India with successful Growth Monitoring (1986).
  • Process and impact evaluation of a NGO project “Village Volunteer Project run by Gramin Sewa Sansthan to achieve middecade goals for women and children” between May 8 and 16, 1995. The program evaluation exercise was funded by UNICEF.
  • Project Co-ordinator of “Independent Evaluation of Universal Salt Iodization” (November 20-30, 1995). This program evaluation was commissioned by the Government of Madhya Pradesh and carried out jointly by International Council for Control of Iodine Deficiency Disorders (ICCIDD) and INCLEN. It was for the first time in a developing country that the government invited an external agency for an independent evaluation of its public health program.
  • Part of the 4-member evaluation team for “Tracking progress towards sustainable elimination of Iodine deficiency disorders in Bhutan ” funded by Nutrition Section, health Division, Royal Government of Bhutan, UNICEF, WHO & ICCIDD, New Delhi.
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  • Masand R, Yadav R, Purohit A, Tomar BS. Scrub typhus in rural Rajasthan and a review of other Indian studies. Paediatr Int Child Health. 2015 Feb 23:2046905515Y0000000004. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 25704650.
  • Garg J, Masand R, Tomar BS. Utility of gastric lavage in vigorous neonates delivered with meconium stained liquor: a randomized controlled trial. Int J Pediatr. 2014;2014:204807. doi: 10.1155/2014/204807. Epub 2014 Apr 24. PubMed PMID: 24868210; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4020371.
  • Tomar BS. Lactose intolerance and other disaccharidase deficiency. Indian J Pediatr. 2014 Sep;81(9):876-80. doi: 10.1007/s12098-014-1346-2. Epub 2014 Mar 6. PubMed PMID: 24596060.
  • Tomar BS. Infantile cholestasis–advances in its understanding: new concepts. Acta Paediatr Taiwan. 2000 Jan-Feb;41(1):6-12. Review. PubMed PMID: 10910552.
  • Tomar BS. Hepatobiliary abnormalities and parenteral nutrition. Indian J Pediatr. 2000 Sep;67(9):695-701. Review. PubMed PMID: 11028127.
  • Agrawal RK, Tomar BS, Gulati R. Papuloeruptive xanthomatosis associated with chronic cholestasis. Indian Pediatr. 1999 Apr;36(4):377-8. PubMed PMID: 10717696.
  • Tomar BS. Hepatitis E in India. Zhonghua Min Guo Xiao Er Ke Yi Xue Hui Za Zhi. 1998 May-Jun;39(3):150-6. PubMed PMID: 9684519.
  • Jain N, Chaudhary SP, Tomar BS, Gupta A. Unusual complications of rickets. Indian Pediatr. 1995 Jun;32(6):697-8. PubMed PMID: 8613344.
  • Tomar BS, Tomar S. Drinking water as a source of copper. Indian Pediatr. 1984 Jul;21(7):581-2. PubMed PMID: 6519785.
  • Tomar BS, Saxena S, Prakash P, Tomar S, Verma C. D-penicillamine in the treatment of Indian childhood cirrhosis-a preliminary report. Indian J Pediat 1983; 50: 613-618.
  • Saxena S, Sethi T, Tomar BS. A study of serum and hepatic copper in Indian childhood cirrhosis. Indian Pediatr. 1983 Jan;20(1):27-30. PubMed PMID: 6862596.
  • Tomar BS, Singh M, Singh RN. Health sub-centres and child health (part I). Indian Pediatr. 1982 Jun;19(6):499-507. PubMed PMID: 6982857.
  • Tomar BS, Tomar S. Dental caries: role of pediatrician. Indian Pediatr. 1982 Aug; 19(8):709-14. PubMed PMID: 7174106.
  • Tomar BS, Singh M, Singh RN. Health sub-centres and child health (part II). Indian Pediatr. 1982 Jun;19(6):509-14. PubMed PMID: 6982858.
  • Tomar BS, Srivastava DK. Family size, protein intake and malnutrition in an industrial area of Gwalior. Indian J Pediatr. 1980 May-Jun;47(386):217-9. PubMed PMID: 7239625.
  • Tomar BS. Superstitions and child health. Indian Pediatr. 1980 Nov;17(11):883-5. PubMed PMID: 7251110.
  • Tomar BS. Hepatic and serum copper in Indian childhood cirrhosis. Indian Pediatr. 1982 Jan;19(1):105-6. PubMed PMID: 7106976.
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