Dr. Sylaja P. N.
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MBBS ;Trivandrum Medical College;1986

MD (Medicine);Trivandrum Medical College;1993

DM (Neurology);SCTIMST;1998

Additional Professor ,Dept of Neurology;SCTIMST;since July 2010

Assistant Professor of Neurology;SCTIMST;Feb 1999-June 2005

Senior consultant neurologist;Ananthapuri Hospitals ;Jan 2007-June2010

Young scientist award 2008- Physicians association of Trivandrum

Best paper award at Annual conference of Neurological Society of India in 2002

Stroke and Epilepsy

in charge of Comprehensive stroke program

Fellowship of Cerebrovascular diseases ,at University of Calgary, Canada( July2005-Nov 2006)

Indian Epilepsy Association (life member)

Neurological Society of India (life member)

Indian Medical Association (life member)

Indian Epilepsy Society (life member)

Indian Academy of Neurology (life member)

World Stroke Organization

Indian Stroke Association (life member)

A Phase IIb prospective, randomized, double-blind, multi-center, dose escalation placebo controlled study of NTx-265: human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) and epoetin alfa (EPO) in acute ischemic stroke patients (REGENESIS) Principal investigator-Dr.P.N.Sylaja Status: Completed Sponsor: Stem cell Therapeutics Corporation,Canada.

Conducted a study on the Impact of nutrition on the outcome of stroke in collaboration with CMC Ludhiana.

Ongoing multicentric study on risk stratification in patients with TIA and minor strokes


Coutts, S B; Sylaja, P N; Choi, Y B; Al-Khathami, A; Sivakumar, C; Jeerakathil, T J; Sarma, P S; Hill, M D, The ASPIRE Approach for TIA Risk Stratification., Can J Neurol Sci, 2011, 38; 78-81, http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21156434
Shobha, N; Sylaja, P N; Kapral, M K; Fang, J; Hill, M D; Investigators of the Registry of the Canadian Stroke Network, Differences in stroke outcome based on sex., Neurology, 2010, 74; 767---71, http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20194917
Sridharan, Sapna E; Unnikrishnan, J P; Sukumaran, Sajith; Sylaja, P N; Nayak, S Dinesh; Sarma, P Sankara; Radhakrishnan, Kurupath, Incidence, types, risk factors, and outcome of stroke in a developing country: the Trivandrum Stroke Registry., Stroke, 2009, 40; 1212---8, http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19228849
Sylaja, P N; Hill, Michael D, Transient ischemic attacksa--definition, risk prediction and urgent management., Neurol India, 2009, 57; 252---6, http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19587463
Puetz, V; Sylaja, P N; Hill, M D; Coutts, S B; Dzialowski, I; Becker, U; Gahn, G; von Kummer, R; Demchuk, A M, CT angiography source images predict final infarct extent in patients with basilar artery occlusion., AJNR Am J Neuroradiol, 2009, 30; 1877---83, http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19643923
Sylaja, P N; Dzialowski, Imanuel; Puetz, Volker; Eliasziw, Michael; Hill, Michael D; Krol, Andrea; O'Reilly, Christine; Demchuk, Andrew M, Does intravenous rtPA benefit patients in the absence of CT angiographically visible intracranial occlusion?, Neurol India, 2009, 57; 739---43, http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20139502
Sylaja, P N; Setiawan, Melissa; Hill, Michael D; Demchuk, Andrew M; Wong, John, Treatment of stroke after carotid endarterectomy using intravenous abciximab., Neurol India, 2009, 57; 780---2, http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20139510
Sylaja, P N; Puetz, Volker; Dzialowski, Imanuel; Krol, Andrea; Hill, Michael D; Demchuk, Andrew M, Prognostic value of CT angiography in patients with suspected vertebrobasilar ischemia., J Neuroimaging, 2008, 18; 46---9, http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18190495
Sylaja, P N; Coutts, Shelagh B; Krol, Andrea; Hill, Michael D; Demchuk, Andrew M; VISION Study Group, When to expect negative diffusion-weighted images in stroke and transient ischemic attack., Stroke, 2008, 39; 1898---900, http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18420957
Puetz, Volker; Dzialowski, Imanuel; Hill, Michael D; Subramaniam, Suresh; Sylaja, P N; Krol, Andrea; O'Reilly, Christine; Hudon, Mark E; Hu, William Y; Coutts, Shelagh B; Barber, Philip A; Watson, Tim, Intracranial thrombus extent predicts clinical outcome, final infarct size and hemorrhagic transformation in ischemic stroke: the clot burden score., Int J Stroke, 2008, 3; 230---6, http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18811738