Name               :   Dr.  Arti Kapil

Designation    :   Professor

E mali- akapilmicro@gmail.com

Tel- 91 11 26594237

 

Qualifications:  

  • M.B.B.S. from IGMC, Shimla and M.D.  from PGIMER, Chandigarh in 1988.

  • Dr.  Kapil is the in-charge of Bacteriology Laboratory and member of the Hospital Infection control Committee.  Her interest in research is related to hospital acquired infections and antimicrobial resistance in Salmonella Typhi.  

  • Awarded  International  Ambassador 2011 by the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of American (SHEA) for work related to hospital infection control.  

 

RESEARCH PROJECTS

 

Completed (PI)

 

1.   Mechanisms of resistance to Ciprofloxacin in Salmonela typhi  ( ICMR, New Delhi) (2008-2010). Funded by Indian Council of Medical Research, New Delhi. Funds: Rs. 12 lacs

 

Ongoing (PI)

 

1.   Multi-Center  study on Antimicrobial Resistance Monitoring  of Salmonella Typhi and Salmonella Paratyphi A – An attempt to make national guidelines on antibiotic policy to treat Enteric fever. (2010-13) Funded by Indian Council of Medical Research, New Delhi. Funds: Rs. 30 lacs

 

2.   Point of care (POC) Test for Diagnosis of Typhoid Fever using Immunochromatography Procedure (ICP) (2010-11)  Funded by DRDO, GOvt. of India, Ministry of Defence. Funds 2.5 lacs

 

 

Collaborative Research

 

1.   Development of Nanosilver Nanohydrogels for Biomedical Applications with the Department of Chemical Engineering, IIT   New Delhi) (2009-2012).

 

 

 

PUBLICATIONS in 2010-11 (of  142)

 

 

     1.      Gupta A, Kapil A, Lodha R, Kabra SK, Sood S, Dhawan B, Das BK, Sreenivas V. Burden of healthcare-associated infections in a paediatric intensive care unit of a developing country: a single centre experience using active surveillance. J Hosp Infect. 2011 Jun 13.

 

     2.   Khilnani GC, Arafath TK, Hadda V, Kapil A, Sood S, Sharma SK., Comparison of bronchoscopic and      non-bronchoscopic techniques for diagnosis of ventilator associated pneumonia., . Indian J Crit Care Med. 2011 Jan; 15(1):16-23.

 

    3.   Saikia KK, Bewal R, Bansal D, Kapil A, Sood S, Arora NK, Das BK., Multi locus sequence type comparison of invasive and commensal Haemophilus influenzae isolates from Delhi., Indian J Med Microbiol. 2011 Apr-Jun; 29(2):158-60.

 

     4.   Vashist J, Tiwari V, Das R, Kapil A, Rajeswari MR., Analysis of penicillin-binding proteins (PBPs) in carbapenem resistant Acinetobacter baumannii, Indian J Med Res. 2011 ;133(3):332-8.

 

     5.   Asati DP, Sharma VK, Khandpur S, Khilnani GC, Kapil A., Clinical and bacteriological profile and outcome of sepsis in dermatology ward in tertiary care center in New Delhi., Indian J Dermatol Venereol Leprol. 2011; 77(2):141-7.

 

     6.   Ghosh I, Raina V, Kumar L, Sharma A, Bakhshi S, Thulkar S, Kapil A., Profile of infections and outcome in high-risk febrile neutropenia: experience from a tertiary care cancer center in India., Med Oncol. 2011; Feb 20.

 

     7.   Saxena S, Ray AR, Kapil A, Pavon-Djavid G, Letourneur D, Gupta B, Meddahi-Pellé A., Development of a new polypropylene-based suture: plasma grafting, surface treatment, characterization, and biocompatibility studies., Macromol Biosci. 2011; 11 (3):373-82.

 

     8.  Rastogi V, Nirwan PS, Jain S, Kapil A., Nosocomial outbreak of septicaemia in neonatal intensive care unit due to extended spectrum β-lactamase producing Klebsiella pneumoniae showing multiple mechanisms of drug resistance., Indian J Med Microbiol. 2010; 28(4):380-4.

 

      9.   Gupta A, Hote MP, Choudhury M, Kapil A, Bisoi AK.Comparison of 48 h and 72 h of prophylactic antibiotic therapy in adult cardiac surgery: a randomized double blind controlled trial. J Antimicrob Chemother. 2010; 65(5):1036-41.

 

    10. Mohanty S, Sood S, Kapil A, Interobserver variation in the interpretation of Nugent scoring method for diagnosis of bacterial vaginosis. Mittal S.Indian J Med Res. 2010; 131:88-91.