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All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Nagpur

ENT Research and Publications

Ongoing projects:

  1. Inferior meatus versus above inferior turbinate intranasal scope negotiation of F-NPL: A RCT
  2. Randomized controlled trial to assess role of antibiotics in treatment of upper respiratory tract infection: A single blinded study

Completed projects:


  1. Study of symptomatology of COVID-19 in health care workers involved in screening and care of COVID-19 patients.
  2. Assessment of olfaction and taste in Acute Respiratory Infection (ARI) Clinic patients at screening facility of COVID 19
  3. Evaluation of sampling of initial 1000 specimen samples of quarantine subjects in COVID 19
  4. Comparison of outcomes of conventional and self salivary sampling in COVID-19 specimen sampling.”
  5. Study of symptomatology of COVID-19 laboratory confirmed cases
  6. Co-relation of Covid-19 swab positive status with duration of symptoms: What is the best time for specimen collection for COVID?



1.Bidkar V, Mishra M, Gade N, Selvaraj K. Conventional Naso-Oropharyngeal Sampling Versus Self-Collected Saliva Samples in COVID-19 Testing. Indian J Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2021 Apr 26:1-7. doi: 10.1007/s12070-021-02571-3. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 33937007; PMCID: PMC8075022.


1.Bidkar V, Mishra M, Selvaraj K, Joshi P, H SB, Dabhekar S, Prathipati KK, Rathod BS, Shendre P, Gondode P. Testing Olfactory and Gustatory Dysfunctions among Quarantine COVID-19 Suspects. Indian J Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2020 Oct 14:1-6. doi: 10.1007/s12070-020-02210-3. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 33078124; PMCID: PMC7556564.

2.Bidkar V, Selvaraj K, Mishra M, Shete V, Sajjanar A. A comparison of swab types on sample adequacy, suspects comfort and provider preference in COVID-19. Am J Otolaryngol. 2021 Mar-Apr;42(2):102872. doi: 10.1016/j.amjoto.2020.102872. Epub 2020 Dec 29. PMID: 33418177; PMCID: PMC7831439.