Merchant, R., et al., Type Ð† Hyper IgM Syndrome with Novel Mutation from India. Indian journal of pediatrics, 2013.
Merchant, R. and M. Lala, Common clinical problems in children living with HIV/AIDS: systemic approach. Indian journal of pediatrics, 2012. 79(11): p. 1506-1513.
Merchant, R., et al., Efficacy and safety of deferasirox for reducing total body and cardiac iron in thalassemia. Indian pediatrics, 2012. 49(4): p. 281-285.
Merchant, R., J. Ahmed, and N. Ahmad, XDR TB in a Case of IL12RÎ²1 Deficiency: A Case Report of Mendelian Susceptibility to Mycobacterial Disease from India. Indian journal of pediatrics, 2012.
Merchant, R., Editorial: the clinical features of HIV and methods to prevent its transmission. Indian journal of pediatrics, 2012. 79(11): p. 1489-1490.
Lala, M. and R. Merchant, Vertical transmission of HIV-an update. Indian journal of pediatrics, 2012. 77(11): p. 1270-1276.
Lala, M. and R. Merchant, Prevention on parent to child transmission of HIV - what is new? Indian journal of pediatrics, 2012. 79(11): p. 1491-1500.
Merchant, R., A. Shirodkar, and J. Ahmed, Evaluation of growth, puberty and endocrine dysfunctions in relation to iron overload in multi transfused Indian thalassemia patients. Indian journal of pediatrics, 2011. 78(6): p. 679-683.
Merchant, R., et al., Evaluation of cardiac iron load by cardiac magnetic resonance in thalassemia. Indian pediatrics, 2011. 48(9): p. 697-701.
Merchant, R., et al., Evaluation of osteopathy in thalassemia by bone mineral densitometry and biochemical indices. Indian journal of pediatrics, 2010. 77(9): p. 987-991.
Merchant, R., et al., L-carnitine in beta thalassemia. Indian pediatrics, 2010. 47(2): p. 165-167.
Lala, M. and R. Merchant, Vertical transmission of HIV-an update. Indian journal of pediatrics, 2010. 77(11): p. 1270-1276.
Italia, K., et al., Effect of hydroxyurea on the transfusion requirements in patients with severe HbE-beta-thalassaemia: a genotypic and phenotypic study. Journal of clinical pathology, 2010. 63(2): p. 147-150.
Italia, K., et al., The effect of UGT1A1 promoter polymorphism on bilirubin response to hydroxyurea therapy in hemoglobinopathies. Clinical biochemistry, 2010. 43(16-17): p. 1329-1332.
Italia, K., et al., Response to hydroxyurea in beta thalassemia major and intermedia: experience in western India. Clinicachimicaacta; international journal of clinical chemistry,2009. 407(1-2): p. 10-15.
Merchant, R., et al., Pre- and post-therapy MR imaging in fibrodysplasiaossificansprogressiva. Pediatric radiology, 2006. 36(10): p. 1108-1111.
Merchant, R. and M. Lala, Prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV--an overview. The Indian journal of medical research, 2005. 121(4): p. 489-501.
Merchant, R. and Z. Quadir, Management of opportunistic infections in pediatric HIV. Indian journal of pediatrics, 2002. 69(11): p. 973-977.
Fellowship in Neonatology at Children’s Hospital of Michigan, Wayne State Univ. Michigan, USA.
Study Tour at Univ. of London - 1979 - sponsored by the British Council of India.
Attended 17th International Conference of Pediatrics as Official Delegate of Indian Academy of Pediatrics - at Manila, Philippines - November, 1983.
Presented 2 papers at the above conference on:
Hemolytic disease of newborns in Rh ‘D’ positive mothers.
Serum Calcium, Phosphorus, Magnesium levels in newborns.
Attended 5th Asea-Oceanic Congress on Perinatology - at Bali, Indonesia - July, 1988 as Official Delegate of Indian Society of Perinatology & Reproductive Biology.
Presented 3 papers at the above conference:
Birth Asphyxia - Indian experience.
Efficacy of Exchange Transfusion.
Late hemorrhagic disease of newborns.
Participated in Perinatology Workshop (Nestle’s) at Berlin - May, 1990 - as Official Delegate/ Observer of Indian Academy of Pediatrics.
Participated in the 13th European Conference of Perinatology at Amsterdam - May, 1992. Presented 3 papers :
Serum & CSF bilirubin parameters in Neonatal Jaundice.
Neonatal Polycythemia & Hyperviscosity.
Theophylline therapy for prevention of Apnoea of pre maturity.
Invited as Visiting Professor to the Dept. of Neonatology & Perinatal Medicine at Children’s Hospital, Univ. Of Vienna, Austria - June, 1993.
Attended 10th International Conference on HIV/ AIDS at Yokohama, Japan - August, 1994. Read a paper on Prevalence of HIV in ante natal population & follow-up of infants in Bombay.
Invited as Visiting Professor to Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan (USA). Conferred Visiting Professorship at Children’s Hospital of Michigan, Wayne State Univ.
HIV Encephalopathy - Indian Pediatrics - pp. 363-366 - Oct 1996.
Mother to Child Transmission of HIV - NNF Bulletin - Vol. II Jan/Mar 1997.
HIV Infection in Children - Bombay Hospital Journal, Vol. 39 pp. 119-122, 1997.
Preventing Vertical Transmission of HIV (Editorial) - Indian Pediatrics, pp. 149-153, Jan 1997.
HIV Seroprevalence in TB & Chronic Diarrhea - Indian Pediatrics, pp. 883-887, Sept 1998.
Viral Infection in Newborns through Exchange Transfusion - Indian Journal of Pediatrics, pp. 723-728, 1998.
HIV Disease in Women and Children in Bombay - The AIDS Reader, Ed. Jeff Laurence - Sep/Oct 1998.
Cellular & Humoral factors in Colostrum of HIV Infected Women - Indian Pediatrics, pp. 362-367, Apr 1999.
Clinical Manifestations of HIV in Children in “HIV Infection in Women & Children” - Editors - Drs. Rashid Merchant & Kaizad Damania, pp. 133-145, 1999.
Profile of HIV Infection - Advances in Animal Virology, Editors - S. Jameel & L. Villarreal - Oxford & IBH Publishing, New Delhi, pp. 371-381, 2000.
Strategy for Preventing Vertical Transmission of HIV - India Pediatrics, pp. 132-138, Feb 2001.
Clinical Profile of HIV Infection - Indian Pediatrics, pp. 239-246, Mar 2001.
Perinatally Transmitted HHV-6 in Children born with HIV - The Journal of Human Virology.
Pediatric HIV Infections - published in “Recent Advances in Pediatrics” - Ed. Suraj Gupte.
Management of Opportunistic Infections in Pediatric HIV - Indian Journal of Pediatrics, Vol. 69 - Nov 2002.
Prevention of Mother to Child Transmission of HIV - An Overview - Indian Journal of Medical Research, Apr 2002
Thalassemia International Federation Conference
Title: Cardiac evaluation in thalassemia
Jan 2006- Dubai
International Osteoporosis Federation
Title: Evaluation of osteopathy in thalassemia by bone mineral densitometry and biochemical indices
June2006 – Canada
Training program by thalassemia international federation – (TIF)
Nov 2006 – Cypress
ICMR Golden Jubilee celebration international conference on emerging trends in hematology & Immune hematology
Title: thalassemic osteopathy - evaluation by biochemical indices & bone densitometry
Jan 2007 - Mumbai India
25th International Congress of Pediatrics
a) Evaluation by bone mineral densitometry & biochemical indices in thalassemia (oral presentation)
b) Cardiac evaluation in thalassemia by cardiac MRI and NT pro bnp (poster presentation) Aug 2007 Greece
Euro pediatrics conference June 2008 –Istanbul, Turkey
a) Study of L-Carnitine levels in beta thalassemia patients - poster presentation.
b) Oeteoporosis in thalassemia - Evaluation by bone mineral densitometry and biochemical indices - poster presentation
c) Evaluation of cardiac status in thalassemia by cardiac MRI & NT probnp poster presentation
Invitation Lecture on “Oestoporosis in Thalasemia” held by Thalassemia welfare Society National Conference - Aug 2008, Delh
International Thalassemia conference 2008 (TIF) – Singapore Oct-2008
a) Study of L-Carnitine levels in beta thalassemia patients- poster presentation
b) Osteoporosis in thalassemia - Evaluation by bone mineral densitometry and biochemical indices - poster presentation
c). Evaluation of cardiac status in thalassemia by cardiac MRI & NT probnp poster presentation
d) Clinical & Hematological response to Hydroxyurea in Beta Thalassemia inwestern India (ICMR & Nanavati Hosp. Mumbai)
Iron Summit 2009 – Jakarta, Indonesia, July 09 “Indian Experience in Chelation in India”
Coolies Anemia Conference – New York, USA October 09
a) Poster presentation on Cardiac MRI T2* Evaluation in India.
b) Poster presentation on Indian experience in chelation
International Thalassemia Conference 2009 (TIF) – New Delhi, India Nov 09
Chaired a session.
Special Thalassemia Meet at J W Marriot, Mumbai, India November 09
Indian Experience in chelation in India along with Dr. Maria Capellini.
Conference on Current concepts in Chelation, Udaipur April 2010
“Chelation Therapy- Indian Experience” Ahmedabad May 2010 Oration on World Thalassemia Day, 8th May 2010.