2014

Pediatric Hepatology


Presentations at International Conferences:

  • Pegylated Interferon Therapy in Chronic Hepatitis B Infection- Is it the best option available in Children?” Vikrant Sood, Sanjiv Verma, Rajeev Khanna, Dinesh Rawat, Seema Alam, at annual AASLD Liver meeting at Boston, USA on November 8, 2014.

  • Etiological profile and outcome of Pediatric Acute Liver Failure (PALF) in younger children in a specialised liver centre in India. Seema Alam, Rajeev Khanna, Dinesh Rawat, Bikrant Bihari Lal, Vikrant Sood. Poster presented at 23rd Annual Conference of APASL at Australia on 12-15 March’ 2014.

  • “Should we offer treatment in immunotolerant phase to children and adolescents with confirmed verticallly transmitted chronic HBV infection”. Seema Alam, Rajeev Khanna, Sanjeev Verma, Vikrant Sood, Dinesh Rawat. Poster presented at 23rd Annual Conference of APASL at Australia on 12-15 March’ 2014.

  • Poster presented at European Society of Pediatric Hepatology, Gastroenterology and Nutrition. (ESPHAGAN) : International Liver Congress, April 9-13 2014, London (UK): Usefulness of diagnostic scoring system in seronegative autoimmune hepatitis.

National Conferences:

Communication at PEDGASTROCON 2014 at Kochi on 19-21 September, 2014.

  • Profile and outcome of Pediatric Acute Liver Failure (PALF) in infants and young children at a tertiary Pediatric Hepatology centre in India”: Bikrant Bihari Lal, Vikrant Sood, Nikhil Mehra, Rajeev
  • Khanna, Dinesh Rawat, Seema Alam.
  • “Etiological, Clinical and Laboratory Profile of Children with Pancreatitis: Role of Genetic Screening and Interventional Procedures in Management.” Lokesh Sharma, Vikrant Sood, Rajeev Khanna, Dinesh Rawat, Seema Alam.
  • “Biliary features on liver biopsy - a predictor of poor outcome in children with autoimmune hepatitis”. Bikrant Bihari Lal, Vikrant Sood, Rajeev Khanna, Seema Alam, Dinesh Rawat.
  • “Cholestatic liver disease masquerading as Wilson’s disease- Are western guidelines applicable in developing countries? An Indian Experience”. Vikrant Sood, Bikrant Bihari Lal, Dinesh Rawat, Rajeev Khanna, Seema Alam.
  • “Hereditary Spherocytosis presenting as Spontaneous Bile Duct Perforation”. Bikrant Bihari Lal, Kishore GSB, Vikrant Sood, Rajeev Khanna, Dinesh Rawat, Seema Alam
  • “Trans-TIPSS obliteration of left gastric vein for control of refractory variceal hemorrhage following TIPSS blockage in an adolescent with Budd-Chiari syndrome”. Bikrant Bihari Lal, Rajeev Khanna,Dinesh Rawat, Amar Mukund, Seema Alam.
  • “Predictors of short-term outcome in unoperated biliary atresia or those with unsuccessful portoenterostomy”. Nikhil Mehra, Bikrant Bihari Lal, Vikrant Sood, Sanjeev Verma, Rajeev Khanna, Dinesh Rawat, Seema Alam
  • “Spectrum of drug-induced liver injury in children”. Nikhil Mehra, Sanjeev Verma, Bikrant Bihari Lal, Dinesh Rawat, Rajeev Khanna, Seema Alam
  • “Progressive Familial Intrahepatic Cholestasis- Clinical Spectrum of a Rare Cholestatic Disorder in Indian Children”. Sajan Agarwal, Bikrant Bihari Lal, Dinesh Rawat, Rajeev Khanna, Archana Rastogi,Seema Alam.
  • “Biliary features on liver biopsy - a predictor of poor outcome in children with autoimmune hepatitis”. Bikrant Bihari Lal, Vikrant Sood, Rajeev Khanna, Seema Alam, Dinesh Rawat. Awarded Second prize in Poster presentation:
  • Awarded Third prize for two oral presentations.




HPB Surgery and Liver Transplantation


The Senior Residents in the Department have presented papers and posters in International and National conferences, notworthy among them being ILTS, IHPBA, IASG and IOPA. All three final year M.Ch. residents have won awards.

  • 1st prize in medical quiz won by Dr Aravind S. In IHPBA 8th certificate course Delhi September 2014, Delhi.

  • 1st prize in miscellaneous category to Dr Shyam M. in 24th National Conference of IASG, IASGCON 2014 Unmasking of myeloproliferative disorder in a patient with EHPVO following PSRS

  • Isolated IGg4 related Sclerosing cholangitis: A retrospective analysis from a high volume tertiary care teaching hospital 1st prize in biliary section: Dr Murali A




Virology


Representation of the Department by the residents at various National Conferences:

  • “The coinfection of Parvovirus B19 with Hepatitis B and Hepatitis C virus does not aggravate the hepatic dysfunction in patients with chronic hepatitis”. Yogita Verma, Ekta Gupta, Harsh Vardhan Reddy, Ajeet Singh Bhadoria, Shiv Kumar Sarin. MICRO-D-CON, 27th September, Max hospital, Saket.

  • “Epidemiological paradox of Hepatitis A: Time to rethink”. Neha Ballani, Ekta Gupta, Kavita Muralinath, Priyanka Pandey, S.K Sarin. MICRO-D-CON, 27th September, Max hospital, Saket.

  • “Evaluation of patients with low levels of anti HCV seropositivity. Neha Ballani, Ekta Gupta, Ayushi Tiwari”. MICROCON 2014, Jaipur. 17-19 October.

  • “Hepatitis C virus Genotype 3 is associated with higher grade of liver fibrosis in hepatitis C virus infected patients”. Ekta Gupta, Naveen Kundu, Juhi Khurana, Neha Ballani, Archana Rastogi. Oral presentation in MICROCON 2014, Jaipur. 17-19 October.

  • “To study the prevalence of Helicobacter pylori infection in patients with non alcoholic fatty liver disease”. Juhi Khurana, Ekta Gupta, Neha Ballani, Archana Rastogi, Ajeet Singh Bhadoria. Oral presentation at MICROCON 2014, Jaipur. 17-19 October.




Molecular & Cellular Medicine


Students Achievements

Sadaf Bashir Dar

  • ICMR-Senior Research Fellowship-2014

  • Third prize for the poster presentation in “national conference on recent trends in molecular virology 2014”centre for interdisciplinary research in basic sciences, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi

Jaswinder Singh Maras

  • Young investigator Bursary award and Oral presentation at the international liver congress London, April 2014

  • Oral presentation in Hepatology 360

  • 6 month Post doctoral training at Laboratoire d’Etude du Métabolisme des Médicaments, Institut de Biologie et de Technologie de Saclay, Saclay Paris FRANCE

Dinesh Mani Tripathi

  • Awarded Sheila Sherlock Postdoctoral Fellowship from EASL (2014-2015)

Ashish Kumar Vyas

  • ICMR-Senior Research Fellowship-2014

  • Poster presentation AASLD, USA

  • Training on Basics of NGS (RNA Seq & microRNA) at Bionivid Pvt. Limited Bangalore.

Sachin Kumar

  • CSIR-JRF Fellowship in Life Sciences-2014

Tariq Anwar

  • Full travel fellowship for AIST International Imaging Workshop, Japan.





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