2016

Hepatology


Resident’s Achievements:

Tanmay Vyas: Asia Pacific Association for study of liver [APASL], Young Investigator Award; ISG 2016 Best Poster Award

Chetan Kalal:Young Investigator Travel Award for poster presentation at the EASL Monothematic Conference- Ljubljana 25-26 November, 2016 Single theme conference on Nutrition and Liver Disease.

Young Investigator Travel Award for poster presentation at AASLD Liver Meeting 2016, November 11-15, Boston. “Effect of long term aggressive nutritional therapy on survival in patients with alcoholic liver cirrhosis- A randomized controlled trial” Indian Society of Gastroenterology Conference 2016, Plenary Presentation.

Cyriac Abby Phillips: Young Investigator Travel Award for poster presentation at AASLD Liver Meeting 2016, November 11-15, Boston.

Vikash Prakash:Young Investigator Travel Award for poster presentation at AASLD Liver Meeting 2016, November 11-15, Boston.

Anand Kulkarni: ICMR travel award for AASLD 2016

Varsha Shasthry : Poster presentation at 25th Annual APASL conference, February 20-24, 2016 - Tokyo, Japan , “Bioelectrical Impedance Analysis (BIA) is in Proximate Agreement with the Computed tomography (CT) based Assessment of Sarcopenia in Patients with Alcoholic Liver Disease”




Pediatric Hepatology


  • 57th Annual Conference of Indian Society of Gastroenterology – ISGCON 2016 held at New Delhi from 15th-18th December 2016 : Case presented at Liver Clinics – ‘Case of Portal Hypertension in a patient with PDA’ by Dr. Bikrant Bihari Lal,
  • World Congress of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition (WCPGHAN) held at Montreal, Canada from 5th-8th October 2016: Poster Presentation titled “Study of Prevalence of Fatty Acid Oxidation Defects in children and adults with Acute Liver Failure: Significance of Carnitine/Acylcarnitine and Aminoacid Profile” by Dr. Vikrant Sood
  • 3rd Annual Conference of Indian Society of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology & Nutrition (ISPGHANCON); Kolkata from 23-24th September 2016 - Oral Presentation on “ Predictors of Acute kidney Injury in Children with Acute-onchronic Liver Failure” by Dr. Bikrant Bihari Lal
  • Poster presentation titled- Profile and Outcome of Acute kidney Injury and Hepatorenal syndrome in pediatric patients with liver disease by Dr. Bikrant Bihari Lal - Poster presentation on “Subjective Global Nutritional Assessment Vs Conventional anthropometry” by Dr. Arti Pawaria.
  • Poster presentation on “Liver involvement in Hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis – Experience from a tertiary liver referral centre” by Dr. Arti Pawaria
  • Oral Presentation on “Duct Paucity in children: Spectrum, clinical Profile and Outcome” by Dr. Babu Lal Meena
  • 24th Annual Scientific meet of Indian National Association for Study of the Liver (INASL), held in New Delhi, India on 5th–7th August, 2016; Oral Plenary presentation titled “Study of Prevalence of Fatty Acid Oxidation Defects in children and adults with Acute Liver Failure: Significance of Carnitine/Acylcarnitine and Aminoacid Profile” by Dr. Vikrant Sood
  • 3rd Kunwar Viren Oswal Course in Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology, Liver Transplantation and Nutrition on 7-10th August 2016 at Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals, New Delhi;
  • Oral Presentation on “ Predictors of Acute kidney Injury in Children with Acute-onchronic Liver Failure” by Dr. Bikrant Bihari Lal
  • Poster presentation titledProfile and Outcome of Acute kidney Injury and Hepatorenal syndrome in pediatric patients with liver disease by Dr. Bikrant Bihari Lal
  • Poster presentation on “Subjective Global Nutritional Assessment Vs Conventional anthropometry” by Dr. Arti Pawaria.
  • Poster presentation on “Liver involvement in Hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis – Experience from a tertiary liver referral centre” by Dr. Arti Pawaria
  • Oral Presentation on “Duct Paucity in chilDr.en: Spectrum, clinical Profile and Outcome” by Dr. Babu Lal Meena
  • 49th annual meeting of the European Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology Hepatology and Nutrition (ESPGHAN) held in Athens, Greece in May 2016
  • Case Presentation – “Adolescent with Massive Splenomegaly”by Dr. Arti Pawaria .
  • Paper (e-Poster and Poster) titled ‘’Study of Familial Tendency and PNPLA3 Polymorphism in Pediatric Non Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease’’ and ‘’Non Cirrhotic Portal Fibrosis in Pediatric PopulationBreaking the Myths!!’’ by Dr. Vikrant Sood
  • Hepaticon 2016 held at Mumbai on 9-10th April 2016; Case presentation“Young child with hemetemesis” by Dr. Arti Pawaria
  • 8th Master Class in Liver Diseases held at Chennai on 21-23rd January 2016; Oral presentation“Plasma Lactate Predicts Mortality in children with Hyperacute Liver Failure” by Dr. Arti Pawaria
  • For the 26th Annual Conference of Asian Pacific Association for Study of Liver Diseases (APASL) 2017, Shanghai, China to be held from 16-19th Feb 2017, a total of two oral presentations and three posters have been accepted.




Virology


Department’s Achievements

Representation of the Department by the residents at various National/International Conferences:-

• Vijeta Bajpai, Ekta Gupta, Pragya Ranjan, Meenu Bajpai. “Needle stick injury in health care workers: need for implementation of policy” oral presentation in international conference “World trauma congress” in Delhi 18 Aug’2016.

• Manish C. Choudhary, Javed Akhtar, Archana Rastogi, Rhisita Nath, Vidhya Natarajan, Ekta Gupta, Nirupma Trehanpati, Gayatri Ramakrishna, Shiv K. Sarin “HCV-NS2 protease induces growth arrest in Huh7 cells, accompanied by aberrant nuclear localization of E-cadherin and increased WNT1 expression suggestive of epithelial to mesenchymal transition state. Poster presentation at Boston, USA in AASLD 2016 11th-15th November, 2016.

• Supriya Mahajan, Pragya Ranjan, Vijeta Bajpai, Suman Lata Nayak, Ekta Gupta*. “Prevalence of Hepatitis B virus, Hepatitis C virus and Human Immunodeficiency virus in chronic kidney disease patients on haemodialysis in a tertiary care hospital in India.”

Poster presentation in Indian Association of Medical Microbiologists – Delhi Chapter (MICRO-D-CON 2016) held at India Habitat Centre, New Delhi on 19th November 2016.

• Vijeta Bajpai, Ekta Gupta, supriya Mahajan, Ashish Chowdhary, Meenu Bajpai. “Clinical relevance of Anti HBc as a predictive marker of occult Hepatitis B virus infection” Oral presentation in VMMC award session in Delhi Chapter IAMM 19 Nov’2016.

• Mousumi Paul, Nadeem Hasnain, Vijeta Vajpai, Ekta Gupta*. “Clinical Utility Of Quantification Of CMV DNA In Intestinal Biopsy Specimen In Inflammatory Bowel Disease Patients”.Delhi Chapter (MICRO-D-CON 2016) held at India Habitat Centre, New Delhi in November 2016.

• Supriya Mahajan, Ekta Gupta, Hafiz Ahmad, Manish Chandra Choudhary, Guresh Kumar. “Evaluation of dried blood spot as a method of sample collection for Hepatitis C virus RNA quantification.” Oral presentation in National conference of Indian Association of Medical Microbiologists (MICROCON 2016) held at PGIMER, Chandigarh on 26th November 2016.

• Vijeta Bajpai, Ekta Gupta, Rakhi Maiwal, Lalita Gauri Mitra, Kapil Dev Soni, Amit Gupta. “Detection of respiratory viruses in adults chronic liver disease patients with lower respiratory infections in Intensive care units” Oral presentation in national conference PGIMER Microcon 27th Nov’2016.




Transfusion Medicine


Department’s Achievements

a. Dr. Vikas Hegde presented an oral paper on “Prediction score in the Blood component utilization in live donor liver transplant of chronic liver disease patients: a comprehensive study” and was awarded 3rd PRIZE at TRANSMEDCON Bhopal held in November 2016.

b. Dr. Vikas Hegde presented a poster on “Formula to calculate the total blood volumes to be processed during a therapeutic platelet reduction at TRANSMEDCON Bhopal held in November 2016.

c. Dr. Akshay Batra presented 2 posters; titled, “Analysis of 1-year experience with plasmapheresis in patients with neurological diseases at a tertiary neurosciences center in Southern India”, and “Role of

low plasma volume treatment on clinical efficacy of plasmapheresis in neuromyelitis optica” at 34thCongress of International Society of Blood Transfusion (ISBT) DUBAI held in September 2016.

d. Dr. Akshay Batra presented oral paper titled, “Therapeutic plasmapheresis in Guillain Barré syndrome: an experience at a tertiary neurosciences center in Southern India” at Joint Congress of American Association of Blood Bank (AABB) and Asian Association of Transfusion Medicine (AATM) Bangalore held in December 2016.

e. Dr. Akshay Batra co-authored oral paper titled “Did positive anti-ACHR antibody status warrant more plasma volume treatment in patients with myasthenia gravis? An experience in plasma exchange at a tertiary neurosciences center in Southern India” at TRANSMEDCON Bhopal held in November 2016.

f. Dr. Akshay Batra was invited as Guest Speaker on topic titled “Therapeutic plasma exchange in liver diseases” in pre-conference workshop on “Modern blood banking: ‘A to Z’ of plasmapheresis” at 57th Annual Conference of Indian Society of Hematology and Blood Transfusion (ISHBT), HEMATOCON Jaipur held in November 2016.

g. Dr. Vikas and Dr. Akshay trained the blood bank staff in Immunohematology at National Institute of Biologicals Noida held in November 2016.

h. Mr. Pankaj Jain was invited as a technological expert in pre-conference workshop on immunohematology at TRANSMEDCON Bhopal held in November 2016.

i. Mr. Pankaj Jain presented a lecture on e-raktkosh at TRANSMEDCON Bhopal held in November 2016.




Molecular & Cellular Medicine


Department’s Achievements

• The department was awarded the prestigious DST-FIST infrastructural grant to establish a confocal facility

• Early career grants awarded to Principal Investigators , Dr. Sanal and Dr. Sukriti, for their liver-centric proposal.

• Work on nanoparticles has been filed for patent. Dipeptide based Nanostructures for Targeted Delivery of miRNA for HCC treatment. Application No. 01611023040 (2016) Patent authors are A Varshney,J Panda, A K. Singh, SB. Rooge, S. Biswas, SK. Sarin, VS. Chauhan,

• The department has received extramural fundings form national agencies for conducting focused research in areas of molecular medicine.

• Students have presented their ongoing work in the prestigious national and international conferences like AASLD (4) , EASL (4) , APASL (4) and ISG (4).

• The students have bagged travel grants, bursaries, and best presentation awards in National and International meetings.

• A total of 8 original research articles have been published in the international peer reviewed journal with impact factors above 5.0.

• Few publications from the department have been cited extensively, more than 30 times.

• The department also successfully conducted workshop on Flow cytometry applications.





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