PEDIATRICS

 

Introduction

The department of paediatrics was established in 1949, provides teaching to students of MBBS, post graduate students of M.D. Paediatrics, Diploma in child health, Physiotherapy.

Courses Offered

M.D.
PG Intake Capacity  - Total 12

M.D Paediatrics         – 12 seats

NO. OF STUDENTS REGISTERED ANNUALLY IN P.G. COURSE:

1) M.D. ----- 12 / YEAR

 

 

Staff

Sr. No Name Designation Degree E-mail id
1 Dr Sheila Aiyer H.O.D M.D. sheilaaiyer@yahoo.com
2 Dr. Omprakash Shukla Additional Professor M.D. opshukla101@yahoo.com
3 Dr. Paresh A. Thakkar Associate Professor M.D. pareshthakkar@yahoo.com
4 Dr. Shwetal  M Bhatt Associate Professor M.D. dr_shwetal@yahoo.com
5 Dr. Vaishali Chanpura Assistant Professor M.D. chanpura@yahoo.com
6 Dr. Jayesh R. Solanki Assistant Professor M.D. drjrsolanki@rediffmail.com
7 Dr. Rinki Shah Assistant Professor M.D. Rhs2252011@yahoo.com
8 Dr Snehal Vasava Assistant Professor M.D. snehaljv@gmail.com
9 Dr Nayan Tada Assistant Professor M.D. tadanayan@gmail.com
10 Dr Asruti Kacha Assistant Professor M.D. asruti_rk@yahoo.com
11 Dr Nawaz Zuberbhai Patel Assistant Professor M.D. Nawaz78692@gmail.com

 

No.

Resident

Name

1

Senior

Dr Nilay Chaudhari

2

Senior

Dr Rahul Panchal

3

Senior

Dr Smriti Gandhi

4

Senior

Dr Nitin Prajapati

5

4th year

Dr Mayur Kacha

6

4th year

Dr Jaimin Oza

7

4th year

Dr Jaykishan Gohil

8

4th year

Dr Khushboo Taneja

9

4th year

Dr Kiran Goplani

10

4th year

Dr Priyank Trivedi

11

4th year

Dr Drashty Gandhi

12

4th year

Dr Jagruti Rathwa

13

3rd year

Dr Jayanti Bambhaniya

14

3rd year

Dr Chirag Chanpa

15

3rd year

Dr Rajesh Choudhary

16

3rd year

Dr Palak Shah

17

3rd year

Dr Pankaj Gupta

18

3rd Year

Dr Mufaddal Bookseler

19

3rd Year

Dr Khushboo Mehta

20

3rd Year

Dr Priyanka Parmar

21

3rd Year

Dr Dipal Zanzrukiya

22

3rd Year

Dr Anuja Datar

23

3rd Year

Dr Diksha Deepak

24

3rd Year

Dr Akshit Ganasva

25

3rd Year

Dr Manisha Suddamalla

26

2nd Year

Dr Dhairya Gandhi

27

2nd Year

Dr Sarita Sharma

28

2nd Year

Dr Parita Parikh

29

2nd Year

Dr Vaishali Chaudhary

30

2nd Year

Dr Ritesh Chaudhary

31

2nd Year

Dr Dhruti Patel

32

2nd Year

Dr Tejan Bhatt

33

2nd Year

Dr Bhavika Chudasma

34

2nd Year

Dr Uma Kamath

35

2nd Year

Dr Janakiram Aks

36

2nd Year

Dr Lamsa Dkhar

37

2nd Year

Dr Priyanka Parmar

38

1st Year

Dr Bhavya Patel

39

1st Year

Dr Kishan Patel

40

1st Year

Dr Helly Shah

41

1st Year

Dr Yash Shah

42

1st Year

Dr Maitri Patel

43

1st Year

Dr Bhargav Patel

44

1st Year

Dr Kruti Shah

45

1st Year

Dr Rensi Rathod

46

1st Year

Dr Monika Chorya

47

1st Year

Dr Devyani Jadav

48

1st Year

Dr Lokesh Naik

49

1st Year

Dr Nikunj Rathwa



Units / Functional Areas

Units : 4 CLINICAL UNITS
Laboratories (specialty) : Clinical laboratory in O.P.D.

Specialty clinics :
Well Baby Clinic, Pediatric Nephrology Clinic,  High-risk Newborn Clinic,  Pediatric Neurology Clinic,  Asthma Clinic, Adolescent Clinic,Haemat-Oncology Clinic


Teaching

U.G. Clinics -- 12 hrs/week (Clinics)
No. of hours : P.G. Clinics -- 8 hrs/ week (Clinics)

 

    Type of sessions

   Cadre

      UG

      PG

          

             Lecture

All the teaching faculties equally

15 lecture topics per batch per term.

6 per term

              Clinic

Participate and UG

12 hrs per week

8 hrs/week

         Journal club

Clinics by

     ___-

2 per term

            Seminar

R2 & R3's

            -

8 per term

     Presentation by

          Students

Also

Same as above in column 1 to 4

Same as above in column 1 to 4

Research

Project completed till date:

 

                                        Title

Duration of study

Name of funding agency (If any)

Maternal Hemoglobin & Neonatal Hb Status

1 year Snehlata Shah Foundation

Blood Glucose Levels in Birth Asphyxiated Newborns

2 years M.S. University

CPC of Renal Disease in Pediatrics with Special Reference  to Renal Biopsy

2 years Gujarat Government

Amlyase Rich Food in PEM Gr IV children

2 years M.S. University

Vit A (Micronutrient) as a Predictor of Morbidiy &  Mortality in ARI

2 years Gujarat Government

Weight Gain Pattern in LBW Babies on MCT

1 year F.D.C.

Azithral Drops in LRTI

1 month Alembic

National Neonatal Perinatal Database

2 years & ongoing Indian Council of Medical Research

Roxithromycin in LRTI in less than 6 Months Children

1 year Alembic

Cefixime Vs Chloramphenicol in Enteric Fever

1 year Borough's Well come

Evaluation of Efficacy of H.Influenzae Type B Vaccine in Infants

6 months Pasteur Maurieux (Aventis Pasteur)

Evaluation of Safety & Efficacy of HBIG for Post  

      Exposure Prophylaxis

1 1/2 years Cangene Corporation

Evaluation of Immunogenicity & Reactogenicity of

      DTPw with Hepatitis B Combined Vaccine

6 months Panacea-Biotec

Evaluation of Adverse Events & Reactogenicity of

      Reduced Antigen Content - DT-Acellular Pertussis   

      Vaccine

4 months GSK Biologicals

 

Clinical Trials :

• MENECTRA trial: Immunogenicity and Safety of a Meningococcal (Groups A, C, Y and W-135) Polysaccharide Diphtheria Toxoid Conjugate Vaccine (Menactra®) in Subjects Aged 9 to 23 Months in India and in the Russian Federation. Sponsor: Sanofi Pasteur Inc
• Immunogenicity and Safety of Japanese Encephalitis Vaccine – Phase II trial – Sanofi Pasteur Company
• Immunogenicity and Safety of Measles Vaccine – Phase III trial – ZydusCadila Company
• Immunogenicity and Safety of MMR Vaccine – Phase III trial – ZydusCadila Company

 

 

Evaluation Patterns


UG: Beside clinical evaluation at end of pediatric posting & practical examination.
Theory exams - prelims + final M.B.B.S. Theory and practical examination.

PG: Assessment proforma of PGs is regularly maintained and assessed at the department level.
Regular assessment of dissertation done from time to time.
Final theory and viva practicals and dissertation evaluation done at the end of residency programme before awarding of M.D.Degree.

Ongoing thesis/ study in the department:

1. Study of various risk factors for development of retinopathy of prematurity in preterms with specific emphasis on postnatal weight gain, by Dr Anuja Datar 3rd year resident under Dr Sheila Aiyer.
2. Study of Acute Encephalitis Syndrome and predictors of outcome in paediatric age group, by Dr Diksha Deepak 3rd year resident under Dr Vaishali Chanpura
3. Randomized control study to compare efficacy of short term (14 days) and conventional 21 days regime for treatment of neonatal pyogenic meningitis by Dr Khushboo Mehta under Dr Shwetal Bhatt.
4. Utility of platelet indices and organism specific platelet response in culture positive sepsis in neonates weighing less than 1.8 kg, by Dr Dipal Zanzrukiya under Dr Paresh Thakkar.
5. Prospective study on outcome of cue-bases feeding versus scheduled- feeding in nursery of SSGH, by Dr Mufaddal Bookseler under Dr Jayesh Solanki.
6. Bacteriology profile with their antibiogram and outcome of neonatal sepsis, by Dr Manisha Suddamalla under Dr Sheila Aiyer.
7. Role of Aminophylline in prevention of kidney injury in birth asphyxia, by Dr Priyanka Parmar under Dr Sheila Aiyer.
8. Comparison between InSurE and LISA methods of surfactant administration, by Dr Akshit Ganasva under Dr Omprakash Shukla.

Publications from the department during last 3 years:

TITLE

JOURNAL NAME

YEAR

AUTHOR

Effect of Amnioinfusion on outcome of neonates born with Meconium stained amniotic fluid

National Journal of Integrated Research in Medicine

 

Dr Sheila Aiyer

Dr Paresh Thakkar

Outcome of babies born with meconium stained amniotic fluid

Indian Journal of Research- Paripax

 

Dr Sheila Aiyer

Dr Paresh Thakkar

Umbilical cord blood pH & base deficit in relation to short term neonatal morbidity and mortality in term asphyxiated newborns

Indian Journal of Research- Paripax

 

Dr Sheila Aiyer

Dr Paresh Thakkar

Incidence and risk factors associated with invasive fungal infections in neonates admitted in NICU

Indian Journal of Applied Research

 

Dr Sheila Aiyer

Dr Paresh Thakkar

To evaluate and compare the efficacy of combined sucrose and non-nutritive sucking for analgesia in newborns undergoing minor painful procedure: a randomized control trial.

J Perinatol. 2016 Jan;36(1):67-70. doi: 10.1038/jp.2015.122.Epub 2015 Nov 19

 

Dr Bakul Javadekar

Dr Sheila Aiyer

Dr Paresh Thakkar

Postnatal growth pattern of VLBW infants upto corrected 40 weeks gestational age

International archives of integrated medicine- July 2016

 

Dr Sheila Aiyer

A study of neonatal morbidity, mortality pattern and factors affecting outcome of newborns admitted in extramural NICU of a tertiary care hospital

INT J INT RES 2014

 

Dr Sheila Aiyer

Transcutaneous bilirubin nomograms for healthy term and late preterm neonatesin first 96 hours of life

Indian Pediatrics (under editorial revision)

2017

Dr Paresh Thakkar

Dr Hardas Chawda

Dr Vikas Doshi

Clinical profile, outcome and clinical indicators for poor prognosis in full term babies born with severe birth asphyxia: study from tertiary care hospital from western India

International Journal of Contemporary Pediatrics

2017

Dr P Thakkar

Dr P Valia

Dr Niyati Parmar

Dr B Javadekar

Dr U Thakkar

Incidence and outcome of retinopathy of prematurity in neonates and correlation with risk factors

Int J Res Med 2017;6(1) 108-115

2017

Dr Vaishali Chanpura

Dr Nirali Sanghavi

Effect of noise intensity on vital parameters of newborns in a tertiary care hospital

Sri Lanka Journal of Child Health, 2017; 46:66-69

2017

Dr Nayan Tada

Dr Gurudatt Joshi

A study of prevalence of iron deficiency anaemia in infants and toddlers (6-24 months) by measuring serum ferritin level

International Journal of Contemporary Pediatrics

2017

Dr Vaishali R. Chanpura

Dr Nilesh T. Shah

A study of echocardiographic changes in patients of thalassemia major

International Journal of Contemporary Pediatrics

2018

Dr Vaishali R. Chanpura

Dr Daxay Modi

Clinical and microbiological profile of pneumonia in severe acute malnourished children

International Journal of Research in Medical Science

2017

Dr Omprakash Shukla

Clinical profile and outcome of early onset sepsis in high risk very low birth weight neonates

International Journal of Contemporary Pediatrics

2018

Dr Omprakash Shukla

A study of early abnormal neurological findings in birth asphyxia and low birth weight infants

International Journal of Research in Medicine

2018

Dr Omprakash Shukla

Haemato-bacteriological profile and antibiogram of suspected cases of early onset sepsis in very low birth weight neonates

Sri Lanka Journal of Child Health

2019

Dr Omprakash Shukla

Study of respiratory complications and outcome in meconium stained deliveries

International Journal of Contemporary Pediatrics

2019

Dr Omprakash Shukla

Study of risk factors, clinical profile and outcome in meconium stained deliveries

Indian Journal of Child Health

2019

Dr Omprakash Shukla

Prevalence of Vitamin D3 deficiency among pediatric patients with idiopathic nephrotic syndrome in remission- a cross sectional observational study from Vadodara, Gujarat

Indian Journal of Child Health

2018

Dr Jayesh Solanki

Screening study of dipstick urinalysis of healthy neonates delivered in tertiary care hospital, Gujarat

Indian Journal of Child Health

2019

Dr Jayesh Solanki

Comparative study of nasal mask versus nasal prongs in terms of nasal septal necrosis for delivering nasal continuous positive airway pressure in newborns with respiratory distress

Indian Journal of Child Health

2019

Dr Jayesh Solanki

Clinicoetiological profile of neonatal surgeries at tertiary care level

IJORIMR

2015

Dr Shwetal Bhatt

Clinical profile of mechanically ventilated newborns at tertiary care level hospital

IJORIM

2015

Dr Shwetal Bhatt

Audit of sepsis in neonatal surgeries at tertiary care level hospital in India

IJMSPH

2015

Dr Shwetal Bhatt

Study of congenital malformation in neonates born at tertiary care hospital

National Journal of Community Medicine

2015

Dr Ashruti Kacha

Dr Vaishali J. Prajapati

Treatment of children with severe acute malnutrition: experience of nutritional rehabilitation center at Baroda, Gujarat

International Journal of Contemporary Pediatrics

2014

Dr Rinki Shah

Dr Bakul B. Javadekar

Diagnostic accuracy of transcutaneous bilirubinometer devices compared with the total serum bilirubin measurement in preterm (<=35 weeks) very low birth weight neonates during the neonatal period up to 7 days of life

Sri Lanka Journal of Child Health

2020

Dr Nawaz Patel

Dr Sheila Aiyer

 

Community Service

1. International breastfeeding week is celebrated every year in the first week of August. Mothers are encouraged to breastfeed their babies, benefits of breastfeeding to mother and baby and to community are explained.
2. International ORS week celebration in the last week of July, outlining how to prepare and use Oral Rehydration Solution at home.
3. Collaboration with Make A Wish Foundation, dedicated to in granting the most cherished wish of children diagnosed with a life- threatening medical condition.
4. Nutritional rehabilitation centre and Annapoorna Trust for treatment of malnourished children, including dietary advice in special conditions like children with diabetes, Celiac disease, etc.
5. Regular Medical Camps are arranged by Vadodara Municipal Corporation at various peripheral healthcare centres, School Health Camps, attended by resident doctors.

DEPARTMENT OF PAEDIATRICS, MEDICAL COLLEGE, VADODARA
PG TEACHING SCHEDULE 2019-20

Teams:     team A                            team B                             team C

              Dr Paresh Thakkar           Dr Sheila Aiyer                Dr Omprakash Shukla

               Dr Shwetal Bhatt            Dr Vaishali Chanpura      Dr Jayesh Solanki

               Dr Snehal Vasava           Dr Rinki Shah                   Dr Ashruti Kacha

                                                          Dr Nayan Tada

Date

Team

Program

02/04/2019

A

Short cases: Jaikishan, Palak

 

03/04/2019

B

Long case: Khushboo T

04/04/2019

 

Mortality meet

05/04/2019

C

Short cases: Chirag, Mayur

09/04/2019

A

Long case: Jaimin

10/04/2019

B

Short cases: Jayanti, Rajesh

12/04/2019

 

Seminar: current guidelines in management of Guillain barre Syndrome

Guide: Dr. Paresh Thakkar

Students: Mayur, Jayanti

16/04/2019

C

Long case: Drashty

17/04/2019

A

Short cases: Drashty, Kiran

19/04/2019

 

Theory lecture: Dr. Shwetal Bhatt

Immunization and AEFI

23/04/2019

B

Long case: Kiran

24/04/2019

 

Theory lecture: Dr. Vaishali Chanpura

Normal development and Developmental Assessment

26/04/2019

 

Seminar: Fluid therapy in paediatrics and basics of electrolytes

Guide: Dr. B. B. Javadekar

Students: Jaikishan, Chirag

30/04/2019

C

Long case: Priyank

01/05/2019

A

Short cases: Jaimin, Priyank

02/05/2019

 

Mortality meet

03/05/2019

 

Seminar: GINA guidelines for management of pediatric asthma

Guide: Dr. Rinki Shah

Students: Drashty, Mayur

07/05/2019

B

Short cases: Manisha, Jagruti

08/05/2019

c

Short cases: Diksha, Khushboo T.

10/05/2019

 

Theory lecture: Growth: Dr. Sheila Aiyer

Principles, Patterns and Assessment of

Growth using growth charts

14/05/2109

B

Long case: Jagruti

15/05/2019

C

Short cases: Kiran, Mufaddal

17/05/2019

 

Journal club:  Guide: Dr. Jayesh Solanki

Students:

Dr. Jaikishan, Rajesh, Priyanka

21/05/2019

A

Short cases: Diksha, Priyanka

22/05/2109

B

Short cases: Jaimin, Jayanti

24/05/2019

 

Seminar:  Management of Pediatric Type I Diabetes Mellitus

Guide: Dr. Asruti Kacha

Students: Khushboo T, Priyank, Jaikishan

28/05/2019

C

Long case: Khushboo M

29/05/2019

A

Short cases: Akshit, Palak

31/05/2019

 

Theory lecture: Dr. Paresh Thakkar

Basics of Thesis writing: Part I

04/06/2019

 

Theory lecture: Dr. Paresh Thakkar

Basics of Thesis writing: Part II

05/06/2019

 

Holiday

06/06/2019

 

Mortality meet

07/06/2019

B

Short cases: Dipal, Anuja

11/06/2019

C

Long case: Priyanka

12/06/2019

A

Short cases: Rajesh, Khushboo T

14/06/2019

 

Seminar: ABG analysis

Guide: Dr. Jayesh Solanki

Students: Dr. Jaimin Oza, Dr. Chirag Chanpa

18/06/2109

 

Theory lecture: Breast feeding and Infant and Young Child Nutrition

Part I

Dr. Omprakash Shukla

19/06/2019

 

Theory lecture: Breast feeding and Infant and Young Child Nutrition

Part II

Dr. Omprakash Shukla

21/06/2019

B

Long case: Manisha

25/06/2019

C

Short case: Priyank, Mayur

26/06/2019

 

Theory lecture:  Dr. B. B. Javadekar

Severe Acute malnutrition: Epidemiology, classification and clinical features Part I

28/06/2019

 

Theory lecture:  Dr. B. B. Javadekar

Severe Acute malnutrition: Approach and management Part II

02/07/2109

A

Long case: Jaikishan

03/07/2019

B

Short cases: Khushboo M., Chirag

04/07/2019

 

Holiday

05/07/2109

 

Seminar: Pediatric tuberculosis

Guide: Dr. Snehal Vasava

Students: Jaimin, Akshit

09/07/2019

C

Short cases: Jagruti, Akshit

10/07/2019

 

Theory Lecture:   Dengue Part I

Dr. Jayesh Solanki

11/07/2019

 

Mortality meet

12/07/2019

 

Theory Lecture:   Dengue Part II

Dr. Jayesh Solanki

16/07/2019

 

Seminar: Thalassemia: Diagnosis and comprehensive management

Guide: Dr Asruti Kacha

Students: Priyank, Mufaddal

17/07/2019

A

Long case: Priyanka

19/07/2019

B

Short cases: Anuja, Mayur

23/07/2019

 

Journal Club:

Students: Dr. Rajesh, Dr. Jagruti

Guide: Dr. Shwetal Bhatt

24/07/2019

 

Theory lecture: Dr Rinki Shah

Respiratory distress in the newborn Part I

26/07/2019

 

Theory lecture: Dr Rinki Shah

Respiratory distress in the newborn Part II

30/07/2019

C

Short cases: Janakiram, Diksha

31/07/2019

A

Long case: Parita

01/08/2019

 

Mortality meet

02/08/2019

 

Theory Lecture: Dr Ashruti Kacha

Approach to Anaemia in Paediatric age group Part I

06/08/2019

 

Theory Lecture: Dr. Ashruti Kacha

Approach to Anaemia in Paediatric age group Part II

07/08/2109

B

Short cases: Drashty, Rajesh

09/08/2019

C

Short cases: Chirag, Palak

12/08/2019

 

HOLIDAY

13/08/2019

A

Long case: Jayanti

16/08/2019

 

IAP Post graduate quiz college round (Pediatrics)

20/08/2019

 

NNF Post Graduate quiz college round (neonatology)

21/08/2019

B

Short cases: Sarita, Lamsa                     

23/08/2019

 

Holiday

27/08/2019

C

Long case: Kiran

28/08/2019

A

Short cases: Dhairya, Tejan

30/08/2019

 

Seminar: WBC and HRC clinic Guidelines and management

Guide: Dr Nayan Tada

Students: Kiran, Chirag, Drashty

03/09/2019

 

Facility Based Newborn Care: guidelines for students Part I

Dr. Sheila Aiyer, Dr. Paresh Thakkar, Dr. Shwetal Bhatt

04/09/2019

 

06/09/2019

 

05/09/2019

 

Mortality meet

10/09/2019

 

Holiday

11/09/2019

 

Holiday

12/09/2019

 

Facility Based Newborn Care: guidelines for students Part II

Dr. Omprakash Shukla, Dr. Vaishali Chanpura, Dr. Jayesh Solanki

 

16/09/2019

 

18/09/2019

 

20/09/2019

 

Facility Based Newborn Care: guidelines for students Part III

Dr. Rinki Shah, Dr. Snehal Vasava, Dr. Nayan Tada

 

24/09/2019

 

25/09/2019

 

01/10/2019

B

Short cases: Ritesh, Dhruti

02/10/2019

 

Holiday

03/10/2019

 

Mortality meet

04/10/2019

C

Long case: Akshit

08/10/2019

 

Holiday

09/10/2019

 

11/10/2019

 

Theory Lecture: Dr. Snehal Vasava

Approach and Management of Pediatric epilepsy Part I

15/10/2019

 

Theory Lecture: Dr. Snehal Vasava

Approach and Management of Pediatric epilepsy Part II

16/10/2019 to 01/11/2019

 

Diwali Break

05/11/2019

 

Theory lecture: Dr Jayesh Solanki

Nephrotic Syndrome Part I

06/11/2019

 

Theory lecture: Dr Jayesh Solanki

Nephrotic Syndrome Part II

08/11/2019

A

Short cases: Akshit, Bhavika

07/11/2019

 

Mortality meet

12/11/2019

 

Holiday

13/11/2019

B

Long case: Khushboo M.

15/11/2019

 

Seminar: An approach to immunodeficiency disorders in pediatric age group

Guide: Dr. Omprakash Shukla

Students: Kiran, Khushboo M

19/11/2019

C

Short cases: Priyanka, Mayur

20/11/2019

A

Short cases: Uma, Manisha

22/11/2019

B

Long Case: Jagruti

26/11/2019

 

Theory lecture: Dr. Sheila Aiyer

Hemophilia: Genetics, Presentation (Part I)

27/11/2019

 

Theory lecture: Dr. Sheila Aiyer

Hemophilia: Approach and Management (Part II)

29/11/2019

C

Short cases: Anuja, Mufaddal

03/12/2019

A

Short cases: Khushboo T, Janakiram

04/12/2019

B

Long case: Anuja

05/12/2019

 

Mortality meet

06/12/2019

 

Seminar: Recent guidelines in RNTCP and PPTCT

Guide: Dr, Vaishali Chanpura

Students: Kiran, Jaimin, Chirag

10/12/2019

C

Short cases: Priyank, Rajesh

11/12/2019

A

Short cases: Jaimin, Jaikishan

13/12/2019

B

Long case: Jaikishan

17/12/2019

 

Theory Lecture: Dr. Omprakash Shukla

Adolescent Friendly Health Services Part I

18/12/2019

 

Theory Lecture: Dr. Omprakash Shukla

Adolescent Friendly Health Services Part II

20/12/2019

C

Short cases: Kiran, Khushboo

24/12/2019 to 01/01/2020

 

Christmas and New year break

02/01/2020

 

Mortality meet

03/01/2020

A

Short cases: Parita, Lamsa

07/01/2020

B

Long case: Palak

10/01/2020

C

Short cases: Dhairya, Ritesh

14/01/2020

 

Holiday

15/01/2020

 

Holiday

17/01/2020

 

Theory Lecture: Dr Paresh Thakkar

Care of preterm and LBW newborn Part I

21/01/2020

 

Theory Lecture: Dr Paresh Thakkar

Care of preterm and LBW newborn Part II

22/01/2020

 

Theory lecture: Dr. Vaishali Chanpura

Acute Encephalitis syndrome: epidemiology and clinical features

24/01/2020

 

Seminar: Novel Coronavirus 2019

Guide: Dr. Jayesh Solanki

Students: Drashty, Akshit

28/01/2020

 

Theory lecture: Dr. Vaishali Chanpura

Acute Encephalitis syndrome: Approach and management

29/01/2020

A

Long case: Dhruti

31/01/2020

B

Short cases: Khushboo M, Priyanka

04/02/2020

 

Presentation of dissertation of exam going students: all faculty

05/02/2020

 

06/02/2020

 

Mortality meet

07/02/2020

C

Short cases: Diksha, Dipal

11/02/2020

 

Theory lecture: Dr Nayan Tada

Persistent pulmonary hypertension of Newborn Part I

12/02/2020

 

Theory lecture: Dr Nayan Tada

Persistent pulmonary hypertension of Newborn Part II

14/02/2020

 

Seminar: Basics of 2D Echocardiography and congenital heart diseases

Guide: Dr. Shwetal Bhatt

Students: Khushboo T, Palak, Priyanka

18/02/2020

 

Short cases: Bhavika, Mufaddal

19/02/2020

 

Short cases: Mayur, Tejan

21/02/2020

 

Holiday

25/02/2020

 

Long case: Dipal

26/02/2020

 

Presentation of thesis protocol of 2nd year residents: All faculty

28/02/2020

 

03/03/2020

A

Short cases: Lamsa, Uma

04/03/2020

B

Short cases: Akshit, Palak

05/03/2020

 

Mortality meet

06/03/2020

C

Long case: Mufaddal

10/03/2020

 

Holiday

11/03/2020

 

Holiday

17/03/2020

 

Theory lecture: Dr Sheila Aiyer

Comprehensive lactation management clinic

18/03/2020

A

Theory lecture: Dr. Jayesh Solanki

Neonatal hyperbilirubinemia: Part I

20/03/2020

B

Theory lecture: Dr. Jayesh Solanki

Neonatal hyperbilirubinemia: Part II

PG teaching was withheld from 23rd March 2020 upto 15th May 2020 due to lockdown and COVID -19 Pandemic. Teaching was resumed in third week of May with the help of audio- visual aids and online meeting platforms.

 

GUEST LECTURES AND CASE PRESENTATIONS BY PG STUDENTS HOSTED BY DEPARTMENT OF PAEDIATRICS IN 2019-20

Date

Topic

17th January 2019

1.       A case presented with hematemesis and shock: A common scenario, but an unusual cause: DR Ramya Selvam 3rd year Resident Guides: Dr. Sheila Aiyer, Dr Vaishali Chanpura

2.       Pediatric airways: Dr Vaishali Shah   Paediatric ENT surgeon

14th February 2019

1.       Genetic Testing: points to Ponder:     Dr Krati Shah, Clinical Geneticist

2.       Interpretation of Ultrasonography findings in pediatric clinical practice: Dr Bhavin Shah, Radiologist

14th March 2019

1.       Big black Brain- Cerebral infarction following acute subdural hemorrhage: Dr Sujit, Dr Tushar Shah, KGP children Hospital

2.       Newer trends and technology in cochlear implantation: Dr Bhavin Parikh, Consultant ENT surgeon

17th April 2019

1.       Devil is in the details (An approach to hematuria): Dr Viral Shah, Fellowship in Pediatric nephrology

2.       Management of pediatric hemophilia: Review and experience at SSG Hospital: Dr Sheila Aiyer

23rd May 2019

1.       Beyond simple hypocalcemia (Apeced syndrome): Dr Poorvi Agrawal, Pediatric endocrinologist

2.       Fungal sepsis and antifungal prophylaxis in NICU: Dr Ketan Palash, neonatologist

2oth June 2019

1.       Common Paediatric dermatoses: Dr Nidhi Patel, Dermatologist

2.       Clippings of advances in paediatrics: Dr Yatin Mehta, Senior consultant paediatrician

25th July 2019

1.       A case: Wilson not made easy:  Dr Neil Shah, Dr Hemal Dave SBKS Medical College, Pipariya

2.       Childhood Epilepsies; What is new? Dr Anand Aiyer, Paediatric Neurologist

22nd August 2019

1.       Common Paediatric eye problems: Dr Avni Desai Pediaatric Ophthalmologist

2.       Hepatitis: Fact and Fiction As a part of world hepatitis day celebration: Dr Nidhi Saini, Pediatric gastroenterologist and hepatologist

26 September 2019

1.       Approach to Acquired Pediatric demyelinating diseases: Dr Vishal Patel, Paediatric Neurologist

2.       Are you a kidney friendly paediatrician? Give it a thought: Dr Jalpa Dave, paediatric nephrologist

24th October 2019

1.       Tips for life without e- transactions: Dr Sanjeev Goel, Senior consultant paediatrician

2.       White patches in brain: Dr Sarbani Raha, Paediatric neurologist

21st November 2019

1.       Topical fungal infections in Pediatrics: Dr Yogesh Marfatia, dermatologist

2.       Childhood headache: Dr B. B. Javadekar

26th December 2019

1.       Glimpses from IAP modules

2.       Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy: Dr Satish Pandya, Senior consultant Paediatrician

16th January 2020

1.       The connective tissue disorder conundrum: Dr Khushboo Taneja, 3rd year Resident, Dr Paresh Thakkar, Associate Professor

2.       Common Paediatric dermatoses: Dr Vivek Jain, Dermatologist

20th February 2020

1.       Extra Hepatic portal venous obstruction: A curable cause of Paediatric portal hypertension: Dr Jitendra Mistry, Gastroenterologist and Hepatologist

2.       Ventricular septal defect: when to intervene? Dr Chintan Bhatt, Paediatric Cardiologist

19th March 2020

1.       Mystery of COVID-19: Dr Kamna Gandhi, pediatric Infectious disease specialist

16th May 2020

1.       Neonatal refractory SVT: Crackig the conundrum: Dr Neil Shah, Dr Chintan Shah

2.       Journal scan: what, where and why?: Dr Yatin Mehta, Senior pediatrician

18th June 2020

1.       Granulomatous lesion in the brain: Tb, neurocysticercosis, or else? Dr Manisha S, 3rdyear resident, Dr Vaishali Chanpura, Assistant Professor

2.       Left ventricular noncompaction: Dr Parth Thakkar, Resident, Dr Mahesh Bhatt, Pediatric cardiologist

15th July 2020

1.       An interesting case of extrapulmonary tuberculosis; with cerebral sinus  thrombosis: Dr Prerna Dogra, Dr Ashutosh Singh Rathod, SBKS Medical college, Pipariya

2.       Hyperacute neurological event in Pediatrics: Is it always stroke? Dr Vishal Patel, Paediatric Neurologist

 

 

Special clinics being run by the department and number of patients in each

SNo.

Name of the Clinic

Days on which held

Timings

Average No. of cases attended (2019)

Name of Clinic In-charge

1

Paed Cardiology

 

 

 

 

2

Paed Nephrology

THURSDAY

3-5PM

1049

DR. SHWETAL BHATT

3

Paed. Endocrine

 

 

 

 

4

Paed. Haematology

THURSDAY

3-5PM

443

DR. ASHRUTI KACHA

5

Paed Gastro Diarrhoea)

 

 

 

 

6

Paed Neurology

THURSDAY

3-5PM

2324

DR. VAISHALI CHANPURA

7.

Neonatology

(i)     High Risk Newborn

(ii)   Well baby clinic

SATURDAY

 

MONDAY

9AM-12PM

3-5PM

2202

 

2375

DR. SHWETAL BHATT

8

Immunisation

 

 

 

 

9

Paed. Asthma

THURSDAY

3-5PM

117

DR.RINKI SHAH

10

Thalassemia (included in Haematology clinic)

THURSDAY

3-5PM

443

DR. ASHRUTI KACHA

Special clinics
The following special clinics are working as a part of departmental outpatient services

Well baby clinic (under 5 clinic)
All newborn babies discharged from our postnatal wards are placed on follow-up at our well baby clinic. The services offered here are as follows:
Growth monitoring at each visit with measurement of anthropometric parameters: length, weight, head circumference
Assessment of development.
Routine immunization
Nutritional assessment and counselling regarding breastfeeding and IYCN
Micronutrient supplementation as and when required.
Management of minor illnesses. Timing: Every Monday 3:00pm to 5:30 Pm

HIGH RISK FOLLOW UP CLINIC
Newborns discharged from NICU and having high risk factors are provided focused and comprehensive follow up and management at our HighRisk Clinic.
Criteria for HRC follow-up:
Preterm newborns < 35 weeks gestation.
LBW babies<1800g
Newborns having Moderate to Severe Birth Asphyxia
Neonatal seizures
Those requiring mechanical ventilation
Septicaemia with pyogenic meningitis
Neonatal hyperbilirubinemia requiring exchange transfusion
Infants of PLHA seropositive mothers
Orphan and institutional babies
Services offered at HRC clinic:
Growth monitoring at each visit and interventional measures for growth faltering
Neurodevelopmental assessment at each visit using TDSC charts. Infants who show significant lag are referred for formal developmental assessment using DASII.
Routine immunization
Nutritional counselling including breastfeeding, IYCN and micronutrient supplementation
Universal hearing assessment using OAE
ROP and follow up ophthalmic examination in cases where indicated.

Timing: Every Saturday 9:00 am to 12:30 pm Consultants in charge: Dr Sheila Aiyer, Dr Shwetal Bhatt, Dr Vaishali Chanpura

PEDIATRIC EPILEPSY CLINIC
A special clinic for management of pediatric epilepsy is working in our department since last 20 years.
Patients managed at epilepsy clinic:
Those having>2 unprovoked convulsions
Epilepsy syndromes
Associated conditions like intellectual disability, cerebral palsy, behavioural disorders
Classification: As per ILAE 2017

Patients are called for follow-up every month and the following are noted:
Change in frequency/ type of seizures
Drug compliance
Neurodevelopment
Any drug related complications
Other health related problems

Medications provided at epilepsy clinic:
First line AEDs: sodium valproate, carbamazepine, levetiracetam
Second line AEDs: Lamotrigine, topiramate, clobazam, clonazepam
Third line AEDs: ACTH, Zonisamide, Lacosamide

Timing: every Thursday 3:00 to 5:30 pm
Consultants in charge: Dr Vaishali Chanpura, Dr Snehal Vasava, Dr Nayan Tada

PEDIATARIC HEMATOLOGY CLINIC
Treatment of common haematological conditions is carried on at special haematology clinic which has been established since the last 5 years.
Diseases managed:
Thalassemia major
Sickle cell disease
Other haemolytic anaemias
Hemophilia A and B as well as von Willebrand disease.

Services provided:
Blood transfusion to patients of Thalassemia major and sickle cell disease at regular intervals.
Provision of medications like iron chelators, hydroxyurea, folic acid
Monitoring of complications of Thalassemia major and SCD.
Monitoring of side effects of medications
Factor VIII, IX transfusion for patients of Hemophilia free of cost.
Monitoring of parameters like growth, endocrine functions, liver and cardiac functions , blood transfusion related infections like HIV and Hepatitis B and C.
Monitoring of Quality of life in patients of Hemophilia with provision of orthopaedic and Physiotherapy interventions.

Timing: Every Thursday 3:00pm to 5:30 pm
Consultants in charge: Dr Sheila Aiyer, Dr Ashruti Kacha

NUTRITIONAL REHABILITATION CENTER
Established since the last 20 years
It provides holistic management of malnourished children referred from all over the district.

Criteria for admission:
Patients falling under SAM as per WHO criteria:
Wt/Ht< -3SD
Visible severe wasting
Presence of complications
MUAC<115mm
Bilateral pedal oedema

Staff at NRC:
Dedicated consultant in charge: Dr Rinki Shah
Two special nutrition consultants who prepare special diets for the patients
Cook and assistant
Special nutrition nurse

Services provided:
Management of SAM as per WHO guidelines:
Provision of freshly prepared special diets like F-75, F-100 and Energy and Protein rich diet (EPD)
Micronutrient supplementation
Stimulation and play therapy
Counselling of mothers for nutrition after discharge and regular follow up.
Infant and child friendly colourful, lively and stimulating environment
Daily recording of weight, charting and management of any complications
Round 100-150 patients are managed every year at our NRC.

NEWBORN CARE UNIT
The department has a well equipped Level III Newborn care unit. It includes the following:
Kangaroo mother care unit:
We have a 40 bedded KMC unit. Low birth weight and preterm neonates are provided round the clock KMC here with lactation support, temperature and vital signs monitoring and counselling.
Neonatal intensive care unit:
We have 40 NICU beds with separate units for inborn and out born newborns. The facilities offered here are:
Invasive and non-invasive ventilation
Oxygen support
Care of surgical babies
Phototherapy and exchange transfusion
Parenteral nutrition
Point of care ultrasound
Surfactant therapy
Treatment of all critical neonatal conditions like preterm care, RDS, MAS, PPHN, Septicaemia and others
Every month, we have around 250-300 newborns being treated at our NICU.
Our obstetric unit has around 7000 deliveries a year. All newborns delivered here as well as referred from nearby peripheral centres are managed at our postnatal and newborn care units.

HUMAN MILK BANK
We have the second largest human milk bank in the state of Gujarat which caters to the need of thousands of preterm neonates. One amongst the 22 milk banks in India and the largest in Gujarat government sector MOM (Mothers Own Milk) started on 8 November 2019, is a boon to sick newborn babies. The milk bank is equipped with ultra- modern technology to collect and store the healthy donors milk after pasteurisation.


Scientific presentation by students

ORAL PAPER
1. Kiran Goplani
a) Annual mid-term scientific meet of AOP, Gujarat
Topic: CPAP by mask v/s nasal prongs
b) 17th Annual State Conference of National Neonatology Forum
Topic: KMC- A quality improvement initiative

2. Khushboo Taneja
a) 44th Annual Conference of AOP, Gujarat (1st prize)
b) 17th Annual State Conference of National Neonatology Forum (3rd prize)
Topic: Association between occurrence of NEC and packed RBC transfusion in preterm neonates
c) PEDICON 2020 57th Annual Conference of IAP

POSTER PRESENTATION
1. Drashty Gandhi
44th Annual Conference of AOP, Gujarat
2. Khushboo Taneja
Annual midterm scientific meet of AOP, Gujarat
3. Mayur Kacha
17th Annual State Conference of National Neonatology Forum
4. Jaykishan Gohil
17th Annual State Conference of National Neonatology Forum
Topic: Pulmonary agenesis in newborn


 

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