PHARMACOLOGY

About the Department

The first Head & Professor of the department was Dr. G. M. Karandikar (1949-1959). He was succeeded by late Dr. O. D. Gulati (1960-1985), a Doyen of Pharmacology, under whose leadership Pharmacology department has made significant impact and contribution in the field of research at international and national level.

 

Funded Projects run by the department

1. ICMR funded research project, entitled, “advance centre of clinical pharmacology for antimicrobial stewardship and research” Principle Investigator, Dr. Niyati Trivedi, Professor & Head, Pharmacology

2. ICMR funded research project entitled, “Task Force Project on Rational Use of Medicine” Principle investigator, Dr. Niyati Trivedi, Professor & Head, Pharmacology

 

 

Award received

1. M.D. Pharmacology PG Residents Dr. Sushmita Banerjee (R2) and Dr. Dhruv Modi(R1) won "First Prize" in Group Presentation at One Week International Course in Health Research Methodology and Evidence Based Medicine, 2019 Organized from 14th to 18th October at St. Johns Medical College - Bangalore.

2. The following Paper presented at Third International Conference of Pharmacoeconomics & Outcomes Research 17th & 18th October 2014, New Delhi, India, was awarded “Young Investigator Award” “Dave H, Trivedi NA. Cost of illness of epilepsy among pediatrics patients of SSG Hospital Baroda”.

 

Staff

(A) Teaching Staff

Sr.No.

Name Of Teacher

Designation

E-mail Address

1

Dr. Niyati A. Trivedi

Professor & Head

natrivedi@yahoo.com.

2

Dr. Shreya M. Shah

Associate Professor

manishrey@rediff.com

3

Dr. Amol L. Bhave

Associate Professor

albhave2005@rediffmail.com.

4

Dr. Prashant C. Shah

Associate Professor

drpcshahpharma@gmail.com

5

Dr. Neeta J. Kanani

Assistant  Professor

neetakanani2003@yahoo.com.

6

Dr. Kuntal S. Thacker

Assistant Professor

kuntalsiddhu@gmail.com.

7

Dr. Vishal I. Gaekwad

Assistant Professor

vishalgaekwad2000@yahoo.com

8

Dr. Vimesh R. Mistry

Assistant Professor

dr.vineshbaroda@gmail.com

9

Dr. Nimit N. Goswami

Tutor

nimitgoswami2000@yahoo.com

10

Dr. Parul Singh

Tutor

drparularpit@gmail.com

11

Dr. Chirag B. Mistry

Tutor

duty.chirag@gmail.com

12

Dr. Hemalata Ninama

Tutor

hemlataninama@gmail.com

13

Dr. Hardik V. Vaniya

Tutor

hvaniya@gmail.com

14

Dr. Pratit P. Vyas

Tutor

pratitmbbs@gmail.com

15

Dr. Kunal J. Ghataliya

Tutor

kunal4290@gmail.com

(B) Residents and Post graduate students:

Name Of Teacher

Designation

E-mail Address

Dr. Suchi Patel

R-3

drsuchipatel9999@gmail.com

Dr. Susmita Banerjee

R-3

dr_sushmitabanerjee@yahoo.com

Dr. Badal Suthar

R-3

badalsuthar173@gmail.com

Dr. Shilpa Hirani

R-3

dr.shilpahirani@gmail.com

Dr. Dhara Naik

R-2

dharanaik2406@gmail.com

Dr. Dhruv Modi

R-2

dhruvmodi20101993@gmail.com

Dr. Nilesh Dewan

R-2

dewan.nilesh@gmail.com

Dr. Krishna Patel

R-2

krishnalimbani.2909@gmail.com

Dr. Abhishek Kalola

R1

abhi.kalola@gmail.com

Dr. Khilen P. Joshi

R1

dr.khilenjoshi@gmail.com

Dr. Bhargvi Parmar

R1

bhargaviparmar38@gmail.com

Dr. Yash Chauhan

R1

Dr.yash1206@gmail.com

Dr. Jainy A. Thakkar

R1

Jainythakkar74@gmail.com

(C) List of non-teaching staff

Technical Assistant

Mrs. Niraliben J. Desai

Technicians

Mrs. Eshaben Acharya

Store keeper-cum-clerk

Mrs. Varshaben L. Reddy

Laboratory Attendant

Mr. KanjibhaiTadvi

Laboratory Attendant

Mrs. Durgaben Solanki

Sweepers

Mrs. Ramilaben

 

 

Courses offered

(A) M.D. (Pharmacology) recognised by Medical council of India (Three years course)

(B) M.Sc. (Medical Pharmacology) recognised by Medical council of India (Three and half years course)

(C) Ph.D. (Medical Pharmacology)

Department Facilities

(A) Library: Department have its own library with 417 books.

(B) Seminar room: Department also have air - conditioned seminar room, with seating capacity of 35 persons, which is equipped with multimedia and overhead projector facilities.

(C) Computer: There is one laptop computer and 10 desktop computers with printer. All desktop computers are assessed to 24 hours internet facility.

(D) LCD Projectors: Four LCD projector utilized for different academic activities of the department

(E) Museum: Department have Museum where samples are arranged as per the classification of WHO essential drug list. Total number drug samples are 550.

Total 78 Charts showing classification, mechanism of action of drugs and history of pharmacology.

Academic Activities

(A) Undergraduate Teaching:

Theory: Undergraduate teaching activities like Lectures and small group discussions (SGD) are conducted according to revised curriculum as per Competency based medical education (CBME) provided by National medical commission (NMC).

Practicals: Practical classes for Clinical Pharmacy, Experimental Pharmacology, Promotional Drug Literatures, Adverse drug reactions and Prescriptions & Criticism are conducted. Simulated computer assisted practical are conducted in experimental pharmacology practical.

(B) Postgraduate Teaching:

Theory: Seminars, Journal Club meetings, Clinical case presentations and discussions and microteaching are conducted in rotations amongst all Residents and M.Sc.,(Part II) students on weekly basis. Also, for the residents, visit to pharmaceutical industries, drug laboratory, medical stores and clinical wards are planned. Residents also conduct teaching for undergraduate students. Residents and M.Sc(Part II) students are encouraged to attend as well as to present papers at international and national conferences of pharmacology and allied subjects. Also they are attending symposiums, workshops, invited guest lectures and training programmes to keep themselves updated about the current developments in the subject. Residents are also trained in various fields of pharmacology like Pharmacovigilance, Pharmacoeconomics, Pharmacoepidemiology, Prescription research studies and Anti-microbial stewardship.

Dissertation: Dissertations are important to make the post graduate students aware about every aspect of research which involves finding research topic, searching literature, research methodology, statistics, analysis, scientific writing and many other aspects. Dissertation topic along with plan of work is allotted by the guide within six months of registration.

(C) Other Teachings:

1) Conducting two theory classes per week for S. Y. B. Physiotherapy.

2) Conducting two theory classes per week as well as demonstrations and practical for the Laboratory technician Trainings Programme

3) Conducting two theory classes per week for S. Y. Nursing.

 

Projects completed (During last 10 years)

1) Study on role of anti-oxidant therapy in the management of essential hypertension.
2) Study of the role of anti-oxidant therapy in the management of type-2 diabetes mellitus.
3) Evaluation of efficacy of antioxidant therapy in the management of COPD patients.
4) Antimicrobial drug utilization study in department of General Surgery of S. S. G. hospital Vadodara
5) Prescription audit using the DDD (Define Daily Dose) concept in Medicine outpatient department at S. S. G. hospital Vadodara
6) A study of antimicrobial activity of eucalyptus oil in combination with ampicillin and vancomycin against staphylococcus aureus by time killed method.
7) A study of antimicrobial activity of fresh garlic extract in combination with ampicillin and vancomycin against staphylococcus aureus spp isolated at S. S. G. hospital vadodara.
8) A study of interaction of piracetam with baclofen, tramadol and morphine using hot plate method in mice.
9) A study of drug induced hepatotoxicity in indoor patients at S. S. G. hospital vadodara.
10) A study on effects of 5-hydroxytryptamine receptor agonists and antagonists on blood glucose homeostasis in healthy human volunteers.
11) A study of mucocutaneous manifestation of adverse drug reaction.
12) A study of sensitivity and resistance of different antimicrobial agents against klebsiella pnuemoniae and staphylococcus aureus in S. S. G. hospital, Vadodara.
13) A prospective study of antibiotic sensitivity profile of pathogens isolated from surgical site infection at major surgical departments of S. S. G. hospital, Vadodara.
14) Biotechnology in drug development.
15) A study of the trends in outpatient prescription of drugs at diabetic clinic in S. S. G. hospital, Vadodara.
16) A study of prescribing patterns of antimicrobial agents in the paediatric and medicine wards at tertiary teaching care hospital, Vadodara.
17) A prospective observational study for monitoring the adverse drug reactions of antipsychotic agents.
18) A study of sensitivity and resistance of different antimicrobial agents against pseudomonas aeruginosa in S. S. G. hospital, Vadodara.
19) Evaluation of role of antioxidants as adjuvant therapy in the management of pregnancy induced hypertension.
20) A study to evaluate antinociceptive activity of ocimum sanctum and its interactions with anticholine esterase agents (neostigmine and rivastigmine), selective COX 2 inhibitor (rofecoxib) and opioid agonist (tramadol).
21) Effects of root extract of withania somnifera on forced swimming test in mice and its modifications by antidepressants.
22) A study of analgesic potential of venlafaxine and its interaction with tramadol, celecoxib and amlodipine in mice.
23) A study of antiulcer effects of emblica officinalis and its interaction with famotidine and pantoprazole in pylorus ligated rats.
24) A study of effects of sertraline and its interaction with imipramine on forced swimming induced immobility period in mice.
25) A comparative study of hypolipidemic efficacy of Amla with HMG Co–A reductase inhibitors (simvastatin).
26) A study of effects of Shilajit on blood glucose and lipid profile in euglycemic and alloxan induced hyperglycaemic rats.
27) A study of antiulcer effects of amlodipine and its interaction with famotidine and omeprazole in pylorus ligated rats.
28) A study of antimicrobial effect of fresh garlic extract and its interaction with conventional antimicrobials against Escherichia coli isolates at microbiology department of S.S.G.Hospital, Vadodara.
29) A prospective observational study for monitoring adverse drug reactions of psychotropic agents at outpatient department of psychiatry, medical college and S.S.G.Hospital, Vadodara.
30)The drug utilization study in neonatal intensive care unit of sir sayajirao general hospital,Vadodara.
31) Vitamin D-The emerging new role in clinical practice.
32) Evaluation of health related quality of life in patients with oral cavity squamous cell carcinoma receiving chemotherapy at radiotherapy unit in outpatient department of S.S.G.Hosital, Vadodara.
33) Drug utilization study of antimicrobial agents used in patients of neonatal sepsis in S.S.G.Hospital, Vadodara.
34) Prescribing pattern of antimicrobials in patients undergoing cesarean section and hysterectomy in obstetrics and gynecology dept, S.S.G.Hospital, Vadodara.
35) Chronopharmacology- Rescheduling Drug Therapy.
36) Drug utilization study in dental outpatient department of Sir Shree Sayagirao general hospital, Vadodara.
37) Study of antimicrobial resistance pattern of E.coli at tertiary care Hospital, Vadodara.
38) Retrospective cohort study to analyses the frequency and types of ADR, due to dots- plus therapy and to determine outcome of treatment in patient of
MDR –TB at S. S. G. Hospital Baroda in pulmonary medicine department.
39) A prospective study for evaluating the clinical efficacy of methylxanthines in patients of acute exacerbation of COPD admitted to SSG hospital
40) A drug utilization study of acute poisoning cases admitted at S.S.G. Hospital Baroda.
41) Drug utilization pattern and adverse drug reactions of antiepileptic agents among Paediatric Patients Of S. S. G. Hospital, Baroda.
42) Drug Utilization pattern in cardiovascular conditions.
43) Prescription auditing and DUS in indoor patients of pediatrics department, S.S.G. Hospital, Baroda.
44) Drug utilization of antimicrobials in patients with positive urine culture.
45) Critical evaluation of drug promotional literature (DPL) as per who guidelines
46) Prospective utilization of antimicrobial agents (AMAS) in patients on ventilator admitted in MICU in SSG Hospital.
47) Drug utilization study in ophthalmology outpatients department of a tertiary Care teaching hospital.
48) An intensive monitoring of adverse drug reaction in indoor patients of medicine department of tertiary care teaching hospital.
49) Drug utilization pattern in elderly inpatients of medicine department at tertiary care teaching hospital- a prospective-observation study.
50) Drug utilization study in cases of abnormal liver function tests in medicine department of a tertiary care teaching hospital.
51) Usage pattern of psychotropic agents and prescription analysis in indoor patients of psychiatry department at a tertiary care teaching hospital.
52) Evaluation of preoperative antimicrobial uses in orthopedic trauma surgery- across sectional study at Sir Sayajirao General Hospital, Baroda.
53) Drug utilization study of corticosteroids in outpatient department of skin & V.D. at tertiary care teaching hospital.
54) A study of severe cutaneous adverse drug reactions in tertiary care teaching Hospital
55) Drug utilisation pattern in chronic kidney disease patients at a tertiary care teaching hospital
56) Antibacterial drug utilization study in patients of sepsis due to staphyloccocal aureus
57) Potentially inappropriate prescribing in elderly patients attending a tertiary care teaching hospital
58) Study of bacteriological profile, anti-microbial susceptibility & utility pattern among the patients of incisional surgical site infection operated for caesarean section in a tertiary care teaching hospital
59) Study of bacteriological profile, antimicrobial susceptibility & utility pattern among the patients of catheter associated urinary tract infection (cauti) in a tertiary care teaching hospital.
60) Analysis of usage pattern of drug in patients during their antenatal, intranatal & postnatal period (up to hospital stay) at department of gynecology at a tertiary care teaching institute.
 

List of Publications

2020

• Suparna Chatterjee, Avijit Hazra, Raja Chakraverty, Nusrat Shafiq, Ashish Pathak, Niyati Trivedi, et al., A multicentric knowledge-attitude-practice survey in the community about antimicrobial use and resistance in India. Trans R Soc Trop Med Hyg 2020; 0: 1–7.

• Nusrat Shafiq, Aditi M Panditrao, Suparna Chatterjee, Ashish Pathak, Niyati Trivedi, Balakrishnan S, et al., for ASPIRE Group. A multicentric Point Prevalence Survey (PPS) of antimicrobial use amongst admitted patients in tertiary care centers in India. Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy(accepted for publication)

• Suparna Chatterjee, Avijit Hazra, Raja Chakraverty, Nusrat Shafiq, Ashish Pathak, Niyati Trivedi et al., A manuscript entitled “Knowledge, attitude and practice survey on antimicrobial use and resistance among Indian clinicians: a multicentric, cross-sectional study” Journal of Perspective in Clinical Research. (accepted for publication)

•Kuntal S Thacker, Vimesh R Mistry, Neeta J Kanani, Oral Antidiabetics Agents Available In Indian Pharmaceutical Market: A Price Variation Analysis: Asian Journal of Pharmaceutical and Clinical Research, Vol 13, Issue 3, 2020

•Neha Raval, Neeta Kanani. Drug Utilization Pattern in Cardiovascular Conditions of Outpatients at a Tertiary Care Hospital in Gujarat. Indian Journal of Applied Research (Accepted for Publication in December 2020 Issue)

2019
• Neeta J. Kanani, Vimesh R. Mistry. Price variation analysis of various drugs used for thromboembolic disorders currently available in Indian pharmaceutical market, IJRPP Vol.8, Issue 2| Apr - Jun – 2019

• Neeta J. Kanani, Vimesh R. Mistry, Sandeep J. Rathva. Drug utilization pattern in chronic kidney disease patients at a tertiary care teaching hospital. Innovations in Pharmaceuticals and Pharmacotherapy | Apr-Jun 2019 | Vol 7 | Issue 2

•Raj Khirasaria, Neeta J. Kanani, Angelika Batta. Utilization of antimicrobial agents in patients on ventilator in medical Intensive Care Unit at a tertiary care teaching hospital: A prospective study. Perspect Clin Res 2019;10:130-6.

•V. L. Gaekwad, V. K. Vadgama. Cost minimization analysis of generic and innovator formulations of metformin and its combination with other oral antidiabetic drugs; IJRPP |Vol.8 | Issue 4 | Oct - Dec – 2019

•Vishalkumar K. Vadgama, Vishal L. Gaekwad. Cost minimization analysis of generic and innovator formulations of antihypertensive drugs. International Journal of Basic & Clinical Pharmacology | December 2019 | Vol 8 | Issue 12 Page 2630

•Akanksha Mathur, Prashant C. Shah. Potentially inappropriate prescribing in elderly: a comparison of Beers and STOPP criteria in tertiary care. International Journal Of Basic & Clinical Pharmacology,2019: Vol 8, No 1.

•Akanksha Mathur, Prashant C. Shah. Drug utilization pattern in elderly inpatients of medicine department at a tertiary care teaching hospital. A prospective observational study. World Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences,2019; Vol 8, Issue 1,1100-1108

•Atul J Rajpara, Neeta J. Kanani. An intensive monitoring of adverse drug reaction in indoor patients of medicine department at tertiary care teaching hospital: A single center, prospective, multisource observational study . Natl J Physiol Pharm Pharmacol 2019;9(8): 723-730.

2018

• Dave HH, Trivedi NA. Drug utilization pattern of antiepileptic agents among pediatric epilepsy at tertiary care teaching hospital of Gujarat: a cross sectional study. International Journal of Basic & Clinical Pharmacology. 2018 Aug;7(8):1606.

• Dave HH, Trivedi NA. Adverse drug reactions of antiepileptic agents among pediatric patients at tertiary care teaching hospital of Gujarat- a cross-sectional study. International Journal of Research in Pharmacology & Pharmacotherapeutics. 2018 7(2); 138-144

• Mistry CB, Shah SM, Modi VA, Mistry SD. Study of knowledge, attitude, and practices towards current updates of pharmacovigilance and adverse drug reaction reporting among doctors in a tertiary care teaching hospital of Western India. Int J Basic Clin Pharmacol 2018;7:524-31.

• Vyas PP, Bhave AL. Critical appraisal of Drug Promotional Literatures (DPLs) as per World Health Organization (WHO) guidelines. Int J Basic Clin Pharmacol 2018;7:238-43.

• Pratit P Vyas, Amol L. Bhave. Evaluation of Scientific and Ethical Status of Drug Promotional Literature (DPLs) for Ethical Medicinal Drug Promotion. International journal of current research & review. March 2018; 10(5):30-35.

• Shah PC, Trivedi NA. A meta-analysis on efficacy and tolerability of sildenafil for erectile dysfunction in patients with diabetes mellitus. Indian journal of sexually transmitted diseases and AIDS. 2018 Jan;39(1):1.

 

 

 

P.G.intake capacity (This Year)

1)M.D. (Pharmacology) – 5

2) M.Sc. (Medical Pharmacology)-5

Pharmacovigilance committee

• ADR monitoring Center of Medical College Baroda is functional since February 2014 as per letter of Permission from NCC, PvPI - IPC, Letter No: IPC/NCC-PvPI/MCIC/2013 Dated 14th June 2013.
Members of Pharmacovigilance Committee:

1) Dr. Tanuja B. Javadekar, Dean Medical College, Baroda and Chairman, Pharmacovigilance Committee.
2) Dr. Ranjan Aiyer, Medical Superintendent and Co-Chairman, Pharmacovigilance Committee.
3) Dr. Niyati Trivedi, Pharmacology- Member Secretary, Coordinator AMC
4) Dr. D. K. Shah, Surgery-Member.
5) Dr. Nandita Maitra, Obst. & Gyn.-Member
6) Dr. M. C. Parmar- Medicine- Member.
7) Dr. Swati Bhatt, - Anesthesia- Member
8) Dr. Rakesh R. Gandhi, Psychiatry- Member
9) Dr. Hiral Shah, Skin & VD, Member.
10) Dr. Sheila Aiyer, Pediatrics- Member
11) Dr. Shoyeb Seikh, Dentistry- Member
12) Ms. Ribca Christian, Chief Matron.S.S.G. Hospital
13) Dr. Prashant C. Shah, Pharmacology- Co-coordinator, AMC
14) Dr. Nimit Goswami, Tutor, Pharmacology
15) Dr. Kunal Ghataliya, Tutor, Pharmacology

 

 

Central Animal House

The central animal house of the college is maintained by Department of Pharmacology.
The Central animal house is registered with CPCSEA for “Education and Research for education purpose” on small animals.
Registration No is 1753/G0/Ere/S/14/CPCSEA.

 

 

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