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RESEARCH, CONFERENCES AND AWARDS

RESEARCH, CONFERENCES AND AWARDS
RESEARCH
AFMRC
(i)         A pilot study to evaluate the levels of free plasma haemoglobin (fHb) in stored PRBC (packed red blood cells) units and study its effects on circulating fHb in transfused patients.
Principal worker: Lt Col Neerja Kushwaha
(ii)        A pilot study to evaluate the variation in uric acid levels among regular blood donors and its effect on storage lesions in packed red blood cell (PRBC) units.
Principal worker: Lt Col Amit Kumar Biswas
(iii)      A pilot study to evaluate the relationship between liver iron concentration and serum ferritin with serum hepcidin levels in chronically transfused patients of thalassemia major
Principal worker: Lt Col Amit Kumar Biswas

ICMR Project – Project completed
(i)         Correlation of RBC indices, Mentzer index with HPLC findings in patients of anemia.
Student: Medical Cadet Sai Sharan
Guide: Lt Col Neerja Kushwaha

 

 

Departmental Projects by Faculty
(i)         A retrospective audit to evaluate the rationalization of FFP usage in a tertiary care hospital.
(iii)       To evaluate blood transportation workflow efficiency by implementing an irreversible temperature monitoring device in a tertiary care blood bank.

Departmental Projects by PG students
(i)         Peripheral blood stem cell harvest: correlation of donor factors with yield and engraftment: Maj Anantpreet Kaur Bajaj
(ii)        Blood transfusion related change in circulating plasma free Hb level: a prospective observational study: Maj Akshaya Tomar

(iii)       A rare case of severe haemolytic disease of the foetus in an ‘Elevated D pregnancy’: Maj Anantpreet Kaur Bajaj
(iv)       Comparative study of quality of leucoreduced packed red cell units as assessed by Naegeotte’s haemocytometry and flowcytometry: Maj MA Sheikh
(v)        Association between donor uric acid levels and change in the free plasma haemoglobin levels in stored red blood cell units: Surg Lt Cdr Himanshu Kumar Singh.
(vi)       Correlation of CD34 cell dose and engraftment in peripheral blood stem cell transplant in multiple myeloma: Maj MA Sheikh
(vii)      A retrospective study on patient of Guillain-Barre syndrome treated with therapeutic plasma exchange at a tertiary care hospital in Western Maharashtra: Surg Lt Cdr Himanshu Singh
(viii)     Evaluation of serum hepcidin levels in chronically transfused patients of B- Thalassemia major : A Prospective observational study – Maj Sujay Bhowmik
(ix)     Formulation of a customized prediction algorithm for peripheral blood stem cell harvest on a continuous flow cell separator and to assess the correlation between the actual and the predicted CD 34+ cell dose : A bi-directional analytical study. – Surg Lt Cdr Balu B Nalukettil.

 

 

 

CONFERENCES & CMEs ATTENDED
(i)         National Conference of Indian Society Transfusion Medicine (ISTM) “TransMedcon” at Kochi on 23rd to 25th Nov 2018.
(ii)        National Conference of Indian Society Transfusion Medicine (ISTM) “TransMedcon” at Lucknow on 3rd to 5th Nov 2017.
(iii)       CME on Haematology at Mumbai (04 to 06 Aug 2017).
(iv)       CME on Infectious disease at Pune (22 Aug 2017).
(v)        Workshop on “Cryopreservation of peripheral blood stem cells” at Calcutta Medical College, Kolkata (2017).
(vi)       CME on Thromboelastography at Pune (23 Oct 2018).
(vii)      CME on Military medicine, AFMC (2017): “ Operational Blood Support Plan”.
(viii)     CME on Thrombophilia Testing, Dept of IH & BT, AFMC Pune 26 June 19
(ix)       CME on Role of ID-NAT in Blood Safety & Patient Screening, Pune 17 Aug 19
(x)        CME on Role of HPLC in  Hemoglobinopathies , Dept of IH&BT, AFMC, Pune 21 Aug 19
(Xi)       South Asia Symposium on Haemoglobin Update 2019, Mumbai , 28 Aug 2019 .
(xii)      National Conference of Indian Society Transfusion Medicine (ISTM) “TransMedcon” at Mumbai on 09 to 11 Jan 2019


PAPERS PRESENTED
(i)         Delivered a talk on “Urgent Transfusion but Incompatible cross-match: What next?” in the IV Annual Regional CME cum workshop (Immunohematocon East-2018) on 08th Aug 2018 at Apollo Gleneagles Hospital, Kolkata: Col J Philip
(ii)        Guest speaker at National Conference of Indian Society Transfusion Medicine (ISTM) “TransMedcon” at Kochi on 23rd to 25th Nov 2018 on “Cryopreservation of RBC & platelets in military setting”: Col J Philip
(iii)       Oral Presentation Transmedcon 18: Evaluation of impact of plateletpheresis on donor haemostatic system by Maj Arvind Yadav.
(iv)       Oral Presentation Transmedcon 18: Changes in levels and activity of various vital coagulation factors in plasma products after 5 days of storage at 2-6°C post thaw by Dr Arghyadeep Marik.
(v)        Poster Presentation Transmedcon 2018: A rare case of severe haemolytic disease of the foetus in an ‘Elevated D pregnancy’ by Maj Anantpreet Kaur Bajaj.
(vi)       Poster Presentation Transmedcon 2018: To evaluate blood transportation workflow efficiency by implementing an irreversible temperature monitoring device in a tertiary care blood bank by Maj Akshaya Tomar.
(vi)       Poster Presentation MAPCON 2018: Second generation platelet concentrate “platelet rich fibrin” in periodontal surgery by Surg Lt Cdr Himanshu Kumar Singh.
(vii)      Poster Presentation MAPCON 2018: An audit of surgical blood ordering practices at a tertiary care centre in western India by Maj Mohd Anas Sheikh.
(viii)     Poster Presentation Transmedcon 2017: Estimation of antibody titers ABO incompatible Renal Transplant using in Gel Column assay by Maj Arvind Yadav.
(ix)       Poster Presentation Bombay medical Congress 2017: Therapeutic Plasma Exchange in a rare neurological disorder by Maj Arvind Yadav.
(x)        Poster presentation on “Incidence of hemoglobinopathies and hemoglobin variants using HPLC as a diagnostic tool in 6500 anemic patients in a tertiary care center in Western India” at National Conference of Indian Society Transfusion Medicine (ISTM) “TransMedcon” at Lucknow on 3rd to 5th Nov 2017: Lt Col AK Biswas
(xi) Oral Presentation Transmedcon 19  : Blood transfusion related change in circulating plasma free Hb level: a prospective observational study: Maj Akshaya Tomar
AWARDS
(i)         Lt Col Amit Pawar                           :  Topped in MUHS University Exam MD (IH&BT) 2017
Travel fellowship award at Transmedcon 2016,
Bhopal
(ii)        Dr Rounak Dubey                            :  Topped in MUHS University Exam MD (IH&BT) 2018
(iii)       Maj Arvind Yadav                           :  Topped in MUHS University Exam MD (IH&BT) 2019
(iv)       Laxmidhar Das, LMA                      :  Topped in MUHS University Exam BSc PMT (3r Year)
2018
(v)        Suraj VT, LMA                                 :  Topped in MUHS University Exam BSc PMT (2rd Year)
2018
(vi)       Sep/BTA Vijay KG                            :  Topped in Class III Diploma course BTA Exam Dec
2018                                                                                                                    
(vii)      Maj Anantpreet Kaur Bajaj              :  First prize in Poster Presentation at 75th Bombay       
Medical Congress
(viii)       Surg Lt Cdr Himanshu Kr Singh     : Third prize in Oral presentation at 75th Bombay   
Medical Congress
(ix) Surg Lt Cdr Himanshu Kr Singh &          :  Runners up in Transmedcon Quiz 2019
Maj M A Sheikh