Wednesday, December 31, 2008

We had an extremely satisfying academic performance in 2008. A total of 10 articles were published in various national and international journals. We dominated the scientific abstract sessions in PCSI 2008 at Kochi. We had more than 10 abstracts and 3 oral presentations, apart from interesting case sessions. Lots more in the pipeline for 2009.

The published articles in 2008:
1. Saxena A, Ramakrishnan S, Tandon R, Shrivastava S, Maheshwari S et al. Consensus on timing of intervention for common congenital heart disease. Working Group on Management of Congenital Heart Diseases in India. Indian Pediatr. 2008 Feb;45(2):117-26.
2. Bajpai P, Shah S, Suresh PV, Maheshwari S, Rao S. Tricuspid atresia with truncus arteriosus: An uncommon association. Indian Heart J 2007;59(6):503-505
3. Kiran VS, Singh M, Maheshwari S. How to approach a child with arrhythmia? Cardiol Today 2008;12(2):67-72
4. Nath P, Kiran V, Maheshwari S. Awareness of infective endocarditis prophylaxis in parents of children with congenital heart disease: A prospective study. Ann Pediatr Card 2008; 1:54-55
5. Marwah A, Shah S, Suresh PV, Maheshwari S. Arterial tortuosity syndrome: A rare entity. Ann Pediatr Card 2008; 1:62-64
6. Rajesh Sharma, Ashutosh Marwah, Sejal Shah, Sunita Maheshwari. Isolated Atrioventricular Discordance: Surgical Experience. Ann Thorac Surg 2008;85:1403-1406
7. Ritesh B Sukharamwala, PV Suresh, Neeraj Aggarwal, Sunita Maheshwari. When to suspect an Aortopulmonary window in a pink Tetralogy of Fallot. Indian Heart J 2008;60:146-148
8. Kiran VS, Singh MK, Shah S, John C, Maheshwari S. Lessons learned from a series of patients with missed aortopulmonary windows. Cardiol Young 2008;18-480-4
9. S Shah, A Misri, M Bhat, S Maheshwari. Gaucher’s disease type III C: Unusual cause of intracardiac calcification. Ann Pediatr Card 2008; 1:144-46
10. Abstracts presented in PCSI 2008, Kochi were published in 2nd issue of Annals of Pediatric Cardiology

The objectives for 2009

1. Interesting learning of week in echo room, OPD, Ward, ICU and cath lab would be put up in the blog, along with an open note for suggestions and interactions.
2. "Flummox of the week" would be a segment with details of an interesting. presentation and an open challenge to readers to fill-in the missing links.
3. All the academic and non-academic achievements of the team would find a mention in the blog.
4. “What did I learn?” - A segment where each member of the team who presented a teaching session would tell 5 new points learned during preparation of the class.
5. The quizzes conducted as a part of our academic program would be put up in the blog.
6. Anything outstanding and interesting we found during our learning process would find a mention.

Please come up with ideas- fresh, old, time-tested, innovative or anything interesting.

We will start putting up the abstracts of our published articles in the future sessions.

Happy new year to all!!
Chow for now



Saturday, December 27, 2008

Well, the good news is the enthusiasm with which our blog was received by the team.

The suggestions were also quite welcoming

Many haven't found a way of posting their views

We shall pep up soon

Lets make a list of our team and contributors:

1. Dr Sunita Maheshwari
2. Dr PV Suresh
3. Dr Sejal Shah
4. Dr Amit Misri
5. Dr Kiran VS
6. Dr Anamika Mehta
7. Dr Mukesh Kumar Singh
8. Dr Sateesh
9. Dr Ritesh Sukharamwala
10. Dr Pankaj Bajpai
11. Dr Sripad Upadhya
12. Dr Vishal Changela

We had the interview for the RGUHS fellowship for year 2009-10 in the last week
The written test was for MD Pediatrics Level
Followed by fabulous interview by the panel
Two candidates were selected

1. Dr Sudeep Verma
2. Dr Prem Alva

Best of luck to both of them. We cordially welcome them to our team

Good luck to Dr Sateesh who will be taking the RGUHS fellowship exam on 2nd jan 2009

Shall start implementing the suggestions from new year onwards

Keep Posting till then



Friday, December 26, 2008

Welcome to the "Pediatric Cardiology" blog center of Narayana Hrudayalaya, Bangalore.

You can find a preview of our department, colleagues, functioning and snippets.

I am trying to make it as interactive as possible.

Hoping to get the support of all my colleagues and friends in enhancing the usefulness of this blog.

Shall get back with further plans soon.

Regards for now

Dr.Kiran V.S.