DEPARTMENT OF PHARMACOLOGY

History of Department

Department Of Pharmacology was started in the year 1960. Earlier it was located in Simpson Building in Samalkot Road. Now at that place the Ideal junior college is situated. In 1970 the Department Of Pharmacology was shifted to the present Para-Clinical building.

Earlier Diploma in pharmacy was started and after 4 batches the same was shifted to Girls Polytechnic. New additional block for Pharmacology was constructed in the year 2003, which constitute Museum, Research Laboratory, and two demonstration rooms/lecture halls with a capacity of 80 students each.

Experimental Surgery wing was developed in the same building consisting of Surgeon’s room, preparation room and Operation Theatre which is under the control of Department Of Pharmacology.

The main building consisting of experimental Pharmacology lab, Clinical Pharmacology lab, Departmental library, Pharmacist room, stores, and separate accommodation for staff. The Departmental Library consisting of more than 100 books and latest journals.

Central animal house is located in the same campus and was the first in the state to acquire status for breeding and maintainance of animals by the CPCEA, New Delhi. Post-Graduation was started in the year 1979. So far 33 doctors were awarded PG Degree. Now at present there are 13 Post Graduates with an intake of 8 per year.

Academically the department is active. A number of papers were presented in the National and Regional Conferences.

The following are the faculty worked in Pharmacology as Head of Department
  1. Dr. L.B. Gopalakrishna Murthy M.D.
    Reader July 1960 to July 1962
    Professor. (Aug. 1962-July 1964)
  2. Dr. G. Nirmala MBBS D.G.O.
    I/C. Professor.
    July 1964, August 1964
  3. Dr.V.S. Venkata Subbu (B.Sc., M.B.B.S; M.S.(pharma))
    Professor
    September 1964-Oct 1967;
  4. Dr. G.V. Sitarammayya M.D.
    Professor
    November 1967- June 1974;
  5. Dr. L.B. Gopalakrishna Murthy M.D.
    Professor
    June 1974 – August 1979;
  6. Dr. D. Krishna Rao, M.D. Professor.
    I/C. September 1970-May 1980;
    Professor May 1980-November 2000;
  7. Dr. C. Indira Devi. M.D.
    Professor
    February 2001 to June 2001;
  8. Dr. K. Satyanaratana Murthy. M.D.
    Professor December 1999 to January 2001;
    July 2001 to Oct. 2005;
  9. Dr. Y. Subramanyam. M.D.
    Professor
    November 2005 to May 2013;
  10. Dr. P. Usha Kiran. M.D. D.M.
    Professor
    May 2013 to Till Date.

HOD and Faculty Details

Name : Dr. USHA KIRAN . PRAYAGA M.D. D.M.,
Date of Birth : 05-08-1966

Qualifications

Institution of Study &Year

University

M.B.B.S.,

KurnoolMedicalCollege,
Kurnool, A.P.India 1989

S.V.University
A.P

M.D.,
Doctor of Medicine in
Pharmacology and Therapeutics

KurnoolMedicalCollege,
Kurnool,A.P.India 1994-1997

N.T.RUniversity of Helth Sciences, A.P.

D.M.,
Doctor of Medicine in Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics

Nizam’s Institute of Medical Science,Hyderabad., A.P.2003 -2005

Nizam’s Institute of Medical Science, Hyderabad., A.P.

All Degrees recognized by Medical Council of India.

Designation

Department

Name of Institution

From DD/MM/YY

To DD/MM/YY

Total Experience in years & months

Assistant Professor

Pharmacology

Rangaraya Medical college KAKINADA

06-08-1997

26-03-2003

5 years 6months

Associate Professor

Pharmacology

Rangaraya Medical college,  KAKINADA

27-03-2006

10-03-2011

4yrs 11 months

Professor

Pharmacology

a) Andhra Medical College, Visakhapatnam     

 b) Rangaraya Medical college,  KAKINADA

10-03-2011

 

17/5/2013

16-05-2013

 

   Till Date

 

Additional Qualifications :
  1. F.C.G.P :Fellow of Indian Medical Association College of General Practitioners.
  2. M.I.P.S : Member of Indian Pharmacological Society.
Papers Presented & Published :
  1. A Retrospective Study on Management of Red Scorpion Sting Patients in A.P.State at International Congress on Frontiers in PHARMACOLOGY & THERAPEUTICS in 21st Century, ICPIT 21, at AIIMS, New Delhi in 1999.
  2. Genetic Polymorphism of CYP2D6 in KARNATAKA & ANDHRA PRADESH population. published in ActaPharmacologicaSinica Journal.2000June;21(6):494-498
  3. Evaluation of EndoThelial function by 3 non invasive methods in healthy volunteers at I.P.S conference 2005 Kolkatta.
  4. Evaluation of Systolic time interval and Nevibolol in waterinduced hypertension in healthy volunteers –A double blind randomized placebo controlled trial- at I.P.S conference 2006 Chennai.& under Publication in BJCP
  5. Drugs producing QT prolongation – review article in Indian journal of Pharmacology 2006.

GUIDE WORK : PG DESSERTATATIONWOKS(12), PAPER PRESENTATION in IPS Cofernces (10)

Other experiences
  1. Member of study team of Phase-1 study WCK 771(Wockhard India) (2005) at NIMS.HYDERABAD
  2. Member of study team ofPhase-1 study 1334-H of SunPharmaceuticals India(2005) at NIMS. HYDERABAD
  3. Member of study team of Phase-1 study WCK 771 I.V.Infusion(WockhardIndia)(2006) at NIMS. HYDERABAD
  4. Participated in conduction of many(20-25) Bio-Equivalencestudies done for Reddy Labs, Hetero Drugs etc. at NIMS. HYDERABAD.

Question paper setter to M.D.Pharmacology for DNB.,RGUHS,CHETTINAD UNIVERSITY,MGRUHS etc : Member of MCI ASSESSORS TEAM to Various UG &PG Courses in several colleges.

Address for correspondence : Department of Pharmacology
RANGARAYA Medical College
KAKINADA
ANDHRA PRADESHPIN:533002

Mobile : 98663 68258

e-mail : ushakiranprayaga@gmail.com

Residence : FLAT:A2, Sri Sailakshmi Residency, 67-11-6C/A2, 9thCross road, L.B.Nagar, KAKINADA . A.P. 533002

Teaching facilites

Faculty:

Dr. Ushakiran .P ,    M.D D.M

Professor and  HOD

Dr. K.V. Siva Prasad  M.D

Professor     

Dr.D.Annapurna M.D

Associate Professor 

Dr. D.Vijaya Lakshmi M.D

Associate Professor

Dr.P.S.Gopal   M.D

Assistant Professor

Dr.G.Surendra Kumar M.D

Assistant Professor

Dr.G.Sreelakshmi M.D

Assistant Professor

Dr.B.S.B.MallikaM.D

Assistant Professor

Dr.K.N.V.Anusha  M.D

Assistant Professor

Dr.Hyma Reddi

Tutor

Dr.B.K.Jain

Tutor

Dr. J.S.K.L.P Kishore

Tutor

Junior Residents :
  1. Dr.Prasheeta V Praviraj
  2. Dr.Deepthi Rani Bodda
  3. Dr.Suresh Kappala
  4. Dr.Ramya Jonnalagadda
  5. Dr.Bokka Naga Nandini
  6. Dr.Vijaya Subbaraju.P
  7. Dr.Anusha.Nali
  8. Dr.Raja Rajeswari Devi.L
  9. Dr. Sreenivasarao Bendi
  10. Dr.K. Sireesha
  11. Dr. T.Venkata Naresh
  12. Dr.G.Ramya Kanthi
  13. Dr.M. Rupa Devi
  14. Dr.M.Sweta Bindu
  15. Dr.S.Preethi Yadav
  16. Dr.Kauser Begum
  17. Dr.S.Vamsi Jagannath

Academic Achievements

Publications (2013-2015)
  1. Randomized, Comparative Study of Efficacy of Morphine, Butorphanol and Fentanyl Along With Local Anesthetic Epidurally, For Post-Operative Pain Management - Dr.P.Usha Kiran M.D; D.M.
  2. A Comparative Study of Local Anesthetic Effects of Lignocaine Vs Tramadol in Minor Surgeries - Dr. K.V.Sivaprasad. M.D.
  3. A Randomized, Double Blind, Parallel Group Comparative Study of Nateglinide Versus Gliclazide in Combination with Metformin in Patients with Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus. - Dr. R. Srinivasa Rao. M.D., Dr. K.V.Siva Prasad, M.D.
  4. A study of oral magnesium supplementation in patients with essential hypertension. - Dr D Annapurna. M.D.
  5. Therapeutic effect of copper sulphate vs common salt (table/cooking salt) on umbilical granuloma in infants: a comparative study - Dr D Annpurna. M.D.
  6. Biochemical Changes in HIV Related Malnutrition in Children – Dr. P. Satya Gopal. M.D.
  7. Study of insulin levels in hypothyroidism patients – Dr. P. Satya Gopal. M.D.
  8. Evaluation of Serum Total Sialic Acid and Lipid Associated Sialic Acid as a Tumour Marker. – Dr. P. Satya Gopal. M.D.
  9. Screening of Novel 4-chlorothiophene Compound for Anti-inflammatory Activity in Rats. Pharmacologia, 5: 316-320 DOI: 10.5567/pharmacologia.2014.316.320; 2014. – Dr Gondi Surendra Kumar, M.D
  10. Screening for anti ulcer activity of convolvulus pluricaulis using pyloric ligation method in wister rats; International Journal of Pharma Sciences and Research (IJPSR); January 2015 - Dr Gondi Surendra Kumar, M.D
IPSCON- 2015
Poster presentation :
  1. D-Cycloserine as a cognition enhancer –literature review.
  2. A study to evaluate awareness about significance of pharmacological knowledge among clinical PGs of tertiary care hospital- GGH, Kakinada.
  3. Prescribing patterns of asthma in tertiary care hospitals.
  4. Prescribing patternof antibiotics in chronic blepharitis in a tertiary care hospital
  5. A case report of exfoliative dermatitis due to phenytoin in epileptic patient as ADR.
  6. A study on self medication practice and perceptions among post graduate medical students in a tertiary care hospital.
IPSCON- 2016
Posters:
  1. Antibiotic sensitivity patterns in CSOM patients in ENT opd, GGH, Kakinada.
  2. Newer antibiotic initiatives: an economic perspective
  3. Ciprofloxacin induced erythema multiforme, a case report.
Paper presentation:
  1. An evaluation of prescribing patterns for U-5 children in TCH.
  2. A comparative study of safety and efficacy of i.v valproate vs i.v phenytoin in acute childhood seizures.
  3. Inotropic drugs utilization in intensive care units in a tertiary care teaching hospital.
  4. A randomized open labelled parallel group comparative study of safety and efficacy of vildagliptan vs Glimeperide as add on therapy in patients with uncontrolled type 2 DM on metformin in tertiary care hospital.
ERIPSCON 2017
Poster Presentation
  1. A questionnaire based cross sectional study on the attitude and practice of self medication among 2nd year undergraduate medical students in rangaraya medical college, Kakinada.
  2. A case report of steven johnson syndrome and toxic epidermal necrolysis overlap syndrome due to cotrimoxazole in hiv infected patient as an adverse drug reaction. Paper Presentation
  3. Pharmacoepidemiological study of appropriate pharmacotherapy in the geriatric patients using FORTA list in a tertiary careteaching hospital
SRIPSCON 2017
Paper Presentation
  1. KAP among doctor and Pharmacologists about clinical pharmacology.
  2. Trends of Antibiotic usage over 5 year time period.
  3. To evaluate knowledge and awareness of post exposure prophylaxis for HIV in tertiary care hospital.
  4. An evaluation of the prescribing patterns in ent department in tertiary care teaching hospital, Kakinada.
  5. A case report of stevens - johnson syndrome and toxic epidermal necrolysisdue to diclofenac sodium.
  6. A study on knowledge attitude and practice of generic drugs among postgraduates and senior residents in a tertiary care hospital, rmc, kakinada.

S.no

Conference/ workshop

Dates

Final yr PGs

1

Workshop on Basic Research Methodology , RMC

6/7/2015 to 7/7/2015

Deepthi B
Suresh K
Ramya J
Vijay Subbaraju P

2

Workshop on Basic Research Methodology , RMC

26/7/2015 to 27/7/2015

Prasheeta V.P
NagaNandini B

3.

Zonal CME , GSL

30/08/2015

Prasheeta V.P
Deepthi B
Suresh K
Ramya J
NagaNandini B
Vijay Subbaraju P

4

IPSCON 2015

18/12/2015 to  20/12/2015

Prasheeta V.P
Deepthi B
Suresh K
Ramya J
NagaNandini B
Vijay Subbaraju P

5

NCCP, JIPMER

29/12/2015 to 1/1/2016

Vijay Subbaraju P

6

Pharmacodynamic Workshop 2016

28/03/2016
To 29/03/2016

Prasheeta V.P
Deepthi B
Suresh K
Vijay Subbaraju P

7

Zonal CME,AMC

02/04/2016

Prasheeta V.P
Deepthi B
Suresh K
Ramya J
NagaNandini B
Vijay Subbaraju P

8

Zonal CME, NRI

24/4/2016

Suresh K

9

Zonal CME,KIMS

26/06/2016

Prasheeta V.P
Deepthi B
Suresh K
Ramya J
NagaNandini B
Vijay Subbaraju P
Anusha
Raja rajeswari devi
Sireesha

10

Zonal CME, AMC

28/8/2016

Deepthi B
Suresh K
Ramya J
NagaNandini B
Vijay Subbaraju P
Anusha
Raja rajeswari devi
Sreenivasa rao
Sireesha

11

IPSCON 2016

20/10/2016 to 23/10/2016

Prasheeta V.P
Deepthi B
Suresh K
NagaNandini B
Vijay Subbaraju P

12

Workshop on Basic Research Methodology , RMC

15/11/2016
To  16/11/2016

Anusha
Raja rajeswari devi
Sreenivasa rao
Sireesha
Venkata naresh

13

Zonal CME , GSL

27/11/2016

Ramya J
Anusha
Raja rajeswari devi
Srineevasa rao
Sireesha
Venkata naresh

14

PHARMATECH-2017

07/2/2017 to 18/2/2017

Vijay Subbaraju P

15

NWCPT-2017

06/03/2017 to 10/03/2017

Prasheeta V.P
Suresh K
Ramya J
NagaNandini B
Anusha
Raja rajeswari devi
Sreenivasa rao
Sireesha
Venkata naresh

16

ERIPSCON 2017

24/3/2017 to 25/3/2017

Ramya J
Anusha
Venkata naresh

17

SRIPSCON 2017

03/07/2017 to 05/07/2017

Prasheeta V.P
Deepthi B
Suresh K
Ramya J
NagaNandini B
Anusha
Raja rajeswari devi
Sreenivasa rao
Sireesha
Venkata naresh

18

Path to pharma career(P2PC)

07/7/2017 to 08/07/2017

Prasheeta V.P
Deepthi B
NagaNandini B
Vijay Subbaraju P
Venkata naresh

19

Zonal CME ( antimicrobial resistance) at MIMS

16/7/2017

Ramyakanthi
Rupa devi
Sweta bindu
Preethi yadav
Kauser
Vamsi jagannath

20

Clinical trial design and analysis procedures at GIMSR

20/7/17 to 22/7/17

Ramyakanthi
Rupa devi
Sweta bindu
Preethi yadav
Kauser
Vamsi jagannath

21

HRM-EBM -2017

9/10/2017 to 14/10/2017

Vijay Subbaraju P

22

Zonal CME at GEMS

29/10/2017

Anusha
Raja rajeswari devi
Sreenivasa rao
Sireesha
Ramyakanthi
Sweta bindu
Kauser
Vamsi jagannath

23

Workshop on Basic Research Methodology , RMC

10/11/17 to 11/11/17

Ramyakanthi
Rupa devi
Sweta bindu
Preethi yadav
Kauser
Vamsi jagannath

Research Activities

Research topics and Ongoing Studies in Department of Pharmacology(2014 -17)
  1. A randomised single blind comparative study of efficacy and safety of tablet etoricoxib 90 mg , tablet pregabalin 75 mg and tablet etoricoxib 90 mg + tablet pregabalin 75 mg for pain in knee osteoarthritis. - Dr. Dharma rao uppada
  2. A randomised double blind comparative study of efficacy and safety of tablet duloxetine 60 mg versus tablet gabapentin 300 mg in patients of diabetic polyneuropathy.
  3. - Dr. Mubishera begum syed
  4. Prospective study of drug utilisation pattern and adverse drug reactions in outpatients of psychiatry department in a tertiary care government hospital. - Dr. Hymareddy
  5. A single blind randomized cross over study of nateglinide versus voglibose in combination with metformin in type 2 diabetes mellitus patients. - Dr. K. P. Poojitha
  6. A prospective observational study to assess adverse drug reactions to anti retroviral therapy during the early art period at a tertiary care hospital. - Dr. Rajeev kumargiri
Research topics and Ongoing Studies in Department of Pharmacology(2015 -18)
  1. A randomised prospective double blind study of the efficacy and safety of Travoprast (0.04%) versus Timolol (0.5%) in patients with open angle glaucoma or ocular hypertension. - Dr.PrasheethaV.Praviraj
  2. A randomised double blind comparative study of safety and efficacy of Tablet Venalafaxine 75mg versus Tablet Escitalopram 10mg in patients of acute depression with anxiety. - Dr.B.Deepthi Rani.
  3. A randomised double blinded comparative study of safety and efficacy of I.V Levetiracetam Versus I.V Phenytoin in management of acute childhood seizures. - Dr.K.Suresh
  4. Patterns of drug use in development of adverse drug reactions among the geriatric patient- A prospective observational and hospital based study. - Dr.Ramya.J
  5. A randomised double blind comparative study on safety and efficacy of Tablet Thiocolchicoside 4mg + Tablet Acelcofenac 100mg versus Tablet Acelcofenac 100mg + Tablet Paracetamol 500mg in treatment of a patients with acute lower back ache. - Dr.B.Naga Nandini.
  6. Prospective, randomized double blind parallel comparative study of safety and efficacy of Vildagliptin versus Glimiperide as add on therapy in patients with uncontrolled Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus on Metformin. - Dr.P.Vijay Subbaraju.
Research topics and Ongoing Studies in Department of Pharmacology(2016 -19)
  1. A randomised double blind prospective comparative study of efficacy and safety of topical nadifloxacin and benzoyl peroxide versus clindamycin and benzoyl peroxide in patients with mild to moderate acne vulgaris. - Dr. Anusha.Nali
  2. An open label randomised parllel group study of efficacy, safety and interactions of clofazimine in multi drug resistant tuberculosis patients. - Dr. L.Raja Rajeswari Devi
  3. Assessment of drug utilization patterns and quality of life in patients undergoing chemotherapy for various types of metastatic cancers in a teritary care government hospital. - Dr. Sreenivasarao Bendi
  4. Prospective, randomized double blind parallel group comparative study of safety and efficacy of sitagliptin versus glimepiride as add on therapy in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus inadequately controlled with metformin monotherapy. - Dr. K.Sireesha
  5. A randomised double blind, prospective comparative study of efficacy and safety oral methotrexate versus oral mycophenolate mofetil for the treatment of chronic plaque psoriasis. - Dr Tadikonda Venkata Naresh
Research topics and Ongoing Studies in Department of Pharmacology(2017 -20)
  1. A prospective randomised double blind comparitive study on efficacy and safety of tablet flupirtine 100mg versus tablet lornoxicam 8mg in acute low back pain. - Dr.G.Ramya Kanthi
  2. A randomized double blind comparative study on safety and efficacy of oral pregabalin vs oral celecoxib in patients of laparoscopic cholecystectomy after first postoperative day. - Dr.Mallam Rupa Devi
  3. Assessment of toxicity in patients under cisplatin therapy for head and neck cancers and a special focus on preventing ocular neurotoxicity by using antioxidants in a tertiary care hospital. - Dr.Mendu Sweta Bindu
  4. Randomized double blind comparative study of efficacy and safety of lafutidine-domperidone combination versus esomeprazole in patients with gastro-esophageal reflux disease”. - Dr.Saripilli Preethi Yadav
  5. Prospective, randomized double blind parallel group comparative study of efficacy and safety of pioglitazone versus glimepiride as add on therapy in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus inadequately controlled with metformin monotherapy. - Dr. Kauser Begum
  6. A randomized double blind prospective comparative study of efficacy and safety of fixed dose combination of tablet telmisartan 40mg and metoprolol 25mg versus tablet telmisartan 40mg in patients with essential hypertension. - Dr.Suvvada Vamsi Jagannath

New equipment

PHILLIPS 4 CHANNEL ECG
KYMOGRAPH WITH ORGAN BATH