Pediatric Review: International Journal of Pediatric Research <p><em><strong>ISSN: <a href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener">2349-3267 (Online)</a>, <a href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener">2349-5499 (Print)</a></strong></em></p> en-US (Dr D Sharad Gedam) (Dr. Sharad Gedam, Mob: 8989622793 (10 AM to 5 PM, Mon- Sat)) Sun, 31 Oct 2021 00:00:00 +0530 OJS 60 Virtual Teaching as a Mode of Undergraduate Medical Education during Covid 19 Pandemic: Its Effectiveness, Facilitators and Barriers for Medical Education- A Survey-Based Observational Study. <p>Objective: To evaluate the effectiveness, facilitators and barriers of online teaching of undergraduate medical students during the covid 19 pandemic.</p> <p>Methods: This google survey was conducted at a tertiary health care institute (Dr Yashwant Singh Parmar Government Medical College Nahan, Himachal Pradesh) of North India in August 2020. MBBS students of 4th and 5th year participated in the study. The questionnaire prepared on Google Forms (Google LLC, Mountain View, CA, USA) was organized in five sections, namely: E-learning, Web Quality, Technology, Teaching Sessions and Management Support. This was shared with the students with a link. Students' participation was voluntary, anonymous and without any fear or reward.</p> <p>Results: About 41.6% (77) students were already familiar with it. Time flexibility was reported as a significant advantage by 48.1% (89), and network connectivity an important limitation by 44.9% (83). 60.5% (112) wanted post-pandemic in-person teaching.18.9% faced technical difficulty due to devices and gadgets. 44.9% (83) suggested chatbox use for interaction to enhance clinical skills, 60.5% (112) opined videos demonstration, 31.9% (59) suggested sharing of the study material in advance, and 97.3% (180) opted for post-pandemic clinical catch-up classes to supplement its effectiveness. For Management support, 28.1% (52) opined for institutional policy, 27.6% (51) reported infrastructure inadequacy for providing online medical education and technical support was a concern for 18.4% (34). 88.6% (164) favoured establishing a medical digital library to access medical literature.</p> <p>Conclusion: This study picks up a few gaps in online teaching. Addressing these gaps will make it more meaningful and a step forward to meet the objectives of medical education.</p> Ankur Dharmani , Jiya Lal Copyright (c) 2021 Author (s). Published by Siddharth Health Research and Social Welfare Society Mon, 01 Nov 2021 15:11:30 +0530 The rare side effect of DPwT vaccination: Status epilepticus and encephalopathy <p>Serious adverse effects have been reported with the DTwP vaccine but are rare. The frequency of these side effects/1000 doses is 0.2-4.4 for fever more than 40.5 C, 4-8.8 for persistent crying, 0.06-0.8 for hypotonic hyporesponsive episodes, 0.16-0.39 for seizures, 0.007 for encephalopathy. A 2-month-old male infant presented to the emergency pediatrics outpatient of our hospital with complaints of fever and abnormal body movements. Fever subsided after taking paracetamol. Then after 5 hours of the onset of fever patient had episodes of abnormal body movements in the form of jerky movements of bilateral upper and lower limbs. They started on methylprednisolone therapy. The seizure becomes passive after 24 hours. Antiepileptics were tapered off over 48 hours. In conclusion, although the acellular pertussis vaccine is safer than the cellular vaccine, it may rarely lead to adverse effects such as seizures.</p> Dr. Dipesh Kaushik, Dr. Ankur Dharmani, Dr. Arvind Sood Copyright (c) 2021 Author (s). Published by Siddharth Health Research and Social Welfare Society Mon, 15 Nov 2021 15:21:08 +0530