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Dr. Vandana Saluja

Senior Consultant


Critical Care


PDCC Liver Transplant Anesthesia, MD Anesthesiology, M.B.B.S.

Dr. Vandana graduated from Dr. D Y Patil Medical College, Navi Mumbai, and postgraduate from GMC, Aurangabad. She did her post-doctoral in liver transplant anesthesia from ILBS. She has a keen interest in the practice of liver transplant and critical care medicine.
  • PDCC Liver Transplant Anesthesia: Institute of Liver and Biliary Sciences, New Delhi, 2013.
  • MD Anesthesiology: GMC, Aurangabad; Maharashtra university of Health Sciences, June 2009.
  • M.B.B.S.: Padmashree Dr. D. Y. Patil Medical college, Navi Mumbai; Maharashtra university of Health Sciences, December 2003.
  • Critical Care
  • Liver Transplant Anesthesia.
  • Management of Brain-dead Organ Donation
  • Percutaneous Tracheostomy
  • Fiberoptic Bronchoscopy
  • Transcranial Doppler
  • Lung ultrasound
  • Poster presentation on ‘Effect of fingernail polish on pulse oximetry’ at MISACON2008 and IRCON-2009
  • Paper presentation on ‘Management of intra operative ventricular fibrillation’ at IRCON-2009 • Won prize for debate and extempore speech at competition conducted by Department of Anesthesia, Aurangabad on World Anesthesia Day-2008
  • Poster presentation on ‘prolonged weaning from mechanical ventilation after liver transplantation: a case report’ at ISACON 2011
  • Poster presentation on ‘Validity of thromboelastogram to predict bleeding after central venous cannulation in liver disease.’ at International Liver symposium 2014 held at medanta.
  • Invited faculty talk on “ICU management of acute liver failure” at liver symposium held at Chennai in 2014.
  • Invited faculty for talk on ‘Hyponatremia in liver disease. Implications for perioperative management’. At Trancrit March 2017, held in New Delhi
  • Invited faculty for talk on ‘Anesthesia for upper gastrointestinal bleed in a patient with liver disease, At CCILBS, January 2017
  • Invited faculty for panel discussion on “Management of refractory shock in a critically ill cirrhotic patient” At Annual Conference of Asia pacific association of liver diseases, 2018 New Delhi.
  • Poster presentation “Comparison of prognostic models in Acute liver failure” at Annual Conference of Asia pacific association of liver diseases, 2018 New Delhi.
  • Poster presentation “Terlipressin induced neuropathy” at Annual Conference of Asia pacific association of liver diseases, 2018 New Delhi
  • Invited faculty for “Management of refractory shock in a critically ill patient” at the Delhi Critical care symposium, August 2018.
  • Invited faculty for “Deceased Donation workshop” at Paras Hospitals, Gurgaon, December 2019
  • Invited faculty for “5TH CLBS symposium-16TH CAST conference, New Delhi October 2019.
  • Invited faculty for “Symposium on coagulopathy in liver disease” at ILBS, New Delhi, March 2019.
  • Invited faculty for ‘LTSI midterm meeting’ organized by liver transplant society of India, April 2022.
  • Invited faculty for ‘Accordion 2022’ organized by Department of Critical Care, G B Pant Hospital, New Delhi, August 2022.
  • Course Director for ‘Abdomen and Lung ultrasound workshop’ conducted at ILBS, August 2022.
  • Sahu S, Saluja V, Sharma A, et al. Evaluation of the integrative weaning index for predicting the outcome of spontaneous breathing trial in patients with cirrhosis on mechanical ventilation: A pilot study. Turk J Anaesthesiol Reanim. 2022;50(2):107-113.
  • Khan S, Benjamin J, Maiwall R, Tripathi H, Kapoor PB, Shasthry V, Saluja V, Agrawal P, Thapar S, Kumar G. Sarcopenia is the independent predictor of mortality in critically ill patients with cirrhosis. J Clin Transl Res. 2022 May 25;8(3):200-208.
  • Bajpai M, Maheshwari A, Dogra V, Kumar S, Gupta E, Kale P, Saluja V, Thomas SS, Trehanpati N, Bihari C, Agarwal R, Bharti P, Shankar P, Hussain J, Chhabra K, Gupta A, Narayanan A, Agarwal S, Jain S, Bhardwaj A, Kumar G, Yadav BK, Sarin SK. Efficacy of convalescent plasma therapy in the patient with COVID-19: a randomised control trial (COPLA-II trial). BMJ Open. 2022 Apr 6;12(4):e055189
  • G Vibha, V Saluja, ML Gouri, K Guresh, A Prashant, M Rakhi. Efficacy and safety of an open lung ventilation strategy with staircase recruitment followed by comparison on two different modes of ventilation, in moderate ARDS in cirrhosis: A pilot randomized trial. Can J Respir Ther 2021;57:105–112
  • Mitra LG, Rajput G, Saluja V, Kumar G. EEG abnormality as a prognostic factor in cirrhotic patients with Grade III-IV hepatic encephalopathy requiring mechanical ventilation: A retrospective analysis. J Clin Transl Res. 2021 Jul 16;7(4):467-472.
  • Mitra LG, Saluja V, Dhingra U. Open Abdomen in a Critically Ill Patient. Indian J Crit Care Med. 2020 Sep; 24(Suppl 4):S193-S200.
  • Saluja V, Tiwari S, Mitra LG, Kumar G, Maiwall R, Rajan V. Tracheostomy in critically ill liver disease patients with coagulopathy: A retrospective study at a tertiary center. Int J Crit Illn Inj Sci. 2020 Oct-Dec;10(4):195-199.
  • Saluja V, Sharma A, Pasupuleti SS, Mitra LG, Kumar G, Agarwal PM. Comparison of Prognostic Models in Acute Liver Failure: Decision is to be Dynamic. Indian J Crit Care Med. 2019; 23(12):574-581.
  • Kumar M, Kainth S, Choudhury A, Maiwall R, Mitra LG, Saluja V, Agarwal PM, Shasthry SM, Jindal A, Bhardwaj A, Kumar G, Sarin SK. Treatment with carvedilol improves survival of patients with acute-on-chronic liver failure: a randomized controlled trial. Hepatol Int. 2019 Nov;13(6):800-813.
  • Kumar M, Ahmad J, Maiwall R, Choudhury A, Bajpai M, Mitra LG, Saluja V, Mohan Agarwal P, Bihari C, Shasthry SM, Jindal A, Bhardwaj A, Kumar G, Sarin SK. Thromboelastography-Guided Blood Component Use in Patients With Cirrhosis With Nonvariceal Bleeding: A Randomized Controlled Trial. Hepatology. 2020 Jan;71(1):235- 246.
  • Pandey CK, Saluja V, Gaurav K, Tandon M, Pandey VK , Bhadoria AS. K time & maximum amplitude of thromboelastogram predict post-central venous cannulation bleeding in patients with cirrhosis: A pilot study. Indian J Med Res. 2017 Jan; 145:84-89.
  • Tandon M, Singh A, Saluja V, Dhankhar M, Pandey CK, Jain P. Validation of a New "Objective Pain Score" Vs. "Numeric Rating Scale" For the Evaluation of Acute Pain: A Comparative Study. Anesth Pain Med. 2016 Jan 17;6:32101.
  • Saluja V, Singh G, Pandey C .Transesophageal echocardiography probe shutdown in a patient with hyperthermia. Indian J Crit Care Med. 2016 Jan; 20:50-1.
  • Tandon M, Singh A, Saluja V, Dubey G, Pandey VK, Pandey CK. Post-operative hypertension, a surrogate marker of the graft function and predictor of survival in living donor liver transplant recipients: A retrospective study. Indian J Anaesth 2016; 60:463-9.
  • Pandey CK, Karna ST, Singh A, Pandey VK, Tandon M, Saluja V. Hepatorenal syndrome: a decade later. J Assoc Physicians India. 2014 Aug; 62:696-702
  • Saluja V, Singh G. Healthcare technology: is it cost efficient? Anesthesiology. 2014 Oct; 121:905-6.
  • Pandey CK, Saluja V (2014). Prognostic Models in Cirrhosis: An Anesthetist Perspective. J Clin Trials 4:186.
  • Vandana Saluja (2015), Propofol Sedation in Patient with Cirrhosis for Upper Gastrointestinal Endoscopy: A Comparative Evaluation. J Liver and Pancreat Dis 1:101.
  • Saluja V, Pandey V, Pandey CK, Singhal A. Titrated dose of drotrecogin alpha for liver transplant recipient. J Postgrad Med. 2012 Oct-Dec; 58(4):330-1.
  • Identifying critically ill patients with cirrhosis who benefit from nutrition therapy: the mNUTRIC score study.Harshita Tripathi, Jaya Benjamin*, Rakhi Maiwall, Puneet Puri, Puja Bhatia Kapoor, Varsha Shasthry, Vandana Saluja, Prashant Agrawal, Guresh Kumar, Yogendra Kumar Joshi, Shiv Kumar Sarin.J Clin Transl Res 2022; 8(5):9