Department of Anaesthesiology & Critical Care

Faculty of Medicine

Research


Dr.Vasanthi Pinto
Research Interest
Intensive Care, Pain Medicine, Nutrition    
 
Oral and poster presentation with abstracts 2010
  • Pinto MVG, Amarasinghe U, Jayakody NS, Weerasinghe WNL, Kariyawasam A. Changes of the lung function of an individual during supine position compared to the normal sleeping body and arm position. College of Anaesthesiologists of Sri Lanka 26th Annual Scientific Sessions 2010, p 56.
  • Pinto MVG, Amarasinghe U, Thenuwara GB, Weerabahu WMSK, Dunukearachchi Scenario based teaching – “ Teaching with a role play” Can that be more effective than lectures for training management of clinical cases and emergencies in Medicine Presented at the Annual Scientific Sessions of the Kandy society of medicine 2010
  • Pinto MVG, Jayasinghe JMPVB, Weerabahu WMSK, Dunukearahchi SU, Thenuwara GB The changes of serum sugar and sodium level with the use of 0.9% saline during intra operative fluid management. Presented at the Annual Scientific Sessions of the Kandy society of medicine 2010
  • Pinto MVG, Thenuwara GB, Jayasinghe JMPVB, Weerabahu WMSK, Dunukearachchi SU.“Tetanus is still prevalent” Assess the presentation and outcome of patients diagnose to have Tetanus.. Presented at the Annual Scientific Sessions of the Kandy society of medicine 2010
  • SAM Kularathne, BDSS Budagoda, VKD de Alwis, WMRS Wickramamasinge, JMRP Banadara, LPMMK Pathirage, GRRDK Gamlath, TJ Wijethunga, WATA Jayalath, C Jayasinghe, MVG Pinto, P Somaratne, PVR Kumarasiri . High efficacy bolus methyl Prednisolone in severe Leptospirosis : A descriptive study in Sri    Lanka.  Presented at the SLMA Session 2010, Won the Wijerama award 2010
  • Jumping over the Sharp edge of the Dengue Shock Syndrome Presented at the Annual Scientific Sessions of the College of Anaesthesiologists, Sri Lanka 2010
Oral and poster presentations(with abstracts)2011
  • Pinto MVG, Weerakoon RK, Dikowita DD, Perera SLADCB, Wijethilake ATK, Kurukulaaratchy DJMN, De Silva WSL, 2011, A prospective evaluation of nutritional care given to patients admitted to intensive care units. , Proceedings of the Peradeniya University Research Sessions, Sri Lanka
  • Pinto MVP, Dikowita DD, Perera SLADCB, Wijethilake ATK, Kurukulaaratchy DJMN, De Silva WSL, 2011,A cross sectional study on nutritional care given to in-ward medical and surgical ward patients in Teaching Hospital Peradeniya. Proceedings of the Peradeniya University Research Sessions, Sri Lanka
  • Pinto MVP, Dikowita DD, Perera SLADCB, Wijethilake ATK, Kurukulaaratchy DJMN, De Silva WSL, 2011, An evaluation of patients’ attitudes on hospital meal service. Proceedings of the Peradeniya University Research Sessions, Sri Lanka
  • Pinto MVP, Ranasinghe JGR, Dikowita DD, Perera SLADCB, Wijethilake ATK, Kurukulaaratchy DJMN, 2011, Can the spread of spinal anaesthesia be changed with serum cerebrospinal fluid concentrations. Proceedings of the Peradeniya University Research Sessions, Sri Lanka
  • MVG Pinto, KGAD Weerakoon, SAM Kularathne, DH Edussuriya, SKA Kodikara, LPG    Gunathilake, AB Senawiratne, S Gunasena.  Histopathological diagnosis of Myocarditis in a Dengue outbreak in Sri Lanka 2009. Presented at the Annual  University Scientific Sessions of the University of  peradeniya , Sri Lanka 2011
  • MVG Pinto, JGS Ranasinghe, JMN Priyadarshana, U Amarasinghe, GB Thenuwara, JMPVB Jayasinghe, WMSK Weerabahu, SU Dunukearachchi Can the spinal spread be changed with the blood or CSF sodium concentrations? (2011)Presented at the Annual Scientific Sessions of the College of Anaesthesiologists, Sri Lanka 2011 
  • MVG Pinto, SV Dunukearachchi, WMSK Weerabahu, GB Thenuwara, JMPVB Jayasinghe. A Possible alternative to muscle relaxant? Use of Lignocaine nebulisation and topical Instillation of    Lignocaine to Larynx for intubation in adults. Presented at the Annual Scientific Sessions of the College of Anaesthesiologists, Sri Lanka 2011- Won The award for the best Paper
  • Pinto MVG, Jayasinghe JMPVB, Weerabahu WMSK, Dunukearchchi SU, Thenuwara GB “Truth behind the mark” Access the accuracy of level of spinal needle insertion using radiological investigation.  Presented as a poster at the Annual Scientific Sessions of the College of Anaesthesiologists, Sri Lanka 2011
  • Pinto MVG, Weerasinghe WNL, Thenuwara GB, Weerabahu WMSK and Dunukearachchi SU Teaching Scenario with a role play- “Wrong followed by Right”Can that be more effective for training management of clinical emergencies in Medicine?    Presented at the Annual Scientific Sessions of  Medical education  held in Malasia 2011 (Shotrlisted for the best presentation )
  • Pinto MVG, Amarasinghe U, Thenuwara GB, Weerabahu WMSK, Dunukearachchi SU Technique of  Teaching- Wrong scenario followed by right Presented  as a poster at the Annual Scientific Sessions of Medical education  held in Malasia 2011
  • MVG Pinto, RK Weerakoon, DD Dikowita, SLADCB Perera, ATK Wijethilaka, DJNM Kurukulaaratchy, WSL de Silva   A prospective evaluation of nutritional care given to patients admitted to intensive care units.  Presented at the Annual Scientific Sessions of the College of Anaesthesiologists, Sri Lanka 2011
  • Pinto MVG Ranasinghe JGS, Pethiyagoda K, Thenuwara GB, Weerabahu WMSK Can the spinal spread be changed with blood or CSF sodium concentrations? (Presented in India- SARCAA- 2011)
  • The change of lung functions and oxygenation by adopting the patient’s normal sleeping posture in comparison to the supine or semi recumbent position while ventilating in the ICU. Pinto MVG, Werakoon RK, Mahawithana AP (Presented in India- SARCAA- 2011) won the best poster 2nd place.
 
Oral and poster presentations(with abstracts)2012
  • MVG Pinto, DD Dikowita, SLADCB Perera, ATK Wijethilaka, DJNM Kurukularatchy, WSL de Silva   An evaluation of patients’ attitudes on hospital meal service. Presented as a poster at the Annual Scientific Sessions of the College of Anaesthesiologists, Sri Lanka 2012, Won the best poster presentation
  • Pinto MVG, Dikowita DD, Perera SLADCB, Wijethilaka ATK, Kurukulaaratchy DJNM Can sleep position influence on blood oxygenation in ventilated patients?  Presented in 3rd annual academic sessions of the association of Pulmonologists Sri Lanka  Won the best poster 2012
  • Pinto MVG, Perera R, Galketiya   KB  Thoracoscopic surgeries- Double Vs single lung ventilation. Presented at  the Annual Scientific Sessions of the College of Surgeons , Sri Lanka 2012
  • Pinto MVG, Galketiya KB Laparoscopic oesophegectomy- Prone Vs semiprone positioning. Presented at  the Annual Scientific Sessions of the College of    Surgeons , Sri Lanka 2012
  • A cross sectional study on awareness on “Do not Resuscitation Orders” among members of non medical academic staff of University of Peradeniya.-   Presented at the Annual scientific sessions of the college of anaesthesiologists, Sri lanka 2012
Journal Publication 2010
Journal Publication 2011
Journal Publication 2012
  • Pinto MVG,Wanasinghe WMMPB, Varun R, Jayasinghearachchi TMK, Herath HMTA To evaluate the performance of medical students in viva sessions once exposed to mock viva as examiners, candidates or observers. ( 2012) EMJ in press
  • A cross sectional study on awareness on “Do not Resuscitation Orders” among members of non medical academic staff of University of Peradeniya.- Jounal of Anaesthesiology
Journal Publication 2013- National
  • Galketiya, K.B., Pinto, V., Peiris, S.P.M., Jayasooriya, J.A.D.U., Solangaarachchi, S.A.C., Bandara, W.M.M.S., Thoracoscopy assisted total thyroidectomy for retrosternal goiter. The Sri Lanka Journal of Surgery, 2013 Aug. 31(2): 25-6.   
  • Galketiya, K.B., Pinto, V., Ratnatunga, N., Wanasinghe, W.M.M.P.B., Peiris, S.P.M., Laparoscopic distal pancreatectomy: A Sri Lankan experience. The Sri Lanka Journal of Surgery, 2013. 31(1): 22-23.
  • Pinto, V., Abayadeera, A., Clinical Audit. Editorial- Sri Lanka Journal of Anaesthsiology, 2013 Jun. 21(2): 51-2.
  • Pinto, V., Abayadeera, A., Implementing care bundles to improve outcome. Sri Lanka Journal of Anaesthesiology, 2013 Jan. 21(1): 01-02.
  • Pinto, V., Eriyawa, A., Weerasinghe, S., Senasinghe, R., Rajendran, V., Position adopted for the post operative patient and its effect on tidal volume. Sri Lanka Journal of Anaestheiology, 2013 Jun. 21(2): 64-67.
Journal Publications 2013 - International
  • Pinto, V., Varun, R., Wanasinghe, W.M.M.P.B., Jayasinghearachchi, T.M.K., Herath, H.M.T.A., Kumarasiri, P.V.R., A cross-sectional study of knowledge and attitudes of medical professionals towards end of life decisions in teaching hospitals of Kandy district, Sri Lanka. Anaesthesia, Pain and Intensive care, 2013 Jan-Apr. 17(1): 40-44.