Aloke Gopal Ghoshal

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Background Improving survival and extending the longevity of life for all populations requires timely, robust evidence on local mortality levels and trends. The Global Burden of Disease 2015 Study (GBD 2015) provides a comprehensive assessment of all-cause and cause-specifi c mortality for 249 causes in 195 countries and territories from 1980 to 2015. These(More)
BACKGROUND Allergic bronchopulmonary mycosis (ABPM) is a clinical syndrome associated with immune sensitivity to various fungi notably Aspergillus spp. that colonize the airways of asthmatics. Early diagnosis and treatment with systemic corticosteroids is the key in preventing the progression of the disease to irreversible lung fibrosis. AIMS To study the(More)
RATIONALE Interstitial lung disease (ILD) is a heterogeneous group of acute and chronic inflammatory and fibrotic lung diseases. Existing ILD registries have had variable findings. Little is known about the clinical profile of ILDs in India. OBJECTIVES To characterize new-onset ILDs in India by creating a prospective ILD using multidisciplinary discussion(More)
BACKGROUND Respiratory diseases represent a significant impact on health care. A cross-sectional, multicountry (India, Korea, Malaysia, Singapore, Taiwan, and Thailand) observational study was conducted to investigate the proportion of adult patients who received care for a primary diagnosis of asthma, allergic rhinitis (AR), chronic obstructive pulmonary(More)
Arteriovenous malformations of the lung are relatively uncommon lesions with varied clinical presentation. Nearly half of these are associated with Osler-Rendu-Weber disease. Magnetic resonance angiography is an accurate and non-invasive diagnostic modality. We report a case of a 56-year-old male who had massive haemothorax due to rupture of a pulmonary(More)
PURPOSE The Asia-Pacific Burden of Respiratory Diseases (APBORD) study is a cross-sectional, observational one which has used a standard protocol to examine the disease and economic burden of allergic rhinitis (AR), asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder (COPD), and rhinosinusitis across the Asia-Pacific region. Here, we report on symptoms,(More)
S3 1. When should a diagnosis of asthma be considered? • A clinical diagnosis of asthma should be suspected in the presence of recurrent/episodic wheezing, breathlessness, cough, and/or chest tightness with no alternative explanation for these symptoms. (1A) • None of the symptoms and signs are specific for asthma. (UPP) • Absence of signs and symptoms at(More)
Chronic respiratory diseases such as asthma, allergic rhinitis (AR), chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), and rhinosinusitis are becoming increasingly prevalent in the Asia-Pacific region. The Asia-Pacific Burden of Respiratory Diseases (APBORD) study was a cross-sectional, observational study which examined the disease and economic burden of AR,(More)
Presence of tuberculous infection in the body does not necessarily mean disease. Any diagnostic work up of the disease starts from a high index of clinical suspicion. However, diagnostic modalities include: (a) Isolation of the bacillus; (b) Immunologic tests; (c) Chemical markers; (d) FNAC, bronchoscopy and bronchoalveolar lavage; (e) Amplification(More)
OBJECTIVES Asia-Pacific Burden of Respiratory Diseases is a cross-sectional, observational study examining the burden of disease in adults with respiratory diseases across six countries. The aim of this study was to describe health care resource use (HCRU), work impairment, cost burden, and health-related quality of life (HRQOL) associated with respiratory(More)