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BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE Obesity and asthma are common inflammatory conditions, having presence of both local and systemic inflammation and this relationship is not well understood. This study was undertaken to compare pulmonary function parameters, inflammatory marker like C-reactive protein (hs-CRP), exhaled nitric oxide (FENO) and atopic profile between(More)
INTRODUCTION The available data on the epidemiology of interstitial lung disease (ILD) from India is sparse. Hence, the present study was undertaken with the aim to analyse the demographic profile and clinical, radiological and pathological characteristics along with physiological parameters of various subgroups of ILD patients. MATERIAL AND METHODS We(More)
BACKGROUND The introduction of flexible bronchoscope has revolutionized the field of pulmonary medicine and is a standard instrument used for diagnostic purpose. A retrospective analysis of the clinico-radiological profile, indication, biopsy procedure and complications, for patients undergoing bronchoscopy at one of the respiratory unit at a tertiary care(More)
BACKGROUND Skin prick testing (SPT) is the 'gold standard' in the assessment of allergic sensitivity to inhalant allergens. Serum-specific immunoglobulin E (SSIgE) measurement is a complementary test. SPT is performed with antigen extracts from India while SSIgE utilises extracts derived from European antigens. OBJECTIVE To evaluate the performance of(More)
BACKGROUND Household air pollution resulting from biomass and coal stoves is implicated in more than one-third cases of annual deaths from chronic lung diseases worldwide and nearly 3% of lung cancer deaths. This burden is borne largely by poor women in the developing countries. We carried out a study to evaluate its association with respiratory symptoms in(More)
INTRODUCTION There has been a recent trend of increasing prevalence of asthma in developing countries; prevalence in the Indian population is reported to be 2%. The link between lifestyle factors and asthma has been mostly derived from western literature. The present study intended to study relationship if any, between life style factors and asthma in a(More)
Alveolar sarcoidosis is a less commonly seen pulmonary manifestation of the disease. An acute presentation of this radiological pattern with hypoxaemic respiratory failure has been documented only once, four decades ago. A 30-year-old man presented with acute onset of progressive and persistent dyspnoea over 20 days ago with hypoxaemic respiratory failure.(More)
OBJECTIVE Indoor air pollution measured in terms of particulate matter < 2.5 microm in diameter (PM2.5), is an important cause of respiratory illness in children. Therefore, PM2.5 levels in rural households and its correlation with respiratory illness-related symptoms in children were studied. METHODS A questionnaire-based survey of children for(More)