Department of Pulmonary Medicine

Respiratory Diseases are a common problem in India. Of all the patients coming to Medicine OPD, about 60% of them come with respiratory problems. Pulmonary complications are common in perioperative periods. Patients with major cardiac, liver, renal, rheumatic diseases, malignancies, patients on chemotherapy, solid organ transplant recipients also develop pneumonia, pleural effusion and other pulmonary complications in the course of their illness.

In the era of developing India, super-speciality medicine has already begun and is the standard of care which is going to expand further in future. In this scenario, a well developed Pulmonary medicine department to provide state of the art comprehensive pulmonary care to all the patients is a must in a tertiary care multi-speciality hospital.

The Department of Pulmonary Medicine will provide following services :

1. OPD

2. IPD

3. Emergency Services

4. Interventions and Procedures

a) Pleural procedures: Pleural Fluid Aspiration
b) Pleural Biopsies
c) Intercoastal Tube Drainage
d) Pleurodesis
e) Allergy Test
f) Ultrasound and CT guided biopsies
g) TBLB: Trans Bronchial Lung Biopsy
h) TBNA: Trans Bronchial Needle Aspiration

5. Pulmonary Function Lab : A well established PFT lab will run according to ATS and BTS guidelines. Respiratory therapist will conduct the tests. Consultants will report the PFT’s by rotation.

6. Sleep Lab : Polysomonography, AutoCPAP trial services will be provided. Sleep lab will be manned Respiratory Therapists. Consultants will report the sleep lab by rotation.

7. Education

One paper reading, one journal club (one hour duration)every week on fixed days and time
Grand rounds twice a week
Radiology meetings once a week
Pathology meetings once a week
Tumour board (Pulmonologist, Medical Oncologist, Radiation Oncologist, Thorasic surgeon) once a week
Training sessions for staff nurses and respiratory therapist one in week
Clinical meetings with all Medicine Units once a week

8. Stop Smoking Clinic

Smoking is one cause one in 10 deaths all around the world. Each cigarette smoked decreases the life span by 5 minutes. It is a risk factor of major killer disease of the world like Cardiovascular disease, COPD, Lung Cancer, Tuberculosis.

9. Obesity Clinic

Obesity is a disease and an epidemic in India. With the growing of the waist size, the incidence of cardiovascular diseases, diabetes mellitus, hypertension and Metabolic Syndrome increases. Obstructive sleep i.e. apnoea is a major disease associated with obesity. OSA increases the risk of cardiovascular disease, Hypertension, heart failure and stroke by manifold. Obesity Clinic patients will get the advantage of comprehensive work up under one roof with one appointment- Pulmonary medicine, cardiologist, Endocrinologist, Bariatric surgeon, General Medicine and Geriatrics.

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Consultants

  • Dr. G.C. Bhatia
  • Dr. Pradeep Jain

HEALTH TIPS

High protein diet is essential for the growth of the children and teenagers. There are many protein rich snacks and food items like chana chatpata, sprouts chat, groundnut salted, ground nut chikki and laddoo, dry nuts, paneer and cheese snacks, soya chunks should be incorporated in the diet.


Patients with hyperacidity may be benefitted by small frequent meals, less spicy and oily food, plenty of water and daily walk.


Bottle feeding is very dangerous for infants and children


Person with high levels of uric acid should take moderate protein, plenty of fluids and should avoid fasting.


High fibre diet is good for maintaining health of GI tract. It may also prevent many life style disorder like constipation, piles, dyslipidemia, acidity etc.


One should not replace their meals by fast food/junk food.


Healthy diet contains all food groups like cereals, pulses, milk and milk products, vegetables, fruits and small amount of oil and sugar.


Iron deficiency anemia is very common in our community. People with anemia should consume plenty of green leafy vegetables, jaggery, dates, halu etc. Non vegetarians can consume liver, mutton along with full diet. 


Two teaspoon of flax seed consumption increases immunity and beneficial for diabetics, dyslipidemia, menopausal women and asthma patients.


Instead of taking excessive tea, coffee and cold drinks, one should take plenty of water, vegetable soups, butter milk, coconut water,  lemon juice because they are healthy drinks.


A feastful of nuts like groundnuts, almond, cashewnut, pistachionuts, walnuts, roasted chana are good for children’s health.


Regular intake of fast food and junk food may lead to many health problem like obesity constipation, piles, deficiency diseases cancer etc.


Consumption of methidana is good remedy for sugar control in diabetics.


Maintaining ideal body weight can prevent from many life style disorder like hypertension, diabetes, dyslipidemia and many other diseases.


Raw garlic, Almonds and walnuts can reduce LDL (bad cholesterol) and increase HDL (Good Cholestrol).


Change of cooking oil (soyabean oil / Saffola sunflower oil/mustard oil/olive oil / corn oil) after 2-3 months is good for lowering cholesterol levels.


Soyabean is very rich in protein and isoflavons. Menopausal women should incorporate 15-30 gms roasted soyabean in their diet.


4-5 servings of seasonal vegetables (including cooked vegetable, salads and soup) and 1-2 servings of seasonal fruits are good for health as it contains many vitamins, minerals fibres and antioxidants.


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