TB & Chest

Objective

The over arching goal of the Department Of Pulmonary Medicine is to improve human health through basic biomedical research and clinical investigation , exceptional patient care and personalized medicine and the training of tomorrow’s leaders in respiratory medicine. We continue to operate on a longstanding philosophy that the strongest foundation for impacting human health is compassionate care coupled with cutting edge scientific research. We accomplish this by fostering an environment of interdisciplinary collaboration and collegiality , personal and professional responsibility, social and intellectual diversity, and sincere dedication to the well being of the patients we serve and the community we call home.

Overview

Pulmonary medicine is a branch of medicine that deals with the diseases of chest like asthma, COPD, Allergic Rhinitis, Interstitial Lung Diseases , Lung Cancer etc. The Department has a functional respiratory medicine ward along with respiratory intensive care unit.
We have specialist expertise in the following conditions

  • Airway Diseases(COPD, Bronchial Asthma)
  • Diffuse parenchymal lung diseases
  • Pulmonary infections including tuberculosis.
  • Lung Cancer
  • HIV Related respiratory conditions
  • Pulmonary vascular disorders
  • Pleural Disorders
  • Sleep Disorders(OSA)

Interventional Pulmonology

  • Fiberoptic bronchoscopy with Bronchoalveolar Lavage(BAL), Brushings, endobronchial Biopsy
  • Transbronchial Lung Biopsy
  • Bronchoscopic FNAC of Lymph Node
  • Therapeutic Bronchoscopy
  • CT Guided FNAC & Biopsy
  • Pleural Biopsy
  • Chest Tube Placement and Management
  • Pleurocentesis
  • Allergy Testing

Other Services

  • Spirometry
  • PEFR
  • Polysomnography with CPAP titration
  • Smoking cessation service

Specialized clinics on

  • Asthma & COPD
  • ILD
  • Sleep disorder clinic
  • Drug resistance TB Clinic

Syllabus

1. Introduction: Applied Anatomy, Physiology, Pathology, & Microbiology Investigation
2. Pneumonias
3. Lung abscess, Bronchiectasis, Empyema
4. Bronchitis, Emphysema
5. Asthma, Tropical Eosinophilia, Interstitial Lung Diseases
6. Neoplasm of Lungs and Pleura
7. Diseases of Pluera , Pneumothorax, Lung Collapse
8. Pulmonary TB & MDR TB
9. Other Lung diseases and ARDS