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   2001| April-June  | Volume 19 | Issue 2  
    Online since August 23, 2011

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Assessment And Comparison Of Quality Of In COPD Patients Received Ipratropium And Sustaine Release Theophylline

April-June 2001, 19(2):9-15
Introduction: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary disease is commonly prevalent disease with high level of disability. The goals of treatment are only palliative and to improve the quality of life of these patients. Health related quality of life instruments are useful in monitoring the patient’s progress and in identifying the appropriate treatment and provide information complimentary to pulmonary function tests. They are now regularly used in assessing any new intervention in COPD patient’s in western studies. There are limited data available regarding the changes in health status after treatment in COPD patient’s in our country. Hence this study was undertaken. Objectives: (1) To assess and compare the quality of life in COPD patients receiving ipratropium bromide or sustained release Theophylline or both. (2) To translate and validate the disease specific St. Georg’s Respiratory Questionnaire into the local language. Study Population: Thirty – five patients with stable COPD attending the outpatient clinic Design: Cross over trial. Methodology: Patients with COPD satisfying the including criteria were recruited into the study. After baseline Spirometry, the St. Georg’s Respiratory Questionnaire, Baseline dyspnea index, Modified Borg’s dyspnea scale were administered. These were repeated during follow up every 15 days and patients received ipratropium and theophylline for one month each followed by a combination of ipratropium and theophylline.
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Diaphragmatic Electrophysiological Studies In Patients Of Respiratory Failure With Difficult Weaning

April-June 2001, 19(2):15-17
Ten patients of acute neuromuscular and no neuromuscular respiratory failure being mechanically ventilated in the respiratory care unit of Department of Medicine of Dayanand Medical College & Hospital, Ludhiana, who were difficult to “wean off” underwent phrenic nerve conduction study and needle electromyography of the diaphragm. Seven out of these ten patients had a neuromuscular type of respiratory failure while three had non neuromuscular causes. Phrenic nerve conduction studies showed reduced amplitude of the diaphragmatic compound muscle action potential (CMAP) in patients with neuromuscular type of respiratory failure. The amplitude of the diaphragmatic CMAP was normal or mildly reduced in patients with neuromuscular type of respiratory failure. Thus, neurophysiological studies can reliably differentiate between.
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Guidelines For The Treatment Of Tuberculosis

April-June 2001, 19(2):30-34
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Problem Of COPD : Aetiopathology, Management And Differentiation From Bronchial Asthma

April-June 2001, 19(2):18-21
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Weaning From Ventilator

April-June 2001, 19(2):7-8
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Quality Of Life And COPD Management

April-June 2001, 19(2):5-6
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Formulating A Research Question

April-June 2001, 19(2):21-25
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Innominate Artery Syndrome In An Adult - A Variant Of The Pneumonectomy Syndrome

April-June 2001, 19(2):26-27
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Mediastinal Tumor In a 12 Years Old Boy

April-June 2001, 19(2):28-29
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Refining Your Online Medical Searching : A Medscapa User's Guide

April-June 2001, 19(2):40-43
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From The Editors Desk

April-June 2001, 19(2):3-3
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Message From President

April-June 2001, 19(2):2-2
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