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   1990| June  | Volume 8 | Issue 2  
    Online since September 17, 2010

 
 
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Clinical Spectrum Of Primary Lung Cancer-Review Of Chandigarh Experience Of 10 Years
S. K Jindal, D Behera
June 1990, 8(2):94-98
Primary lung cancer is being diagnosed with increasing frequency in Northern India. In 1009 patients seen over the last 10 years we found important differences in clinical spectrum from those in the West. Both the mean and peak ages of lung cancer were lower. The smoker: non-smoker ratio was 2.7:1. Most of the patients had advanced disease and 51.8% had evidence of metastases. The commonest presentation was mass lesion with or without collapse, 25% had pleural effusion and 16.7% superior caval compression syndrome. Comparative analysis of important features and cell-typo patterns, as reported in different clinical studies from this country, generally reveal an uniform pattern.
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A Comparative Study Of Atropine Sulphate, Terbutaline And Their Combination In Asthmatic Children
N Sunil Dutt, T Chinnapa Reddy, T. S Raghuveer, Malathy Yeshwanth
June 1990, 8(2):73-75
The bronchodilator effects of nebulized terbutaline, atropine sulphate and the combination of atropine and terbutaline were studied in 12 chronic asthmatic children. The combination of terbutaline and atropine was better than either of the drugs alone (p<0.001). The side effects did not increase when both the drugs were combined.
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The Relationship Of Allergic Bronchial Asthma, Cutaneous Sensitivity Reaction And Serum Total IgE
A Bapna, U. S Mathur, R Saigal, A Arya
June 1990, 8(2):76-78
Fifty subjects (25 asthmatics and 25 healthy controls) were subjected to clinical examination, cutaneous sensitivity reaction with common allergens by prick method and serum total IgE estimation by ELISA methods. Patients were categorised into four grades according to clinical history. Serum total IgE were found proportionately increased with increasing grades of asthma. Similarly linear relationship of serum total IgE and skin reactions was observed. There was positive correlation between severity of asthma, skin sensitivity 3+and 4+and serum total IgE levels.
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Clinical And Functional Patterns In Chronic Airway Obstruction In Bombay : Their Correlation With Bronchoreversibility And Annual Changes In Spirometric Functions
S. R Kamat, N. V. U Warrier, S. I Shah, A. A Mahashur, P. R Vaidya, V. P Kolhatkar, V. B Doshi
June 1990, 8(2):84-93
Over 15 years, symptomatic clinic patients with chronic obstructive airway disorders were evaluated in six planned series with clinical assessment, spirometric functions, blood gases and chest radiography. Asthmatic subjects were younger with more females and 20% began in childhood against 7% in other categories (p<0.05). While there were symptom differences in nasal (‘N’) asthmatic (‘A’) bronchitic (‘B’) and emphysematous (‘E’) clinical presentations, 22 t o 25% had seasonal variations and 44% had frequent (8+/yr) colds (similar in four categories). There was in four categories, an increasing prevalence of chest deformity, finger clubbing, with overinflation in radiographs, and an increasing disability of spirometric functions (except bronchoreversibility); (p<0.05). With longer history PEFR declined more consistently. The annual FEV1 declines (21 to 43 ml) were similar in three categories but these were larger in those with cough and dyspnoea and a shorter history. The declines were larger with a higher initial FEVl particularly at ages above 45 years. In 258 (B+E) COPD group (series D), followed for 10 years, 31.8% developed congestive cardiac failure (CCF.) oftener with longer history: (P<0.05) Bronchoreversibility with a higher initial FEVl was lower in males. Abnormalities in PO2, particularly on exercise were seen below 1250 ml FEVl and PCO2 also, below 750 ml FEV1 (p<0.01): Of 85 COPD (Series E) reassessed after five to 12 years. 10% had died; 34% were working in dusty jobs. Those treated regularly showed smaller declines. Only in 60% the decline was steady while others showed larger fluctuations. The results are discussed.
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Allergic Skin Tests In Extrinsic Asthmatics In Visakhapatnam - A Pilot Study
Rjau Bvln, K Kotilingam, M Raghavendra Rao, G Sambasiva Rao, S. A Bhavani
June 1990, 8(2):79-83
Fifty extrinsic asthmatics were studied. Results of skin tests were tabulated and compared with other studies. Ninety-two percent gave positive reaction to insects; 90% to pollens, 80% to dusts, 30% to fungi, 22% to dander, 10% to feather and 76% to food allergens.
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Giant Intrathoracic Neurofibrosarcoma
S. K Jain, A. L Dubey, J. K Misra
June 1990, 8(2):101-103
A neurofibrosarcoma occupying practically the whole of hemithorax is reported and relevant literature reviewed.
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Primary Pulmonary Lymphosarcoma In A Child - A Case Report
R Padmini, P Nalini, A. J Veliath, M Nachiappan, Banerjee Amit
June 1990, 8(2):99-100
A Case of primary lymphosarcoma of the lung in lung in an lung in an 11 year old boy is presented in view of its rarity. Relevant literature is reviewed.
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Rate Of Decline Of Lung Function In Progressive Systemic Sclerosis - Follow Up Of A Case
B Jayakrishnan, R Jose Raj, C Sudheendra Ghosh, P Sundaram, M. A Aley Kutty, P Ravindran
June 1990, 8(2):104-104
Pulmonary involvement in Progressive Systemic Sclerosis is well documented. A case of progressive systemic sclerosis with lung involvement followed up for a period of 29 months with lung function studies is reported. The rate of deterioration of lung function in Progressive Systemic Sclerosis is discussed and compared with reports from elsewhere.
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A Study Of The Tuberculin Test II : Its Correlation With The In Vitro Humoral Responses
V Vijayalakshmi, K. J. R Murthy, D. V Rao, S. N Jain
June 1990, 8(2):69-71
The Mantoux test, (Mx) immunoglobulin levels, and indirect haemagglutination test (IHA) for the presence of anti purified protein derivative antibodies were performed in 70 asymptomatic “normal” children. IgG and IgA were significantly higher in Mx reactors. No children who were Mx reactors were negative for the IHA test. Seventy five percent of the Mx non-reactors, had positive IHA titre. Mantoux is not a reliable indicator of post-vaccination allergy.
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Neutron Activation Analysis Of Lung Tissue And Body Fluids For Metals
P Fraioli, G Rizzato
June 1990, 8(2):67-68
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