The Department of Pulmonary Medicine is geared to deal with the whole array of respiratory disorders like Asthma, COPD, Pneumonias, Interstitial Lung diseases, Sleep apnea & Insomnia
Pulmonary Function Testing (Spirometry, Volumes)
For comprehensive diagnosis and management of various Respiratory Diseases.
Asthma Clinic- comprehensive evaluation and management of Asthma
COPD and smoking related diseases
Biopsy of Pleura and Intra Thoracic Masses
Invasive and Non-Invasive Ventilation
Respiratory Critical Care
Our motto is to provide personalized care to all our patients round the clock with any types of acute respiratory problems
Treatment & Procedures
Treatments that may be recommended during your visit:
✤ NEBULIZER (BREATHING TREATMENT)
- A nebulizer is a small plastic bowl with a screw-top lid and a source for compressed air. The air flow to the nebulizer changes the medication solution to a mist. When inhaled, the medication has a better chance to reach small airways which increases the medication’s effectiveness.
IV STEROID TREATMENT (INTRAVENOUS)
Medication is administered directly into the vein.
IM STEROID TREATMENT (INTERMUSCULAR)
Medication is administered directly into the muscle.
Procedures that may be recommended during your visit:
✤ SPIROMETRY :
Spirometry loosely means measurement of breath. It is one the most recommended problems, Basically, it measures the lung functions in terms of the flow and volume of air that you inhale and exhale. The data is achieved from the test is referred to as pneumotachographs which are used in the diagnosis and assessment of certain conditions like bronchitis, asthma, emphysema, fibrosis, pulmonary fibrosis, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
- A spirometer aids in the whole process. It measures the also measures the movement of the inhaled and exhaled air through the lungs. There are many types of spirometers most of them are able to identify two kinds of ventilation pattern that may be an indicator of an abnormality in the lungs which are obstructive and restrictive.
Who should undergo the procedure?
1- Those who have trouble with their breathing
2- Individuals who are suspected to have lung infections like emphysema, bronchitis, and asthma
3- Those who experience shortness of breath or have been exposed to chemical fumes in the workplace.
4- Those who have a chronic lung disorder
5- Those who are under certain medications, (doctors can use spirometry to effects of these medications to the patient’s lungs)
6- Those who are preparing to undergo a complicated surgical procedure. This is to ensure that the lung is in good health during the procedure
One of the many benefits of spirometry testing (also referred to as “pulmonary function testing “):
-It can detect abnormalities in lung function even when no signs or symptoms of disease are evident.
-It can be used to help establish a medical diagnosis when signs or symptoms of disease are evident.
-It can also be used to assess the effectiveness of medical treatment. If a medication is given to open narrowed airways, it should be monitored by spirometry to ensure that the normal airflow is restored.
- Noteworthy is that children who are not able to comprehend the instructions during the test are not meant to take part in the procedure
- In essence, the procedure works best for individuals above the age of six as they are best placed to comprehend instructions.
The procedure is done without the employment of sedatives, the procedure typically produces a forced expiratory volume which tells the doctor the largest amount of air an individual can breathe out after breathing in as much air as possible. The patient is showing difficulty in breathing if the recordings are below normal.
✤ THORACENTESIS – (Lung Tap) A procedure to remove fluid from the space between the lining of the outside of the lungs (pleura) and the wall of the chest, usually collected through a needle inserted through the chest wall. This test helps determine the cause of excess fluid in the lung cavity and relieves related shortness of breath and pain. Testing is scheduled and performed during your hospital visit.
✤ BRONCHOSCOPY – Bronchoscopy is a diagnostic procedure in which a tube with a tiny camera on the end is inserted through the nose or mouth into the lungs. The procedure provides a view of the airways of the lung and allows doctors to collect lung secretions or tissue specimens.
✤ PULMONARY FUNCTION TESTS – A specialized breathing test that is usually done in ambulatory centre. The test measures how well the lungs take in and exhale air and how efficiently they transfer oxygen into the blood.