• Users Online: 125
  • Home
  • Print this page
  • Email this page
Home About us Editorial board Ahead of print Current issue Search Archives Submit article Instructions Subscribe Contacts Login 
Year : 2020  |  Volume : 15  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 341-346

A study of clinical, radiological, and spirometric profile of COPD

Department of Respiratory Medicine, Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College, Datta Meghe Institute of Medical Sciences (Deemed to be University), Wardha, Maharashtra, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Babaji Ghewade
Department of Respiratory Medicine, JNMC, Sawangi Meghe - 442 001, Wardha, Maharashtra
Login to access the Email id

Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/jdmimsu.jdmimsu_47_20

Rights and Permissions

Background: Chronic obstructive lung disease (COPD) is a high prevalence chronic disease and disease that leads to substantial health costs. The diagnosis of COPD is based on respiratory symptoms, persistent airflow obstruction and presence of causative agent such as the inhalation of multiple pollutants, primarily tobacco. Although the COPD is usually underdiagnosed, inaccurate diagnosis is also not uncommon. Material and Methods: A thorough knowledge of clinical, radiological and spirometric data is important for the proper diagnosis and management of COPD. The ususal symptoms of cough, breathlessness and chest tightness may be present in many other diseases. Results: A correlation of symptoms, spirometry and radiology is more likely to give us a more accurate diagnosis and help in management of patients. The usual symptoms of COPD with radiological findings suggestive of COPD and a spirometry showing obstructive abnormality make the diagnosis more accurate. Conclusion: In addition this may also help to diagnose any complications and comorbidities of COPD which can be missed if suspicion is low and patient is not evaluated.

Print this article     Email this article
 Next article
 Previous article
 Table of Contents

 Similar in PUBMED
   Search Pubmed for
   Search in Google Scholar for
 Related articles
 Citation Manager
 Access Statistics
 Reader Comments
 Email Alert *
 Add to My List *
 * Requires registration (Free)

 Article Access Statistics
    PDF Downloaded115    
    Comments [Add]    

Recommend this journal