Pulmonary Medicine

Department of Pulmonary medicine provides the state of art for managing respiratory disease and criticallyill patients.

  1. Museum
  2. The department has got a Museum in the Clinical Department of the Hospital. Pictures depicting Chest X-rays and the signs of particular diseases etc. are displayed for educational purpose.

  3. The Departmental Library
  4. The Departmental Library is well equipped with books on and related subjects.

Out Patient Department (OPD)

Department is functioning with OPD located in Hospital Premises (ground floor). Average number cases of OPD / per day is around 50

Special clinics run by department

  • Asthma Clinic
  • COPD Clinic
  • ILD Clinic

Pulmonary Medicine ward is located in the 4th floor of hospital premises with 30 beds (15 beds for males, 15 beds for females). Ward is well furnished for managing common Respiratory Diseases like

  • COPD
  • Asthma
  • Interstitial lung disease
  • Bronchiectasis
  • Pleural effusion
  • Pulmonary tuberculosis
  • Lung abscess
  • Pneumonia
  • Sleep discontent breathing
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Cor pulmonale etc.

Department is also having a RICU (Respiratory Intensive Care Unit) for managing critically ill patients in Respiratory Medicine like

  • ARDS
  • ALI
  • Aspiration pneumonia
  • HAP (Hospital Acquired Pneumonia)
  • Chest trauma (with Flail chest)
  • Pneumothorax
  • Hydropneumothorax
  • Hemothorax
  • Chylothorax
  • Massive hemoptysis
  • Connective tissue disorders

NIV masks are available for managing of Patients with COPD, Neuromuscular disorders etc.

Equipments in wards
  • Nebulizer 1 for Non –TB patients
  • Nebulizer 1 for TB patients
  • Pulse Oximeter
  • ECG
  • Intubation tray and emergency kits
  • Pleural biopsy needle
  • Peak expiratory flow meter
  • Lumbar puncture needle
Some rare cases diagnosed in Department of Pulmonary Medicine
  • Wegener’s granulomatosis
  • MCTD with ILD
  • IPF
  • Aortic aneurysm with severe pulmonary Hypertension with collapse of left lung due to compression of left main Bronchus.
  • Pulmonary infarct with Homocysteinemia
  • Chronic silicosis
  • Chylothorax
  • Pleural Lymphangioleiomyomatosis
  • Diaphragmatic hernia
  • Idiopathic pulmonary hypertension
Investigations performed
  • Sputum
    • AFB
    • Gram stain
    • Fungus
  • Sputum culture and sensitivity
  • HIV – I
  • Pleural fluid investigations - II
  • Mantoux test
  • Spirometry
  • Chest X-ray
  • Ultrasound
  • CT thorax
  • MRI , ABG
Special investigations performed
  • Bronchoscopy with BAL analysis
  • Transbronchial needle aspiration
  • Endobronchial biopsy
  • Transbronchial biopsy
  • CT guided FNAC/Biopsy of lung mass
  • Bronchial brush cytology
  • Pleural biopsy
Special procedure done for treatment
  • Pleurodesis
  • ICD drainage for hemothorax
  • Endobronchial instillation of drugs (antifungal)
  • Thoracoscopy

Academic activities

Undergraduate Training
  • Regular Theory and practical classes for VI & VII Semester MBBS students in Respiratory Medicine
  • Clinical OSCE’s are conducted in ward for students to enhance their clinical skills
Postgraduate Training
  • Postgraduates are doing Seminar/Short topic presentation weekly (4 days) (Monday to Thursday).
  • Journal discussion is conducted on every 1stand 3rd Friday.
  • Interns are being posed in Department and trained to manage common Respiratory diseases.

Department had organized a stage level quiz competition Respi Quiz (2012) to enhance interest of undergraduates in the field of Respiratory Medicine

  • Study of serum IgE in Bronchial asthma patients.
  • Study of serum fibrinogen in COPD patients.
  • Study of inhaled carbon monoxide in COPD patients.
  • Study of serum magnesium levels in Bronchial asthma patients.