International Journal of Applied Research
Vol. 4, Issue 1, Part E (2018)
Study of dynamic lung parameters in bronchial Asthma
Bronchial asthma is a chronic disease of airways which affects children as well as adults. Pulmonary function test is an easy and non-invasive technique to diagnose and assess the severity of the disease. Our aim was to assess the severity of the disease by spirometry.
Material and method: Spirometry was done in forty bronchial asthma patients and equal number of healthy individuals of similar age range of 20-60yr. Dynamic lung parameters like FVC, FEV1, FEV1/FVC%, PEFR, MEFR, MMEFR were recorded. Tests were repeated after inhalation of 2 puffs of salbutamol in asthma patients and improvement were recorded. Statistical analysis was done by SPSS 16.
Result: There was marked improvement in the values of all parameters as compared to the control group. After bronchodilator inhalation there was significant improvement in the parameters specially marked in case of FEV1(38.5%), PEFR(40%), MMEFR(25.5%).
Conclusion: Pulmonary function test is a simple non-invasive method to diagnose and assess the improvement during treatment in patients of bronchial asthma.
How to cite this article:
Dr. Madhuchhanda Pattnaik, Dr. Tanmoy Mohanty, Dr. Sunil Kumar Jena. Study of dynamic lung parameters in bronchial Asthma. Int J Appl Res 2018;4(1):312-317.