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Impact of Diabetes Mellitus on Pulmonary Function Tests in COPD Patients

Publication Type : Journal Article

Publisher : International Journal of Contemporary Medical Research

Source : International Journal of Contemporary Medical Research, Volume 4 (2017)

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Keywords : Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease., diabetes mellitus, Pulmonary Function Test

Campus : Kochi

School : School of Pharmacy

Center : Amrita Institute of Medical Science

Department : Pharmacy Practice

Year : 2017

Abstract : Introduction: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease is considered as a disease that goes beyond lung involvement giving it an expression of a multisystemic inflammatory disease. The association of reduced lung functions and diabetes mellitus has been described for many years suggesting that the lung could be a target organ in diabetes mellitus. In this study, we aimed to assess the pulmonary functions in chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease patients with normo-glycemia, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease with diabetes mellitus and diabetes mellitus patients. Material and Methods: The study was conducted in Jubilee Mission Medical College and Research Institute, Thrissur. After the inclusion criteria were met, patients were divided into 3 groups each 20 patients. The procedure of spirometry was performed and results were analysed. Results: Lung functions were the least in patients with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease and diabetes mellitus. Diabetes mellitus was also an independent risk factor for reduced lung functions as was seen in non smoking diabetic females. Conclusion: Pulmonary functions are reduced in DM independent of smoking

Cite this Research Publication : Dr. M.P.Narmadha, Adiody, S., Menon, A. R., and R, V. P., “Impact of Diabetes Mellitus on Pulmonary Function Tests in COPD Patients”, International Journal of Contemporary Medical Research, vol. 4, 2017.

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