The department of pulmonary medicine deals with disease of respiratory system and sleep disorders. Following diseases are being dealt in pulmonary medicine.
- Bronchial asthma
- Chronic obstructive airway disease
- Interstitial lung disease
- Cystic fibrosis
- Occupational lung disease
- Various sleep disorders
Department has various facilities like spirometry, diffusion study, cardiopulmonary exercise testing, bronchoscopy, polysomnography (sleep study) etc.
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New Services and Facilities
- Polysomnography (sleep study)
- A sleep study consists of a number of medical tests performed at the same time during sleep. The tests measure specific sleep characteristics and help to diagnose sleep disorders. A sleep study may also be referred to as a polysomnogram. The term "polysomnogram" indicates that there are multiple tests in a sleep study. Breaking the word into parts, "poly" means many, while "somno" means sleep and "gram" means recording--many sleep recordings. The basic recordings may include: Electroencephalography (EEG). This measures brain wave activity.
- Electrooculogram (EOG). This measures eye movement.
- Electromyelography (EMG). This measures muscle movement.
- Other recordings. An electrocardiogram (ECG) may be used to capture electrical activity of the heart; video recordings may also be part of the procedure.
- Reasons for the procedure.Various conditions can cause difficulty with sleep. Common reasons for a sleep study include:Excessive snoring,Sleep apnea (periods where the breath stops),Daytime sleepiness,Insomnia (inability to sleep),Narcolepsy (sudden onset of sleep),Restless legs syndrome (condition causing uncomfortable leg sensations),Sleep terrors (nightmares during nondream stages of sleep), sleep walking or talking, and rapid eye movement disorders are less common conditions that may also require a sleep study for accurate diagnosis and treatment.There may be other reasons for your doctor to recommend a sleep study.
- The dept of Pulmonary medicine at ILBS has recently established state of the art polysomnography lab and plans to perform clinical and research work in the speciality.
- Thoracoscopy : Medical thoracoscopy, also called pleuracoscopy or pleuroscopy, is a procedure involving internal examination, biopsy and/or resection of disease or masses within the pleural cavity and thoracic cavity. It is a valuable tool in the management and investigation of pleural diseases because the technique enables a wide variety of diagnostic and therapeutic procedures.Thoracoscopy may be performed either under general anaesthesia or under sedation with local anaesthetic. and is a minimally invasive procedures perfomed in bronchoscopy suite
- Thoracoscopic procedures : Pleural biopsy, Pleurodesis