Type of Article: Original Research

Volume 4; Issue 1: 2017

Page No.: 462-464

DOI: 10.16965/ijims.2017.101

Evaluation of Bronchial Obstruction in Healthy School Children

Veera Mohan Rao M *1, Rameswarudu M 2.

*1 Department of Physiology, Kurnool Medical College, Kurnool, Andhra Pradesh, India.

2 Department of Research, SVS Medical College, Mahabubnagar, Telangana, India.

Correspondence to: Dr. Veera Mohan Rao M,  Department of Physiology, Kurnool Medical College, Kurnool, Andhra Pradesh, India. E-Mail: drveeramohan8@gmail.com


Introduction: In our modern life style even non-smokers and non-exposers to the hazards like mining other pollutants, it is becoming increasingly evident that the air which he is breathing is invariably causing certain amount of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD). In this early detection is required to prevent the chronicity.

Objective(s): Evaluation of bronchial obstruction in healthy school children at Kurnool semi urban by using Spirowin (Medicare system, Hyderabad).

Materials and Methods: 23 school going healthy boys were selected randomly, aged between 5 and 16 years. As the pulmonary functions are dependent on the height of the given subject, stratification of the subjects based on their height was made. PEFR, PIF, FVC, and FEV1 were measured using Spirown flow meter and PEFR/PIF ratio was calculated.

Results: The PEFR, PIF, FVC, and FEV1 distributions obtained by Spirown were 308±45.85; 211±48; 138±34.2; and 126±31.2 respectively. The PEFR, PIF, FVC, and FEV1 distribution in relation to height correlation coefficient obtained for height V/s PEFR, PIF, FVC, and FEV1 were 0.92; 0.89; 0.89; and 0.89 respectively.

Conclusion: suggesting that the study group not have any respiratory obstructive disorder. This data representative data for the locality of semi urban Kurnool.

Key words: PEFR, PIF, FVC, FEV1, and Height.


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