Rishikesh : In a two-day workshop organized by the Department of Pulmonary Medicine, AIIMS Rishikesh, the topic Pulmonary Function Testing was widely discussed

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Rishikesh : In the workshop organized under the Youth-20 consultation event, it was told that at present, research is being done at various levels in pulmonary disease and its diagnosis. On the basis of these researches, now the disease can be easily diagnosed by using new modern techniques of treatment related to Pulmo. Earlier, Executive Director of the Institute Professor Dr. Meenu Singh, Dean Academics Prof. Jaya Chaturvedi, Head of the Department of Pulmonary Medicine, Prof. Girish Sindhwani and Organizing Secretary Dr. Ruchi Dua jointly inaugurated the program by lighting the lamp.

Addressing the workshop, Executive Director Prof. (Dr.) Meenu Singh shared his experience on the application of Pulmonary Function Testing method in newborns and young children as well as its use in different types of diseases. He said that the functionality of the lungs can be easily detected by pulmonary function test or lung function test. But in some cases he also advised to avoid this test. It is noteworthy that Professor (Dr.) Meenu Singh is a Pediatric Pulmonologist and has done many researches in this field.

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Dean Academics Prof. Jaya Chaturvedi, boosting the morale of the participants, urged that every technique adopted in the medical field should be studied in detail before using it. The program included eminent speakers of worldwide repute in the field of Pulmonology, Dr. Sandeep Salvi, Head of Management of COPD and Obstructive Airway Disease, Head of Department of Pulmonary Medicine, CMC Vellore and Principal Researcher Prof. Balamugesh, Pulmocare Foundation’s Dr. Disha, Dr. Sanjay Singhal, Dr. Mandeep Kaur, HOD Prof. AIIMS Rishikesh Department of General Medicine. Meenakshi Dhar, Chairman of the Organizing Committee and Head of the Department of Pulmonary Medicine, Prof. Girish Sindhwani, Organizing Secretary Dr. Ruchi Dua, Dr. Mayank Mishra, Dr. Prakhar Sharma, Dr. Lokesh Saini and Prof. of the Department of General Medicine. Ravikant also addressed the workshop.

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Pulmonary function tests like Spirometry, DLCO and Body Plethysmography were extensively discussed in the workshop. Also practical training was provided to the participants based on latest techniques like CPET and Lung Oscillometry. More than 50 participants from different states of India participated in the workshop.

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