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Lung Function Tests: How to Interpret
Lung function tests, also known as pulmonary function tests, can help diagnose and monitor lung conditions such as asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), and lung fibrosis. The most common lung function tests include spirometry, which measures lung capacity and flow, and diffusing capacity, which measures the ability of the lungs to transfer oxygen into the bloodstream. They are usually interpreted in conjunction with other clinical information, such as symptoms, medical history, and a physical examination. A decrease in any of these values, or a decrease in the ratio of FEV1 to FVC, can indicate a lung condition such as COPD or asthma.
About the Speaker
Dr. Ramya Bevoor
MBBS,DNB( Family Medicine), Consultant Physician, Diabetologist , Faculty at CMC, Vellore
Family medicine: Scope & Opportunities
Family medicine is a medical specialty that provides comprehensive primary care to patients of all ages, genders, and health conditions. It is an essential part of the healthcare system, as it provides a broad range of care that is accessible, affordable, and efficient. Family medicine offers a wide range of opportunities for career advancement, including research, teaching, and leadership roles. It is a dynamic and constantly evolving field, with new technologies, treatments, and research emerging all the time, providing opportunities for ongoing professional growth and development.
Recognizing Doctors Efforts Worldwide
National’s Doctors Day is observed on 1st July to acknowledge the contribution of doctors' service to mankind. Today we are here to celebrate and talk about the challenges, their contribution and recent advancements in healthcare.
Measles Re- Emergence : Prevention and Control
The measles, the most contagious infectious disease known to exist in humans, continues to be one of the leading causes of death in children all over the world. Every 1,000 people who contract the disease die from measles, even in highly developed nations. Measles has no known cure, although vaccination has been a reliable method of protection since the 1960s. Despite the measles' high global morbidity and death, there has been substantial progress. Measles killed an estimated 777,000 people annually worldwide just ten years ago, in 2000. Only 160,000 people died from measles in the entire world in 2010—a tribute to the vaccine's broad use.
Allergic Rhinitis (Cold during changing season)
An allergic reaction to microscopic airborne particles known as allergens causes allergic rhinitis (hay fever). Histamine, a naturally occurring substance, is released by your body in response to inhaling allergens through your mouth or nose. Hay fever is brought on by numerous indoor and outdoor allergens. Dust mites, mould, pet dander, and plant and tree pollen are typical culprits. Sneezing, nasal congestion, and irritation of the mouth, nose, throat, and eyes are all signs of hay fever. Infectious rhinitis, also known as the common cold, is not the same as allergic rhinitis. Hay fever is not spread by others.
Role and Importance of Family Medicine doctors
The economic, political, and healthcare systems of a nation are put to a great deal of stress by pandemics. A multifaceted and multilayered approach, including monitoring, containment, border control, as well as different social and community interventions, is required for an effective pandemic response. Family Practice The primary care network, which serves as the foundation of every healthcare system, is formed and administered by doctors. Primary care doctors play a crucial strategic role in the war against disease since they are frequently the initial point of contact for a large number of their patients, both in times of peace and in the event of a public health emergency. Family doctors must exhibit competence through ongoing training and professional growth in order to win the confidence of the general public and other professionals. We need to train family doctors across the spectrum