Dr. K. Varun Raj, Dr. D. Sudeeena


Study of current clinical profile of respiratory diseases in geriatric population. We have taken 1234 patients for  study in which males were773 females were 461. 394 patients required inpatient respiratory critical care with community acquired pneumonia, bronchogenic carcinoma, acute respiratory tract infections, acute exacerbation of COPD, bronchial asthma exacerbations and other pleural diseases. 890 patients belong to the age group 65-74yrs and 344 in 75+ yrs age group .studied demographic patient age, sex distribution above the age of 65yrs with more prevalence in males. Respiratory diagnosis in geriatric population upper respiratory tract infections percentage diagnosis is higher. Respiratory diagnosis of inpatient respiratory diseases highest is the acted exacerbation of the COPD. In pneumonia community acquired pneumonia high prevalence in age and sex distribution and highest isolated micro organisms is staphylococcus. For pulmonary TB males are higher with isolated new sputum positive cases.


respiratory diseases, geriatric, COPD, bronchial asthma in critical care pulmonary T B , exacerbations, pneumoconiosis

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