Surinder K Jindal

Summary

Affiliation: Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research
Country: India

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Emergence of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease as an epidemic in India
    Surinder K Jindal
    Department of Pulmonary Medicine, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research Chandigarh, India
    Indian J Med Res 124:619-30. 2006
  2. ncbi request reprint Oxygen therapy: important considerations
    S K Jindal
    Department of Pulmonary Medicine, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India
    Indian J Chest Dis Allied Sci 50:97-107. 2008
  3. ncbi request reprint Practical issues and challenges in the diagnosis and treatment of pulmonary sarcoidosis
    Surinder K Jindal
    Department of Pulmonary Medicine, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India
    Drugs 67:17-26. 2007
  4. ncbi request reprint A multicentric study on epidemiology of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and its relationship with tobacco smoking and environmental tobacco smoke exposure
    S K Jindal
    Department of Pulmonary Medicine, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh 160012, India
    Indian J Chest Dis Allied Sci 48:23-9. 2006
  5. ncbi request reprint Tobacco smoking in India: prevalence, quit-rates and respiratory morbidity
    S K Jindal
    Department of Pulmonary Medicine, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh 160012, India
    Indian J Chest Dis Allied Sci 48:37-42. 2006
  6. ncbi request reprint Excess morbidity and expenditure on healthcare in families with smokers: a community study
    S K Jindal
    Department of Pulmonary Medicine, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh 160012, India
    Natl Med J India 18:123-6. 2005
  7. ncbi request reprint Prevalence of tobacco use among school going youth in North Indian States
    S K Jindal
    Department of Pulmonary Medicine, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India
    Indian J Chest Dis Allied Sci 47:161-6. 2005
  8. ncbi request reprint Bronchial asthma: the Indian scene
    Surinder K Jindal
    Department of Pulmonary Medicine, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India
    Curr Opin Pulm Med 13:8-12. 2007
  9. ncbi request reprint Issues in the care of the dying
    S K Jindal
    Department of Pulmonary Medicine, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh 160 012, India
    Indian J Med Ethics 2:79-80. 2005
  10. doi request reprint Clinical significance of decline in serum IgE levels in allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis
    Ritesh Agarwal
    Department of Pulmonary Medicine, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Sector 12, Chandigarh, India
    Respir Med 104:204-10. 2010

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Publications90

  1. ncbi request reprint Emergence of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease as an epidemic in India
    Surinder K Jindal
    Department of Pulmonary Medicine, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research Chandigarh, India
    Indian J Med Res 124:619-30. 2006
    ..Tobacco smoking was also the most frequent cause of chronic cor pulmonale which occurred as a long term complication of COPD both amongst men and women...
  2. ncbi request reprint Oxygen therapy: important considerations
    S K Jindal
    Department of Pulmonary Medicine, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India
    Indian J Chest Dis Allied Sci 50:97-107. 2008
  3. ncbi request reprint Practical issues and challenges in the diagnosis and treatment of pulmonary sarcoidosis
    Surinder K Jindal
    Department of Pulmonary Medicine, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India
    Drugs 67:17-26. 2007
    ..Treatment is usually continued for about a year, but it may need to be prolonged in patients with disease that persists and the response to therapy is delayed...
  4. ncbi request reprint A multicentric study on epidemiology of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and its relationship with tobacco smoking and environmental tobacco smoke exposure
    S K Jindal
    Department of Pulmonary Medicine, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh 160012, India
    Indian J Chest Dis Allied Sci 48:23-9. 2006
    ..Question-items for the diagnosis of COPD were included in the questionnaire used for the field study on asthma epidemiology...
  5. ncbi request reprint Tobacco smoking in India: prevalence, quit-rates and respiratory morbidity
    S K Jindal
    Department of Pulmonary Medicine, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh 160012, India
    Indian J Chest Dis Allied Sci 48:37-42. 2006
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  6. ncbi request reprint Excess morbidity and expenditure on healthcare in families with smokers: a community study
    S K Jindal
    Department of Pulmonary Medicine, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh 160012, India
    Natl Med J India 18:123-6. 2005
    ..It was hypothesized that families with smokers were likely to have a higher health expenditure than non-smoker families attributable to the increased probability of health problems associated with smoking...
  7. ncbi request reprint Prevalence of tobacco use among school going youth in North Indian States
    S K Jindal
    Department of Pulmonary Medicine, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India
    Indian J Chest Dis Allied Sci 47:161-6. 2005
    ..Global Youth Tobacco Survey (GYTS) is an international initiative to investigate the tobacco use in school going youth of 13 to 15 years of age. This report describes the GYTS findings in the North Indian region...
  8. ncbi request reprint Bronchial asthma: the Indian scene
    Surinder K Jindal
    Department of Pulmonary Medicine, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India
    Curr Opin Pulm Med 13:8-12. 2007
    ..Although asthma is a global disease, there are important differences in epidemiology, clinical spectrum and management practices in India. Some of these issues have been reviewed in this article...
  9. ncbi request reprint Issues in the care of the dying
    S K Jindal
    Department of Pulmonary Medicine, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh 160 012, India
    Indian J Med Ethics 2:79-80. 2005
  10. doi request reprint Clinical significance of decline in serum IgE levels in allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis
    Ritesh Agarwal
    Department of Pulmonary Medicine, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Sector 12, Chandigarh, India
    Respir Med 104:204-10. 2010
    ..The aim of this study was to evaluate the magnitude and clinical significance of decline in serum IgE levels at six weeks in patients with ABPA...
  11. ncbi request reprint Etiology and outcomes of pulmonary and extrapulmonary acute lung injury/ARDS in a respiratory ICU in North India
    Ritesh Agarwal
    Department of Pulmonary Medicine, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh 160012, India
    Chest 130:724-9. 2006
    ..We describe the case mix, clinical behavior, and outcomes of patients with ALI/ARDS resulting from pulmonary causes (ALI/ARDSp) and extrapulmonary causes (ALI/ARDSexp)...
  12. ncbi request reprint Nonpulmonary organ dysfunction and its impact on outcome in patients with acute respiratory failure
    Ashutosh N Aggarwal
    Department of Pulmonary Medicine, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh 160012 India
    Chest 132:829-35. 2007
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  13. ncbi request reprint Allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis: lessons from 126 patients attending a chest clinic in north India
    Ritesh Agarwal
    Department of Pulmonary Medicine, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India
    Chest 130:442-8. 2006
    ..The clinical, serologic, radiologic, and treatment aspects including outcome of ABPA are also described...
  14. doi request reprint Comparison of the lower confidence limit to the fixed-percentage method for assessing airway obstruction in routine clinical practice
    Ashutosh N Aggarwal
    Department of Pulmonary Medicine, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India
    Respir Care 56:1778-84. 2011
    ..70) for diagnosing airway obstruction, the fixed-cutoff method continues to be used and advocated...
  15. doi request reprint A randomized controlled trial of the efficacy of cosmetic talc compared with iodopovidone for chemical pleurodesis
    Ritesh Agarwal
    Department of Pulmonary Medicine, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India
    Respirology 16:1064-9. 2011
    ..However, limited availability and high cost hamper the routine use of talc in resource poor countries. In this study, we compared the efficacy and safety of iodopovidone with that of cosmetic talc, for chemical pleurodesis...
  16. ncbi request reprint Assessment of diurnal variability of peak expiratory flow in stable asthmatics
    Ashutosh N Aggarwal
    Department of Pulmonary Medicine, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India
    J Asthma 39:487-91. 2002
    ..However, its use in population screening, clinical diagnosis, or in the assessment of the severity of asthma in individual patients has serious limitations because of poor sensitivity...
  17. doi request reprint A survey of noninvasive ventilation practices in a respiratory ICU of North India
    Sunil Sharma
    Department of Pulmonary Medicine, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India
    Respir Care 57:1145-53. 2012
    ..In this observational study, we report the indications and outcomes of patients requiring NIV in the respiratory ICU of a tertiary care hospital...
  18. ncbi request reprint Clinical significance of hyperattenuating mucoid impaction in allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis: an analysis of 155 patients
    Ritesh Agarwal
    Department of Pulmonary Medicine, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India
    Chest 132:1183-90. 2007
    ..High-attenuation mucus (HAM) is a characteristic radiologic finding seen in patients with ABPA; however, the clinical significance of the entity remains unknown...
  19. ncbi request reprint Comparison of Indian reference equations for spirometry interpretation
    Ashutosh N Aggarwal
    Department of Pulmonary Medicine, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India
    Respirology 12:763-8. 2007
    ..This study compared north, west and south reference equations in interpreting spirometry results in north Indian patients...
  20. doi request reprint Intercycle delays during chemotherapy of non-small cell lung cancer in a health care resource-constrained setting and their effect on overall survival
    Navneet Singh
    Department of Pulmonary Medicine, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India
    J Thorac Oncol 5:236-9. 2010
    ..The effect of ICD on overall survival was also assessed...
  21. ncbi request reprint The relationship between FEV1 and peak expiratory flow in patients with airways obstruction is poor
    Ashutosh N Aggarwal
    Department of Pulmonary Medicine, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh 160012, India
    Chest 130:1454-61. 2006
    ..To evaluate the correlation between FEV1 and peak expiratory flow (PEF) values expressed as a percentage of their predicted value, and to assess factors influencing differences between the two measurements...
  22. ncbi request reprint Performance of standard severity scoring systems for outcome prediction in patients admitted to a respiratory intensive care unit in North India
    Ashutosh N Aggarwal
    Department of Pulmonary Medicine, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India
    Respirology 11:196-204. 2006
    ....
  23. doi request reprint Use of peak expiratory flow for assessing bronchodilator responsiveness
    Ashutosh N Aggarwal
    Department of Pulmonary Medicine, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India
    Prim Care Respir J 18:50-2. 2009
    ..However, DeltaPEF and DeltaPEF% had poor discrimination in identifying BDR, with all specific cutoff values for DeltaPEF and DeltaPEF% having low or moderate sensitivity, specificity and predictive values...
  24. doi request reprint Unchanging clinico-epidemiological profile of lung cancer in north India over three decades
    Navneet Singh
    Department of Pulmonary Medicine, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research PGIMER, Sector 12, Chandigarh 160012, India
    Cancer Epidemiol 34:101-4. 2010
    ..In the recent past, adenocarcinoma has become the commonest histological type of lung cancer (LC) in the developed countries. The present study was conducted to assess the change in epidemiology of LC, if any, in North India...
  25. doi request reprint Inhaled corticosteroids vs placebo for preventing COPD exacerbations: a systematic review and metaregression of randomized controlled trials
    Ritesh Agarwal
    Department of Pulmonary Medicine, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India
    Chest 137:318-25. 2010
    ..However, the relationship of baseline lung function and reduction of exacerbations with the use of ICS remains unknown. Herein, we perform a metaregression to evaluate the efficacy of ICS in preventing COPD exacerbations...
  26. doi request reprint Aspergillus hypersensitivity in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: COPD as a risk factor for ABPA?
    Ritesh Agarwal
    Department of Pulmonary Medicine, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India
    Med Mycol 48:988-94. 2010
    ..On the basis of this study we concluded that AH/ABPA can occur in patients with COPD, and it is probable that COPD could be a predisposing factor for AH/ABPA. The clinical significance of AH and ABPA in COPD remains unclear...
  27. ncbi request reprint An assessment of nutritional support to critically ill patients and its correlation with outcomes in a respiratory intensive care unit
    Navneet Singh
    Department of Pulmonary Medicine, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Sector 12, Chandigarh, India
    Respir Care 54:1688-96. 2009
    ..Nutritional support is frequently neglected in a busy intensive care unit (ICU) with overworked staff. There is a paucity of investigations on ICU nutrition from India...
  28. doi request reprint Sarcoidosis and tuberculosis: the same disease with different manifestations or similar manifestations of different disorders
    Dheeraj Gupta
    Department of Pulmonary Medicine, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India
    Curr Opin Pulm Med 18:506-16. 2012
    ..Herein we analyze the relationship between sarcoidosis and tuberculosis and its implications in clinical practice...
  29. ncbi request reprint Epidemiology, risk factors and outcome of nosocomial infections in a Respiratory Intensive Care Unit in North India
    Ritesh Agarwal
    Department of Pulmonary Medicine, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Sector 12, Chandigarh 160012, India
    J Infect 53:98-105. 2006
    ..To determine the epidemiology, risk factors and outcome of infections in a Respiratory Intensive Care Unit (RICU) of a tertiary care institute in northern India...
  30. ncbi request reprint Association of outdoor air pollution with chronic respiratory morbidity in an industrial town in northern India
    Rajesh Kumar
    Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India
    Arch Environ Health 59:471-7. 2004
    ..5; 95% confidence interval [CI] = 1.2, 1.8; p < 0.001) and spirometric ventilatory defect (OR = 2.4; 95% CI = 2.0, 2.9; p < 0.001) after controlling for other demographic effects...
  31. ncbi request reprint Validation of a Hindi translation of Mini Asthma Quality of Life Questionnaire in north Indian patients with bronchial asthma
    Ashutosh N Aggarwal
    Department of Pulmonary Medicine, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India
    Indian J Chest Dis Allied Sci 52:83-9. 2010
    ..We attempted to validate the Hindi translation of Juniper's mini asthma quality of life questionnaire (MiniAQLQ) in north Indian patients with bronchial asthma...
  32. doi request reprint Long-term oxygen therapy
    Surinder K Jindal
    Department of Pulmonary Medicine, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India
    Expert Rev Respir Med 6:639-49. 2012
    ..Advances in oxygen delivery and conservation devices have made domiciliary oxygen therapy more practical and popular for patients. There still remain concerns with the actual compliance of therapy among the needy patients...
  33. pmc Quantified smoking status and non-small cell lung cancer stage at presentation: analysis of a North Indian cohort and a systematic review of literature
    Navneet Singh
    Department of Pulmonary Medicine, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research PGIMER, Sector 12, Chandigarh 160012, India
    J Thorac Dis 4:474-84. 2012
    ..The current study was conducted to assess stage differences, if any, based upon QSS, among newly diagnosed LC patients...
  34. doi request reprint Acute exacerbation of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis: a systematic review
    Ritesh Agarwal
    Department of Pulmonary Medicine, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Sector 12, Chandigarh 160012, India
    Eur J Intern Med 19:227-35. 2008
    ..The etiology, risk factors, pathogenesis, therapy, prognosis, and predictors need to be studied and the potential role of newer agents in the management and prevention of AE-IPF needs to be further clarified...
  35. ncbi request reprint Efficacy and safety of iodopovidone in chemical pleurodesis: a meta-analysis of observational studies
    Ritesh Agarwal
    Department of Pulmonary Medicine, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Sector 12, Chandigarh 160012, India
    Respir Med 100:2043-7. 2006
    ..Overall, this review supports the safety and efficacy of iodopovidone as an agent for chemical pleurodesis in cases of recurrent pleural effusions and pneumothoraces regardless of their etiology...
  36. ncbi request reprint Role of noninvasive positive-pressure ventilation in postextubation respiratory failure: a meta-analysis
    Ritesh Agarwal
    Department of Pulmonary Medicine, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Sector 12, Chandigarh 160012, India
    Respir Care 52:1472-9. 2007
    ..Noninvasive positive-pressure ventilation (NPPV) has been shown to facilitate weaning in mechanically ventilated patients...
  37. ncbi request reprint Comparison of fixed percentage method and lower confidence limits for defining limits of normality for interpretation of spirometry
    Ashutosh N Aggarwal
    Department of Pulmonary Medicine, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India
    Respir Care 51:737-43. 2006
    ..There has been no comparative assessment of these 2 definitions of the LLN in routine clinical practice...
  38. ncbi request reprint Anergy to tuberculin in sarcoidosis is not influenced by high prevalence of tuberculin sensitivity in the population
    Dheeraj Gupta
    Department of Pulmonary Medicine, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India
    Sarcoidosis Vasc Diffuse Lung Dis 20:40-5. 2003
    ..To study the pattern of tuberculin sensitivity and its interpretation to diagnose sarcoidosis in the presence of a high prevalence of Mantoux positivity in the general population in India...
  39. ncbi request reprint Is tobacco smoking protective for sarcoidosis? A case-control study from North India
    D Gupta
    Department of Pulmonary Medicine, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India
    Sarcoidosis Vasc Diffuse Lung Dis 27:19-26. 2010
    ..We studied the impact of active smoking and ETS exposure on disease severity in newly diagnosed cases of sarcoidosis from India...
  40. ncbi request reprint Study of the prevalence of asthma in adults in North India using a standardized field questionnaire
    S K Jindal
    Department of Pulmonary Medicine, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India
    J Asthma 37:345-51. 2000
    ..True population prevalence, calculated from the observed prevalence using specificity and sensitivity of the questionnaire, was 3.94% in urban men, 3.99% in rural men, and 1.27% in both urban and rural women...
  41. ncbi request reprint Molecular evidence for the role of mycobacteria in sarcoidosis: a meta-analysis
    D Gupta
    Dept of Pulmonary Medicine, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Sector 12, Chandigarh 160012, India
    Eur Respir J 30:508-16. 2007
    ..To avoid methodological diversity, larger multicentre trials with a central laboratory for sample testing should be designed...
  42. ncbi request reprint Susceptibility testing of Mycobacterium tuberculosis by broth microdilution method: a rapid alternative method
    Sunil Sethi
    Department of Medical Microbiology, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh 160012, India
    Diagn Microbiol Infect Dis 57:447-9. 2007
    ..There was a 100% agreement for all drugs except streptomycin, which showed a 96% agreement. Thus, the BMM was found to be a rapid, reliable, and less labor-intensive method to determine MIC...
  43. ncbi request reprint Is the mortality higher in the pulmonary vs the extrapulmonary ARDS? A meta analysis
    Ritesh Agarwal
    Department of Pulmonary Medicine, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Sector 12, Chandigarh, India
    Chest 133:1463-73. 2008
    ..The predisposing clinical factor can influence the pathogenesis and clinical outcome of ARDS. This metaanalysis was aimed at evaluating whether there is any difference in mortality between the two groups...
  44. ncbi request reprint Manifestations of pulmonary tuberculosis in the elderly: a prospective observational study from north India
    Dheeraj Gupta
    Department of Pulmonary Medicine, Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India
    Indian J Chest Dis Allied Sci 50:263-7. 2008
    ..The aim of the present study was to compare the clinical, radiological and laboratory manifestations of PTB among young and elderly patients...
  45. doi request reprint Impact of interaction of polymorphic forms of p53 codon 72 and N-acetylation gene (NAT2) on the risk of lung cancer in the North Indian population
    Ranbir C Sobti
    Department of Biotechnology, Panjab University, Chandigarh, India
    DNA Cell Biol 28:443-9. 2009
    ..In conclusion, these findings suggest that the influence of NAT2 genotype, alone or in combination with p53 genotype, may confer increased susceptibility to lung cancer...
  46. ncbi request reprint A review of population studies from India to estimate national burden of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and its association with smoking
    S K Jindal
    Department of Pulmonary Medicine, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh
    Indian J Chest Dis Allied Sci 43:139-47. 2001
    ..In conclusion, these figures can be used to estimate the burden of COPD and its smoking association in India for different statistical analyses...
  47. ncbi request reprint The relationship between tobacco smoke & bronchial asthma
    S K Jindal
    Department of Pulmonary Medicine, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India
    Indian J Med Res 120:443-53. 2004
    ..ETS exposure in adult asthmatics from smoking by spouses, siblings or colleagues is equally troublesome. There is increased morbidity and poorer asthma control. Asthmatic symptoms sharply decline after the ETS exposure is reduced...
  48. ncbi request reprint Haematological abnormalities in patients of sarcoidosis
    D Gupta
    Department of Pulmonary Medicine, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India
    Indian J Chest Dis Allied Sci 44:233-6. 2002
    ..To study the presence and pattern of haematological abnormalities in patients with sarcoidosis in India...
  49. ncbi request reprint Effect of household exposure to environmental tobacco smoke on airflow mechanics in asymptomatic healthy women
    A N Aggarwal
    Department of Pulmonary Medicine, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India
    Indian J Med Res 119:18-23. 2004
    ..However, the effects have not been conclusively proven. In the present study an attempt was made to characterize the effect of ETS exposure at home on airflow mechanics in asymptomatic healthy women...
  50. ncbi request reprint Household environmental tobacco smoke exposure, respiratory symptoms and asthma in non-smoker adults: a multicentric population study from India
    D Gupta
    Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India
    Indian J Chest Dis Allied Sci 48:31-6. 2006
    ..Exposure to environmental tobacco smoke (ETS) is a risk factor for childhood asthma. Its association with asthma in adults is less clear...
  51. ncbi request reprint CYP1A1 and CYP2D6 polymorphism and risk of lung cancer in a North Indian population
    R C Sobti
    Department of Biotechnology, Panjab University, Chandigarh, India
    Biomarkers 8:415-28. 2003
    ..This study is the first to be carried out on a North Indian population, and, although small, suggests that CYP1A1 and CYP2D6 polymorphisms might have a role in determining the risk for lung cancer and should be investigated further...
  52. ncbi request reprint Prevalence of bronchial asthma and association with environmental tobacco smoke exposure in adolescent school children in Chandigarh, north India
    D Gupta
    Department of Pulmonary Medicine, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India
    J Asthma 38:501-7. 2001
    ..78 (95% confidence interval 1.33-2.31). ETS was also positively associated with prevalence of all the respiratory symptoms, with odds ratios varying between 1.6 and 2.25...
  53. ncbi request reprint Autoimmunity and interstitial lung disease
    Surinder K Jindal
    Department of Pulmonary Medicine, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh 160012, India
    Curr Opin Pulm Med 11:438-46. 2005
    ..This review is an attempt to summarize the studies on this subject...
  54. ncbi request reprint Coeliac disease as a cause of unusually severe anaemia in a young man with idiopathic pulmonary haemosiderosis
    Puneet Malhotra
    Department of Pulmonary Medicine, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research PGIMER, Chandigarh 160012, India
    Respir Med 99:451-3. 2005
    ....
  55. ncbi request reprint Role of simple needle aspiration in the management of pneumothorax
    Shoaib Faruqi
    Department of Pulmonary Medicine, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India
    Indian J Chest Dis Allied Sci 46:183-90. 2004
    ..To determine the role of simple needle aspiration in the management of pneumothorax...
  56. ncbi request reprint Experience with ARDS caused by tuberculosis in a respiratory intensive care unit
    Ritesh Agarwal
    Department of Pulmonary Medicine, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Sector 12, 160012 Chandigarh, India
    Intensive Care Med 31:1284-7. 2005
    ..Tuberculosis (TB) commonly causes respiratory failure in patients with extensive pulmonary parenchymal involvement, but it is a rare cause of ARDS. We report our experience of TB presenting with ARDS...
  57. ncbi request reprint Prevalence and risk factors for bronchial asthma in Indian adults: a multicentre study
    A N Aggarwal
    Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India
    Indian J Chest Dis Allied Sci 48:13-22. 2006
    ..There is limited information on field epidemiology of bronchial asthma in Indian adults...
  58. pmc Prevalence and risk factors for transmission of infection among children in household contact with adults having pulmonary tuberculosis
    M Singh
    Department of Pediatrics, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India
    Arch Dis Child 90:624-8. 2005
    ..To study the prevalence of tuberculosis infection among children in household contact with adults having pulmonary tuberculosis, and identify the possible risk factors...
  59. ncbi request reprint Diurnal variability of peak expiratory flow
    Surinder K Jindal
    Department of Pulmonary Medicine, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India
    J Asthma 39:363-73. 2002
    ..Therefore, PEFvar should only be interpreted in conjunction with other clinical and laboratory information...
  60. ncbi request reprint Unilateral pulmonary agenesis with ipsilateral musculoskeletal anomalies
    A N Aggarwal
    Department of Pulmonary Medicine, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India
    J Assoc Physicians India 50:1324-6. 2002
    ..She additionally had absence of right thumb and reduced muscle mass over right side of face. The anomalies may have resulted from an antenatal insult around the fourth week of embryonic development...
  61. ncbi request reprint Bronchial hyperresponsiveness in patients with sarcoidosis
    A N Aggarwal
    Department of Pulmonary Medicine, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research Chandigarh, India
    J Assoc Physicians India 52:21-3. 2004
    ..To study bronchial hyperresponsiveness (BHR) in patients with sarcoidosis...
  62. ncbi request reprint Evaluation of polymerase chain reaction for detection of Mycobacterium tuberculosis in pleural fluid
    B S Nagesh
    Department of Pathology, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India
    Chest 119:1737-41. 2001
    ..Therefore, when the clinical suspicion is high and smear result is negative, but the signs and symptoms of M tuberculosis are apparent, PCR is the method of choice for identifying the infection...
  63. ncbi request reprint Combined effect of GSTM1, GSTT1 and GSTP1 polymorphisms on histological subtypes of lung cancer
    R C Sobti
    Department of Biotechnology, Panjab University, Chandigarh, India
    Biomarkers 13:282-95. 2008
    ..However, the increased risk was limited to SqCC, and was not found for other histological subtypes. Further analyses on this topic are needed...
  64. ncbi request reprint Applicability of commonly used Caucasian prediction equations for spirometry interpretation in India
    A N Aggarwal
    Department of Pulmonary Medicine, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh 160 012, India
    Indian J Med Res 122:153-64. 2005
    ..The present study was undertaken to see if Caucasian and north Indian prediction equations can be used interchangeably while interpreting routine spirometric data...
  65. ncbi request reprint Aspergillus hypersensitivity and allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis in patients with bronchial asthma: systematic review and meta-analysis
    R Agarwal
    Department of Pulmonary Medicine, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India
    Int J Tuberc Lung Dis 13:936-44. 2009
    ..The prevalence of Aspergillus hypersensitivity (AH) and allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis (ABPA) in bronchial asthma is reported differently in various studies...
  66. ncbi request reprint Bronchial hyper-responsiveness of women with asthma exposed to environmental tobacco smoke
    S K Jindal
    Department of Pulmonary Medicine, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh
    Indian J Chest Dis Allied Sci 41:75-82. 1999
    ..It is concluded that BR is greater, and reflects the higher morbidity in the ETS exposed patients of asthma...
  67. ncbi request reprint Effects of cyclin D1 (CCND1) polymorphism on susceptibility to lung cancer in a North Indian population
    R C Sobti
    Department of Biotechnology, Panjab University, Chandigarh, India
    Cancer Genet Cytogenet 170:108-14. 2006
    ..9, 95% CI = 1.03-3.71, P = 0.03). No positive association was found between CCND1 genotypes in nonsmokers. The results suggest that the CCND1 A870G gene polymorphisms may increase the risk of lung cancer in smokers from north India...
  68. ncbi request reprint Intensive respiratory care in patients with myasthenic crisis
    A N Aggarwal
    Department of Pulmonary Medicine, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh 160 012, India
    Neurol India 50:348-51. 2002
    ..Two patients underwent thymectomy after initial stabilization and while being ventilated. All patients recovered completely...
  69. ncbi request reprint Radiographic patterns in lung cancer
    C P Sharma
    Department of Pulmonary Medicine, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India
    Indian J Chest Dis Allied Sci 44:25-30. 2002
    ..6% cases) than as a peripheral lesion (20, 16.4% cases). Isolated pleural effusion was present in 3.8% in squamous cell lung cancer, 22% in adenocarcinoma and only 4% in small cell lung cancer...
  70. ncbi request reprint Risk factors of lung cancer in Chandigarh, India
    D Gupta
    Department of Pulmonary Medicine, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India
    Indian J Med Res 113:142-50. 2001
    ..In women there could be several other risk factors besides smoking, as the association with smoking was not as strong...
  71. ncbi request reprint Dust-induced interstitial lung disease in the tropics
    S K Jindal
    Department of Pulmonary Medicine, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India
    Curr Opin Pulm Med 7:272-7. 2001
    ..None of these methods has yet been found successful in the treatment. Preventive safety steps, including removal of the patient from the site of exposure, are the only effective strategies to control disease progression...
  72. ncbi request reprint Increased nitric oxide production by neutrophils in bronchial asthma
    G Ramesh
    Dept of Pulmonary Medicine, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India
    Eur Respir J 17:868-71. 2001
    ..87, p < 0.001) and L-citrulline (r = -0.88, p < 0.001) production. It is concluded that nitric oxide production by neutrophils is increased in bronchial asthma and can possibly contribute to airway narrowing and disease severity...
  73. ncbi request reprint Assessment of factors predicting outcome of acute respiratory distress syndrome in North India
    D Gupta
    Department of Pulmonary Medicine, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India
    Respirology 6:125-30. 2001
    ..CONCLUSIONS: Sepsis, associated with a very poor outcome, and malaria were important risk factors for the development of ARDS. APACHE III score > 57 or SAPS II score > 39 were associated with increased risk of mortality...
  74. ncbi request reprint Aggressive atropinisation and continuous pralidoxime (2-PAM) infusion in patients with severe organophosphate poisoning: experience of a northwest Indian hospital
    S Singh
    Department of Internal Medicine, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India
    Hum Exp Toxicol 20:15-8. 2001
    ....
  75. ncbi request reprint Management of respiratory failure in severe neuroparalytic snake envenomation
    P N Agrawal
    Department of Pulmonary Medicine, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh - 160012, India
    Neurol India 49:25-8. 2001
    ..We conclude, that the timely institution of ventilatory support and anti-venom therapy in such patients, is associated with an excellent outcome...
  76. ncbi request reprint Sarcoidosis in developing countries
    S K Jindal
    Department of Pulmonary Medicine, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India
    Curr Opin Pulm Med 6:448-54. 2000
    ..Corticosteroids are used to treat patients with symptoms and those showing active organ involvement. Aggressive treatment is required for patients with acute and severe pulmonary, cardiac, ocular, or neurologic involvements...
  77. ncbi request reprint Clinical characteristics and outcomes of empyema thoracis in 117 patients: a comparative analysis of tuberculous vs. non-tuberculous aetiologies
    P Malhotra
    Department of Pulmonary Medicine, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh 160012, India
    Respir Med 101:423-30. 2007
    ..We performed a prospective study over a 2-year period with the objective of comparing the clinical characteristics and outcomes of patients with tuberculous vs. non-tuberculous empyema...
  78. ncbi request reprint Ventilatory management of respiratory failure in patients with severe Guillain-Barre syndrome
    A N Aggarwal
    Departments of Pulmonary Medicine and Neurology, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh 160 012, India
    Neurol India 51:203-5. 2003
    ..Seven developed ventilator-associated pneumonia and/or sepsis. Three patients died in, and two shortly after discharge from RICU; all had systemic problems or complications of hospitalization...
  79. ncbi request reprint Clinical profile, diagnosis and management of patients presenting with symptomatic pulmonary embolism
    R Agarwal
    Department of Pulmonary Medicine, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India
    Indian J Chest Dis Allied Sci 48:111-4. 2006
    ..To study the clinical profile and diagnostic methods in patients with symptomatic pulmonary embolism (PE)...
  80. ncbi request reprint Guidelines for management of asthma at primary and secondary levels of health care in India (2005)
    S K Jindal
    Department of Pulmonary Medicine, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh 160 012, India
    Indian J Chest Dis Allied Sci 47:309-43. 2005
  81. pmc Non-invasive ventilation in acute cardiogenic pulmonary oedema
    R Agarwal
    Department of Pulmonary Medicine, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India
    Postgrad Med J 81:637-43. 2005
    ..More trials are required to conclusively define the role of BiPAP in CPO...
  82. ncbi request reprint Obstructive granulomatous bronchiolitis obliterans due to Mycobacterium tuberculosis
    R Agarwal
    Department of Pulmonary Medicine, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh 160012, India
    Monaldi Arch Chest Dis 63:108-10. 2005
    ..The authors present a case of tubercular granulomatous bronchiolitis obliterans, confirmed on histopathology, who responded completely to anti-tubercular chemotherapy...
  83. ncbi request reprint Profile of repeat fiberoptic bronchoscopy
    T Balamugesh
    Department of Pulmonary Medicine, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India
    Indian J Chest Dis Allied Sci 47:181-5. 2005
    ..Fiberoptic bronchoscopy (FOB) is invaluable in the diagnosis of a variety of pulmonary diseases, but in many instances the procedure has to be repeated because of an inconclusive initial FOB or for reassessment...
  84. ncbi request reprint Genetic polymorphism of the CYP1A1, CYP2E1, GSTM1 and GSTT1 genes and lung cancer susceptibility in a north indian population
    R C Sobti
    Department of Biotechnology, Punjab University, Chandigarh, India
    Mol Cell Biochem 266:1-9. 2004
    ..008). Taken together, these findings, the first to be analyzed in north Indian population, suggest that combined GSTT1 , GSTM1 and CYP1A1 polymorphisms could be susceptible to lung cancer induced by bidi (an Indian cigarette) smoking...
  85. ncbi request reprint Drug susceptibility of Mycobacterium tuberculosis to primary antitubercular drugs by nitrate reductase assay
    Sunil Sethi
    Department of Medical Microbiology, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India
    Indian J Med Res 120:468-71. 2004
    ..In this study we evaluated nitrate reductase assay which utilizes the detection of nitrate reduction as an indication of growth and therefore results can be obtained faster than by visual detection of colonies...
  86. ncbi request reprint Development of a computer software for easy storage and analysis of fibreoptic bronchoscopy data
    A N Aggarwal
    Department of Pulmonary Medicine, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India
    Indian J Chest Dis Allied Sci 46:263-7. 2004
    ..To develop a simple software for management of fibreoptic bronchoscopy records...
  87. ncbi request reprint Domiciliary mechanical ventilation in a patient with severe chronic obstructive lung disease and respiratory failure
    R Guleria
    Department of Pulmonary Medicine, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh
    Indian J Chest Dis Allied Sci 34:149-52. 1992
    ..The patient did remarkably well on home mechanical ventilatory support. We believe this to be the first case report of domiciliary mechanical ventilation in a patient of COPD from India...
  88. ncbi request reprint Effects of enalapril, an ACE-inhibitor, on bronchial responsiveness in asthmatics
    D Talwar
    Department of Pulmonary Medicine, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh
    Indian J Physiol Pharmacol 37:217-20. 1993
    ..001). No significant change was observed in spirometric parameters and bronchial responsiveness in normal subjects. We conclude that enalapril significantly enhances BR and cannot be used safely in treatment of hypertension in asthmatics...
  89. ncbi request reprint Allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis complicating chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
    Ritesh Agarwal
    Mycoses 51:83-5. 2008
    ..To our knowledge, this is the first report of such an association. We also speculate on mechanisms of causality and impact of ABPA on disease progression in COPD...
  90. ncbi request reprint Immunostimulation: does it work in COPD?
    Surinder K Jindal
    Chest 126:1406-8. 2004