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?Air pollution causing respiratory diseases?

india Updated: Sep 17, 2006 22:55 IST

'MEDICAL SCIENCE is showing a rapid progress with each day bringing to light some new drug procedure. The advances in information technology have given impetus to the researches and a clinician is expected to be well informed, besides having clinical acumen'. 

This was stated by Dr SK Katiyar, principal and dean faculty of medicine GSVM Medical College, Kanpur, while inaugurating the Respiratory Update-2006, organised by Allahabad Medical Association here on Sunday.

Dr Katiyar said that respiratory diseases were increasing worldwide, more so in under-developed and developing countries like India. Main contributing factor to this is high pollution in our atmosphere. Newer diseases like SARS & bird flu are also emerging. The viral diseases are coming in a big way which are primarily affecting the respiratory system.

About 400 delegates from UP and outside attended the CME. The guest of honour was Dr Ashok Agarwal vice president IMA UP and Dr DP Mishra of PMHS Association UP Dr AK Bansal president AMA welcomed the guests.

Three orations were presented. Prof BL Agarwal oration is the most important oration of AMA. Dr Rajendra Prasad of Lucknow spoke on MDR tuberculosis clinician's view. The second --Dr. Abu Nazar Moezuddin oration--was presented by Dr SN Gaur of New Delhi who spoke on unrelenting bronchial asthma. Dr VN Mishra oration was presented by Dr SK Katiyar of Kanpur who spoke on ARDS-- diagnosis and management. Dr Manoj Goel from New Delhi spoke on approach to a case of haemoptysis. Dr SN Gupta from Lucknow spoke on newer diagnostic test for detection of tuberculosis. Dr. AK Singh of Kanpur spoke on paediatric asthma. Dr. JK. Samaria of Varanasi spoke on problems in clinical management of bronchial asthma.

Dr. C.L. Arya of Meerut spoke on steroids in brochial asthma and foreign body in tracheobronchial tree Dr. Vikram Sarabhai of New Delhi spoke on diagnosis and management of pulmonary embolism.

Dr. Deepak Talwar of NOIDA spoke on severe community acquired pneumonia and role of NIV in COPD. Dr. ML Bhatt of Lucknow spoke on recent trends in lung cancer.

Dr. Nadeem Arshad from Gorakhpur led the panel discussions on OSA and CCS.
Dr. Ashish Tandon organizing secretary, conducted the programme and vote of thanks was given by Dr. VK. Gupta secretary of Allahabad Medical Association. Dr. GS Sinha president-elect also gave his deliberation.