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Home > Specialities > TB and Respiratory Diseases
Department of Pulmonary Medicine
The department of Respiratory Medicine at PIMS was started in March 2002 and was a one person department for around 6 years. Over the years the department has grown from strength to strength with a team of committed consultants, junior doctors, nurses, technicians and physiotherapists. The MD program began in 2011 with an annual intake of one candidate and 3 doctors have been trained so far to become consultants in Respiratory Medicine and the course has been recognised by the MCI.
The department provides compassionate and state-of –the-art care for patients with acute and chronic respiratory disorders. A well equipped 5 bedded Respiratory ICU is staffed with doctors and nurses round the clock. The general ward has 30 beds with centralized oxygen supply of which 4 isolation beds are available. The department is well equipped to handle cases of ARDS, pneumonias, acute and chronic respiratory failure, Tuberculosis (sensitive and resistant forms), H1N1 pneumonias etc.

Some of our specialized services include:

• Video Bronchoscopy with diagnostic and therapeutic
   procedures.
• Semi-rigid thoracoscopy with diagnostic and therapeutic
   procedures.
• PFT lab – Spirometry, DLCO, Lung volume studies &
  methacholine challenge.
• Sleep lab – level 1 in house attended polysomnography.
• Bronchial artery embolization and pulmonary angiogram
   along with department of Cardiology.
• Pulmonary imaging & interventions with department of
  Radiology
• Point of care chest ultrasound
• Tuberculosis treatment under RNTCP with pre-MDR
   testing by Gene Xpert and LPA.

Some of the rare cases reported include:

Idiopathic pulmonary hemosiderosis, pulmonary alveolar microlithiasis, pulmonary amylodosis, Wegners Granulomatosis, pulmonary sarcoidosis,
meliodosis, chronic necrotizing pulmonary aspergillosis, invasive aspergillosis, pneumocystis jeroveci pneumonia, pulmonary nocardiosis.
bronchiolo-alveolar cell carcinoma, Langerhans cell histiocytosis, mediastinal teratoma, thymoma, primitive neuroendocrine tumour in the posterior mediastinum, , Bronchial adenoma (carcinoid), Katageners syndrome etc



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Faculty
Dr. King Herald Kisku Professor & HOD
Dr. Raghu. J Assoc. Professor
Dr. Anantha Subramanian. R Asst. Professor
Dr. Niranjan Babu Asst. Professor
Contact
pulmonary@pimsmmm.net
 




















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