Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease in Patients with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

Authors

  • Shahzad Hafeez Senior registrar Medical unit 4 services hospital Lahore
  • Ambreen Butt Associate professor Deptt of Medicine Services Institute of Medical Sciences / Services Hospital Lahore
  • Azhar Hussain Assosiate Professor of medicine, (SIMS) Services Hospital Lahore
  • Muhammad Adnan Hashim Assistant Professor of medicine, (SIMS) Services Hospital Lahore
  • Sana Ahmad Senior registrar of Medicine, Benazir Bhutto Hospital Rawalpindi
  • Asim Ahmad Senior registrar Medical unit 4 services hospital lahore

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.48036/apims.v17i1.501

Keywords:

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease,, gastro esophageal reflux disease

Abstract

Objective: To determine the frequency of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in our population

Methodology: This cross-sectional study was conducted at medical out-patient Department, Services Hospital, Lahore; from September 2014 to March 2015. All the patients having chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder (COPD) were included. COPD was defined as the patients having a ratio of “forced expiratory volume in one second” (FEVI) to “forced vital capacity” (FVC) below 70% and having no improvement in FEVI after bronchodilator. Severity GERD was categorized as per episodes of symptoms. Information regarding the frequency of GERD was collected via study proforma. Data was analyzed using SPSS version 16. 

Results:  Overall 100 cases were studied; their mean age was 47.54+3.62 years. Out of all 90% were males and 10% were females. Frequency of GERD in patients with COPD reveals 33%, followed by 03% study subjects had mild GERD, 7% had moderate, 11% had severe and 12% had very severe symptoms of GERD, while 67% had no nay symptoms of GERD.

Conclusion: In the conclusion the frequency of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) was found to be 33.0% among COPD subjects.  

Published

2021-03-31

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