Evaluation of Absolute Eosinophil Count and Peak Expiratory Flow Rate in COPD Patients

Authors

  • Verma Anjali, Kumar Manoj, Adhana Ritu, Kumar Jay Ballabh, Kaur Jaspreet Professor

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.37506/ijop.v7i4.102

Keywords:

COPD, Peak expiratory flow rate, absolute eosinophil count.

Abstract

Background

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a major public health problem leading to high health care utilizations, poor health-related quality of life, and substantial cost burden and deaths worldwide.

Aim

To assess the peak expiratory flow rate (PEFR) and absolute eosinophil count (AEC) in COPD patients.

Method

This observational study was carried out among 80 COPD patients, volunteers referred from Medicine department of Santhiram Medical College. PEFR recorded was correlated with eosinophils.

Results

The mean PEFR value was 214.7 ± 49.39 and mean absolute eosinophil count value was 749.7 ± 152.01. There was strong negative significant correlation (?0.80) between PEFR and absolute eosinophil count (p < 0.05).

Conclusion

The findings indicated that whenever the blood parameter eosinophils increased, there was a decrease in the PEFR in COPD patients.

Author Biography

Verma Anjali, Kumar Manoj, Adhana Ritu, Kumar Jay Ballabh, Kaur Jaspreet , Professor

Janaki M.1, Rajeswari Payasam2,*, Babu K. Sreedhar3, Bharani K.3

1Professor & HOD, Department of Pathology, Santhiram Medical College, Nandyal, Kurnool District, Andhra Pradesh, India

2Designed Associate Professor, Department of Physiology, Kurnool Medical College, Kurnool, Andhra Pradesh, India

3Post Graduate Student, Department of Pathology, Santhiram Medical College, Nandyal

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Published

2019-11-21

How to Cite

Verma Anjali, Kumar Manoj, Adhana Ritu, Kumar Jay Ballabh, Kaur Jaspreet. (2019). Evaluation of Absolute Eosinophil Count and Peak Expiratory Flow Rate in COPD Patients. International Journal of Physiology, 7(4), 265–267. https://doi.org/10.37506/ijop.v7i4.102