Radiological feature of chest x-ray in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease correlation with clinical finding

Shameem Ali Hussein, Alaa Yas Abed, Mohammed Thejil Abdallah
2020 Annals of Tropical Medicine and Public Health  
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is an important health problem as it is associated with significant morbidity and mortality, it is now the fourth leading cause of death globally .The long-acting bronchodilators have proved to be the most effective therapies so far available and Since COPD patients are at increased risk for co-morbidities, in these last years it has been realized that there is a strong need to look beyond the lungs in treating patients with COPD. Regarding the chest
more » ... X -ray finding to exclude alternative diagnosis, evaluative of comorbidities e.g. interstitial lung disease ,lung cancer with air ways obstruction ,in acute exacerbation look for complicating processes e.g. pneumonia ,cardiac failure ,pneumothorax . This study which was carried out on 25 case sheets of patient with COPD taken from the statistic departments of AL-Hussain teaching Hospital in order to clarify the role of x -ray regarding their ( finding in COPD) also the effect of smoking and the presence of associated diseases on radiological appearance , analyzed by excel and as a result it has been found that smokers had more incidence to having COPD than nonsmokers also patients who had associated diseases had longer duration of hospital stay and comorbidity.
doi:10.36295/asro.2020.2321 fatcat:psfhmefc6ngabcfl7ihq3qjjqu