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IJHSR. 2015; 5(11): 25-30


Presence of Anemia in COPD Patients and Its Correlation with Disease Severity: An Observational Study.

Dinesh N. Jani, Raj Sharma, Ketan Parmar.

Abstract
Background and Objective: Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a common and important condition with a rising global incidence. It is projected to be the fourth leading cause of death worldwide by 2020. Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is associated with important extra pulmonary manifestations, including anemia, weight loss, depression, reduced exercise tolerance etc which all are not commonly looked for while treating COPD patients which intern leads to their poor health status. Objective of this study is to find the presence of anemia in COPD patients and its correlation with disease severity.
Materials and Methodology: 100 patients from IPD of C.U. Shah medical hospital were taken for the study that fulfilled the eligibility criteria.
Result: Results were analyzed with the SPSS 16 for windows. Majority of the cases suffering from COPD were found to be anemic. We have use Pierson co-relational analysis to check any co relation between disease severity and serum Hb percentage, which was not significant statistically.
Conclusion: This study shows that anemia is being more prevalent in most of the sufferers of COPD but it is not correlated with the disease severity. It should be included in the screening and as well as management of patients of COPD to reduce its ill health effects and thereby reducing the disease burdens on the patientís health.

Key words: Anemia, COPD, HB.



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