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Bode index is for (PNQ)



A Lung transplant
B Kidney transplant

C Heart transplant
D Liver transplant

Ans. A
Lung transplant

Indications for surgery:

1). Recurrent pneumothorax
2). Isolated bullous disease
3). Lung volume reduction surgery (selected patients).

Guidelines for Referral and Transplantation for COPD (Ref. Hari-18th ed., Pg- 2190, table 266.1)

1). Referral BODE index >5

2). Transplantation

BODE index 7–10 or any of the following criteria:

a. Hospitalization for exacerbation, with PaCO2 >50 mmHg

b. Pulmonary hypertension or cor pulmonale despite oxygen therapy

c. FEV1<20% with either DLCO <20% or diffuse emphysema

Recent Advances – New Drugs

1). Bupropion is a non-nicotine agent that is indicated as an aid to smoking cessation.

2). Varenicline is a nicotinic receptors agonist and is used for treating nicotine addiction.

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