Frequency of GERD in COPD Patients

  • Umar Usman Assistant Professor, Pulmonology PMC / DHQ Hospital, Faisalabad
  • Muhammad Irfan Assistant Professor, Medicine PMC / Allied Hospital, Faisalabad
  • Muhammad Faisal Senior Registrar, Medicine Allied Hospital, Faisalabad
Keywords: Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, Gastroesophageal reflux disease, frequency


Objectives: To determine the frequency of GERD in COPD patients. Study Design: Cross-sectional study. Place and duration of study: Department of Pulmonology, DHQ Hospital, Faisalabad from 1/03/2014 to 31/08/2015. Methodology: 95 patients of COPD (All patients with established diagnosis of COPD according to operational definition, Age > 40 years, Either Gender, FEV1/FVC <0.7 with >20 pack-year history of smoking). Results: In our study, out of 95 cases of COPD, 38.95% (n=37) were between 40-60 years of age, while 61.05% (n=58) had >60 years of age, common age was 58.37+8.36 years, 90.5% (n=86) were male and 9.5% (n=9) were females. Frequency of GERD in COPD patients was recorded in 43.16 % (n=41), Conclusion: it was concluded that the frequency of GERD is high among patients with COPD. So, it is recommended that every patient who present with COPD, should be sort out for GERD. However, it is also required that every setup should have their surveillance in order to know the frequency of the problem.

How to Cite
Usman, U., Irfan, M., & Faisal, M. (2016). Frequency of GERD in COPD Patients. Annals of Punjab Medical College (APMC), 10(3), 111-114.