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Abstract Title:

Effect of yogic breathing techniques in new sputum positive pulmonary tuberculosis.

Abstract Source:

Int J Prev Med. 2014 Jun ;5(6):787-90. PMID: 25013700

Abstract Author(s):

A Mooventhan, Vitthal Khode, L Nivethitha

Article Affiliation:

A Mooventhan


A 24-year-old, unmarried woman diagnosed of pulmonary tuberculosis (PTB) visited our hospital out-patient department in the month of August-2013. Patient came with the complaint of sever cough with expectoration; evening raise of temperature; gradual loss of appetite and weight since 2-weeks. We referred the patient to our hospital's Revised National Tuberculosis Program, direct observed treatment short-course center for sputum fluorescence microscopic examination (FME). FME report suggested the new smear positive, 2+ PTB. Our patient received yogic breathing techniques (YBT) for 45-min daily under the supervision for three alternate-days/week with anti-tuberculosis treatment (ATT) for the period of 8-weeks. After intervention our result showed better improvement in weight gain, body mass index, symptom scores, pulmonary function and health related quality of life with conversion of positive to negative FME for acid fast bacilli. It suggests YBT with ATT are effective in treating PTB and further studies required to warrant this effect.

Study Type : Human: Case Report
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