The official Publication of the
Academy of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine (APCCM)
Pulmon is the official publication of Academy of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine (APCCM). The first issue of the journal was published in June 1999 with late Dr.K.M. Remesh Chandra Babu as the Editor-in-chief
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Dr.Babu’s brilliant hard work had brought the journal to this esteem. His tenure lasted until his untimely demise in 2005. Since then, each year, Dr.K.M.R.C Babu Memorial Award is bestowed to the best original article published in this journal.

Pulmon is published as three issues in each year. The journal aims to disseminate up-to-date information on topics related to Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine. It acts as a forum for promoting evidence-based medical practice and for research and publication by the budding physicians. The journal has its virtues in boosting the academicians engaged in medical education. The issues of the journal are circulated free to all the members of APCCM and can be accessed free on-line at

The Published articles are peer reviewed by experts in Pulmonary Medicine and allied subspecialties within and outside India. Articles cover topics in pulmonary infections including tuberculosis, lung cancer, COPD, asthma, interstitial lung diseases, pleural diseases, sleep disordered breathing diseases and newer techniques in diagnosis and therapeutic interventions.

General Information

Journal proprietor
Academy of Pulmonary and Critical Care
medicine (APCCM)
Head Office: Kochi
Registrar of Newspapers of India
Reg. No. M6/6468/2001
ISSN 0973-3809
Past editors
KM Remesh Chandra Babu - 1999 to 2005
James PT - 2005 to 2010

Kumari Indira K.S

Chief Advisors
Ravindran P

Associate Editor
Col Ramesh Nair
Darsana Viswam

Statistical Consultants

Jeyaseelan L (Prof. Biostatisitcs, CMC Vellore

Editorial Advisory Committee

Abdul Khader AK
Dhruv Choudhary
Govindan KP
Jain PK
Jindhal SK
Joshi M

Khilnani GC
Mahashur A
Mohan Kumar T
Narasimhan R
Natarajan A.S
Rajendra Prasad


Ravindra Mehta
Ravindran C
Sandeep Salvi
Sukumaran P
Vijayan VK


Barnes PJ (Professor of Thoracic Medicine, National Heart &
Lung Institute London, UK)
Ravikrishnan KP (Director, Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine,
William Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak, Michigan)
Martyn R Patridge (Whipps Cross Hospital, London, UK)
John J Marini (Regions Hospital, University of Minnesota, USA)
Parameswaran Nair (Mc Master University, Hamilton, Ontario)