Clinical Predictors of Hospital Admission in Children Aged 0-24 Months with Acute Bronchiolitis

Aziz, Nucksheeba and Yousuf, Rayees and Gattoo, Imran and Latief, Mohmad (2015) Clinical Predictors of Hospital Admission in Children Aged 0-24 Months with Acute Bronchiolitis. International Journal of Pediatrics, 3 (2.1). pp. 75-79.

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Abstract

BACKGROUND Bronchiolitis is a significant cause of acute morbidity in children less than 2 years old and some children with bronchiolitis are admitted to the hospital. AIMS AND OBJECTIVES To identify clinical predictors of hospital admission in children aged 0-24 months with acute bronchiolitis. METHODS: All children in the age group of 0-24 months presenting with acute bronchiolitis to a dedicated pediatric emergency department of GB pant cantonment children hospital, Govt Medical College Srinagar, from April 2012-March 2013 were included in the study, provided they met the inclusion criteria. Non-parametric numerical variables were analyzed using Mann Whitney u test. Chi square was used to analyzecategorical variables, p value < 0.05 was considered significant. RESULTS: 763(552(72.3) male, mean age 8.52+/- 3.59 months) children (0-24months) presented with acute bronchiolitis during the study period. 435(313 (72) male, mean age 6.69+/-3.8 months)patients were admitted to the hospital. The eight best predictors of admission (age, respiratory rate, heart rate, oxygen saturation, fever, grunt, dehydration and duration of symptoms) were determined. CONCLUSION:This study has identified clinical predictors of admission in children aged 0-24 months with acute bronchiolitis. This information can be used as a guide in deciding whether to admit a child with bronchiolitis.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: WA Public Health
WS Pediatrics
Divisions: Journals > International J Pediatrics
Depositing User: IJP IJP
Date Deposited: 29 Sep 2017 01:54
Last Modified: 29 Sep 2017 01:54
URI: http://eprints.mums.ac.ir/id/eprint/6677

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