International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Research Paper | Medicine Science | India | Volume 6 Issue 3, March 2017


To Study the Prescribing Pattern of Respiratory Distress Associated with Wheezing in Pediatric Patients

Jocy Mathew | Dr. R. Ramanathan


Abstract: Wheezing is a continuous and musical sound emerges from oscillations in narrowed airways. Its a clinical symptom present in asthma and other illness including bronchiolitis and other viral infections including wheezing associated lower respiratory infection. Study Place The study will be conducted in department of paediatrics, RMMCH, Annamalai University, Annanagar, Tamilnadu which is 1200 bedded multispecialty tertiary care teaching hospital located in rural South India. Results A total of 40 prescriptions were evaluated. Among the nebulising agents were prescribed Levosalbutamol, ipratropium, budesonide were the most commonly prescribed. Majority of patients receiving antibiotics along with antiasthmatic drugs. Combination therapy was used more commonly than monotherapy. Levosalbutamol and budecort are two most commonly prescribed drugs in paediatrics. Table1, 2, 3, 4 & 5 summarises the pattern of use of antiasthmatic drugs in patients receiving combination therapy. Dual therapy is most common in prescribing. Combination of levosalbutamol and budecort was commonly prescribed. Among triple therapy levosalbutamol, budesonide and ipratropium and hydrocortisone is most commonly prescribed. Aim To study the prescribing pattern of respiratory distress associated with wheezing in paediatric patients. Objectives To identify the drug prescribing pattern among respiratory distress associated with wheezing in patients and to study the pattern of antiasthmatic drugs in paediatric patient treated with monotherapy and combination therapy. Plan of Work Approval of selected title in consultation with hospital guide, Collecting of literatures, To obtain the patient data relevant to study from patient medical records, case sheets, patient follow up, Collection and analysis of data using appropriate statistical tools, Report writing. Methodology Study Place The study will be conducted in department of paediatrics, RMMCH, Annamalai University, Annanagar, Tamilnadu which is 1200 bedded multispecialty tertiary care teaching hospital located in rural South India. Study Period and Duration 2 months. Study Recruitment Procedures Patients visiting paediatrics department with respiratory distress disease who satisfy the inclusion and exclusion crit0eria. Subjects selected are the patients who referred or admitted to department of paediatrics in RMMCH. Patients including both previously operate (admitted due to complications) and new admissions were included. Inclusion CriteriaPatients admitted in paediatric ward for respiratory distress with wheezing with age limit of 2 months to 12 years, Patients of both genders who are below 6 months- 12 years. Exclusion Criteria Patients and care givers from who follow up could not be done, Patient who dont having any co morbid condition. Study Method Study will be conducted at RMMCH CHIDAMBARAM 1200 beded multispecialty tertiary care teaching hospital. Study methods involve selection of patients based on inclusion and exclusion criteria.


Keywords: Paediatrics, Wheezing, Antiasthmatic, Bronchiolitis, Bronchopneumonia


Edition: Volume 6 Issue 3, March 2017,


Pages: 233 - 237


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