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Research Paper | Pediatrics | India | Volume 12 Issue 3, March 2023
Spectrum of Respiratory Distress in PICU at a Tertiary Care Centre: A Cross Sectional Study
Sneha Talreja | Abhijeet Shinde  | Sunil Natha Mhaske
Abstract: Introduction: The most frequent basis of admission to PICU is respiratory distress. Oversight admissions and their outcomes becomes crucial since they may help to change practices as necessary to enhance patient outcomes. Analysing the incidence, causes and outcomes of patients admitted to the picu was the main objective of the study. Methodology: This retrospective cross - sectional study was conducted in a tertiary medical hospital in Ahmednagar district, from March - 22 to March - 23. Data of all children presenting with respiratory distress was collected from hospital records and analysed. Etiologies of the PICU patients were analysed according to various age groups. Result: A total of 250 patients with respiratory distress were studied during the study period. Pneumonia was found to be the most common cause of respiratory distress. Other causes seen were bronchiolitis, sepsis, etc. Mortality rate was high in infants below 1 year of age. Conclusion: Various etiologies of respiratory distress were discovered during this study. A special emphasis must also put on the importance of community health education to prevent the occurrence of this diseases.
Keywords: Bronchiolitis, children, pneumonia, respiratory distress
Edition: Volume 12 Issue 3, March 2023,
Pages: 1469 - 1472