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Factors associated to admission to Intensive Care in patients hospitalized due to pandemic Influenza A/H1N1 2009.
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PMID:  21536346     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
OBJECTIVE: The present study explores the possible factors related to severe cases of pandemic flu. DESIGN: A retrospective cohort study was conducted in patients hospitalized with Influenza A/H1N1 2009 during the pandemic period. SETTING: Ramon y Cajal University Hospital (Madrid, Spain). PATIENTS: All hospitalized patients with positive RT-PCR (real-time polymerase chain reaction) for Influenza A/H1N1 2009 virus. MAIN VARIABLES: The main variables collected were: history of risk factors for severe Influenza, history of immunization, clinical presentation, laboratory tests, chest X-ray report, administration of antiviral treatment, and hospital stay. RESULTS: The median age of the 100 cases was 38 years (range 4 months to 80 years). Seventy-seven percent of the patients had at least one risk factor. Asthma was the most common factor among patients younger than 18 years, versus smoking in the older subjects. Antiviral therapy was initiated a median time of three days (range 0 to 18 days) after the onset of illness. Nineteen percent of the patients were admitted to Intensive Care, and 2% died. Metabolic disease and abnormal chest X-ray findings were factors associated to admission to the ICU. CONCLUSION: As in other studies, abnormal chest X-ray findings upon admission and metabolic disease were related to poor outcomes of 2009 pandemic Influenza A (H1N1) infection in our patients.
A E González-Vélez; C Díaz-Agero-Pérez; A Robustillo-Rodela; A M Cornejo-Gutiérrez; M J Pita-López; L Oliva-Iñiguez; V Monge-Jodra
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-4-30
Journal Detail:
Title:  Medicina intensiva / Sociedad Espanola de Medicina Intensiva y Unidades Coronarias     Volume:  -     ISSN:  0210-5691     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-5-3     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9207689     Medline TA:  Med Intensiva     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG; SPA     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2011 Elsevier España, S.L. y SEMICYUC. All rights reserved.
Servicio de Medicina Preventiva, Hospital Universitario Ramón y Cajal, Madrid, España.
Vernacular Title:
Factores asociados a ingreso en unidad de cuidados intensivos en pacientes hospitalizados por Influenza pandémica A/H1N1 2009.
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