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Severe bronchiolitis in Malaysian children.
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PMID:  10996986     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Twenty-two (42 per cent) out of 52 patients admitted with severe bronchiolitis to our Paediatric Intensive Care Unit required ventilation. Risk factors associated with ventilation included a younger mean age, female sex, low birthweight, failure to thrive and the presence of an underlying illness. Ventilated patients were also more likely to have a higher respiratory distress assessment index (RDAI) score, pneumonic infiltration on chest X-ray, lower serum sodium and a positive respiratory syncytial virus isolation in the tracheal secretion.
P W Chan; A Y Goh; L C Lum
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of tropical pediatrics     Volume:  46     ISSN:  0142-6338     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Trop. Pediatr.     Publication Date:  2000 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2000-11-21     Completed Date:  2000-11-21     Revised Date:  2006-03-28    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8010948     Medline TA:  J Trop Pediatr     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  234-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Paediatrics, University Malaya Medical Centre, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
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MeSH Terms
Bronchiolitis / classification,  physiopathology*,  therapy
Infant, Newborn
Respiration, Artificial
Risk Factors
Severity of Illness Index

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