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The Use of Albuterol in Young Infants Hospitalized with Acute RSV Bronchiolitis.
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PMID:  22966227     Owner:  NLM     Status:  PubMed-not-MEDLINE    
Objective. To evaluate the effects of albuterol use in young infants admitted with respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) bronchiolitis with regards to length of time on supplemental oxygen and length of stay (LOS). To consider the possibility that albuterol use may increase the need for supplemental oxygen and increase LOS. Design, Setting, and Participants. Full-term infants between the ages of 11 days and 90 days (N = 316) were included in this retrospective study. Infants included were hospitalized with a diagnosis of RSV bronchiolitis at a university-affiliated children's hospital. Results. In 4 of 5 severity groups, patients who received albuterol required more time on supplemental oxygen and had longer LOS. The differences only reached statistical significance in one of the severity groups in regards to LOS. Conclusions. The use of albuterol does not appear to be useful in the treatment of young infants with RSV bronchiolitis and may actually be harmful, in regards to increased supplemental oxygen need.
Michael T Del Vecchio; Laura E Doerr; John P Gaughan
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2012-08-26
Journal Detail:
Title:  Interdisciplinary perspectives on infectious diseases     Volume:  2012     ISSN:  1687-7098     ISO Abbreviation:  Interdiscip Perspect Infect Dis     Publication Date:  2012  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-09-11     Completed Date:  2012-09-12     Revised Date:  2013-04-02    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101496545     Medline TA:  Interdiscip Perspect Infect Dis     Country:  Egypt    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  585901     Citation Subset:  -    
Department of Pediatrics, Temple University School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA 19140, USA.
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