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Archivos de Pediatría del Uruguay

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BOYADJIAN, Shushanik et al. Bronchiolitis in neonates: A four-year experience in a Pediatric Hospital that is a national reference . Arch. Pediatr. Urug. [online]. 2015, vol.86, n.4, pp.2-2. ISSN 0004-0584.

Introduction: bronchiolitis is the leading cause of morbidity and mortality in children  a frequent cause of consultation and hospitalization in winter months. Objective: to describe epidemiology  etiology  evolution and treatments applied to infants hospitalized for bronchiolitis between 2010 and 2013. Methods: descriptive  retrospective study. All newborns hospitalized for bronchiolitis were included in the study. Variables: gestational age  sex  comorbidities  environmental history  etiologic agent  days of hospitalization  respiratory failure  high-flow oxygen  admission to intensive care  mechanical ventilation  death. Results: 226 neonates were admitted  51.3  of them were male  average hospital stay was 6.5 days. 75.2  domestic partners had respiratory infections  28.3  smoked  9.7  presented congenital heart disease  and 7.9  were preterm. Respiratory syncytial virus was isolated in 59.5 . 9.7  received high-flow oxygen. 11.5  were admitted to intensive care  34.6  of the latter needed mechanical ventilatory support. No deaths were reported. Conclusions: the number of hospitalizations for bronchiolitis in infants is not negligible. Respiratory syncytial virus is the etiologic agent identified and the cause of a higher number of admissions to intensive care. No deaths were observed. 


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