ISSN 0718-0918
Vol 14, N° 1, Abril 2017
 

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INFECCIONES RESPIRATORIAS AGUDAS BAJAS: DESCRIPCIÓN DE LOS EGRESOS DEL HOSPITAL ROBERTO DEL RÍO EN EL AÑO 2016

Alexis H. Yañez 1, Lorena I. Tapia1,2.3, Dona Benadof 4,  María Angélica Palomino1,3
1 Departamento de Pediatría y Cirugía Infantil Norte, Hospital Roberto del Río, Facultad de Medicina, Universidad de Chile
2 Programa de Virología, Instituto de Ciencias Biomédicas, Facultad de Medicina, Universidad de Chile
3 Departamento de Pediatría, Clínica Las Condes
4 Laboratorio Clínico y Microbiología Hospital Roberto del Río

Abstract

Abstract

Lower respiratory tract infections (LRTI) are the main cause of outpatient visits during cold months and hospitalization in infants. Through an observational, descriptive study, we analyzed the medical attentions at the Emergency Department (ED) and the hospitalizations occurred during 2016 in Hospital Roberto del Río. We included demographic variables, date of admission, diagnosis at discharge, etiologic

agent and requirement of intensive care unit. Respiratory infections were the main cause of outpatient visits to the ED, being 21.7%. They are also the major cause of hospital discharge (1,856 cases, 23.8% of total). 61% of hospitalized cases were male, ant the mail affected group was those under 2 years of age (74.4%). In 93% of cases with detected etiological agent, a virus was found, 57,9% being respiratory syncytial virus. Sixty nine percent of admission occurred during June and September and 15,2% patients were admitted to the intensive care unit. We hope the current data helps policy maker in further years.

Key words: lower respiratory infection, pneumonia, respiratory syncytial virus

 

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