Prescribing Patterns of Drugs in Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS): An Observational Study

Magazine, Rahul and Rao, Shobitha and Chogtu, Bharti (2015) Prescribing Patterns of Drugs in Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS): An Observational Study. Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research, 9 (2). pp. 1-4.

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Introduction: Acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) is characterized by acute respiratory failure and is associated with wide range of clinical disorders. Controversy prevails over the pharmacological intervention in this disease. The aim of the study was to observe the prescribing pattern of drugs in patients with ARDS managed at a tertiary care hospital. Materials and Methods: This observational study was conducted at tertiary care hospital in India. Data of patients admitted from January 2010 to December 2012 was collected. Patients aged more than 18 years admitted in ICU, who were diagnosed to have ARDS during the study period, were included. A total of 150 patients of ARDS were selected. Data was collected as per the pre designed proforma and it included patients’ age, gender, clinical disorders precipitating ARDS, prescribing pattern of drugs and outcome. The data of the subjects was collected till discharge from hospital or death.results: Infection was the cause of ARDS in 81.3% (n=122) of subject . Antibiotics were prescribed in all the subjects and beta-lactams were prescribed in 97.3% (n=146). 41.3% (n=62) were prescribed corticosteroids, 39.3% (n=59) diuretics and 89.3% (n=134) intravenous fluids.conclusion:The outcome of patients on different pharmacological treatment did not show any statistically significant difference

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Antibiotics; ARDS; Corticosteroids; Intravenous fluids
Subjects: Medicine > KMC Manipal > Pharmacology
Medicine > KMC Manipal > Pulmonary Medicine
Depositing User: KMC Manipal
Date Deposited: 13 Feb 2015 07:15
Last Modified: 13 Feb 2015 07:15

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