• Adjunctive Pharmacotherapies in Children With Asthma Exacerbations Requiring Continuous Albuterol Therapy: Findings From The Ohio Pediatric Asthma Repository

    9 monthes ago - By Hospital Pediatrics

    OBJECTIVES:
    To identify associations between use of ipratropium and/or intravenous magnesium and outcomes of children hospitalized with acute asthma exacerbations and treated with continuous albuterol.
    METHODS:
    Secondary analysis of data from children prospectively enrolled in the multicenter Ohio Pediatric Asthma Repository restricted to only children who were treated with continuous albuterol in their initial inpatient location. Children were treated with adjunctive therapies per the clinical team.
    RESULTS:
    Among 242 children who received continuous albuterol, 94 received ipratropium...
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  • Length of Stay and Hospital Revisit After Bacterial Tracheostomy-Associated Respiratory Tract Infection Hospitalizations

    9 monthes ago - By Hospital Pediatrics

    OBJECTIVES:
    To identify factors associated with longer length of stay and higher 30-day hospital revisit rates for children hospitalized with bacterial tracheostomy-associated respiratory tract infections .
    METHODS:
    This was a multicenter, retrospective cohort study using administrative data from the Pediatric Health Information System database between 2007 and 2014 of patients 30 days to 17 years old with a principal discharge diagnosis of bTARTI or a principal discharge diagnosis of bTARTI symptoms with a secondary diagnosis of bTARTI. Primary outcomes of LOS and 30-day all-cause revisit...
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