Anyanwu OU

Department of Pediatrics, Federal Medical Centre, Abakaliki, Ebonyi State, Nigeria

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  • Original Article   
    The Pattern of Pediatric Respiratory Illnesses Admitted in Ebonyi State University Teaching Hospital South???East Nigeria
    Author(s): Ezeonu CT*, Uneke CJ, Ojukwu JO, Anyanwu OU, Okike CO, Ezeanosike OB and Agumadu HU

    Background: Reports from the developed nations reveal respiratory tract infections as the leading cause of childhood hospital admissions. Children may be admitted for a variety of respiratory illnesses. Data on the spectrum of pediatric respiratory illnesses admitted in the hospital is scarce. Aim: To determine the pattern of pediatrics respiratory illness admissions, seasonal frequency, underlying risk factors and outcome. Subjects and Methods: A retrospective assessment of respiratory cases admitted in the pediatric ward from 2005 to 2010 was conducted using case notes. Parameters considered included month of presentation, age, sex, immunization and nutritional status, tools of diagnosis and patient outcome. Results were analyzed using the Statistical Package for the Social Sciences with the level of significance P ≤ 0.05. Results: Of the 239 cases admitted, there were more males.. Read More»

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