Risk factors for hypoxemia and respiratory failure in respiratory syncytial virus bronchiolitis.

@article{Chan2002RiskFF,
  title={Risk factors for hypoxemia and respiratory failure in respiratory syncytial virus bronchiolitis.},
  author={Patrick W-K Chan and Florence Yan-lee Lok and S B Khatijah},
  journal={The Southeast Asian journal of tropical medicine and public health},
  year={2002},
  volume={33 4},
  pages={
          806-10
        }
}
Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) bronchiolitis is a common infection in young children and may result in hospitalization. We examined the incidence of, and risk factors associated with, hypoxemia and respiratory failure in 216 children aged < 24 months admitted consecutively for proven RSV bronchiolitis. Hypoxemia was defined as SpO2 < 90% in room air and severe RSV bronchiolitis requiring intubation and ventilation was categorized as respiratory failure. Corrected age at admission was used… CONTINUE READING

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