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[Influenza A H1N1 respiratory infection in an intensive care unit in Argentina].
An Pediatr (Barc). 2010 Jan; 72(1):62-6.AP

Abstract

INTRODUCTION

During the Influenza A H1N1 pandemic an aggressive manifestation of the disease was observed in children and some cases required admittance to intensive care unit. We describe the initial presentation and clinical behavior of critical pediatric patients treated in our unit.

MATERIAL AND METHODS

Observational, descriptive and retrospective study performed in a 20 bed Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU). All patients with H1N1 presence confirmed by Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) admitted from June 1st 2009 to August 1st 2009 were included.

RESULTS

Influenza A HINI virus was positive in 20 out of 113 patients (17,7%) tested , with 95% (19) of these patients requiring mechanical ventilation. Out of these 20, 18 (90%) had respiratory distress, 16 of them (80%) at admittance and 2 (10%) during their stay in PICU. The mortality rate was 50%.

CONCLUSION

We observed severe respiratory disease that required mechanical ventilation in confirmed cases admitted to the PICU and a mortality rate of 50%.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Unidad de Cuidados Intensivos Pediátricos, Hospital de Trauma y Emergencia Dr Federico Abete, Malvinas Argentinas, Buenos Aires, Argentina. gcapro@gmail.comNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

English Abstract
Journal Article

Language

spa

PubMed ID

19836321

Citation

Caprotta, G, et al. "[Influenza a H1N1 Respiratory Infection in an Intensive Care Unit in Argentina]." Anales De Pediatria (Barcelona, Spain : 2003), vol. 72, no. 1, 2010, pp. 62-6.
Caprotta G, González Crotti P, Primucci Y, et al. [Influenza A H1N1 respiratory infection in an intensive care unit in Argentina]. An Pediatr (Barc). 2010;72(1):62-6.
Caprotta, G., González Crotti, P., Primucci, Y., Alesio, H., & Esen, A. (2010). [Influenza A H1N1 respiratory infection in an intensive care unit in Argentina]. Anales De Pediatria (Barcelona, Spain : 2003), 72(1), 62-6. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.anpedi.2009.09.002
Caprotta G, et al. [Influenza a H1N1 Respiratory Infection in an Intensive Care Unit in Argentina]. An Pediatr (Barc). 2010;72(1):62-6. PubMed PMID: 19836321.
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TY - JOUR T1 - [Influenza A H1N1 respiratory infection in an intensive care unit in Argentina]. AU - Caprotta,G, AU - González Crotti,P, AU - Primucci,Y, AU - Alesio,H, AU - Esen,A, Y1 - 2009/10/15/ PY - 2009/08/31/received PY - 2009/09/01/accepted PY - 2009/10/20/entrez PY - 2009/10/20/pubmed PY - 2010/6/17/medline SP - 62 EP - 6 JF - Anales de pediatria (Barcelona, Spain : 2003) JO - An Pediatr (Barc) VL - 72 IS - 1 N2 - INTRODUCTION: During the Influenza A H1N1 pandemic an aggressive manifestation of the disease was observed in children and some cases required admittance to intensive care unit. We describe the initial presentation and clinical behavior of critical pediatric patients treated in our unit. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Observational, descriptive and retrospective study performed in a 20 bed Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU). All patients with H1N1 presence confirmed by Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) admitted from June 1st 2009 to August 1st 2009 were included. RESULTS: Influenza A HINI virus was positive in 20 out of 113 patients (17,7%) tested , with 95% (19) of these patients requiring mechanical ventilation. Out of these 20, 18 (90%) had respiratory distress, 16 of them (80%) at admittance and 2 (10%) during their stay in PICU. The mortality rate was 50%. CONCLUSION: We observed severe respiratory disease that required mechanical ventilation in confirmed cases admitted to the PICU and a mortality rate of 50%. SN - 1695-9531 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/19836321/[Influenza_A_H1N1_respiratory_infection_in_an_intensive_care_unit_in_Argentina]_ L2 - http://www.elsevier.es/en/linksolver/ft/pii/S1695-4033(09)00496-2 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -