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Tracheitis: outcome of 1,700 cases presenting to the emergency department during two years.

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Source
J Otolaryngol. 1992 Feb;21(1):20-4
Publication Type
Article
Date
Feb-1992
Author
K. Sendi
W S Crysdale
J. Yoo
Author Affiliation
Department of Otolaryngology, Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Ontario.
Source
J Otolaryngol. 1992 Feb;21(1):20-4
Date
Feb-1992
Language
English
Publication Type
Article
Keywords
Child
Child, Preschool
Croup - drug therapy - epidemiology - physiopathology - therapy
Emergency Service, Hospital - statistics & numerical data
Female
Heart Rate - physiology
Humans
Infant
Intubation, Intratracheal
Male
Ontario - epidemiology
Patient Admission - statistics & numerical data
Respiration - physiology
Retrospective Studies
Seasons
Tracheitis - drug therapy - epidemiology - physiopathology - therapy
Treatment Outcome
Abstract
A retrospective analysis was completed of the charts of the 1,727 patients with the diagnosis of croup seen during two years (1985 and 1986) in the Emergency Department of The Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto. Cough (91.4%) was the most common presenting symptom. Other presenting signs and symptoms included stridor (57.5%), chest wall retraction (38%), coryza and wheezing (18.5%) and tracheal tug (15%). The majority of patients were treated on an ambulatory basis while 377 (21.7%) were admitted for further management. Inpatient treatment included racemic epinephrine (120 patients) and parenteral steroids (17). Twelve (12) patients required airway support (endotracheal intubation). No tracheotomy for tracheitis was performed during this two year period. No deaths occurred in this patient population.
PubMed ID
1564745 View in PubMed
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