Clinical profile and outcome of the patients admitted in PICU in tertiary hospital.

  • Maria Saleem Nishtar Medical University, Multan.
  • Asim Khurshid The Children’s Hospital & ICH, Multan.
  • Amna Wajdan Nishtar Medical University, Multan.
  • Muhammad Salman Zafar Nishtar University Hospital, Multan.
Keywords: Critical Care, Diagnosis, Expired, Pediatric Intensive Care

Abstract

Objectives: To analyze the clinical profile, etiologies and outcome of seriously ill patients admitted in Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU). Study Design: Cross Sectional study. Setting: PICU of Nishtar Medical Hospital, Multan, Pakistan. Period: January 2018 to December 2018. Material & Methods: During the study period, a total of 150 children, aged 1 to 12 years, with better prognosis and post-surgical cases requiring intensive care were registered. Age, gender, cause for hospitalization (clinical, surgical or emergency), length of PICU stay, diagnosis and outcome were recorded for all patients. Results: During the year of the study, 83 (55.3%) children were noted to be male. The mean age was 56.9+12.5 months. Mechanical ventilation was done in 62 (41.3%) patients. Major indications for admission to the PICU were respiratory disorders (21.5%), followed by sepsis (11.4%) and meningitis (8.1%). Majority, 80 (53.3%) patients improved and were shifted to ward and later discharged while 27 (18.0%) expired. Conclusion: Most of the children admitted in the PICU were male, aged below 5 years. Most common indication for admission in the PICU were respiratory disorders followed by sepsis and meningitis.

Author Biographies

Maria Saleem, Nishtar Medical University, Multan.

MBBS, FCPS (Pediatric Medicine)

Assistant Professor Paediatric Medicine 

Asim Khurshid, The Children’s Hospital & ICH, Multan.

MBBS, FCPS (Paediatric Medicine)

Associate Professor Paediatric Medicine

Amna Wajdan, Nishtar Medical University, Multan.

MBBS, FCPS (Pediatric Medicine)

Assistant Professor Pediatric Medicine

Muhammad Salman Zafar, Nishtar University Hospital, Multan.

MBBS

Post Graduate Resident Pediatric Medicine

Published
2021-04-10