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Title: Profile of paediatric emergency cases in Yemen: the need for evidence-based guidelines
Authors: Ishak, A.A.
Al Jayefy, N.H.
Raja'a, Y.A.
Issue Date: 2008
Language: English
Abstract: This study describes the status and characteristics of children presenting to emergency services in hospitals and health centres in Yemen in order to inform the development of guidelines for paediatric emergency services. Information was collected from 7 hospitals and 2 health centres in 5 governorates about 3454 cases, mostly aged < 2 years old. The majority of paediatric emergency cases were due to respiratory system problems [28.6%] and gastrointestinal problems [25.5%]; 36.4% of children presented with a duration of complaint exceeding 4 days. One-third of cases [33.2%] were treated with 3rd generation cephalosporins alone or in combination with other antibiotics. The mortality rate was 1.9%. The most important causes of death were cardiac and respiratory failure
Description: 366-375
Keywords: Child
Evidence-Based Medicine
Retrospective Studies
Age Distribution
Treatment Outcome
Oxygen Inhalation Therapy
Medical Records
Subject: Emergencies
ISSN: 1020-3397
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