The changing epidemiology of the Bronchiolitis epidemic in Tallaght Hospital

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/307047
Title:
The changing epidemiology of the Bronchiolitis epidemic in Tallaght Hospital
Authors:
O’Connor, G; Tariq, M; Greally, P; Elnazir, B
Publisher:
Irish Medical Journal (IMJ)
Journal:
Irish Medical Journal (IMJ)
Issue Date:
2013
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/307047
Abstract:
Bronchiolitis affects one third of babies in their first year of life. We investigated all bronchiolitis admissions to Tallaght Hospital in the last five years, with the hope of providing an insight into the epidemic in an Irish population. We analysed these 1,202 admissions on the basis of time of year (busiest being December at 24.2%), length of stay (mean 2.92 days), gender (62% male) and age (mean 30.29 weeks). There was a 102% increase in the average incidence of bronchiolitis in the first six months of 2011 and 2012 (186) compared to the previous four years (92.25). P value was statistically significant at 0.0469. Our findings were backed up by comparable data from OLCH, Crumlin (149.5 for 2011-2012 vs 36.25 for 2007-2010). There has been in a significant shift in the timing and incidence of bronchiolitis in Tallaght Hospital in the last two years. We explored the possible reasons for this, with special attention to RSV incidence, climate causes and vaccine programs.
Item Type:
Article
Language:
en
Keywords:
INFANT CARE
Local subject classification:
BRONCHIOLITIS

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorO’Connor, Gen_GB
dc.contributor.authorTariq, Men_GB
dc.contributor.authorGreally, Pen_GB
dc.contributor.authorElnazir, Ben_GB
dc.date.accessioned2013-12-18T14:26:27Z-
dc.date.available2013-12-18T14:26:27Z-
dc.date.issued2013-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/307047-
dc.description.abstractBronchiolitis affects one third of babies in their first year of life. We investigated all bronchiolitis admissions to Tallaght Hospital in the last five years, with the hope of providing an insight into the epidemic in an Irish population. We analysed these 1,202 admissions on the basis of time of year (busiest being December at 24.2%), length of stay (mean 2.92 days), gender (62% male) and age (mean 30.29 weeks). There was a 102% increase in the average incidence of bronchiolitis in the first six months of 2011 and 2012 (186) compared to the previous four years (92.25). P value was statistically significant at 0.0469. Our findings were backed up by comparable data from OLCH, Crumlin (149.5 for 2011-2012 vs 36.25 for 2007-2010). There has been in a significant shift in the timing and incidence of bronchiolitis in Tallaght Hospital in the last two years. We explored the possible reasons for this, with special attention to RSV incidence, climate causes and vaccine programs.en_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherIrish Medical Journal (IMJ)en_GB
dc.subjectINFANT CAREen_GB
dc.subject.otherBRONCHIOLITISen_GB
dc.titleThe changing epidemiology of the Bronchiolitis epidemic in Tallaght Hospitalen_GB
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.journalIrish Medical Journal (IMJ)en_GB
dc.description.fundingNo fundingen
dc.description.provinceLeinsteren
dc.description.peer-reviewpeer-reviewen
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