Aprile 2008 - Volume XXVII - numero 4

Medico e Bambino


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La gestione della broncopolmonite nel Friuli Venezia Giulia

CRISTINA MILOCCO, LUCA RONFANI*, DINO FARAGUNA

Dipartimento Materno-Infantile Ass 2, Monfalcone-Gorizia
*Servizio di Epidemiologia e Biostatistica, IRCCS “Burlo Garofolo”, Trieste

Indirizzo per corrispondenza: ronfani@burlo.trieste.it

BRONCHOPNEUMONIA MANAGEMENT IN FRIULI VENEZIA GIULIA (ITALY)

Key words: Pneumonia, Epidemiology, Hospital, Ambulatory care

The objective of our study was to describe the spectrum of clinical features necessary for diagnosis and actual treatment of community-acquired pneumonia in children in northern Italy. It was a prospective observational study of paediatric pneumonia diagnosed in outpatient settings and in 9 hospitals in northern Italy from January to December 2004 in comparison to a previous study made 20 years before in the same area. Our study demonstrated a high rate of clinical diagnosis of CAP made by primary care paediatricians (93%) according to recent evidence-based guidelines on diagnosis and treatment of paediatric pneumonia; a decrease in hospital admissions (1/3 of total diagnosis) for CAP and a lower rate of antibiotic therapy by intravenous administration in hospital admissions (only in the 46% vs 74% 20 years ago). Despite these recent improvements in management of CAP, clinical assessment of children influenced independently management of pneumonia including admission to hospital and route of administration.

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C. Milocco, L. Ronfani, D. Faraguna La gestione della broncopolmonite nel Friuli Venezia Giulia. Medico e Bambino 2008;27(4):244 https://www.medicoebambino.com/?id=0804_244.pdf


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