Background: Respiratory Intensive Care Unit (RICU) patients are a heterogeneous group with severe illness, multiple system dysfunction and multiple coexisting medical problems. Hence; under the light of above obtained data, the present study was undertaken for assessing the spectrum of pulmonary disease affecting the persons admitted to respiratory intensive care unit. Materials & methods: A total of 50 patients with various respiratory diseases were analysed. Complete demographic details of all the subjects were obtained. Complete medical and past family history was also obtained. Assessment of different outcome variable was calculated in terms of percentages on excel program. Results: Common reason for admission to RICU in the present study included Bronchial Asthma, Bronchiectasis, Chronic Empyema, Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), Pneumonia, Pneumothorax, and Pulmonary Tuberculosis. The most common were bronchial asthma and COPD. Conclusion: Bronchial asthma and COPD are the most common reasons for patients in RICU. However; further studies are recommended.
Key words: Pulmonary, Respiratory intensive care unit
Received: 15 November 2018 Revised: 27 December 2018 Accepted: 28 December 2018
Corresponding author: Dr. Jitendra Kumar, Associate Professor Department of T.B. & Chest, Saraswathi Institute of Medical Sciences, Hapur, Uttar Pradesh, India
This article may be cited as: Kumar J. Spectrum of pulmonary disease affecting the persons admitted to respiratory intensive care unit. J Adv Med Dent Scie Res 2019;7(1): 159-162.