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      Fatores de risco para readmissão hospitalar de crianças e adolescentes asmáticos Translated title: Risk factors for multiple hospital admissions among children and adolescents with asthma

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          OBJETIVO: Verificar a importância da admissão hospitalar de lactentes jovens na readmissão futura por asma. MÉTODOS: Realizou-se uma avaliação retrospectiva de prontuários de 202 pacientes, menores de quinze anos, registrados em ambulatório de Pneumologia Pediátrica, que foram reinternados uma ou mais vezes. O tempo decorrido entre a primeira hospitalização e a subseqüente readmissão foi analisado pelo método de Kaplan Meier, ao passo que a comparação entre as curvas de sobrevivência para diferentes faixas etárias foi analisada pelo teste log-rank. Empregou-se ainda análise multivariada para avaliação dos fatores de risco associados à readmissão. RESULTADOS: Readmissões foram observadas na quase totalidade dos pacientes nos dezoito meses seguintes à primeira hospitalização (94,5%). Quando a idade à primeira admissão hospitalar foi =12 meses, a readmissão foi mais precoce, comparada à do grupo com doze meses ou mais (p = 0,001). Os fatores de risco associados à readmissão foram: idades à primeira admissão inferiores a doze meses (odds ratio: 2,55, intervalo de confiança de 95%: 1,18 - 5,48) e entre treze e 24 meses (odds ratio: 3,54, intervalo de confiança de 95%: 1,31 - 9,63), e gravidade do quadro clínico de asma (odds ratio: 3,86, intervalo de confiança de 95%: 2,02 - 7,4). CONCLUSÃO: Após a primeira hospitalização, as crianças com asma devem ter acompanhamento rigoroso, pois o risco de readmissão é elevado nos primeiros meses após a alta, principalmente nos menores de dois anos. Os serviços de saúde devem se organizar adequadamente para enfrentar este problema, inclusive quanto à ampla dispensação de medicação profilática.

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          OBJECTIVE: To determine the influence that hospital admission of suckling infants with asthma has on their risk for future admissions for the same cause. METHODS: A retrospective study was conducted, in which the charts of 202 patients, all less than fifteen years of age, were evaluated. All of the patients had been treated as outpatients in a pediatric pulmonology clinic and had been admitted to the hospital on one or more occasions. A multivariate analysis was conducted in order to evaluate the risk factors associated with multiple hospitalizations. RESULTS: Virtually all of the patients evaluated were hospitalized a second time within 18 months of the first hospitalization. Among the patients first hospitalized at = 12 months of age, the second admission occurred sooner than did that recorded for those first hospitalized at > 12 months of age (p = 0.001). The risk factors found to be associated with multiple hospital admissions were as follows: age at first admission = 12 months (odds ratio: 2.55; 95% confidence interval: 1.18-5.48); age at first admission between 13 and 24 months (odds ratio: 3.54; 95% confidence interval: 1.31-9.63); and severity of asthma symptoms (odds ratio: 3.86; 95% confidence interval: 2.02-7.40). CONCLUSION: After the first hospitalization, children with asthma should be closely monitored, since the risk of subsequent admissions is elevated in the first months following discharge, especially among those of less than two years of age. Health care facilities should be organized to confront this problem appropriately and should dispense prophylactic medication more freely.

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                [1 ] Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais Brazil
                [2 ] Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais Brazil
                [3 ] Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais Brazil
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                Jornal Brasileiro de Pneumologia
                J. bras. pneumol.
                Sociedade Brasileira de Pneumologia e Tisiologia (São Paulo )
                October 2006
                : 32
                : 5
                : 391-399
                S1806-37132006000500004 10.1590/S1806-37132006000500004


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