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Indian Journal of Forensic Medicine & Toxicology
Year : 2019, Volume : 13, Issue : 1
First page : ( 355) Last page : ( 359)
Print ISSN : 0973-9122. Online ISSN : 0973-9130.
Article DOI : 10.5958/0973-9130.2019.00069.0

Acute Bronchitis: General Health Survey Prospective Study

Ibraheam Israa Adnan1, Hameed Imad Hadi2,*

1Department of Biology, College of Science for Women, University of Babylon, Hillah City, Iraq

2Biomedical Science Department University of Babylon, College of Nursing, Hillah City, Iraq

*Corresponding author: Imad Hadi Hameed. Biomedical Science Department, University of Babylon, College of Nursing, Hillah city, Iraq; Phone number: 009647716150716; E-mail: imad_dna@yahoo.com

Online published on 8 February, 2019.

Abstract

The purpose of this study is to study of acute bronchitis in Hillah City-Iraq and to identify factors that are, and are not, associated with these practices. A total of 127 patients fit this criterion, and were included in the study. Factors such as patient age, gender, residential area, chief complaint (cough, shortness of breath, sinus pain, chest pain and fever), heart rate, respiratory rate and medications prescribed during the visit were obtained from the database. During the study period, there were 127 cases of acute bronchitis. Distribution of acute bronchitis according to respiratory rate and gender that there were 97(76.38%) [male: 77(79.38%) and female: 20(20.62%)] less 20 and 30(23.62%) [male: 22(73.33%) and female: 8(26.67%)]. Also acute bronchitis cases had been distributed according to heart rate (more 100 and less 100) were 47(74.60%), 52(81.25%) respectively in male and 16(25.39%), 12(18.75%) respectively in female.

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Keywords

Acute bronchitis, Chief complaint, Heart rate, Respiratory rate, Smoking status.

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