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Research Journal of Pharmacy and Technology
Year : 2017, Volume : 10, Issue : 11
First page : ( 3839) Last page : ( 3844)
Print ISSN : 0974-3618. Online ISSN : 0974-360X.
Article DOI : 10.5958/0974-360X.2017.00696.5

A Prospective and Retrospective Study of Acute Bronchitis in Hillah City-Iraq

Khudhair Marwan Enad, Hameed Imad Hadi*, Mekhlef Alaa Kareem

College of Nursing, University of Babylon, Iraq

*Corresponding Author E-mail: imad_dna@yahoo.com

Online published on 26 March, 2018.


Acute bronchitis is a clinical term implying a self-limited inflammation of the large airways of the lung that is characterized by cough without pneumonia. 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.



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


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