Disease Patterns and Drugs Load of the ICU Patients in a Tertiary Level Teaching Hospital
International Journal of Biomedical Engineering and Clinical Science
Volume 5, Issue 4, December 2019, Pages: 78-81
Received: Oct. 22, 2019;
Accepted: Nov. 12, 2019;
Published: Nov. 19, 2019
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Kartick Chanda Shaha, Departments of Pharmacology & Therapeutics, Dhaka National Medical College, Dhaka, Bangladesh
Afroza Sharmin, Departments of General Surgery, Princess Royal University Hospital, Orpington, England
Md Rezaul Karim, Departments of General Surgery, Dhaka National Medical College, Dhaka, Bangladesh
Bhagyoshree Karmokar Jyoti, Departments of Pharmacology & Therapeutics, Dhaka National Medical College, Dhaka, Bangladesh; Departments of Biochemistry, Dhaka National Medical College, Dhaka, Bangladesh
Objective: The objective of the present study was to investigate the disease pattern and drugs load of the ICU patients at a tertiary level teaching hospital in Mymensingh. Methods and Materials: It was a descriptive type of observational study conducted in the intensive care unit of Mymensingh Medical College Hospital, Mymensingh during the period of June 2016 to December 2016. Purposive sampling was adopted for collecting data. All the admitted ICU patients were included in this study. The study was approved by the institutional ethical committee. Results: Most of the patients in the ICU belonged to the elder age group >60 years and male patients were predominant than the female ones. Average duration of stay in ICU was 4.35 days. Admissions with respiratory system disorders were more common in ICU and in the present study it revealed that 31.68% of the reported cases belonged to respiratory problems. Average number of drugs per prescription was 6.46. Average number of anti-microbial drugs per prescription was 1.38. Conclusion: Respiratory system related admissions were common in ICU. The average number of drugs per prescription was less than the other studies. Prescription protocols need to be addressed to guide appropriate use of drugs in the ICU setting.
Kartick Chanda Shaha,
Md Rezaul Karim,
Bhagyoshree Karmokar Jyoti,
Disease Patterns and Drugs Load of the ICU Patients in a Tertiary Level Teaching Hospital, International Journal of Biomedical Engineering and Clinical Science.
Vol. 5, No. 4,
2019, pp. 78-81.
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