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Table 2 Management and complications of acute bronchiolitis

From: Viral aetiology of bronchiolitis in hospitalised children in Qatar

Characteristics Frequency (%)
Assisted ventilation
 Yes 32 (8.7%)
Assisted ventilation type (n = 32)
 Non-invasive 22 (6%)
 Invasive 1 (0.3%)
 Both 9 (2.4%)
Therapy/Treatment (n = 369)
 β agonist 331 (89.7%)
 Adrenaline 151 (40.9%)
 0.9% saline 42 (11.4%)
 3.0% saline 160 (43.4%)
 Steroids 85 (23%)
 Antibiotics 239 (64.8%)
 Mucomist 6 (1.6%)
 Atrovent 38 (10.3%)
Complications (n = 369)
 Collapse 76 (20.6%)
 Barotrauma 0 (0)
 Atelectasis 97 (26.3%)
 Pneumonia 63 (17.1%)
 Sepsis 20 (5.4%)
 Acute respiratory distress syndrome 0 (0)