IJMDC. 2020; 4(6): 1011-1015

Risk factors of hospital admissions and recurrent emergency department visits among pediatric asthma patients

Authors: Abdullah Saleh Aldamigh, Afaf Mousa Alnefisah, Abdulrahman Almutairi, Fatima Muhammad Alturki, Suhailah Khaled Alhtlany, Abdulmalik Abdulaziz Alnafisah.

ABSTRACT

Asthma is considered to be a prevalent disease that often goes undetected in the primary-care setting. Particularly among children, it is observed that the asthma occurrence is rising globally. Among Saudi children, the prevalence differs from one area to another in the same country. In Alhofuf, it was reported the highest prevalence (33.7%), while the lowest was reported in Abha (9%). The asthmatic patients admitted to emergency departments (ED) failed to manage their disease, suffering critical breathing difficulties, and are repeatedly admitted to the hospital. However, one visit is not satisfactory; there are more severe cases that frequently visit the ED. A web-based literature search using the advanced features of various databases, such as PubMed, Scopus, Embase, Google Scholar, Directory of Open Access Journals, and Cochrane electronic databases was carried out. Our study recognized many factors that increase the risk of repeated ED visits for the crisis-oriented care of asthma.

Keywords:
Risk factors, hospital admissions, emergency department visits, pediatric, asthma.


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Risk factors of hospital admissions and recurrent emergency department visits among pediatric asthma patients


Authors
Abdullah Saleh Aldamigh
Department of Pediatrics, Unaizah College of Medicine and Medical Sciences, Qassim Region, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
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Afaf Mousa Alnefisah
Unaizah College of Medicine and Medical Science, Qassim Region, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
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Abdulrahman Almutairi
Unaizah College of Medicine and Medical Science, Qassim Region, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
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Fatima Muhammad Alturki
Unaizah College of Medicine and Medical Science, Qassim Region, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
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Suhailah Khaled Alhtlany
Unaizah College of Medicine and Medical Science, Qassim Region, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
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Abdulmalik Abdulaziz Alnafisah
Unaizah College of Medicine and Medical Science, Qassim Region, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
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Correspondence to:
. Abdulrahman Almutairi, Unaizah College of Medicine and Medical Sciences, Qassim Region, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia; abdulrahman-122333@hotmail.com

Publication history
Received 13 Apr 2020
Accepted 13 May 2020
Published online 27 May 2020
Published in print 25 Jun 2020

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Aldamigh AS, Alnefisah AM, Almutairi A, Alturki FM, Alhtlany SK, Alnafisah AA. Risk factors of hospital admissions and recurrent emergency department visits among pediatric asthma patients. IJMDC. 2020; 4(6): 1011-1015. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1586725862


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Aldamigh AS, Alnefisah AM, Almutairi A, Alturki FM, Alhtlany SK, Alnafisah AA. Risk factors of hospital admissions and recurrent emergency department visits among pediatric asthma patients. http://www.ijmdc.com/?mno=98832 [Access: July 14, 2020]. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1586725862


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Aldamigh AS, Alnefisah AM, Almutairi A, Alturki FM, Alhtlany SK, Alnafisah AA. Risk factors of hospital admissions and recurrent emergency department visits among pediatric asthma patients. IJMDC. 2020; 4(6): 1011-1015. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1586725862


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Aldamigh AS, Alnefisah AM, Almutairi A, Alturki FM, Alhtlany SK, Alnafisah AA. Risk factors of hospital admissions and recurrent emergency department visits among pediatric asthma patients. IJMDC. (2020), [cited July 14, 2020]; 4(6): 1011-1015. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1586725862


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Aldamigh, A. S., Alnefisah, . A. M., Almutairi, . A., Alturki, . F. M., Alhtlany, . S. K. & Alnafisah, . A. A. (2020) Risk factors of hospital admissions and recurrent emergency department visits among pediatric asthma patients. IJMDC, 4 (6), 1011-1015. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1586725862


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Aldamigh, Abdullah Saleh, Afaf Mousa Alnefisah, Abdulrahman Almutairi, Fatima Muhammad Alturki, Suhailah Khaled Alhtlany, and Abdulmalik Abdulaziz Alnafisah. 2020. Risk factors of hospital admissions and recurrent emergency department visits among pediatric asthma patients. International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries, 4 (6), 1011-1015. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1586725862


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Aldamigh, Abdullah Saleh, Afaf Mousa Alnefisah, Abdulrahman Almutairi, Fatima Muhammad Alturki, Suhailah Khaled Alhtlany, and Abdulmalik Abdulaziz Alnafisah. "Risk factors of hospital admissions and recurrent emergency department visits among pediatric asthma patients." International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries 4 (2020), 1011-1015. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1586725862


MLA (The Modern Language Association) Style

Aldamigh, Abdullah Saleh, Afaf Mousa Alnefisah, Abdulrahman Almutairi, Fatima Muhammad Alturki, Suhailah Khaled Alhtlany, and Abdulmalik Abdulaziz Alnafisah. "Risk factors of hospital admissions and recurrent emergency department visits among pediatric asthma patients." International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries 4.6 (2020), 1011-1015. Print. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1586725862


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Aldamigh, A. S., Alnefisah, . A. M., Almutairi, . A., Alturki, . F. M., Alhtlany, . S. K. & Alnafisah, . A. A. (2020) Risk factors of hospital admissions and recurrent emergency department visits among pediatric asthma patients. International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries, 4 (6), 1011-1015. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1586725862


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