ASSESSMENT OF DRUG USE PATTERN OF ANTIMICROBIALS AMONG PAEDIATRIC IN-PATIENTS OF TERTIARY CARE TEACHING HOSPITALAbstract
Objective: This study gives an overview of prescribing pattern of antibiotics in children in our tertiary care teaching hospital. Methods: It is a prospective observational study carried out on paediatric in-patients with a sample of 160 patients based on age, inclusion, and exclusion criteria for a period of 6 months. The patient’s data were collected using a patient case record form and the data analysis was done. Results: Out of 160 patients data that were collected, the results showed that the majority of gender which were admitted to the hospital were male children 89 (55.62%), and many were from the age group of early childhood (6-12 years) 64 (40.00%). Respiratory tract infections were the diagnosis most commonly analyzed; overall, 236 prescribed antibiotics, cephalosporins 121 (51.21%) were commonly evident, and parenteral 161 (68.22%) – route of administration was observed to be followed more than other routes. Conclusion: Antibiotic Resistance is a worrisome factor worldwide, challenging treatment regimens. Surgeons & Physicians worldwide find it difficult to cope with the increased resistance patterns and design dosing regimens accordingly. This study analyzes the prescribing pattern trend of antibiotics in our hospital and drives a conclusion about antibiotic usage.
S. Suwitha, D. Suganya, Shravan Jeyachandran, Beny Margrat, A. Priya and K. Arun Chander Yadav *
Department of Pharmacology, Apollo Children’s Hospital, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India.
11 January 2022
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01 September 2022