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Azithromycin Not Linked to Length of Stay or Readmission in Childhood Asthma

The median length of stay was 2.3 (interquartile range [IQR] 1.8-3.1) days, and there was a 9% asthma-related readmission rate in the 90-day period following discharge. The majority of individuals had a length of stay <8.2 days. Those given azithromycin therapy remained in the hospital 20% (11 hours) longer (adjusted beta coefficient for log-transformed length of stay, 0.18 [95% CI, 0.11-0.26]) than those excluded from this treatment, though this difference was not clinically relevant. There was no significant association found between azithromycin therapy and 90-day asthma-related readmission rates (adjusted odds ratio 0.89 [95% CI, 0.46-1.72]). Readmission rates were 0.9% for 7 days, 4% for 30 days, and 9% for 90 days.

Limitations to this study include the use of a single-center, low generalizability due to high asthma rates in the Bronx, New York, potential for missed readmissions, a retrospective study design, the potential for indication bias and unmeasured confounders, the use of ICD-9 billing classification to identify participants, a lack of exclusion of other populations that could cause overlap, and a limitation of azithromycin therapy exposure to the first 48 hours of admission.

What is the classification systems for the severity of asthma?

Mild, mild to moderate, moderate and severe. It is not currently qualitatively classified.

mild, moderate, severe and life-threatening

Well i was told mine was servere at one point, then i grew out of it to mild, then very slight, then gone

what is the diffrence between asthma and COPD?

I know they are both respiratory diseases/ what are the diffrent classifications?

The difference is that COPD is a group of conditions, of which, asthma is one. Then there is Emphysema, Chronic Bronchitis, Bronchiectasis and others. Basically they all have problems with the airways, hence the term "obstructive". There are

Cigarette smoking is the leading cause of COPD. Most people who have COPD smoke or used to smoke. Long-term exposure to other lung irritants, such as air pollution, chemical fumes, or dust, also may contribute to COPD.


Similarities and differences between asthma and chronic ...
by AS Buist - 2003 - Cited by 38 - Related articles - All 8 versions
Perhaps the most important difference between asthma and COPD is the nature of inflammation, which is primarily