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Table 3 Clinical characteristics of admitted patients affected by bronchiolitis.

From: Therapeutic approach to bronchiolitis: why pediatricians continue to overprescribe drugs?

Clinical characteristics n. of patients (%) Clinical characteristics n. of patients (%)
Total patients 84 Chest roentgenogram 42/84 (50%)
   Males 46/84 (54%) Lung consolidation 3/84 (3.5%)
   Females 38/84 (46%) Starting RDAI score of > 9 32/77 (41.5%)
Mean age (months) 3.5 RDAI (mean) Time 0 8
   1-3 months 43/84 (51.1%)   Time 6 7.8
   4-12 months 41/84 (49%)   Time 12 7.6
Mean length of stay (LOS) 4.8 days   Time 24 6.8
Direct access to E.D. 61/84 (72.6%)   Time 48 6.9
Patients already on treatment 40/84 (47.6%) Paleness 22/84 (26.1%)
Increased RR 28/63 (44%) Cyanosis 2/84 (2.3%)
Patients with chest retractions 59/84 (70.2%) Matching clinical admission criteria 54/84 (64.2%)
Patients with SaO2 < 92% 6/84 (7.1%)