Momidi Kaveri, P. Venugopalaiah, P. Pratyusha Ande, Y. Prapurna Chandra
Department of Pharmacy Practice, Ratnam Institute of Pharmacy, Pidathapolur (V&P), Muthukur (M), SPSR Nellore District – 524 346
A b s t r a c t
Lung infections can be caused by viruses, bacteria, fungi, or parasites. In some cases, more than one type of germ causes lung infections. The present study aimed to assess the pulmonary infections and its treatment profile in a tertiary care hospital. The prospective observational study was carried out for a period of 6 months. The study was conducted in General medicine department in a tertiary care hospital. A written and informed consent was obtained from the recruited patients. A Total of 225 patients were enrolled in the study. In our study 46-56 years age patients were more (37.33%) as compared to other ages. Sputum culture test patients were more 71(31.55%) as compared to other laboratory examinations. 5-6 years duration respiratory infection patients were more 102(45.33%) as compared to other durations. The Scabies comorbidities patients were more 89(39.55%) as compared to other comorbid conditions. The Leukotrine receptor antagonist prescribed patients was more 41 (18.22%) as compared to other prescribing pattern of drugs. Regular training and implementation of the national protocol for diagnosis and treatment of protocol for the management of pulmonary infections among adults is suggested.
Keywords: Lung infections, respiratory infection patients, pulmonary infections, Leukotrine receptor antagonist.