Online ISSN: 2515-8260

Keywords : pulmonary score index

Comparative study of peak expiratory flow rate and pulmonary score index in acute exacerbation of mild and moderate asthma in age group of 6 to 12 years

Dr.S Srilata, Dr. B Harikrishna, Dr. C Sankar Narayana, Dr. CV Prathyusha

European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine, 2022, Volume 9, Issue 7, Pages 3080-3085

The availability of new diagnostic methods, a better understanding of asthma's pathophysiology, and the introduction of several oral and inhaled drugs have revolutionized asthma management in children. It has also increased the pediatrician's burden to keep abreast of the advances and educate them on the subjects. Children of 6-12 years coming to the department of pediatrics, who are Known asthmatic and children presented first time with symptoms suggestive of asthma, and exacerbation severity graded as mild, moderate& severe acute asthma exacerbation according to GINA 2019 guidelines, only children with mild and moderate exacerbation were selected in this study. The mean predicted PEFR improved with treatment by 20.82% from 50.68% to 71.5% of expected (p<0.0001) by 15 minutes. The mean PSI decreased by 2.84 (p<0.0001) from 4.8 to 2.0 by 15 minutes.