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Clinical Profile of Asthmatic Patients Assisted in a Reference Service in Manaus, Amazonas, Brazil FREE TO VIEW

Suzi Maron*, MBBS; Maria Cardoso, MD; Gustavo Silva, MBBS; Rodrigo Oliveira, MBBS; Iure Melo, MBBS
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Universidade Federal do Amazonas (UFAM), Manaus, Brazil

Chest. 2012;142(4_MeetingAbstracts):708A. doi:10.1378/chest.1390044
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SESSION TYPE: Asthma Posters

PRESENTED ON: Wednesday, October 24, 2012 at 01:30 PM - 02:30 PM

PURPOSE: To characterize the profile of asthmatic patients assisted at Araújo Lima Ambulatory, service of the University Hospital Getúlio Vargas, located at Manaus, Amazonas, Brazil

METHODS: This study is a descriptive, both retrospective and prospective one. It was evaluated the data registered at medical records of patients assisted by the Asthma Assistance and Control Program (AACP). The studied population was composed by a total of 800 patients among the ages of 3 and 83 years old, from August 2003 to July 2010.

RESULTS: The analysis of 800 patients’ medical records found dyspnea in 55 with intermittent asthma, in 367 with mild persistent asthma, in 269 with moderate persistent asthma and in 11 with severe persistent asthma, in a total of 702 patients. Sputum was found in 18 patients with intermittent asthma, 282 with mild persistent asthma, in 261 with moderate persistent asthma and in 6 with severe persistent asthma, within a total of 567 patients. Wheezing was detected in 28 patients with intermittent asthma, in 264 with mild persistent asthma, in 379 with moderate persistent asthma and in 7 with severe persistent asthma, within a total of 678 patients.

CONCLUSIONS: According to asthma severity classification, 62% of patients presented exacerbations and 38% were controlled. Among those with uncontrolled asthma, 2,92% where classified as intermittent; 28,7% had mild asthma, 32,24% had moderate asthma and 0,49% had severe asthma. Among those with controlled asthma, 0,88% had intermittent asthma; 12,16% had mild asthma; 20,04% had moderate asthma and 0,58% had severe asthma.

CLINICAL IMPLICATIONS: It was observed that among all symptoms of an exacerbation, only dyspnea, sputum and wheezing were relevant. It was therefore observed an important relation between clinical presentation and classification of asthma.

DISCLOSURE: The following authors have nothing to disclose: Suzi Maron, Maria Cardoso, Gustavo Silva, Rodrigo Oliveira, Iure Melo

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