Wainwright et al used a score for determining the degree of respiratory distress in infants with acute bronchiolitis. The authors are from multiple institutions in Quuensland, Australia.
Patient selections: infants <= 12 months of age
(1) respiratory effort
(2) oxygen saturation while breathing ambient air
(3) respiratory rate compared to that of a healthy infant of the same age
90 to 94%
< -3 SD below mean
-2 to -3 SD below mean
-1.99 SD below to +1.99 SD above mean
+2 to +3 SD above mean
> +3 SD above mean
total score =
= SUM(points for all 3 parameters)
• minimum score: 0
• maximum score: 7
• The higher the score the greater the respiratory distress.
0 or 1
2 or 3
4 to 7
• I would think a score of 0 would indicate no respiratory distress.
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Purpose: To determine the degree of respiratory distress in an infant using the severity score of Wainwright et al.
Specialty: Pulmonology, Pedatrics
Objective: severity, prognosis, stage, complications, selection