Pregnant women five times more likely to suffer from viral pneumonia associated with the flu

The neumonívírica serious associated with the Flu is five times más common in pregnant women. This is one of the findings that were collected in a prospective study of Influenza A in aged women fértil in which you have participated médoctors of the Hospital Complex of Navarra. The work, titled ‘The serious case of the Flu A/H1N1 2009 in pregnant women in Espa&bath;to’, has been submitted by the practitioner Enrique Marav’, first author of the same, in an act that has been accompanied by a&bath;ado by the médoctors of the CHN José Ramos and Isabel Jiménez, attached to the ICU of the former Hospital Virgen del Camino.

it Has been present alsoén, the managing director of CHN, Fernando Boneta. This artíass has been accepted for publication’re in the magazine scientificífica of the american specialty ‘Critical Care Medicine’ (impact factor 7,8), being the first time that a médico navarro manages to publish a work of this magnitude in this magazine. It is a project of research’n conjunction with doctors of the hospitals Vall d’Hebr’n (Barcelona), John XXIII (Tarragona), Hospital Clínico (Valladolid) and of the Sociedad Espa&bath;wave of Intensive Medicine and Coronary Units. The study consisti’ in the follow-up, between April 2009 and February 2010, the cases of women in reproductive age (between 15 and 44&years) admitted to the 148 Icu espa&bath;rides with neumonía-associated viral Influenza A. In total, we studied 234 cases of women in this age range, of which 50 were pregnant women, más 20 percent. The results reveal that the neumonía was five times más common in pregnant women than in those that were not. The development of this patología in women of reproductive age was linked with the commencement of antiviral treatment, corresponding to the rate más low, with the initiation’n of the therapy within the first 48 hours of the start of the síntoma. However, s’a minor’to había received treatment with antiviral drugs in this period of time. The mortality rate of women affected by this type of neumoníto reach’ 14 per cent. Obesity, the delay in the diagnosis’forecast infection’n viral, and the delay in ICU admission and at the beginning of the antiviral treatment, were negative factors in the severity and evolution’n of the disease. Therefore, the authors recommend the vacunaci’n, especially in this risk group, each a&bath;or, as another factor to&bathrooms;added flu To it is your continuous mutaci’n annual. In Navarra, during the period of a pandemic, the treatment terapétherapeutic of patients affected by neumonía-associated viral Flu, To be reforz’ with antiviral medications especígraphics, and with the adquisici’n 15 devices ‘respirators’ &number;last generation’n, given the difícil management of the respiratory failure that caused this kind of neumonía, up to then unknown.