The impact of influenza A on critical care in the north of England, winter 2010-11

Ian Nesbitt*, Andrew Kilner, Alison Waldram, Annette Richardson, Christine Straughan, Tricia Cresswell, Lesley Durham

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Abstract

Influenza A(H1N1)pdm09 virus infection placed a significant burden on intensive care services in the north of England during winter 2010-11 compared with the influenza outbreak in 2009-10. The clinical characteristics of 160 adult patients requiring mechanical ventilation are described in this paper. Comparisons are made with other reported series. Issues related to patient transfers along with logistical and ethical issues arising from national guidance are also discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)140-146
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of the Intensive Care Society
Volume13
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2012

Keywords

  • H1N1
  • Intensive care
  • Networks
  • Pandemic
  • Resources

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