Anesthesia & Clinical Research

Anesthesia & Clinical Research
Open Access

ISSN: 2155-6148

Aparna Yarram

Dr, Department of Medicine, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, Texas, USA

  • Research Article   
    Trend of Usage of Vasopressors in the United States
    Author(s): Aparna Yarram*, Shaadi Abughazaleh and Ali Seifi

    Background: The purpose of this study is to determine the trend of usage of vasopressors in the United States from 2005 to 2014 using a robust database. Methods: Data from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality’s Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS) was queried from 2005-2014 for the patients who received vasopressors. Data was dichotomized to teaching and non- teaching institutions. Z-tests were performed using statistical analysis to assess for significant differences. Results: The usage of Vasopressor Infusion procedure increased by an overall 143% in all hospitals across the US between 2005 and 2014. This increase was particularly seen among teaching hospitals that reported a 246% increase in vasopressor use, compared to non-teaching hospitals that showed a 2% increase. The difference betw.. View More»
    DOI: 10.35248/2155-6148.20.11.971

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