Archive \ Volume.2 2011 Issue 4

Raju Paudel 1, Subish Palaian 2, Bishnurath Giri 3, Hom KC 4, Anil K Sah 5, Arjun Poudel 6, Saval Khanal 7 & Shankar PR 8 1 Department of Medicine, Manipal Teaching Hospital / Manipal College of Medical Sciences, Pokhara, Nepal 2 Department of Hospital and Clinical Pharmacy/ Department of Pharmacolo

Raju Paudel , Subish Palaian , Bishnurath Giri , Hom KC , Anil K Sah , Arjun Poudel , Saval Khanal & Shankar PR

Objective: To analyze the clinical profile of patients admitted to the intensive care unit (ICU) of Manipal Teaching Hospital (MTH) at Pokhara, Nepal, identify the commonly prescribed drugs, drug categories, dosage forms, antimicrobials, sensitivity pattern of antimicrobials and the treatment outcomes. Materials and Methods: A cross sectional, descriptive study in which he case records of all the patients admitted in the ICU during 1st August to 30th September, 2007 were collected and the details were entered in the patient profile form. The filled patient profile forms were retrospectively analyzed as per the study objectives. Results: Altogether, 201 patients [males 101 (50.25%)] were admitted. Most common diagnosis was ‘Myocardial Infarction /Ischemic heart disease’ [13.96 % (n=62)]. The median (interquartile range) of the ICU stay was 3 (2-4) days. Cardiovascular drugs [31.7% (n=761) were the most commonly prescribed.