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Post Infectious Bronchiolitis Obliterans: Knowledge, Attitude and Practice survey
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  • Priyanka Potti,
  • Manoj Madhusudan,
  • Tejaswi Chandra,
  • Srikanta JT
Priyanka Potti
Aster CMI Hospital

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Manoj Madhusudan
Aster CMI Hospital
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Tejaswi Chandra
Aster CMI Hospital
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Srikanta JT
Aster CMI Hospital
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Abstract

Objective: To outline what is commonly understood, perceived and followed at individual institutions across the country on the subject of Post-Infectious Bronchiolitis Obliterans(PIBO) Methods: A 64-item web-based questionnaire with three sections addressing key domains in PIBO was employed. The questionnaire assessed knowledge points, attitudes and practice essentials which were consolidated and analysed. Results: The questionnaire was completed by 40 paediatricians/sub-specialists across 15 cities in India, and 88% of them were paediatric pulmonologists. The knowledge about disease process, clinical presentation, diagnostic modalities and treatment options were consistent with established literature. The prognosis was thought to be favourable by 75% respondents. Considerable heterogenicity was noted in the choice of first-line drugs, their doses, durations and combinations. Similarly, the time of the institution of second-line medication and drug of choice exhibited discrepancies. Conclusions There is a sizeable ambiguity in treatment practices concerning PIBO. This uncertainty calls for a review and consensus among Indian practitioners.