TABLE 1.

SLCH PICU Patient Characteristics: Demographics and Underlying Disease

Total (N = 911; %)
Demographics
 Male526 (58)
 Age (mean, y) ± SD5.47 ± 5.90
 White674 (74)
 PRISM score (mean) ± SD8.88 ± 8.80
Underlying illness
 Lung disease226 (25)
 Congenital heart disease264 (29)
 Seizure disorder106 (11.6)
 Transplants (solid organ and BMT)49 (5.4)
 Trauma85 (9.3)
 Burn5 (0.5)
 Genetic syndrome161 (17.7)
 Cancer48 (5.3)
 Congenital immunodeficiency15 (1.6)
 Preexisting renal failure25 (2.7)
Procedures
 Intubation646 (70.9)
 Reintubation125 (13.7)
 Tracheostomy51 (5.6)
 Cardiopulmonary resuscitation55 (6.0)
 Dialysis24 (2.6)
 Transfusion294 (32.3)
Medications
 Inotropes163 (17.9)
 Steroids273 (30)
 Histamine type 2 receptor blockers207 (22.7)
Outcomes
 PICU LOS (mean, d) ± SD5.34 ± 13.82
 Hospital LOS (mean, d) ± SD14.38 ± 29.59
 Death53 (5.8)
  • SD indicates standard deviation; BMT, bone marrow transplant; LOS, length of stay.