TABLE 1

Description of Children Requiring Hospitalization

Patient Age, wkHigh-Risk CriteriaReason for Admission/Hospital Course
0.5AgeMultiple apnea/desaturation episodes with GERD, oxygen requirement
1Multiple ALTEs, ageBecame hypoxemic, oxygen requirement
1Multiple ALTEs, ageSeizure, suspected nonaccidental trauma
3Multiple ALTEs, ageIntubated because of apnea
4Multiple ALTEs, ageUrinary tract infection
7.5Multiple ALTEsMultiple apnea/desaturation episodes with GERD
8Multiple ALTEsPICU for apnea, encephalitis
8Multiple ALTEsMultiple apnea/desaturation episodes with GERD
  • GERD indicates gastroesophageal reflux disease.