TABLE 4.

Clinical Characteristics of RSV Group

CharacteristicRSV Cases (n = 45)
Preexisting conditions, n (%)
    Asthma3 (7)
    Bronchopulmonary dysplasia6 (13)
Route of admission, n (%)
    Pediatrician's office9 (20)
    Emergency department31 (69)
    Other5 (11)
PICU/NICU admission, n (%)10 (22)
    Duration, d, mean ± SD8.2 ± 11.5
Mechanical ventilation, n (%)5 (11)
    Duration, d, mean ± SD11.4 ± 11.4
Supplemental oxygen, n (%)34 (76)
Apnea monitoring, n (%)27 (60)
Confirmed apnea episodes, n (%)3 (7)
Complications,*n (%)5 (11)
Duration of hospitalization, d, mean ± SD5.8 ± 8.0
  • Data were gathered through chart review; data were missing for 1 case.

  • * Complications included apnea, premature ventricular contractions, decreased weight, and supraventricular tachycardia.