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Table 2 PICU admittance and characteristics

From: Characteristics and risk factors associated with critical illness in pediatric COVID-19

Reason(s) for PICU admission n (%) Total PICU cohort (N = 30)
Hypoxia 15 (50)
Hemodynamic instability 6 (20)
DKA 2 (7)
Cardiac dysfunction 2 (7)
Mediastinal mass 2 (7)
Apnea 2 (7)
Acute chest syndrome in sickle cell disease 2 (7)
Other 6 (20)
Outcomes
 Length of ICU stay, days [mean (median, IQR)]a 8.8 (3.6, 2.5–14.7)
ICU discharge (n, %) 29 (97)
Deceased (n, %) 1 (3)
Respiratory failure Intubated cohort (N = 8)
OSI at intubation [mean (median, IQR)] 14 (15, 5.5–20)
Maximum PEEP [mean (median)] 12 (13.5)
Ventilator-free days [mean (median, IQR)] 14 (15, 13–23)
PICU admission characteristics Total cohort (N = 30) PICU low acuity (n = 16) PICU organ dysfunction (n = 14)
pSOFA [mean (median, IQR)] 2.3 (1.0, 1.0–3.0) 0.6 (1.0, 0–1.0) 44 (3.0, 2.0–7.0)
PELOD-2 [mean (median, IQR)] 2.0 (2.0, 0–3.0) 0.6 (0, 0–2.0) 3.6 (3.5, 2.0–6.0)
System failure (n, %)b
 Cardiovascular dysfunction 14 (47) 3 (19) 11 (79)
 Respiratory dysfunction 9 (30) 0 9 (64)
 Hematalogic dysfunction 6 (20) 0 6 (43)
 Neurologic dysfunction 5 (17) 0 5 (36)
 Hepatic dysfunction 5 (17) 2 (13) 3 (21)
 Renal dysfunction 5 (17) 0 5 (36)
  1. aAmong survivors
  2. bSystem failure defined as pSOFA >  = 1 for system category(18)