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Volume 15, Number 3—March 2009


Human Bocavirus and KI/WU Polyomaviruses in Pediatric Intensive Care Patients

Alma C. van de PolComments to Author , Tom F.W. Wolfs, Nicolaas J.G. Jansen, Jan L.L. Kimpen, Anton M. van Loon, and John W.A. Rossen
Author affiliations: University Medical Center Utrecht, Utrecht, the Netherlands (A.C. van de Pol, T.F.W. Wolfs, N.J.G. Jansen, J.L.L. Kimpen, A.M. van Loon, J.W.A Rossen); St. Elisabeth Hospital Tilburg, Tilburg, the Netherlands (J.W.A. Rossen)

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Table 1

Demographic and clinical characteristics for PICU patients with LTRIs and for controls, the Netherlands, 2005–2008*

Characteristics of patients LRTI group, n = 78 Control group, n = 83
Sex, no. (%)
M 43 (55.1) 44 (53.0)
35 (44.9)
39 (47.0)
Nasopharyngeal aspirates, no. (%) 78 (100.0) 57 (68.7)
Mechanical ventilation, no. (%) 76 (97.4) 79 (95.2)
Age, mo, median (IQR) 1.5 (4.2) 26.1 (134)
PaO2/FiO2, mm Hg, median (IQR) 130 (74.3) 250 (206)
Time on ventilator, d, median (IQR) 9 (5) 4 (9)
Time in hospital, d, median (IQR) 10 (6) 6 (11)

*PICU, Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, Wilhelmina Children’s Hospital, Utrecht, the Netherlands; LRTI, lower respiratory tract infection; IQR, interquartile range; PaO2/FiO2, ratio of the partial pressure of oxygen in arterial blood to the inspired oxygen fraction.

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