Table 1

 Patient characteristics

BPD, bronchopulmonary dysplasia; IV, intravenous; RSV, respiratory syncytial virus; VATER, vertebral/anal/tracheal/esophageal/renal syndrome.
Age (months) (mean (SD))5.1 (3.3)
Weight (kg) (mean (SD))6.8 (3.5)
Per cent male69
Diagnosis (n)
Bronchiolitis
    RSV51/88
    Adenovirus1/88
    Virus unknown36/88
    Required oxygen66/88
    Required nasogastric/IV feeding49/88
    Required IV antibiotics9/88
    Required bronchodilators22/88
    Average length hospital stay5.7 days
Other diagnoses (n)
    Pneumonia/atelectasis3
    Cerebral palsy2
    BPD1
    Asthma3
    VATER anomaly1
    Cystic fibrosis1
    Whooping cough1