Skip to main content

Table 3 Clinical responses of children with mild and severe adenovirus pneumonia according to the timing of BAL in the study

From: Influence of the timing of bronchoscopic alveolar lavage on children with adenovirus pneumonia: a comparative study

Variable Mild group (n = 70) Severe group (n = 64)
Early BAL
(n = 21)
Late BAL
(n = 49)
P value Early BAL
(n = 21)
Late BAL
(n = 43)
P value
Major indicators
Fever duration (days), median (range) 8(5–11) 10(5–18) 0.0287 11(7–19) 11(7–21) 0.2670
Length of stay (days), median (range 8(6–12) 11(6–19) 0.0006 12(9–29) 13(8–34) 0.2893
Minor indicators
Advanced life support
Mechanical ventilation, No. (%) 0(0.00) 0(0.00)  > 0.9999 5(23.81) 2(4.65) 0.0335
CBP, No. (%) 0(0.00) 0(0.00)  > 0.9999 0(0.00) 1(2.33)  > 0.9999
ECMO, no .(%) 0(0.00) 0(0.00)  > 0.9999 1(4.76) 2(4.65)  > 0.9999
Pulmonary sequelaes
PIBO, No. (%) 0(0.00) 1(2.04)  > 0.9999 5(23.81) 10(23.26)  > 0.9999
Bronchiectasis, no. (%) 0(0.00) 0(0.00)  > 0.9999 1(4.76) 3(6.98)  > 0.9999
Outcomes
Mortality, no. (%) 0(0.00) 0(0.00)  > 0.9999 1(4.76) 1(2.33)  > 0.9999
  1. CBP: continuous blood purification; ECMO: extracorporeal membrane oxygenation; PIBO: post-infectious bronchiolitis
  2. The bold means p < 0.05, which had statistical significance