|Age||Diagnosis||Receiving Unit||Outcome (as of 1/30/98)|
|2||2:00 AM||3:50 AM||Bremerton Naval Hospital||Newborn||Congenital diaphramatic hernia||IICU||Died 5/5/98|
|7||5:24 PM||6:24 PM||Skagit Valley Medical Center||Infant||Bronchiolitis, pneumonia||IICU||Hospitalized 8 days|
|9||12:30 AM||1:21 AM||Bremerton Naval Hospital||Newborn||Meconium aspiration, pneumothorax||IICU||Hospitalized 4 days|
|21||7:38 PM||8:29 PM||St. Peter's, Olympia||Teen||Acute pancreatitis, hypovolemic shock||PICU||Hospitalized 6 days|
|30||6:11 PM||7:15 PM||Kittitas Valley, Ellensburg||Newborn||Coarctation of aorta, ventricular septal defect||IICU||Hospitalized 13 days|
|1||6:32 PM||7:25 PM||Auburn General||Newborn||Congenital diaphramatic hernia||IICU||Died 6/17/98|
|3||11:25 AM||12:42 PM||Auburn Medics||Pre-school||Varicella encephalitis, seizures||PICU||Hospitalized 3 days|
|11||8:36 PM||10:40 PM||Orcas Island Clinic||Newborn||Prematurity||IICU||Still hospitalized|
|14||9:10 AM||9:54 AM||Bainbridge Island Medics||Teen||Ventricular fibrillation, cardiomyopathy||PICU||Hospitalized 2 days|
|18||7:49 PM||9:12 PM||Stevens Hospital, Edmonds||Teen||Prolonged cardiac arrest, cardiac dysrhythmia||PICU||Died 5/20/98|
|22||5:33 PM||na||Oregon Health Sciences University, Portland||Pre-school||Cardiomyopathy||PICU||Died 6/6/98|
|23||9:00 AM||10:27 AM||St. Joseph Hospital, Bellingham||Newborn||Perinatal infection, group b||IICU||Hospitalized 12 days|
|3||2:29 PM||2:53 PM||Valley General Hospital, Monroe||Infant||Unexplained sudden death, cardiac arrest||PICU||Died 6/3/98|
|14||10:18 PM||11:30 PM||Skagit Valley Hospital, Mt. Vernon||Pre-school||Respiratory failure||PICU||Hospitalized 6 days|
|18||11:53 PM||1:23 AM||Providence General Hospital, Everett||Elementary||Meningococcal meningitis||PICU||Hospitalized 12 days|
|21||4:24 PM||6:18 PM||Providence General Hospital, Everett||Infant||Drowning||PICU||Died 6/22/98|
|23||1:47 PM||3:15 PM||Lake Stevens Medics||School-age||Respiratory and cardiac arrest||ER||Died 6/23/98|
Bronchiolitis: Inflamation of the small air passages in the lung, which makes breathing difficult. If severe, mechanical ventilation may be required to maintain patient's breathing.
Cardiac dysrhythmia: A general term covering a wide variety of abnormal heart rates and/or rhythms. Some are benign or only mildly troublesome. Some are life threatening.
Cardiomyopathy: This condition causes the heart to enlarge and beat improperly and can lead to cardiac arrest. Cardiomy- opathy is treated with medicine but in severe cases may require a transplant.
Coarctation of the aorta: An hour-glass shaped narrowing of the artery which exits the heart carrying oxygenated blood to the body, typically occurring just after the branches feeding the head and neck and before the artery supplies the lower half of the body. This causes high blood pressure in the arms, low blood pressure in the legs and stress and strain on the heart muscle, which can cause it to work too hard (congestive heart failure).
Diaphramatic hernia: A condition at birth in which the abdominal contents are displaced into the chest cavity causing respiratory distress and usually requiring immediate surgery.
Meconium aspiration: Pneumonia-like illness of newborn due to inhalation at birth of fluids containing material from infant's bowel.
Meningococcal meningitis: Bacterial infection of the covering of brain and spinal cord by the bacteria Neisseria meningitidis. It can be life threatening.
Perinatal group b streptococcal infection: Infection of a baby with group b streptococcus bacteria that the baby acquires around the time of delivery. The bacteria usually cause pneumonia, blood stream infection and sometimes meningitis.
Pneumothorax: Rupture of one of the lungs, resulting in leakage of air into the chest cavity. Chest tubes are surgically placed to drain air out of the chest cavity.
Varicella encephalitis: A brain infection caused by the chickenpox virus. Patients usually do well with treatment although on rare occasion it can result in seizures or brain injury due to tissue damage and even death due to brain failure.
Ventricular fibrillation: A state in which the heart is just quivering and not PMing blood effectively.
Ventricular septal defect: A hole between the two ventricles or PMing chambers of the heart, through which blood leaks from the left ventricle to the right ventricle and on to the lungs. The net effect is that the heart and lungs are overworked and inefficient (congestive heart failure).
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