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Table 3 Multivariable adjusted associations between bolus versus maintenance (Referent) dosing and infection-related outcomes for the catheter subgroup (N=9,113)

From: Comparative short-term safety of bolus versus maintenance iron dosing in hemodialysis patients: a replication study

Outcome Effect measure1 Estimate (95% CI)
Hospitalized for pneumonia, sepsis, vascular access infection Hazard Ratio 1.19 (0.99, 1.44)
Rate Difference 100 (-10, 201)
Hospitalized for infection of any major organ system Hazard Ratio 1.15 (0.98, 1.35)
Rate Difference 106 (-19, 223)
Use of intravenous antibiotics Hazard Ratio 1.08 (0.96, 1.22)
Rate Difference 126 (-36, 332)
Infection-Related Death Hazard Ratio 1.39 (0.74, 2.61)
Rate Difference 11 (-17, 47)
Hospitalized for pneumonia, vascular access infection, sepsis or infection-related death Hazard Ratio 1.20 (0.99, 1.44)
Rate Difference 105 (-1.5, 213)
Hospitalized for any infection or use of intravenous antibiotics Hazard Ratio 1.07 (0.97, 1.19)
Rate Difference 179 (-45, 431)
  1. 1Rate difference per 1000 patient years.