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Table 1 Patients´ characteristics

From: Risk factors for catheter-related infections in patients receiving permanent dialysis catheter

Characteristic CRI No-CRI p value
Total number of patients (female; male: n = 55; 75) 10;11 45;64 0.59
Total number of implanted dialysis catheters (in female; male: n = 68; 83) 13;14 55;69 0.72
Age (years) 69.1 ± 8.4 68.7 ± 13.6 0.90
Acute or acute on chronic renal injury (n = 93 [71.5%]) 16 77 0.78
Prior dialysis dependency (n = 24 [18.5%]) 4 20 1.00
Underlying diseases
 Diabetic nephropathy (n = 46 [35.4%]) 9 37 0.45
 Hypertensive nephrosclerosis (n = 33 [25.4%] 5 28 1.00
 Glomerulonephritis (n = 16 [12.3%]) 3 13 0.72
 Post-operative acute renal injury (n = 12 [9.2%]) 0 12 0.21
 Cardio-renal syndrome (n = 7 [5.4%]) 3 4 0.08
 Unknown etiology (n = 17 [13.1%]) 4 13 0.76
 Others * (n = 25 [19.2%]) 3 22 0.76
Relevant concomitant diseases
 Diabetes mellitus (n = 62 [47.7%]) 11 51 0.64
 Congestive heart failure (n = 82 [63.1%]) 18 64 0.03
 Coronary artery disease (n = 68 [52.3%]) 12 56 0.64
 Arterial hypertension (n = 118 [90.8%]) 21 97 0.21
 COPD (n = 19 [14.6%]) 4 15 0.51
Relevant treatment
 Immunosuppression (n = 15 [11.5%]) 3 12 0.71
  1. Data are shown as mean (± SD) or as absolutes (percentages). *Contrast-induced nephropathy (n = 5), nephrectomy because of renal cell carcinoma (n = 5), polycystic kidney disease (n = 4), pyelonephritis (n = 3), rhabdomyolysis (n = 2), hemolytic-uremic syndrome (n = 2), hydronephrosis(n = 2), analgesic nephropathy(n = 1)
  2. CRI catheter related infection