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Table 3 Infection related risk factors and various outcome parameters

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

  Risk factor
MRSA-carriage History of catheter related infection Bacteremia or bacteriuria within 3 month before implantation
Outcome yes n = 17 no n = 109 p yes n = 15 no n = 111 p yes n = 29 no n = 97 p
Catheter related infection (all) 9 (52.9%) 18 (16.5%) < 0.001 7 (46.7%) 20 (18.0) 0.02 13 (44.8%) 14 (14.4%) < 0.001
Death 3 (17.6%) 19 (17.4%) 0.98 0 (0.0%) 22 (19.8) 0.13 7 (24.1%) 15 (15.5%) 0.28
Catheter removal or revision 9 (52.9%) 21 (19.3%) 0.002 5 (33.3%) 25 (22.5%) 0.33 10 (34.5%) 20 20.6% 0.12
Re-hospitalization 10 (58.8%) 24 (22.0%) 0.001 7 (47.6%) 27 (24.3%) 0.12 14 (48.3%) 20 (20.6%) 0.003
Use of antibiotics 7 (41.2%) 18 (16.5%) 0.02 6 (40.0%) 19 (17.1%) 0.08 12 (41.4%) 13 (13.4%) 0.001
  1. Various outcomes depending on the risk factors MRSA-carriage, history of catheter related infection and bacteremia or bacteriuria in the period of 3 months before catheter implantation. Absolute numbers (percentage) of patients positive/negative for the respective risk factor are given. P-values < 0.05 are highlighted by bold letters