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Table 4 Association between various patient factors and primary or secondary outcomes

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

Patient factor Outcome Odds ratio 95% Confidence intervals (lower-upper) P-value
History of catheter related infection Catheter related infection (local and systemic) 3.86 1.16–12.84 < 0.03
Catheter related infection (local) 10.13 1.72–59.69 < 0.02
MRSA carriage Catheter related infection (local and systemic) 5.94 1.99–17.74 < 0.002
Catheter related infection (local) 7.39 1.36–40.28 < 0.03
Catheter removal or revison 4.58 1.58–13.32 < 0.01
Rehospitalization 4.98 1.71–14.51 < 0.005
Use of antibiotics 3.59 1.20–10,76 < 0.05
Bacteremia or bacteriuria within 3 month before implantation Catheter related infection (local and systemic) 5.11 1.98–13.16 < 0.001
Rehospitalization 3.54 1.46–8.56 < 0.005
Use of antibiotics 4.70 1.80–12.23 < 0.002
  1. Only significant associations are shown, for details see text. Patient factors analyzed: gender, age, CRP value, immunosuppression, diabetes mellitus, previous catheter infection, germ carriage, MRSA, positive blood or urine culture up to 3 months before implantation, catheter localization