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Table 2 Incidence rates of complications among patients with catheter placement *< 90 days

From: Incidence of catheter-related complications in patients with central venous or hemodialysis catheters: a health care claims database analysis

Type of complication

Number of complications per 1000 catheter-days (95% CI)

HD catheters

CVC all

CVC cancer

CVC no cancer

n = 3213

n = 5060

n = 2479

n = 2581

CRBSI

5.10

4.01

4.33

3.62

(4.69-5.55)

(3.72-4.32)

(3.92-4.78)

(3.22-4.07)

Thrombosis

0.80

1.26

1.71

0.76

(0.65-0.98)

(1.11-1.44)

(1.46-2.00)

(0.59-0.97)

MCRC

0.68

0.59

0.65

0.53

(0.55 -0.85)

(0.49-0.72)

(0.50-0.83)

(0.40-0.72)

Embolism

0.49

0.39

0.38

0.40

(0.38-0.64)

(0.31-0.49)

(0.27-0.52)

(0.28-0.56)

ICH

0.10

0.10

0.04

0.17

(0.06-0.18)

(0.06-0.16)

(0.02-0.11)

(0.10-0.29)

MB

0.27

0.09

0.05

0.14

(0.19-0.39)

(0.06-0.15)

(0.02-0.12)

(0.08-0.25)

Any

6.98

6.00

6.67

5.20

(6.49-7.52)

(5.64-6.38)

(6.15-7.23)

(4.71-5.74)

  1. *Analysis only counted each patient’s first qualifying catheter insertion; P < 0.05, Fisher’s exact test; Defined as the initial occurrence of the first- or only-occurring complication.
  2. CI, confidence interval; CRBSI, catheter-related bloodstream infection; CVC, central venous catheter; HD, hemodialysis; ICH, intracranial hemorrhage; MB, major bleeding; MCRC, mechanical catheter–related complication.