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Table 1 Risk factors for driveline infection

From: Prevalence and management of driveline infections in mechanical circulatory support - a single center analysis

Risk factors present at driveline infection diagnosis Number (%) of patients with or without driveline infection OR (95% CI, p)
Infection No Infection
Obesity 8 (25.8) 23 (74.2) 0.50 (0.18–1.34, p = 0.179)
Diabetes mellitus 12 (35.3) 22 (64.7) 1.05 (0.40–2.74, p = 0.917)
Age < 45 years 6 (46.2) 7 (53.8) 1.80 (0.52–6.12, p = 0.342)
ICU stay > 2 weeks 7 (20.6) 27 (79.4) 0.30 (0.10–0.82, p = 0.022)
History of previous mechanical circulatory support 2 (18.2) 9 (81.8) 0.37 (0.05–1.59, p = 0.228)
Chronic kidney disease 9 (28.1) 23 (71.9) 0.60 (0.22–1.58, p = 0.306)
  1. CI confidence interval, OR univariate odds ratio