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Table 2 Relation between central venous catheter characteristics and DVT

From: High level of venous thromboembolism in critically ill trauma patients despite early and well-driven thromboprophylaxis protocol

Vein Incidence of DVT (1000 catheter-days) CVC (n)
Patients (n)
DVT (n) No. of days of catheterization Length of catheterization (days)
Femoral 67.7 126/119 22 325 2 [1; 3]
I. jugular 47.5 53/47 21 442 8 [4.3; 12]
Subclavian 35.7 5/5 1 28 6 [4.8; 7.3]
  1. No CVC (n = 29), 1 CVC (n = 73), 2 CVC (42), 3 CVC (n = 9)
  2. Data expressed as median [quartile 1; 3]
  3. I. Jugular internal jugular catheter, DVT/1000 catheter-days number of event/number of days of catheterization × 1000, DVT deep venous thrombosis, CVC central venous catheter