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Table 1 Clinical and patient characteristics

From: A clinical evaluation of two central venous catheter stabilization systems

  Suture group (n = 86 patients) Suture-free group (n = 85 patients) p value
Median (IQR) age (years) 66 (56.3; 74) 62 (51; 72) 0.222a
Median (IQR) APACHE II score 23 (15.5; 32) 21 (14; 29) 0.271a
Median (IQR) BMI 26.7 (23.0:31.9) (n = 80) 26.8 (24.3:30.5) (n = 73) 0.509a
Male-to-female ratio (%) 59:27 (68.6:31.4) 68:17 (80.0:20.0) 0.115b
Number of patients (%) receiving
Sedative agents 38 (44.2) 47 (55.3) 0.170b
Paralysing agents 11 (12.8) 7 (8.2) 0.456b
Endotracheal tube 43 (50.0) 50 (58.8) 0.284b
Tracheostomy 7 (8.1) 16 (18.8) 0.046b
Mechanical ventilation 46 (53.5) 55 (64.7) 0.162b
Non-invasive ventilation 18 (20.9) 15 (17.6) 0.699b
Haemodialysis 9 (10.5) 15 (17.6) 0.194b
ECMO 2 (2.3) 2 (2.4) 1.00b
  1. Patients were randomized to receive either sutures and a Tegaderm™ IV Advanced dressing (suture group) or 3M™ PICC/CVC Securement Device + Tegaderm™ IV Advanced dressing (suture-free group) to secure a short-term central venous catheter (CVC) onto the skin [n = number of patients or catheter days (IQR or %)]
  2. APACHE II score, the acute physiology and chronic health evaluation score; BMI, body mass index; ECMO, extracorporeal membrane oxygenation; RASS score, the Richmond Agitation–Sedation Scale score
  3. aMann–Whitney test; bFisher’s exact test
RASS score (%) (n = 494 catheter days) (n = 580 catheter days)  
1 or above 30 (6.1) 33 (5.7) 0.539b
0 227 (46.0) 249 (42.9)  
− 1 or less 237 (48.0) 298 (51.4)  
  1. Patients were randomized to receive either sutures and a Tegaderm™ IV Advanced dressing (suture group) or 3M™ PICC/CVC Securement Device + Tegaderm™ IV Advanced dressing (suture-free group) to secure a short-term central venous catheter (CVC) onto the skin [n = number of patients or catheter days (IQR or %)]
  2. APACHE II score, the acute physiology and chronic health evaluation score; BMI, body mass index; ECMO, extracorporeal membrane oxygenation; RASS score, the Richmond Agitation–Sedation Scale score
  3. aMann–Whitney test; bFisher’s exact test