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Table 3 Migration of short-term central venous catheters (CVCs) when secured with sutures and a Tegaderm™ IV Advanced dressing (suture group) or 3M™ PICC/CVC Securement Device + Tegaderm™ IV Advanced dressing (suture-free group) [n = number of observations or CVC (%)]

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

Movement in millimetre Suture securement group [n = no. of observations or CVC (%)] Suture-free securement group [n = no. of observations or CVC (%)] p value (Pearson’s Chi-square)
Daily movement No. of observations (n = 523) No. of observations (n = 624)  
0–1 455 (87.0%) 539 (86.4%) 0.686 (1.5)
2–5 55 63  
6–10 8 11  
> 10 5 11  
Movement due to replacement No. of replacement (n = 84) No. of replacement (n = 114)  
0–1 67 (79.8%) 96 (84.2%) 0.366 (3.2)
2–5 17 13  
6–10 1 3  
> 10 1 2  
CVC movement range No. of CVC (n = 86) No. of CVC (n = 85)  
0–1 50 (58.1%) 37 (43.5%) 0.146 (3.9)
2–10 27 38  
> 10 9 10