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Table 2 Accidental removal of arterial catheters

From: Accidental catheter removal in critically ill patients: a prospective and observational study

Access site Number of patients with AC Number of ACs Days with AC MCT (days; mean ± standard deviation) Number of ACRs % ACs with ACR Incidence density of ACR1
Radial 753 1057 5763 8.65 ± 9.11 67 6.33 1.16
Femoral 111 125 1091 9.82 ± 7.16 11 8.80 1.01
Pedal 27 30 226 8.73 ± 8.01 2 6.66 0.88
Humeral 16 19 91 5.68 ± 5.83 1 5.26 1.09
Total 817 1231 7171 8.78 ± 11.19 81 6.58 1.12
  1. 1We found no significant differences between the various arterial catheters (ACs) in incidence of accidental catheter removal (ACR)/100 AC-days. MCT, mean catheterization time.