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Table 3 Accidental removal of nonvascular catheters

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

Access site Number of patients with NVC Number of NVC Days with NVC MCT (days; mean ± standard deviation) Number of CRs % NVCs with ACR Incidence density of ACR
ETT 803 883 6054 7.54 ± 15.13 48 5.43 0.79
NGT 861 1402 7714 8.96 ± 14.07 346 24.67 4.48
UC 874 1182 7883 9.02 ± 13.85 25 2.11 0.32
CSD 491 982 2906 2.96 ± 1.84 0 0 0
TD 70 98 529 7.55 ± 8.97 3 3.06 0.56
AD 65 112 746 11.47 ± 11.02 5 4.46 0.67
IBD 68 79 606 8.91 ± 11.65 4 5.06 0.66
  1. AD, abdominal drain; CSD, cardiac surgical drain; ETT, endotracheal tube; IBD, intraventricular brain drainage tube; MCT, mean catheterization time; NGT, nasogastric tube; TD, thoracic drain; UC, urinary catheter.