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Table 2 Details of parenteral nutrition and enteral nutrition administration

From: The risk for bloodstream infections is associated with increased parenteral caloric intake in patients receiving parenteral nutrition

  BSI-positive (n = 78) BSI-negative (n = 122) P value
Indication for total parenteral nutrition    
   Open abdomen 12 (15) 17 (14) 0.84
   Lack of enteral access (post-pyloric) 8 (10) 20 (16) 0.29
   Intolerance of enteral feeds at goal rate 19 (7) 8 (1) 0.0005
   Ileus 7 (9) 16 (13) 0.49
   Other 32 (41) 61 (50)  
Time until any form of nutrition started (days) 5 (3–7) 5 (3–7) 0.21
Duration of parenteral nutrition (days) 9 (6–21) 7 (4–11) 0.0001
Duration of enteral feeding (days) 8 (6–20) 6 (3–10) 0.0001
  1. Data presented as the median (interquartile range) or as n (%). BSI, bloodstream infections.