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Table 4 Sensors removed less than 72 hours

From: Point accuracy and reliability of an interstitial continuous glucose-monitoring device in critically ill patients: a prospective study

Total number of sensors used 105
Total number of sensors removed <72 hours 60
  Number of sensors Percentage of sensors removed <72 hours Percentage of total number of sensors used
Patient-related factors 18 (30%) (17%)
  Discharge <72 hours after insertion 14 (23%) (13%)
  Death 72 hours after insertion 4 (7%) (4%)
Sensor- or device-related factors 42 (70%) (40%)
  Accidental removal of sensor 6 (10%) (6%)
  Poor sensor signal (19 had no attempt to resolve) 34 (57%) (32%)
Device error 2 (3%) (2%)
Duration of sensors in place in hours, median (IQR)  
  All sensors 46 (21-69)
  Sensor that were removed <72 hours 22.1 (13.7-35.3)
  Sensors that were removed <72 hours because of patient-related factors 27.0 (21.3-41.47)
    Discharge <72 hours after insertion 24.7 (21.0-42.6)
    Death 72 hours after insertion 30.4 (26.5-34.8)
  Sensors that were removed <72 hours because of patient-related factors 18.9 (9.9-31.7)
    Accidental removal of sensor 29.4 (20.7-30.7)
    Poor sensor signal 19.4 (11.3-32.8)
    Device error 8.0 (7.4-8.5)
  1. IQR, interquartile range.