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Table 3 Duration of open abdomen (OA), respirator and intensive care unit (ICU) treatment, number and type of bloodstream infection (BSI) and survival

From: Bedside dressing changes for open abdomen in the intensive care unit is safe and time and staff efficient

  All (n = 98) VAC-OR (n = 42) VAC-ICU (n = 22) VAC-OR/ICU (n = 34) P
Days with OA (median, range) 13 (1–143) 10.5 (1–88) 12.5 (2–22) 18.5 (2–143) 0.002b
Days on respirator (median, range) 15.5 (1–62) 11.8 (1–62) 20.4 (9–49) 16.1 (1–48) 0.007b
LOS ICU, days (median, range) 18 (1–89) 15 (1–70) 21.5 (7–67) 17 (8–89) 0.078b
LOS total hospital, days (median, range) 35.5 (3–246) 35.5 (3–215) 34.5 (10–143) 36 (10–246) 0.787b
Bloodstream infection (n, %) 23 (23 %) 8 (19 %) 7 (32 %) 8 (24 %) 0.509a
Escheria coli   3 1 0  
Enterococci   0 1 4  
Enterobacter   1 0 0  
Staphylococci   3 3 2  
Candida   0 2 1  
Bacteroides   1 0 0  
Beta-hemolytic streptococci g. A   0 0 1  
30-day survival (n, %) 80 (82 %) 35 (83 %) 17 (77 %) 28 (82 %) 0.844a
60-day survival (n, %) 73 (75 %) 34 (81 %) 16 (73 %) 23 (68 %) 0.384a
90-day survival (n, %) 70 (71 %) 34 (81 %) 15 (68 %) 21 (62 %) 0.172a
  1. VAC-OR all dressing changes in the operating room, VAC-ICU all dressing changes in the intensive care unit, VAC-OR/ICU dressing changes in the operating room and intensive care unit, OR operating room, ICU intensive care unit, OA open abdomen, LOS length of stay
  2. aFisher exact test; bone-way ANOVA