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Table 1 Characteristics of patients with CHG-impregnated dressings

From: Chlorhexidine-impregnated sponge versus chlorhexidine gel dressing for short-term intravascular catheters: which one is better?

  Gel-dress (n = 934) Sponge-dress (n = 805)
Male, n (%) 635 (68) 526 (65.3)
Age, median (IQR) 63.5 [53; 74] 62 [50; 74]
No comorbidity, n (%) 636 (68.1) 558 (69.3)
Cancer, n (%) 62 (6.6) 31 (3.9)
Chronic renal failure, n (%) 38 (4.1) 34 (4.2)
Chronic cardiac failure, n (%) 74 (7.9) 34 (4.2)
Chronic respiratory failure, n (%) 39 (4.2) 52 (6.5)
Diabetes mellitus, n (%) 52 (5.6) 62 (7.7)
Immunosuppression, n (%) 82 (8.8) 82 (10.2)
Hemopathy or hematological malignancy, n (%) 31 (3.3) 23 (2.9)
Reason for ICU admission, n (%)
 Shock 317 (33.9) 334 (41.5)
 Coma 87 (9.3) 108 (13.4)
 Trauma 55 (5.9) 93 (11.6)
 Respiratory failure 265 (28.4) 176 (21.9)
 Other 210 (22.5) 94 (11.7)
SAPS II, median (IQR) 52 [39; 68] 52 [40; 65]
Mechanical ventilation at admission, n (%) 680 (72.8) 676 (84)
Vasopressor at admission, n (%) 553 (59.2) 572 (71.1)
In-ICU mortality, n (%) 292 (31.3) 269 (33.4)
  1. Legends. IQR interquartile range, ICU intensive care unit, Sponge-dress chlorhexidine-impregnated sponges, Gel-dress chlorhexidine-impregnated dressing, SAPS Simplified Acute Physiology Score