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Table 2 Characteristics of catheters with CHG-impregnated dressings

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

  Gel-dress (n = 2108) Sponge-dress (n = 1593)
Catheter days, median (IQR) 5 [3; 10] 5 [3; 9]
CVC 980 (46.5) 1056 (54.1)
Experience of the operator < 50 procedures 764 (36.2) 1396 (71.5)
Insertion site for CVC
 Jugular 275 (28.1) 312 (29.5)
 Subclavian 332 (33.9) 412 (39)
 Femoral 373 (38.1) 332 (31.4)
Insertion site for AC
 Femoral 393 (34.8) 353 (39.4)
 Radial 735 (65.2) 544 (60.6)
Skin antisepsis with CHG 1533 (72.7) 20 (1)
Mechanical ventilation at insertion 1616 (76.7) 1688 (86.4)
Vasopressor at insertion 959 (45.5) 1222 (62.6)
Antibiotics at insertion 1183 (56.1) 1324 (67.8)
Suspicion of infection 278 (13.2) 342 (17.5)
Catheter colonization 71 (3.4) 92 (4.7)
MCRI 10 (0.5) 9 (0.5)
CRBSI 7 (0.3) 5 (0.3)
  1. Legends. IQR interquartile range, Sponge-dress chlorhexidine-impregnated sponges, Gel-dress chlorhexidine-impregnated dressing, CVC central venous catheter, AC arterial catheter, CHG chlorhexidine-gluconate, MCRI major catheter-related infections, CRBSI catheter-related bloodstream infections