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Table 3 Symptoms, local signs and outcomes at catheter removal (n = 14,590)

From: Local signs at insertion site and catheter-related bloodstream infections: an observational post hoc analysis using individual data of four RCTs

Variable  
Catheter removal for suspected infection 2034 (13.9)
Temperature ≤ 36.5 or ≥ 38.5 at removal 7979 (54.7)
Local signs or symptom  
  ≥ 1 local sign 1938 (13.3)
 Redness 1633 (11.2)
 Pain 59 (0.4)
 Non-purulent discharge 251 (1.7)
 Purulent discharge 102 (0.7)
Outcomes  
 Catheter colonization 1186 (8.1)
 CRBSI 114 (0.8)
Reason for removal  
 Death 3183 (21.8)
 Catheter no longer needed 4577 (31.4)
 Suspicion of infection 1981 (13.6)
 Exit ICU 3098 (21.2)
Symptoms or signs at removal  
 Catheter removal for suspected infection 2034 (13.9)
 Temperature ≤ 36.5 or ≥ 38.5 at removal 7979 (54.7)
  1. CRBSI, catheter-related bloodstream infection