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Table 2 Summary results of the selected studies

From: Central and peripheral venous lines-associated blood stream infections in the critically ill surgical patients

Study, Year Catheter Type Investigated Population Size Venous Catheter Number Age (yr) Sex (M/F) APACHE II/III Score Antibiotic Prophylaxis Indwelling time: CRBSI group (Non-CRBSI group) Colonisation (% total) CRBSI (% total)
Bijma, 1999 [7] CVC 128 n = 206 54 59/128 20 (II) - - 44 (21.36%)b 15 (7.28%)b
   140 n = 194 54 72/140 19 (II) - - 25 (12.88%) 8 (4.12%)
Dimick, 2001 [8]/2003 [9] PAC + CVC 260 n = 506 65 127/133 64 (III) - 5 (3) 60 (8.4%) 17 (2.0%)c
Sandoe, 2003 [10] AC + CVC 179 n = 175 - - - Yes 6 (4) 27 (15.1%)d 0 (0%)
Pawar, 2004 [11] CVC 1314 n = 1314a 58.4 1166/148 6.9 (II) Yes 24.5 (6.1) - 35 (2.7%)
Guillou, 2011 [12] CVC 7557 n = 7557a 65.1 5403/2154 - - - 653 (8.6%) 40 (0.5%)
Gunst, 2011 [13] CVC 121 n = 263 47 69/52 22 (II) Yes 25 (16) - 13 (4.9%)
  PICC   n = 37     No 19 (14) - 1 (2.7%)
Miyagaki, 2011 [14] PICC 25 n = 25a 65.6 24/1 - - - - 1 (4%)
  1. Abbreviations: CVC: Central venous catheter; PICC: Peripherally inserted central catheter; AC: Arterial catheter; PAC: Pulmonary artery catheter; CRBSI : Catheter related bloodstream infection; APACHE: Acute physiology and chronic health evaluation.
  2. Key:a Assumed patient number = catheter number b Bijma’s pre-intervention CVC colonisation and CRBSI data was excluded from pooled data. c Mixed PAC + CVC data so excluded from pooled data. d Mixed colonisation data (including 4 arterial catheters) excluded from pooled data.