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Volume 10, Number 1—January 2004

Research

Nosocomial Bloodstream Infection and Clinical Sepsis

Stéphane Hugonnet*, Hugo Sax*, Philippe Eggimann*, Jean-Claude Chevrolet*, and Didier Pittet*Comments to Author 
Author affiliations: *University of Geneva Hospitals, Geneva, Switzerland

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Table 3

Exposure to invasive devices among patients with and without primary bloodstream infectiona

No BSI
n = 977 Microbiologically confirmed BSI
n = 28 Clinical sepsis
n = 63
Peripheral catheter
Exposed patients (%) 858 (87.8) 24 (85.7) 58 (92.1)
Catheter-days [days, median (range)] 3 (1-30) 4 (1-10)b 5.5 (1-20)c
Central line
Exposed patients (%) 627 (64.2)d 27 (96.4) 61 (96.8)
Catheter-days [days, median (range)] 4 (1-117)d 8 (2-39) 8 (1-33)
Arterial line
Exposed patients (%) 791 (81.0)d 28 (100) 62 (98.4)
Catheter-days [days, median (range)] 3 (1-47)d 7 (2-23) 8 (1–21)
Mechanical ventilation
Exposed patients (%) 380 (38.9)d 19 (67.9) 53 (84.1) e
MV-days [days, median (range)] 3 (1–123)d 12 (2–61) 11 (1–35)
Urinary catheter
Exposed patients (%) 665 (68.1)d 27 (96.4) 58 (92.1)
Catheter-days [days, median (range)] 3 (1–77)d 12 (1–63) 14 (1–45)

aBSI, bloodstream infection; MV, mechanical ventilation.
bp = 0.059 when compared to no BSI.
cp < 0.001 when compared to no BSI, and p = 0.053 when compared to microbiologically confirmed BSI.
dp < 0.005 when compared to microbiologically confirmed BSI and clinical sepsis.
ep = 0.097 when compared to microbiologically confirmed BSI.

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