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Table 2 Hospital-acquired infections (HAI) at the Intensive Care Unit

From: Hospital-acquired infections at an oncological intensive care cancer unit: differences between solid and hematological cancer patients

Characteristic n (%) Total (n = 157) Solid tumor (n = 104) Hematological malignancies (n = 53) P-value
HAI episodes 64 (40.7) 42 (40.4) 22 (41.5) 0.895
MDRB-HAIa 38 (24.2) 23 (22.1) 12 (22.6) 0.94
Days of ICU stayb 6 (4,11) 6 (4,10) 6 (5, 11) 0.368
Incidence rate per 100 patient-days 4.6 4.6 4.7 0.952
Type of HAIc     
 VAPd
 VAP/1,000 ventilator-days
 CA-UTI
 CA-UTI/1,000 catheter-days
 CLABSI
 CLABSI/1,000 catheter-days
 SSIe
 Abdominal sepsis
34 (21.7)
27.6
22 (14)
9.3
4 (8.9)
1
13 (8.3)
3 (1.9)
22 (21.2)
27.3
13 (12.5)
7.4
2 (1.9)
0.8
13 (12.5)
2 (1.9)
12 (22.6)
28.2
9 (17)
14.9
2 (3.8)
1.3
1 (1.9)
1 (1.9)
0.83
0.971
0.444
0.03
0.603
0.259
0.03
1
  1. a MDRB multidrug-resistant bacteria (ESBL- Escherichia coli; Multidrug-resistant-extensively drug-resistant (MDR/XDR)- Pseudomonas aeruginosa; MDR- Acinetobacter baumannii; Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, Vancomycin-resistant enterococcus)
  2. bMedian Interquartile (IQ) range
  3. c VAP ventilator associated pneumonia, CA-UTI catheter related urinary tract infection, CLABSI central line associated bloodstream infection, SSI surgical site infection
  4. d131 patients required mechanical ventilation
  5. eSurgery was performed in 72 patients