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Table 2 Association of varicella complication with outcomes. Table 2 shows that death (25% vs 7.1%, p = .042) and intensive care unit (ICU) or high dependency (HDU) admissions (20.8% vs 2.4%, p = .012) and, total length of hospital stay (median days: 14 vs 7, p = 0.065) were higher among the ESRD patients with 1 or more complications arising from varicella infection compared to patients with no complication

From: Incidence and mortality rates of varicella among end stage renal disease (ESRD) patients in Singapore General Hospital, a 12-year review

Outcome Complication (Cx) from varicella infection Difference in outcome (Cx group - No Cx group) p-value
No (N = 42) Yes (N = 24)
ICU/ High dependency 1 (2.4%) 5 (20.8%) 18.4% (1.6%, 35.3%) 0.012
Death from varicella admission 3 (7.1%) 6 (25%) 17.9% (−1.1%, 36.9%)* 0.042 (0.063 by Fisher’s Exact test)
Total length of stay in hospital (days), median, [IQR] 7 [5,14] 14 [8, 21] ND 0.065
Readmission related to varicella admission, within 30 days 14 (33.3%) 6 (25%) −8.3% (−30.8%, 14.1%) 0.479
  1. IQR; Interquartile Range
  2. *95% CI was computed by exact test
  3. ND; mean difference (95%CI) not done as median is reported instead of mean