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Table 4 comparison of PVC lifespan means and standard deviations between subgroups of patients and devices characteristics

From: Full title: peripheral venous catheter complications in children: predisposing factors in a multicenter prospective cohort study

  yes no p-value univariate Spearman coefficient p-value multivariate
mean ± SD mean ± SD    
Male gender 73.26 ± 36.88 65.84 ± 34.04 0.132   
Age (years)    0.612 −0.035  
Duration of hospitalization (days)    0.643 0.032 0.163
Total duration of IV therapy/patient (days)    0.551 0.041  
Rank of the PVC/patient    0.001 −0.216 0.509
Study site
 Pediatric Department A of CHBH 77.33 ± 35.66   0.005 0.160 0.019
 Pediatric Department B of CHBH 65 ± 28.73  
 Pediatric Department C of CHBH 73.52 ± 37.3  
 Surgery Department A of CHBH 96 ± 33.94  
 Pediatric Department of LRH 57.14 ± 33.34  
Diagnosis
 Infection 68.76 ± 33.47   0.109   0.582
 Respiratory 72.31 ± 37.18   
 Hematology 76.58 ± 34.27   
 Metabolic 75.2 ± 36.31   
 Other 56.71 ± 34.86   
Site of PVC insertion
 Hand 70.41 ± 36.04   0.590   0.068
 Foot 66.91 ± 34.91   
 Other 70.22 ± 35.54   
Cannula gauge24 G (yellow) 61.33 ± 33.25 77.21 ± 36.26 <0.001   0.610
Reason for PVC insertion
 Medication 71.16 ± 35.21   0.690   0.979
 Infusion 66.21 ± 38.83   
 Blood product transfusion 69.62 ± 30.62   
Use of infusion pump 72.56 ± 35.85 60.30 ± 33.88 0.009   0.233
Number of medications/device    0.614 0.041 0.330
Administration rhythm ≥3 times/day    0.220 0.004 0.444
Antibiotics 71.06 ± 37.45 68.42 ± 33.77 0.590   0.812
 Ampicillin 67.89 ± 41.91 70.01 ± 35.17 0.806   
 Amoxicillin clavulanate 65.33 ± 34.74 70.23 ± 35.85 0.579   
 Cefotaxim 68.73 ± 33.38 70.1 ± 36.37 0.820   
 Ceftriaxone 86 ± 33.49 69.43 ± 35.75 0.306   
 Ceftazidime 79.25 ± 32.88 69.06 ± 35.89 0.273   
 Fosfomycin 69.21 ± 35.43 102 ± 40.90 0.069   0.418
 Vancomycin 66.86 ± 39.02 70.03 ± 35.56 0.749   
 Amikacin 82.72 ± 20.22 69.12 ± 36.26 0.069   0.440
Paracetamol 86.71 ± 32.6 66.97 ± 35.5 0.004   0.164
Aciclovir 61.71 ± 23.42 70.31 ± 36.07 0.533   
Proton Pump Inhibitors 59.36 ± 34.29 71.26 ± 35.75 0.111   0.474
Corticosteroids 59.03 ± 28.06 70.69 ± 36.17 0.210   
Pamidronate 49.71 ± 20.85 70.50 ± 35.94 0.130   0.282
Infusate
 10% dextrose 49.95 ± 28.70   0.005   0.003
 5% dextrose 74 ± 39.39   
 Normal saline 98.67 ± 47   
  1. SD Standard deviation, IV Intravenous, PVC Peripheral venous cannula, CHBH Children’s Hospital Béchir Hamza, LRH La Rabta Hospital