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Table 1 Patient characteristics with PIVC inserted at ICU admission

From: Occurrence and incidence rate of peripheral intravascular catheter-related phlebitis and complications in critically ill patients: a prospective cohort study (AMOR-VENUS study)

Variables Total
n = 2741
Age, mean (SD), years 67.3 (15.5)
Gender, male (n, %) 1682 (61.4%)
Body height, mean (SD), cm a 161 (9.8)
Body weight, mean (SD), kg b 59.1 (14.1)
BMI, mean (SD) a 22.8 (4.3)
APACHEII, mean (SD) c 16.2 (7.9)
SAPSII, mean (SD) c 35.8 (19.7)
SOFA, mean (SD) c 5.2 (3.6)
Charlson comorbidity index, mean (SD) 4.4 (2.6)
ICU admission from (n, %)
 Operation room 1661 (60.6%)
 Emergency room 750 (27.4%)
 General ward 249 (9.1%)
 Outpatients 17 (0.6%)
 Transfer from other hospital 64 (2.3%)
Type of admission to ICU (n, %)
 Elective operation 1275 (46.5%)
 Emergency operation 386 (14.1%)
 Medical emergency 1080 (39.4%)
ICU admission category (n, %)
 Cardiology 919 (33.5%)
 Pulmonary 363 (13.2%)
 Gastrointestinal 505 (18.4%)
 Neurology 315 (11.5%)
 Trauma 98 (3.6%)
 Urology 74 (2.7%)
 Gynecology 59 (2.2%)
 Skin/tissue 53 (1.9%)
 Others 355 (13.0%)
Sepsis at ICU admission (n, %) d
 Sepsis 319 (11.6%)
 Septic shock 188 (6.9%)
Mechanical ventilation within 24 h after admission to ICU (n, %) e 1713 (64.2%)
 Non-invasive ventilation 140 (5.3%)
 Invasive ventilation 814 (30.5%)
  1. APACHE acute physiology and chronic health evaluation, BMI body mass index, ICU intensive care unit, SAPS simplified acute physiology score, PIVC peripheral intravenous catheter, SD standard deviation, SOFA sequential organ failure assessment
  2. aMissing data: n = 3
  3. bMissing data: n = 2
  4. cMissing data: n = 171
  5. dMissing data: n = 1
  6. eMissing data: n = 74