Table 1: Patient characteristics.

Median (IQRa)

Age patients in years4.1 (1.9–12.5)
Total number (%)
Gender: male/female37/24 (60.6/39.4)
Diagnosis
 Oncology31 (50.7)
 BMT/posttransplant9 (14.8)
 Gastroenterology12 (19.7)
 Otherb9 (14.8)
Type of catheter
 Broviac single-lumen13 (20)
 Hickman/Med-comp double-lumen32 (49.2)
 Venous implanted port11 (16.9)
 PICCc9 (13.9)
Number of BSIsd
 1 BSI30 (49.2)
 2 BSIs15 (24.6)
 3 BSIs10 (16.4)
 4 BSIs4 (6.6)
 6 BSIs1 (1.6)
 13 BSIs1 (1.6)

aIQR: interquartile range; bPICC: peripherally inserted central catheter; cincluding benign hematological diagnosis, metabolic disorders, cardiac issues, and a patient with VACTERL; dBSI: catheter-related bloodstream infection.