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Table 6 Predictors of late complications

From: Totally implantable venous access devices: retrospective analysis of different insertion techniques and predictors of complications in 796 devices implanted in a single institution

Variable Predictors Odds ratio 95% CI p-value
Removal for sepsis Surgical isolation 2,706 0,9955 - 7,3546 0,051
p = 0,0838 Current CT 0,799 0,3102 - 2,0599 0,643
  BMI 1,002 0,9940 - 1,0109 0,570
  Head and neck cancer 3,045 0,6287 - 14,7470 0,167
  WBC count 0,817 0,6682 - 0,9976 0,047
Removal for DVT Anticoagulant or antiaggregant therapy 16,410 0,5533 - 486,6924 0,106
p = 0,0273 Surgical isolation 45,218 1,5944 - 1282,4410 0,026
Removal for dislocation US guided puncture 0,320 0,0699 - 1,4626 0,142
p = 0,2947 Difficult puncture 1,318 0,5202 - 3,3380 0,561
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