**Table 2: ** Risk factors for haemodialysis catheter-related bacteraemia.

Factor |
Total haemodialysis catheters N = 71 |
Sterile catheters with no catheter-related bacteraemia N = 67 |
CRB or catheter colonisation/contamination N = 4 |
p |

Catheter (F/J) |
55/16 | 54/13 | 1/3 | 0.03 |

Number of catheter days |
7 (1-33) | 7 (1-33) | 1 (2-26) | 0.65 |

Placement day |
1 (0-48) | 1 (0-48) | 0.5 (0-22) | 0.72 |

Number of connections |
6 (1-50) | 6 (1-50) | 4.5 (3-21) | 0.54 |

Maximum haemodialysis dose (ml/kg/h) |
42 (20-80) | 42 (20-80) | 39.5 (35-50) | 0.74 |

Indication for catheter:Acute renal failure Chronicrenal failure Guillain-Barré syndrome Negative water balance |
66 1 1 3 |
66 1 1 3 |
3 0 0 1 |
0.25 1 1 1 |

TherapiesCVVH CVVHDF IVVHDF SCUF PP CVVHD |
30 24 45 4 1 2 |
27 21 44 4 1 2 |
3 3 1 0 0 0 |
0.14 0.07 0.13 1 1 1 |

P: 95% significance level, Catheter (F/J): Catheter Location Femoral/Jugular, N: Number of catheters, CVVH: Continuous Venovenous Hemofiltration, CVVHDF: Continuous Veno-Venous Hemodiafiltration, IVVHDF: Intermittent Venous-Venous Hemodiafiltration, SCUF: Slow Continuous Ultrafiltration, PP: Plasmapheresis, CVVHD: Continuous Venovenoushemodialysis. Variables expressed as absolute numbers of catheters, median (range), or percentage of catheters used for each indication in at least one connection. Comparisons performed using Mann-Whitney U and Fisher’s exact tests. P value (95% significance level).