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Table 5 Clinical characteristics of the patients with or without local infections

From: Port type is a possible risk factor for implantable venous access port-related bloodstream infections and no sign of local infection predicts the growth of gram-negative bacilli

Variables All patients Local infection (−) Local infection (+) P value
N 34 23 (68 %) 11 (32 %)  
Gender—n (%)     0.4590
 Female 12 (35 %) 7 (30 %) 5 (45 %)  
 Male 22 (65 %) 16 (70 %) 6 (55 %)  
Age—mean ± SD 64.9 ± 11.1 66.9 ± 10.1 60.8 ± 12.3 0.1339
Age—n (%)     0.2714
 Age ≤ 65 years 17 (50 %) 10 (43 %) 7 (64 %)  
 Age > 65 years 17 (50 %) 13 (57 %) 4 (36 %)  
Malignancy (indication for the port)—n (%)     0.8519
 Lung cancer 17 (50 %) 11 (48 %) 6 (55 %)  
 Head and neck tumor 2 (6 %) 2 (9 %) 0 (0 %)  
 Breast cancer 2 (6 %) 1 (4 %) 1 (9 %)  
 Colorectal cancer 3 (9 %) 2 (9 %) 1 (9 %)  
 Urological cancer 5 (15 %) 4 (17 %) 1 (9 %)  
 Ovary cancer and cervical cancer 4 (12 %) 3 (13 %) 1 (9 %)  
 Other malignancies 1 (3 %) 0 (0 %) 1 (9 %)  
Malignancy (lung cancer or others)—n (%)     0.7139
 Lung cancer 17 (50 %) 11 (48 %) 6 (55 %)  
 Other malignancies 17 (50 %) 12 (52 %) 5 (45 %)  
Surgeon—n (%)     0.6647
 Surgeon A 11 (32 %) 7 (30 %) 4 (36 %)  
 Surgeon B 19 (56 %) 14 (61 %) 5 (45 %)  
 Other surgeons 4 (12 %) 2 (9 %) 2 (18 %)  
Pathogen—n (%)     
 Gram-positive Bacteria 15 (44 %) 8 (35 %) 7 (64 %) 0.1512
S. aureus 13 (38 %) 6 (26 %) 7 (64 %) 0.0597
 Gram-negative Bacteria 19 (56 %) 16 (70 %) 3 (27 %) 0.0301
K. pneumoniae 10 (29 %) 8 (35 %) 2 (18 %) 0.4375
Candida spp. 4 (12 %) 3 (13 %) 1 (9 %) 0.7379