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Table 3 Bacteremia risk factors and significant prognostic factors for poor outcomes in patients with ESRD dialysing with tunnelled cuffed catheters

From: Catheter-related bloodstream infection in end-stage kidney disease: a Canadian narrative review

BSI risk factors Mortality risk factors
aRecent modality change [1] Staphylococcus aureus colonization
Previous bloodstream infection [1] Failed salvage [26]
Diabetes mellitus [27] Hypoalbuminemia [20]
aNew access [1] Abnormal/infected exit site [25]
Poor hygiene (subjective assessment) [78]  
  1. aInfectious risk during a 6-month follow-up of new vascular access or catheter exchange