Table 3.

Clinical outcomes of patients with infected grafts

OutcomeThigh GraftUpper Extremity GraftP
No. of patients4092
Hospital days with graft infection, median (IQR)8 (6 to 13)7 (5 to 11)0.07
Metastatic infection, N (%)6 (15%)3 (3%)0.02
Duration of patient follow-up, days640 (270 to 1434)578 (152 to 1130)0.40
    Median (IQR)
Duration of catheter dependence, days319 (46 to 812)217 (81 to 265)0.04
    Median (IQR)
Next permanent access0.86
    fistula3 (8%)7 (8%)
    graft14 (35%)38 (41%)
    tenckhoff2 (5%)6 (6%)
    none21 (52%)41 (44%)
Patient death within 6 months5 (12.5%)10 (11%)0.79