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Table 2 Association of the use of devices between patients who developed nosocomial infection and those who did not in a Brazilian NICU, 2014–2015

From: Use of ranitidine is associated with infections in newborns hospitalized in a neonatal intensive care unit: a cohort study

Variable Infection p-valuea
Yes No
Duration of mechanical ventilation (d), mean (SD) 3.6 (5.3) 3.3 (5.4) 0.60
Duration of umbilical catheter (d), mean (SD) 2.5 (2.5) 2.2 (2.7) 0.46
Duration of central catheter peripherally inserted (d), mean (SD) 5.4 (7.1) 5.2 (7.1) 0.82
Duration of orogastric tube (d), mean (SD) 16.7 (13.0) 16.7 (14.0) 0.96
Duration of parenteral nutrition (d), mean (SD) 4.8 (5.1) 3.8 (4.7) 0.09
  1. d days, SD standard deviation
  2. aT-Student test