Table 2

Association between allogeneic blood transfusion and type of infection during hospitalisation for coronary artery bypass graft surgery

Outcome:

Number (%) with infection during hospitalisation

Odds ratio for allogeneic transfusion* (95% CI)

P value


Genitourinary system infection

1,567 (6.3%)

1.27 (1.03, 1.55)

0.023

Respiratory tract infection

1,247 (5.0%)

2.45 (1.88, 3.21)

< 0.001

Septicaemia or sepsis

506 (2.0%)

3.65 (2.22, 6.00)

< 0.001

Infection of skin or subcutaneous tissue

392 (1.6%)

2.27 (1.48, 3.48)

< 0.001

Postoperative infection (site undefined)

382 (1.5%)

2.02 (1.31, 3.11)

0.002

Infection with C. difficile

127 (0.5%)

3.16 (1.36, 7.35)

0.008

Circulatory system infection

130 (0.5%)

1.65 (0.92, 2.95)

0.093

Digestive tract infection

118 (0.5%)

2.11 (1.01, 4.44)

0.048


Note: some patients had more than one type of infection.

*Adjusted for propensity score, surgeon volume and hospital volume.

Rogers et al. BMC Medicine 2009 7:37   doi:10.1186/1741-7015-7-37

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