Table 2.

Outcomes for study patients by treatment group

OutcomeTreatment groupPvaluea
HeparinHeparin and vancomycin
Duration of catheterization while in the study (days)
 Mean11100.3b
 Median11 9
Significant colonization of catheter hub (no. [%] of patients)
 No48 (84.2)60 (100.0)0.001
 Yes9 (15.8) 0
Catheter-related bacteremia (no. [%] of patients)
 No53 (93.0)60 (100.0)0.05
 Yes4 (7.0) 0
Other reasons for ending the study (no. [%] of patients)
 Neutropenia recovery19 (35.2)22 (36.7)0.92
 Systemic vancomycin33 (61.1)35 (58.3)
 Parenteral nutrition2 (3.7)3 (5.0)
  • a P values are from the chi-square test or Fisher’s exact test unless otherwise indicated.

  • b P values are from the Mann-Whitney test.