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Table 2 Risk factors for colonization of open abdomen*

From: Microbial colonization of open abdomen in critically ill surgical patients

  Hazard ratio 95 % CI p-value
Diagnosis    
  Aortic pathology reference   
  SAP£ 2.4 1.01–5.82 0.048
  Peritonitis 5.8 2.10–16.23 0.001
  Other diagnosis 3.3 1.30–8.44 0.012
  1. *Patients without primary colonization (n = 64) were included. Preoperative abdominal compartment syndrome and diagnosis were included in backward stepwise Cox regression analysis
  2. £SAP = severe acute pancreatitis