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Table 1 Clinical characteristics of patients undergoing biliary drainage

From: Endoscopic nasobiliary drainage for obstructive jaundice using either a 5 Fr or 7 Fr catheter: a prospective, randomized trial

  5 Fr catheter (n = 50) 7 Fr catheter (n = 50) P
Gender (male/female) 25 (50)/25 (50) 31 (62)/19 (38) 0.227
Mean age ± standard error 75.1 ± 1.5 71.3 ± 1.9 0.129
Presence of cholangitis 13 (26) 9 (18) 0.334
Primary disease    0.957
 Choledocholithiasis 23 (46) 22 (44)  
 Cholangiocarcinoma 13 (26) 12 (24)  
 Pancreatic cancer 8 (16) 8 (16)  
 Hepatic lymph node metastasis 4 (8) 4 (8)  
 Gallbladder cancer 1 (2) 3 (6)  
 Others 1 (2) 1 (2)  
Management of papilla    0.448
 EPBD 30 (60) 36 (72)  
 EST 7 (14) 5 (10)  
 none 13 (26) 9 (18)  
Prophylactic pancreatic stent 22 (44) 35 (70) 0.009
  1. EPBD: endoscopic papillary balloon dilation, EST: endoscopic sphincterotomy. Data were shown as the number of patients (percentage).