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Table 4 Questionnaire survey in 5 Fr and 7 Fr nasobiliary catheter groups

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

  5 Fr Catheters (n = 49) 7 Fr Catheters (n = 48) P
Total discomfort#1 3.2 ± 0.2 3.9 ± 0.2 0.018
Difficulty with eating#1 2.2 ± 0.1 2.7 ± 0.2 0.079
Nasal hemorrhage#2 1 (2) 0 (0) 0.320
Sore throat#2 6 (12) 9 (18) 0.376
Nausea#2 0 (0) 1 (2) 0.310
Caught on a nearby object#2 1 (2) 1 (2) 0.988
Other adverse events#2 10 (20) 10 (20) 0.481
  1. #1Data are shown as mean ± standard error of visual analog scale scores (0, none; 10, maximum); #2Data are shown as the number of patients with the adverse event (percentage).