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Table 3 Outcomes of NKF and TPS groups

From: Comparison between transpancreatic sphincterotomy and needle-knife fistulotomy in difficulty biliary access, a retrospective study in Taiwan

 TPS(n = 31)NKF(n = 47)p
Post-ERCP amylase level > 3 ULN, n(%)9 (29.0)5 (11.9)0.07
Post-ERCP lipase level > 3 ULN, n(%)13 (41.9)11 (25.0)0.14
Post-ERCP amylase level, median (IQR)155 (260)62 (103)0.01
Post-ERCP lipase level, median (IQR)148 (590)97 (209.5)0.21
PEP, n (%)5 (16.1)3 (6.4)0.17
 Mild5 (16.1)3(6.4) 
 Moderate0 (0)0 (0) 
 Severe0 (0)0 (0) 
Bleeding, n (%)
 All bleeding1 (3.2)4 (8.5)0.35
 Significant bleeding1 (3.2)1 (2.1)0.76
Acute cholangitis, n (%)0 (0)2 (4.3)0.25
Perforation, n (%)0 (0)0 (0) 
Total complication events (endoscopically bleeding + perforation + PEP + cholangitis), n (%)6 (19.3)9 (19.1)0.99
Total complication events (significant bleeding + perforation + PEP + cholangitis), n (%)6 (19.3)6 (12.8)0.51
  1. TPS Transpancreatic sphincterotomy, NKF needle knife fistulotomy, ERCP Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreaticography, PEP post-ERCP pancreatitis,