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Table 1 Characteristics of the patients

From: Treating cancerous large airway stenosis with staging radioactive particle implantation guided by computed tomography and fiber bronchoscopy: a clinical study

  Treatment (n = 57) Controls (n = 45) P
Sex    >0.05
 Male 37 27  
 Female 20 18  
Age    >0.05
 Mean 64 64  
 Range 52–75 47–79  
Implanted seeds by bronchoscopy   
 Total 399  
 Mean 7  
 Range 5–10  
Implanted seeds using CT   
 Total 399  
 Mean 33  
 Range 20–46  
Chemotherapy, n (%) 57 (100.0) 45 (100.0)
Serious complications, n (%) 0 0
Mild complications, n (%)  
 Slight hemoptysis 3 (5.3)   
 Decreased WBC 4 (7.0)   
 Pneumothorax, low fever, particle shifting, and mild pulmonary fibrosis 2 (3.5)   
 Pneumothorax, bleeding, and mild adverse radiation reaction 1 (1.8)