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Table 4 Long-term treatment outcomes according to bridging interval

From: Differences in clinical outcomes according to the time interval between the bridge to surgery stenting and surgery for left-sided malignant colorectal obstruction

  Bridging interval P-value
Total
n (%)
Group 1
≤2 weeks
n (%)
Group 2
2–3 weeks
n (%)
Group 3
>3 weeks
n (%)
Overall ≤2 weeks vs. 2–3 weeks 2–3 weeks vs. >3 weeks ≤2 weeks vs. >3 weeks
Number of patients 148 47 43 58  
Follow-up, median months (IQR months) 41.0 (23.0–59.0) 45.0 (27.0–60.0) 45.0 (31.0–59.0) 31.5 (15.5–59.0) 0.135 0.960 0.082 0.100
Duration of stoma, median days (IQR days) (n=16) 187.5 (114.5–260.0) 191.0 (142.3–267.5) 20.0 (20.0–20.0) 210.0 (18.5–487.0) 0.295 0.182 0.667 0.768
Permanent stoma at time of last follow–up 5 (3.4) 2 (4.3) 0 (0.0) 3 (5.2) 0.385 0.495 0.259 1.000
Recurrence 38 (25.7) 12 (25.5) 15 (34.9) 11 (19.0) 0.192 0.365 0.106 0.481
Death 47 (31.8) 17 (36.2) 12 (27.9) 18 (31.0) 0.716 0.500 0.827 0.678
Disease-free survival, median months (IQR days) 38.0 (13.0–59.0) 45.0 (11.0–60.0) 39.0 (12.0–58.0) 31.5 (13.0–57.5) 0.398 0.488 0.611 0.167
3-year disease free survival (%) 73.5 75.3 65.7 78.2 0.281 0.321 0.121 0.608
Overall survival, median months (IQR days) 42.0 (25.0–71.5) 43.0 (23.0–70.0) 42.0 (25.0–62.0) 40.5 (25.5–75.3) 0.962 0.811 0.966 0.816
3-year overall survival (%) 79.4 82.1 77.3 79.0 0.718 0.474 0.667 0.623
  1. IQR Interquartile range