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Table 1 Demographic characteristics of patients in FNA and FNB group

From: Diagnostic performance of endoscopic ultrasound-guided tissue acquisition by EUS-FNA versus EUS-FNB for solid pancreatic mass without ROSE: a retrospective study

Variables EUS-FNA (n = 77) EUS-FNB (n = 74) P value
Sex (male), n (%) 46 (60) 42 (57) 0.710
Age (year)a 62.7± 12.8 62.3 ± 12.8 0.671
ECOG status, n (%)    0.444
 Classes 0–1 66 (85.7) 60 (81.1)  
 Classes 2–4 11 (14.3) 14 (18.9)  
Size of solid pancreatic mass, cmb 3.5 (2.9, 4.6) 3.8 (3.1, 4.9) 0.289
Initial total bilirubin (mg/dL)a 4.7 ± 8.4 6.7 ± 10.6 0.204
Initial platelet count (× 103)a 272.8 ±102 318.7 ± 98.8 0.006
Initial haematocrit (%)a 36 ± 5.2 35.1 ±5.3 0.309
Initial PT (s)b 13.2 (12.4, 14.4) 12.6 (11.6, 13.8) 0.010
Initial INRb 1.1 (1.1, 1.2) 1.1 (1.1, 1.2) 0.366
  1. ECOG Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group, PT prothrombin time, INR international normalized ratio
  2. a Data are expressed as mean ± SD
  3. b Data are expressed as median (IQR)