Table 1: Patient characteristics by stent type and laboratory values on admission.

New DLSDLSUMS

Number232417
Gender (m/f)16/719/59/8
Age68.1 ± 12.870.9 ± 11.2*172.1 ± 11.2*2
Diagnosis
Pancreatic cancer
 III242
 IVa667
 IVb11114
Biliary duct cancer002
Other432
Unresectable due to:
 Advanced stage212013
 Patient age042
 Other202
Chemotherapy
 +16118
 −7139
T-Bil (mg/dL)6.8 ± 5.65.2 ± 4.6*16.6 ± 7.4*2
ALP (IU/L)1027 ± 5151296 ± 890*11094 ± 910*2

*1New DLS+ versus DLS n.s. *2New DLS versus UMS n.s.