Gastroenterology Research and Practice / 2016 / Article / Tab 1

Clinical Study

Thread-Traction with a Sheath of Polypectomy Snare Facilitates Endoscopic Submucosal Dissection of Early Gastric Cancers

Table 1

Patients’ characteristics.

Conventional ESDESD with TTSPSp value

Sex (male : female)26 : 848 : 6NS

Median age (yrs) (range)75 (34–91)73 (46–86)NS

Hypertension
(present : absent)
22 : 1232 : 22NS

Diabetes mellitus
(present : absent)
6 : 2810 : 44NS

Liver disease
(present : absent)
4 : 300 : 54NS

Hemodialysis
(present : absent)
0 : 340 : 54NS

Other comorbidities
(present : absent)
4 : 300 : 54NS

Rate of usage of anticoagulant and/or antiplatelet drugs (%)11.8 (4/34)22.2 (12/54)NS

ESD: endoscopic submucosal dissection; NS: not significant; and TTSPS: thread-traction method using a sheath of polypectomy snare.