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Table 3 Comparison between balloon and stent according to stenosis-free rate

From: Cephalic arch stenosis in autologous hemodialysis fistula; to stent or not to stent? Long-term follow up

Stenosis-free Primary Secondary
Balloon (n = 30) Stent (n = 14) Balloon (n = 12) Stent (n = 14)
Mean ± SD 12.93 ± 8.43 19.93 ± 10.21 25.50 ± 8.52 33.64 ± 11.13
Median (Min.–Max.) 12 (1–30) 20.5 (5–41) 24 (18–43) 31.5 (19–57)
U (p) 125.0* (0.032*) 41.0* (0.027*)
  1. SD: Standard deviation; U: Mann–Whitney test
  2. p: p value for comparing between balloon and stent
  3. *Statistically significant at p ≤ 0.05