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Table 4 Comparison between pre- and post-treatment data in the two groups

From: To coagulate, ligate, or both: a randomized study comparing the safety and efficacy of two endoscopic approaches for managing gastric antral vascular ectasia in cirrhotic patients

Comparative factors Group I: combined therapy group Group II: EBL group P Value
Pre-treatment Post treatment (after 6 months follow-up) P value Pre-treatment Post treatment (after 6 months follow-up)
Hemoglobin (g/dl) 6.86 ± 1.25 9.78 ± 1.68 0.001** 7.71 ± 1.66 10.04 ± 1.93 0.001**
Hospitalization 1.60 ± 1.00 0.40 ± 0.88 0.003** 1.50 ± 1.05 0.40 ± 0.82 0.003**
Transfusion 3.90 ± 2.55 0.70 ± 1.98 0.001** 3.20 ± 2.24 0.95 ± 1.88 0.001**
  1. Data are expressed as mean (SD). Statistically significant values are in bold
  2. P > 0.05 = not significant, *P < 0.05 = significant, **P < 0.01 = highly significant