TableĀ 3

A comparison of tolerability between DBE and conventional endoscopy

PainDiscomfortDistress
OGD vs DBE oral0 vs 4 (p<0.001)2 vs 5 (p=0.003)2 vs 4 (p=0.040)
Colon vs DBE anal5 vs 7 (p=0.122)6 vs 6 (p=0.341)3 vs 3 (p=0.802)
FS vs DBE anal5 vs 7 (p=0.034)5 vs 6 (p=0.075)4 vs 3 (p=0.857)
ERCP vs DBE oral0 vs 4 (p<0.001)2 vs 5 (p<0.001)0 vs 4 (p<0.001)
ERCP vs DBE anal0 vs 7 (p<0.001)2 vs 6 (p<0.001)0 vs 3 (p=0.030)
CE vs DBE oral0 vs 4 (p<0.001)0 vs 5 (p<0.001)0 vs 4 (p<0.001)
CE vs DBE anal0 vs 7 (p<0.001)0 vs 6 (p<0.001)0 vs 3 (p<0.001)
  • Significance value is set at p<0.007 due to a Bonferroni correction for multiple testing of data.

  • CE, capsule endoscopy; DBE, double balloon enteroscopy; ERCP, endoscopic retrograde pancreatography; FS, flexible sigmoidoscopy; OGD, oesophagogastroduodenoscopy.