Table 4

Procedure tolerance parameters measured after procedures

Group A: EBUS-centred
(n=80)
Group B: EUS-centred
(n=80)
p Value
Procedure difficulty, bronchoscopist, VAS score, mean (SD)4.56 (1.36)4.60 (1.33)0.838
Procedure difficulty, assisting nurse, VAS score, mean (SD)4.96 (1.39)4.97 (1.59)0.958
Patient satisfaction parameters assessed after procedure (2–4 h)
 Overall tolerance, VAS score, mean (SD)4.03 (2.51)4.38 (2.28)0.350
 Cough, VAS score, mean (SD)3.13 (3.10)3.61 (2.92)0.313
 Dyspnoea, VAS score, mean (SD)1.72 (2.56)2.04 (2.88)0.461
 Pain, VAS score, mean (SD)2.10 (2.87)1.94 (2.81)0.727
 Nausea, VAS score, mean (SD)0.96 (2.05)1.18 (2.28)0.524
 Not willing to repeat, n (%)7 (8.8)5 (6.3)0.548
Patient satisfaction parameters, assessed after procedure (3–5 days)
 Overall tolerance, VAS score, mean (SD)4.06 (2.43)4.60 (2.36)0.152
 Cough, VAS score, mean (SD)2.69 (2.84)3.07 (3.10)0.415
 Dyspnoea, VAS score, mean (SD)1.94 (2.64)2.03 (2.82)0.851
 Pain, VAS score, mean (SD)2.24 (3.00)2.51 (3.10)0.569
 Nausea, VAS score, mean (SD)0.58 (1.60)0.67 (1.80)0.746
 Not willing to repeat, n (%)5 (6.3)7 (8.8)0.548
  • EBUS, endobronchial ultrasound; EUS, endoscopic ultrasound; VAS, visual analogue scale.