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Table 5 Comparison between baseline patient characteristics, operative parameters and complication rate

From: Laser lithotripsy using dusting technique (low energy, high frequency) for symptomatic upper urinary tract stones

  Complications p value
Yes n = 11 (18.33%) No n = 49 (81.67%)
BMI ± SD 28.05 ± 4.32 28.24 ± 3.77 0.886
ASA score    0.562
 I (n = 28) 6/28 (21.4%) 22/28 (78.6%)  
 II (n = 32) 5/32 (15.6%) 27/32 (84.4%)  
 Stone size ± SD 1.71 ± 0.49 1.52 ± 0.56 0.295
Site    0.324
 Ureter (n = 43) 6/43 (14%) 37/43 (86%)  
 Pelvic (n = 10) 3/10 (30%) 7/10 (70%)  
 Calyceal (n = 2) 0/2 (0%) 2/2 (100%)  
 Pelvicalyceal (n = 5) 2/5 (40%) 3/5 (60%)  
Op. time ± SD 63.00 ± 17.86 57.49 ± 15.84 0.312
Stent type    0.503
 JJ stent (n = 38) 6/38 (15.8%) 32/38 (84.2%)  
 Ureteric catheter (n = 22) 5/22 (22.7%) 17/22 (77.3%)