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Table 2 Outcomes of SMS reminding compared with standard care

From: Effect of mobile phone reminder messages on adherence of stent removal or exchange in patients with benign pancreaticobiliary diseases: a prospectively randomized, controlled study

  SMS group (n = 23) Control (n = 25) P value
Stent removal/exchange adherence, n (%) 18/23 (78 %) 10/25 (40 %) 0.010
 Plastic stent (<4 month) 14/18 (78 %) 7/21 (33 %) 0.010
 FCSEMS (<7 month) 4/5 (80 %) 3/4 (75 %) 1.000
Stent-related complications, n (%)
 Cholangitis 2 (9 %) 2 (8 %) 1.000
 Stent migration 3 (13 %) 2 (8 %) 0.653
 Recurrent pain 2 (9 %) 7 (28 %) 0.144
  1. FCSEMS, fully covered self-expanded metal stent