Table 1

Baseline characteristics of patients with achalasia

Characteristic Botulinum toxin (n=24) Pneumatic dilatation (n=24)
Age (years)1-150 57 (44 to 69)56 (37 to 70)
Sex (M/F)1-151 14/1017/7
Symptom score1-150 11 (9 to 13)10 (9 to 12)
LOS pressure (mm Hg)1-150 34 (28 to 45)35 (26 to 53)
Oesophageal amplitude (mm Hg)1-150 34 (29 to 50)25 (18 to 52)
Vigorous achalasia (n)1-151 9 7
Barium height (cm)1-150 20 (12 to 24)21 (15 to 28)
Oesophageal width (mm)1-150 48.0 (38 to 65)57.0 (37 to 77)
  • Results are expressed as median (interquartile range, 25% to 75%).

  • 1-150 Mann-Whitney test for unpaired non-parametric data.

  • 1-151 Fisher’s exact test.