Table 2

Post-treatment rectal mucosal blood flow stratified by response to assessment questions (number of patients)

Unchanged or worseImproved
Values are mean (SD) (number of patients).
Bowel frequency157 (30) (n = 4)193 (40) (n = 12)
Unsuccessful attempts at bowel opening155 (27) (n = 5)194 (42) (n = 11)
Time spent on toilet159 (31) (n = 6)187 (40) (n = 10)
Straining153 (31) (n = 4)192 (42) (n = 12)
Rectal blood loss160 (31) (n = 6)179 (39) (n = 10)
Rectal mucus loss158 (30) (n = 6)182 (37) (n = 10)
Need to digitate anally160 (27) (n = 4)187 (41) (n = 12)
Need to digitate vaginally169 (23) (n = 10)176 (45) (n = 6)
Sensation of incomplete emptying160 (29) (n = 7)181 (42) (n = 9)
Passive faecal soiling168 (22) (n = 11)168 (36) (n = 5)
Abdominal bloating159 (32) (n = 6)187 (39) (n = 10)
Perianal pain152 (30) (n = 5)190 (40) (n = 11)
Laxative/suppository use161 (28) (n = 3)189 (34) (n = 13)
Subjective overall improvement162 (21) (n = 4)193 (39) (n = 12)