Table 3

Frequencies of each characteristic in cases with sporadic air blobs and cases with air column in whole esophagus

characteristics

Chronic coughs %**

Smoking %

History of omeprazole %

Hiatal hernia %

Heartburn %

Epigastric pain %

Regurgitation %

History of pregnancy (in women) %


The presence of air column whole the esophagus (not necessarily ED in whole)

-*

61.1%

34.3%

25%

13.9%

38.9%

36.1%

52.8%

72.2%


+

85.7%

42.9%

28.6%

0%

85.7%

57.1%

85.7%

40%


P-value

0.391

0.686

1

0.572

0.038

0.407

0.209

1


*- shows cases with sporadic air blobs and + shows cases with air column in whole esophagus.

** Percent of patients who presented symptom (positive symptom).

Moosavi et al. BMC Medical Imaging 2012 12:2   doi:10.1186/1471-2342-12-2

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