Table 5

Meta regression comparing the two embolic agents with response to the complication rates and the cure rate

Meta regressionNBCA ß (p value)EVOH ß (p value)
Complication rate
 Study period−0.001 (0.5)−0.007 (0.02)
 Grade0.02 (0.6)0.03 (0.3)
 Sessions rate−0.016 (0.42)0.03 (0.2)
Cure rate
 Study period0.01, 0.030.09 (<0.001)
 Grade0.22 (0.1)0.5 (0.09)
 Sessions rate−0.113 (0.2)−0.38 (0.02)
  • Study period compared before versus after year 2000.

  • EVOH, ethylene-vinyl alcohol co-polymer; NBCA, n-butyl cyanoacrylate.