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Table 1 Baseline parameters at index paracentesis

From: Absolute quantification of microparticles by flow cytometry in ascites of patients with decompensated cirrhosis: a cohort study

Variable Value
Age (years) 59 (25–87)
Gender (male/female) n = 121/n = 42 (74.2%/25.8%)
Etiology
 Alcoholic n = 117 (71.8%)
 NASH n = 14 (8.6%)
 Viral n = 4 (2.5%)
 Others n = 28 (17.2%)
HCC n = 21 (12.9%)
Child–Pugh class (A/B/C)b n = 2/n = 60/n = 36 (2%/61.2%/36.7%)
MELD scorea 16.9 (7–38)
INR 1.4 (1–2.9)
Total bilirubin level (μmol/L) 39.5 (2.9–609.1)
Creatinine level (μmol/L) 108 (38–509)
WBC count (exp9/L) 6.6 (1.2–49.7)
AST (μkat/L) 0.87 (0.1–8.9)
GGT (μkat/L) 1.8 (0.2–22.4)
CrP (mg/L) 25.4 (1.2–186.2)
Serum albumin (g/L) 30.4 (16–47.3)
Ascites protein content (g/L) 11.6 (2.7–50.9)
Ascites leukocyte count (/mm3) 180 (0–12,300)
  1. Values are given in median (range) for continuous data and in absolute number (%) for discrete data
  2. aMELD could not be calculated in 6/163 patients as at least one parameter was not available at paracentesis
  3. bChild–Pugh score could not be calculated in 65/163 patients as at least one parameter was not available at paracentesis