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Table 2 Comparison of the non-massive ascites group with the massive ascites group

From: Pulse oximetry-based capillary refilling evaluation predicts postoperative outcomes in liver transplantation: a prospective observational cohort study

   Non-massive ascites group (N = 10) Massive ascites group (N = 23) p value
Recipient characteristics age (years) 45 (34–58) 54 (47–62) 0.1580
male sex 5 (50%) 12 (36.4%) 0.9086
body weight (kg) 67.5 (57.2–71.8) 54.6 (52.0–67.0) 0.0525
Child–Pugh score 8 (6–10) 10 (9–12) 0.0089
MELD score 13 (8–16) 16 (10–24) 0.0593
preoperative ascites 1 (10%) 12 (36.4%) 0.0227
Clinical parameters at ICU admission body temperature (°C) 37.5 (37.2–37.8) 37.0 (36.5–37.5) 0.0544
heart rate (/min) 98 (93–102) 102 (95–116) 0.1580
mean arterial pressure (mmHg) 86 (76–99) 72 (64–75) 0.0025
usage of vasoactive agents 1 (10%) 10 (43.5%) 0.0608
lactate (mmol/L) 4.7 (1.9–9.0) 5.4 (3.2–9.5) 0.4929
total bilirubin (mg/dL) 2.4 (1.1–3.8) 3.2 (2.4–6.7) 0.0848
PT-INR 1.32 (1.22–1.43) 1.37 (1.27–1.50) 0.4804
Q-CRT (sec) 1.17 (1.03–1.49) 2.25 (1.68–3.12) 0.0061
ΔAb 0.097 (0.067–0.124) 0.060 (0.040–0.088) 0.0109
early allograft dysfunction 1 (10%) 3 (13%) 0.8055
Outcomes Length of ICU stay (day) 8 (6–13) 16 (11–26) 0.0025
Length of hospital stay (day) 30 (22–47) 60 (45–90) 0.0040
7 days total discharge (L) 6.7 (3.3–18.7) 32.6 (19.5–42.6) 0.0003
14 days total discharge (L) 7.8 (3.3–27.8) 68.7 (44.6–80.5) < 0.0001
  1. Summary statistics are reported as No. (%), medians (lower and upper quartiles)
  2. MELD model for end-stage liver disease, PT-INR prothrombin time international normalized ratio