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Table 2 Baseline characteristics of 86 liver transplantations (LTs)

From: Elevated effluent potassium concentrations predict the development of postreperfusion hyperkalemia in deceased liver transplantation: a retrospective cohort study

  All LTs (n = 86) PRHK (n = 54) no PRHK (n = 32) P
Age (years) 49.6 ± 10.9 48.9 ± 11.5 50.9 ± 9.7 0.400
Male (n) 59 (68.6%) 38 (70.4%) 21 (65.6%) 0.647
Height (cm) 170 (163–175) 171 (165–175) 170 (161–175) 0.922
Weight (cm) 65.8 ± 14.7 65.8 ± 14.1 65.7 ± 16.1 0.974
Child–Pugh score 9.0 (6.0–11.0) 8.5 (6.0–11.0) 10.5 (7.0–11.8) 0.081
MELD score 15.0 (9.0–19.0) 14.0 (9.0–17.3) 16.5 (9.3–19.8) 0.312
Primary diagnosis (n)
Hepatitis B 43 (50.0%) 22 (40.7%) 21 (65.6%) 0.026
Hepatitis C 3 (3.5%) 1 (1.9%) 2 (6.3%) 0.553
Alcoholic 11 (12.8%) 4 (7.4%) 7 (21.9%) 0.091
Cholestatic 11 (12.8%) 6 (11.1%) 5 (15.6%) 0.740
Cryptogenic 2 (2.3%) 1 (1.9%) 1 (3.1%) 1.000
Others 16 (18.6%) 7 (13.0%) 9 (28.1%) 0.081
Combined HCC 25 (29.1%) 14 (25.9%) 11 (34.4%) 0.404
Graft weight (g) 1302.9 ± 270.5 1362.7 ± 251.4 1201.9 ± 275.4 0.007
GRWR (%) 1.94 (1.61–2.43) 1.98 (1.79–2.45) 1.63 (1.43–2.28) 0.045
CIT (min) 520 (386–618) 549 (384–623) 501 (393–601) 0.381
WIT (min) 39.5 ± 6.8 38.6 ± 5.5 41.0 ± 8.4 0.143
IVC clamping time (min) 34 (31–40) 35 (32–38) 33 (30–40) 0.597
Anhepatic phase (min) 43 (38–49) 43 (37–48) 43 (39–49) 0.380
sK+0 (mmol/L) 4.17 ± 0.55 4.27 ± 0.56 4.00 ± 0.49 0.030
eK+ (mmol/L) 6.65 (5.38–9.73) 7.65 (5.68–12.20) 5.90 (4.40–6.88) 0.003
ECD graft (n) 13 (16.3%) 13 (24.1%) 1 (3.1) 0.011
  1. Data are presented as mean and standard deviation (SD), median (interquartile range), or n (%). LT: Liver transplantation, PRHK: postreperfusion hyperkalemia, MELD: Model for End-Stage Liver Disease, HCC: hepatocellular carcinoma, GRWR: graft-to-recipient weight ratio, CIT: cold ischemia time, WIT: warm ischemia time, IVC: inferior vena cava, sK+0: serum potassium concentration before reperfusion, eK+: effluent potassium concentration, ECD: expanded criteria donor