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Table 5 Comparison between the studied groups regarding liver functions before TIPS

From: The association between character of portal blood flow and post-TIPS incidence of hepatic encephalopathy

 Hepatofugal group (no. = 19)Hepatopetal group (no. = 31)Mann-Whitney testP value
Mean ± SDMean ± SD
ALT (IU/L)57.2 ± 51.740.5 ± 35.11.220.22 (> 0.05)
AST (IU/L)57.6 ± 50.352.5 ± 37.30.620.54 (> 0.05)
ALP (IU/L)136 ± 66.4129.7 ± 40.90.090.93 (> 0.05)
Albumin(g/dL)2.5 ± 0.562.8 ± 1.031.330.18 (> 0.05)
T. Bilirubin (mg/dL)1.5 ± 0.581.6 ± 0.530.620.54 (> 0.05)
D. Bilirubin (mg/dL)0.95 ± 0.770.98 ± 1.030.220.83 (> 0.05)
INR1.46 ± 0.221.45 ± 0.230.23#0.82 (> 0.05)
Na+132.1 ± 3.1130.2 ± 4.21.79#0.08 (> 0.05)
K+3.8 ± 0.473.7 ± 0.570.31#0.76 (> 0.05)
  1. TIPS transjagular intrahepatic portosystemic shunts, No. number, ALT alanine aminotransferase, AST aspartate aminotransferase, INR international normalized ratio, ALP alkaline phosphatase, Na sodium, K potassium