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Table 2 Correlation between baseline VEGF and laboratory findings in both groups

From: Vascular endothelial growth factor in relation to the development of hepatocellular carcinoma in hepatitis C virus patients treated by direct-acting antivirals

Variable HCV group (n = 25) HCC group (n = 25)
Correlation coefficient P value Correlation coefficient P value
Age (years) − 0.238P 0.251 0.281P 0.174
BMI 0.06S 0.77 − 0.142P 0.5
Hb (gm/dl) − 0.12S 0.56 − 0.344P 0.09
Platelets (103/Ul) − 0.14S 0.5 − 0.07P 0.72
Bilirubin (mg/dl) 0.05S 0.83 0.07P 0.74
Albumin (g/dl) − 0.161P 0.441 − 0.37P 0.07
ALT (U/L) − 0.02S 0.93 0.07P 0.713
AST (U/L) 0.086P 0.68 0.67P < 0.001
Creatinine (mg/dl) − 0.215S 0.3 − 0.03P 0.89
HCV-PCR 0.11S 0.6  
AFP (ng/ml) 0.325S 0.113 0.02P 0.93
  1. PPearson correlation
  2. SSpearman correlation