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Table 1 Comparison of the baseline data of patient with and without MHE

From: Prediction of minimal encephalopathy in patients with HCV-related cirrhosis using albumin-bilirubin, platelets-albumin-bilirubin score, albumin-bilirubin-platelets grade and ammonia level

 NoneMHEp
N = 91 (35.4%)N = 166 (64.6%)
Age (years)50.42 ± 7.9254.61 ± 8.300.001
SexFemale46 (50.5%)90 (54.2%)0.603
Male45 (49.5%)76 (45.8%)
Total bilirubin (mg/dL)0.88 ± 0.251.14 ± 0.730.017#
Direct bilirubin (mg/dL)0.35 ± 0.140.53 ± 0.480.002#
Albumin (g/dL)3.83 ± 0.423.46 ± 0.520.001#
AST (U/L)42.54 ± 22.0345.26 ± 20.740.061#
ALT (U/L)34.80 ± 20.1236.81 ± 15.680.391
Hemoglobin (g/dL)11.97 ± 1.4811.66 ± 1.510.160#
WBCs (×103/μL)5.70 ± 1.365.30 ± 1.300.028
Platelets (×103/μL)122.37 ± 40.49123.04 ± 71.830.515#
INR1.18 ± 0.141.34 ± 0.280.001#
Ammonia μmol/L63.56 ± 24.2086.59 ± 23.250.001
CTP score5.25 ± 0.706.15 ± 1.620.001#
CTP classA86 (43.2%)113 (56.8%)0.001
B5 (10%)45 (90%)
C0 (0%)8 (100%)
MELD8.46 ± 3.0610.78 ± 4.010.001#
ALBI score−2.49 ± 0.38−2.13 ± 0.530.001#
ALBI classALBI 118 (66.7%)9 (33.3%)0.001
ALBI 272 (34.1%)139 (65.9%)
ALBI 31 (5.3%)18 (94.7%)
PALBI score−2.55 ± 0.26−2.33 ± 0.390.001
ALBI-PLT score3.70 ± 0.563.98 ± 0.490.001#
  1. #Mann-Whitney test, CTP Child-Pugh