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Table 1 Characteristics of cirrhotic patients with and without PVT

From: Can we use non-invasive parameters to predict the development of gastroesophageal varices in cirrhotic patients with and without portal vein thrombosis? An observational study from the western region of Saudi Arabia

Variables PVT Non-PVT Total p value
Agea (years) 54.5 (17–90) 63 (24–91) 61 (17–91) 0.01
Sexb
 Male 19 (67.9) 35 (61.4) 54 (63.5) 0.56
 Female 9 (32.1) 22 (38.6) 31 (36.5)
Blood work
 Plateletsa (×109) 144 (23–574) 86 (7–371) 98 (7–574) 0.06
 Total proteina (g/dl) 6.57 (4.6–9.4) 6.4 (2.6–8.3) 6.5 (2.6–9.4) 0.16
 Albumina (g/dl) 2.86 (1.2–5) 3.1 (0.9–4.4) 2.9 (0.9–5) 0.03
Portal hypertension-related endoscopic findings
 Oesophageal varicesb 25 (89.3) 37 (66.1) 62 (73.8) 0.02
 Portal hypertensive gastropathyb 18 (64.3) 34 (60.7) 52 (61.9) 0.75
 Duodenal varicesb 1 (3.6) 0 (0)   0.16
Non-portal hypertension-related endoscopic findings
 Gastritisb 1 (3.6) 15 (26.8) 16 (19.1) 0.01
 Gastric ulcerb 2 (7.1) 2 (3.6) 4 (4.8) 0.47
 Duodenitisb 2 (7.1) 1 (1.8) 3 (3.6) 0.21
 Duodenal ulcerb 5 (17.9) 4 (7.1) 9 (10.7) 0.13
  1. p < 0.05 is statistically significant
  2. PH portal hypertension
  3. aQuantitative values in brackets are expressed as the median (range)
  4. bCategorical variables are expressed as frequencies (percentages)