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Table 2 Comparison between biliary atresia patients without and with jaundice.

From: Serum adiponectin and transient elastography as non-invasive markers for postoperative biliary atresia

Variables BA Patients
without jaundice
(n = 40)
BA Patients with Jaundice
(n = 20)
P-value
Age (years) 9.6 ± 0.9 9.5 ± 1.1 0.5
Gender (Female: Male) 20:20 12:8 0.5
BMI (kg/m2) 18.2 ± 0.6 17.1 ± 0.6 0.1
Albumin (g/dl) 4.5 ± 0.1 3.9 ± 0.1 <0.001
Total bilirubin (mg/dl) 0.7 ± 0.1 6.5 ± 1.2 <0.001
Direct bilirubin (mg/dl) 0.4 ± 0.1 5.9 ± 1.2 <0.001
AST (IU/l) 98.3 ± 11.6 187.7 ± 18.2 <0.001
ALT (IU/l) 94.1 ± 9.7 140.3 ± 24.5 0.04
ALP (IU/l) 369.8 ± 34.8 553.6 ± 33.9 <0.001
Platelet count (103/mm3) 183.5 ± 15.5 121.2 ± 19.9 0.01
APRI 1.9 ± 0.4 5.0 ± 0.5 <0.001
Adiponectin (μg/ml) 11.0 ± 0.7 24.4 ± 1.4 <0.001
Hyaluronic acid (ng/ml) 28.9 ± 3.4 93.2 ± 16.7 <0.001
Liver stiffness (kPa) 18.5 ± 2.4 53.3 ± 4.3 <0.001
  1. The data was expressed as mean ± SEM. BA, biliary atresia; BMI, body mass index; AST, aspartate aminotransferase; ALT, alanine aminotransferase; ALP, alkaline phosphatase; APRI, aspartate aminotransferase to platelets ratio index