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Table 1 Patients’ characteristics

From: Effects of paracentesis on hemodynamic parameters and respiratory function in critically ill patients

Demographic data (n = 50 patients)  
Male sex, n/total (%) 27/50 (54%)
Age, years 58 ± 10
Body height, cm 171 ± 8
Body weight, kg 78 ± 18
Scores  
SAPS II 42 ± 13
TISS 19 ± 7
APACHE II 20; 10–40; 17-27
Pre-existing medical conditions  
Cirrhosis of the liver, n/total (%) 44/50 (88%)
Cirrhosis due to alcohol, n/total (%) 38/44 (86%)
Cirrhosis due to hepatitis, n/total (%) 4/44 (9%)
Cirrhosis due to unknown reason, n/total (%) 2/44 (5%)
Outcome  
ICU mortality, n/total (%) 26/50 (52)
Hospital mortality, n/total (%) 33/50 (66)
Intervention related data  
Amount of ascites removed, L 5.99; 0.49-17.06; 3.33-7.68
Duration of paracentesis, minutes 130; 45–300; 100-173
Speed of paracentesis, mL/minutes 44; 4–122; 28-61
Laboratory data  
International normalized ratio (INR) 1.8; 1.1-4.1; 1.4-2.6
Partial thromboplastin time (PTT), seconds 57; 31–132; 45-75
Thrombocytes, ×109/L 58; 19–359; 37-82
Bilirubin, mg/dL 4.7; 0.6-52.0; 2.0-13.7
  1. APACHE II, Acute Physiology and Chronic Health Evaluation II Score; n, number; SAPS II, Simplified Acute Physiology Score II; TISS, Therapeutic Intervention Scoring System.
  2. Data is presented as mean ± standard deviation, or median, range, and interquartile range or n/total (%).