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Table 5 Prediction of Esophageal Varices and collaterals.

From: Blood ammonia levels in liver cirrhosis: a clue for the presence of portosystemic collateral veins

a 95% C. I.
Parameter p-value Odds Ratio Lower Upper
NH4 < 0.001 1.017 1.0075 1.027
PLTs 0.03 1.001 1 1.001
SLD 0.4 0.985 0.95 1.016
PLTs/SLD 0.012 0.99 0.98 0.99.8
b 95% C. I.
Parameter p-value Odds Ratio Lower Upper
NH4 < 0.001 1.023 1.010 1.035
PLTs 0.085 0.994 0.986 1.001
SLD 0.233 1.011 0.993 1.028
  1. Logistic regression using Esophageal Varices (a) and collaterals (b) presence as dependent variable; NH4 Ammonia; PLTs, Platelets count; SLD, Spleen Longitudinal Diameter; PLTs/SLD, Platelets count Spleen Longitudinal Diameter ratio index.