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Table 3 Preoperative liver biochemistry of gallstone patients

From: Relation of cholesterol metabolism to pediatric gallstone disease: a retrospective controlled study

  BPS CS p valueb
Patients (n) 26 20  
Plasma aspartate aminotransferase (IU/L) 32 (9–122) 22 (17–67) 0.07
n (%)a 2 (8) 2 (10) 1.00
Plasma alanine aminotransferase (IU/L) 22 (12–26) 17 (10–306) 0.43
n (%)a 3 (12) 3 (15) 1.00
Plasma glutamyl transferase (IU/L) 25 (9–55) 19 (13–51) 0.33
n (%)a 5 (19) 2 (10) 0.45
Plasma bilirubin (μmol/L) 11 (6–187) 5 (4–52) 0.02
n (%)a 10 (38) 2 (10) 0.04
Plasma bilirubin, conjugated (μmol/L) 4 (1–10) 2 (1–13) 0.06
n (%)a 2 (8) 1 (5) 1.00
Serum bile acids (μmol/L) 8 (2–32)c 4 (2–151)d 0.75
n (%)a 7 (50) 1 (10) 0.08
  1. Data are median (range)
  2. BPS black pigment stones, CS cholesterol stones
  3. aNumber of patients (percentage) off normal range
  4. bComparison between patient subgroups using Fisher’s exact test or Mann Whitney U-test
  5. cData available in 14 patients
  6. dData available in 10 patients