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Table 2 Multivariate analysis of potential risk factors for development of post embolization fever (PEF) and acute hepatic decompensation (AHD)

From: Factors affecting post-embolization fever and liver failure after trans-arterial chemo-embolization in a cohort without background infective hepatitis- a prospective analysis

Variables Post-embolization fever (PEF) (p-value) Odds ratio (95 % confidence interval) Acute hepatic decompensation (AHD) (p-value) Odds ratio (95 % confidence interval)
Genderb 0.029 1.142 -  
  (1.328-3.342)   
KF index (<80 %) 0.970 0.423 0.808 1.018
Child classa -   0.571 0.449
Presence of ascites 0.030 1.212 0.850 0.712
  (1.023-2.231)   
Platelet counta -   0.324 0.325
ASTb 0.542 0.243 -  
Total bilirubin 0.007 4.357 0.036 1.517
  (2.443-6.219)   (1.112-4.536)
Albumin 0.126 0.564 0.060 0.965
Tumour diameter (>5 cm) 0.036 3.603 0.049 2.410
  (1.318-5.382)   (1.392-5.315)
Presence of portal vein invasiona -   0.523 0.376
Type of tumour 0.437 0.785 0.134 0.879
  1. KF index-Karnofsky performance index, AST- aspartate amino transferase
  2. a- factors not included in multivariate analysis for PEF
  3. b- factors not included in multivariate analysis for AHD