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Table 3 The mean LFTs in patients before stent insertion compared to after removal in patients for whom their stricture had resolved (n = 54).

From: A unique type of fully covered metal stent for the management of post liver transplant biliary anastomotic strictures

LFTs Mean before stent (SD) Mean after stent (SD) P value Upper Limit of normal Number of abnormal results before stent Number of abnormal results after stent
GGT (IU/L) 513 (538) 193 (320) < 0.01 72 (IU/L) 44 32
AST (IU/L) 101 (179) 41.4 (32.1) 0.03 22 (IU/L) 22 13
ALP (IU/L) 313 (322) 169 (109) < 0.01 129 (IU/L) 39 31
Bili (μmol/L) 26.7 (46.1) 14.0 (13.6) 0.03 21 (μmol/L) 19 8
  1. The table also displays the number of abnormal results before and after stent insertion and the laboratory’s upper limit of normal. LFTs Liver function tests; SD Standard deviation