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Table 2 Comparison of laboratory values

From: Balloon occluded TACE (B-TACE) vs DEM-TACE for HCC: a single center retrospective case control study

Laboratory analysis DEM-TACE B-TACE
Pre Post Fold p Pre Post fold p p
AST (IU/L) (median CI 95%) 36.0 (30.5 – 43.1) 52.0 (40.5- 65.2) 1.2 (1.1–1.3) 0.0009 38.0 (24.0–50-0) 62.5 (42.4–129.5) 1.2 (0.9–2-1) 0.001 0.84
ALT (IU/L) (median CI 95%) 31.0 (23.5–39-5) 41.5 (30.0–53-1) 1.1 (1.0–1.2) 0.01 24.0 (18.8–45-1) 57–0 (33.0–76-6) 1.3 (0.6–1-1) 0.001 0.72
ALP (IU/L) (median CI 95%) 112.0 (98.9–118-4) 106.5 (99.7–116-2) 0.9 (0.9–1.0) 0.18 120 (86.3–149.9) 109.0 (91.1–138.7) 0.9 (0.0–1.1) 0.10 0.55
γ-GT (IU/L) (median CI 95%) 76.5 (58.9–96.7) 69.0 (54.3–99.0) 0.9 (0.9–1.0) 0.08 65.5 (30.6–134-0) 63.0 (55.0–118.9) 0.9 (0.7–1.1) 0.85 0.72
Bilirubin total (mg/dL) (median CI 95%) 1.0 (1.0–1.1) 1.2 (0.9–1.4) 1.1 (1.0–1.3) 0.1 1.0 (0.8–1.3) 1.5 (0.8–1.9) 1.2 (0.7–1.3) 0.001 0.75
Bilirubin direct (mg/dL) (median CI 95%) 0.5 (0.4–0.5) 0.5 (0.5–0.7) 1.2 (1.0–1.4) 0.1 0.4 (0.3–0.6) 0.7 (0.4–0.9) 1.2 (0.8–1.4) 0.0005 0.74
Albumin(g/L) (median CI 95%) 38.0 (35.0–40.5) 38.0 (34.4) 0.9 (0.0–0.9) 0.29 38.0 (26.3–41.0) 36.0 (28.5–41.7) 0.8 (0.0–1.0) 0.41 0.54
Platelet (× 10^3/μL) (median CI 95%) 93.0 (72.1–113-0) 90.0 (70.0–107.7) 1.0 (1.0–1.1) 0.52 75.0 (46.6–103.2) 65.0 (42.0–99.2) 1.0 (0.9–1.1) 0.60 1.00
Neutrophil (× 10^9/L) (median CI 95%) 1.6 (1.2–2-1) 3.3 (2.6–3.6) 1.7 (1.4–2.2)  < 0.0001 2.0 (1.7–2.5) 3.6 (2.5–5-7) 2.2 (1.1–3.4) 0.009 0.62
INR (median CI 95%) 1.3 (1.2–1.4) 1.2 (1.2–1.4) 1.0 (1.0–1.0) 0.14 1.2 (1.1–1-3) 1.2 (1.2–1-3) 1.0 (0.8–1.0) 0.80 0.27
  1. Comparison between increasing fold; CI: confidence of interval AST: Aspartate Transaminase; ALT: Alanine Transaminase; ALP: Alkaline phosphatase; GGT: gamma-glutamyl transferase; INR: International Normalized Ratio; PLT: Platelets