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Table 4 The presence of ascites and correlation with MELD and other Hepatic Doppler parameters

From: Doppler ultrasound in liver cirrhosis: correlation of hepatic artery and portal vein measurements with model for end-stage liver disease score in Egypt

  Ascites Test value• P-Value Sig.
No Yes
No. = 56 No. = 44
MELD Score Median (IQR) 10.5 (9 – 12.5) 15.5 (13 – 23) -6.239 0.000 HS
Range 6 – 25 10 – 30
Hepatic Artery Velocity Median (IQR) 70 (50 – 90) 100 (75 – 140) -3.920 0.000 HS
Range 20 – 210 40 – 240
Hepatic Arterial Resistive Index Median (IQR) 0.66 (0.6 – 0.7) 0.65 (0.6 – 0.7) -0.515 0.607 NS
Range 0.35 – 0.87 0.06 – 0.81
Peak Velocity of Portal Vein Median (IQR) 19 (16.0 – 20.5) 19 (17.5 – 25.0) -1.829 0.067 NS
Range 7 – 31 6 – 41
  1. P > 0.05 non-significant (NS), P < 0.05 significant (S), P < 0.01 highly significant (HS), • independent t test, • Mann-Whitney test