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Table 4 Patient characteristics

From: Renal function and oxygenation are impaired early after liver transplantation despite hyperdynamic systemic circulation

Variable Control group
(n = 73)
Liver transplant recipients
(n = 12)
p value
Gender, n (% female) 8 (11) 7 (58) 0.001
Age, mean (SD) 66.6 ± 10.1 56.7 ± 10.7 0.005
Body surface area (m2) 1.96 ± 0.2 1.92 ± 0.2 0.509
Body mass index (kg/m2) 26.4 ± 3.4 21.9 ± 1.1 <0.001
Hypertension, n (%) 40 (54.8) 1 (8.3) 0.004
Diabetes, n (%) 3 (4.1) 1 (8.3) 0.462
Beta-adrenergic blocker, n (%) 58 (79.5) 7 (58.3) 0.143
ACE inhibitor, n (%) 37 (50.7) 2 (16.7) 0.033
Calcium antagonist, n (%) 12 (16.4) 0 (0) 0.201
Diuretics, n (%) 3 (4.1) 8 (66.7) <0.001
- Aldosterone antagonists, n (%)   6 (50%)  
Preoperative serum creatinine (μmol/l) 82.7 ± 11.4 70.8 ± 13.9 0.001
Preoperative estimated GFR (mL/min) 84.5 ± 14.5 86.9 ± 19.8 0.690
Preoperative measured GFR (mL/min) - 85.5 ± 18.7 -
  1. Values are means ± SD, n = number of patients (%). Estimated GFR; using MDRD (Modification of Diet in Renal Disease) formula
  2. ACE inhibitor angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitor, GFR glomerular filtration rate