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Table 2 Characteristics of patients, according to diabetes status

From: Post-operative stress hyperglycemia is a predictor of mortality in liver transplantation

Variable Diabetic patients (n = 125) Non-diabetic patients (n = 507) P value
Age, years 56 ± 8 51 ± 12 < 0.001
Males, n (%) 102 (81) 372 (73) 0.074
Body mass index, kg/m2 27.4 ± 3.6 26.7 ± 3.8 0.029
Aetiology, n (%)
 Alcohol 88 (70) 298 (58) 0.022
 HCV 28 (22) 102 (20) 0.659
 Malignant 52 (41) 122 (24) < 0.001
 Fulminant 2 (2) 31 (6) 0.070
MELD 13 ± 5 14 ± 6 0.044
Glucose, mg/dL 207 ± 108 111 ± 43 < 0.001
Creatinine, mg/dL 0.9 ± 0.4 0.9 ± 0.4 0.532
CIT, hours 7.5 ± 2.6 7.4 ± 2.1 0.252
RBC transfusion, units 5 [2, 9] 6 [3, 12] 0.034
PT, units 0 [0, 1] 0 [0, 1] 0.079
PN, days 4 [3, 6] 4 [3, 6] 0.788
CVVHDF, n (%) 20 (16) 57 (11) 0.192
  1. Data are expressed as mean ± SD or medians [25th percentile, 75th percentile]
  2. Pre-operative glucose and creatinine levels are shown
  3. BMI body mass index, CIT cold ischaemia time, CVVHDF continuous veno-venous haemodiafiltration, HCV hepatitis C virus, MELD Model for End-stage Liver Disease score, PN parenteral nutrition, PT platelet requirements, RBC red blood cell requirements