Table 2: Clinical characteristics of the patients with cirrhosis.

Patients with ascites ( )Patients without ascites ( ) value

Bilirubin (mg/dL)1.4 (0.4–3.9)1.1 (0.4–1.7)0.064
Albumin (g/dL)2.8 (2.5–4.1)3.5 (2.4–4.0)0.055
Platelet count (107/L)8.3 (3.5–12.7)10.4 (3.9–14.3)0.12
Prothrombin time (%)60 (39–100)70 (59–90)0.012
Type IV collagen (ng/mL)238 (126–681)223 (144–247)0.15
Hyaluronate (ng/mL)724 (82–2860)440 (263–728)0.047
Shear wave velocity, liver (m/sec)2.54 (1.65–3.81)2.28 (1.79–2.89)0.38
Shear wave velocity, spleen (m/sec)3.41 (2.47–4.41)2.90 (2.52–3.50)0.012
Spleen index40.5 (11.3–122.5)51.8 (45.8–79.8)0.23

Note. Results are expressed as median (range).