Table 2: Comparison of Doppler haemodynamic parameters and thyroid function tests among ascitic and non ascitic patients.

VariableAscitic
( 𝑛 = 1 2 )
Non-ascitic
( 𝑛 = 2 8 )
𝑡 / 𝑧 # 𝑃

TV (mL) 1 0 . 9 ± 1 . 5
(8.9–13)
7 . 3 ± 1 . 6
(3.3–12)
3.10.020
TV SDS+ 2 . 6 ± 1 . 4
(+1.2 to +3.2)
+ 2 . 1 ± 1 . 3
(+1.0 to +3.1)
6.5*0.040
ITAPI 2 . 1 6 ± 0 . 2 9
(1.8–2.5)
1 . 1 7 ± 0 . 2 5
(0.8–2)
3.40.032
ITARI 0 . 8 7 ± 5 . 2
(0.80–0.93)
0 . 7 1 ± 8 . 1
(0.63–0.97)
2.80.048
f T 𝟑 (pg/mL) 1 . 8 ± 0 . 2
(1.5–2)
2 . 0 ± 0 . 2 4
(1.4–2.4)
1.80.06
f T 𝟒 (ng/dL) 1 . 4 ± 0 . 4 9
(0.9–2.1)
1 . 6 ± 0 . 4 6
(0.8–2.3)
0.90.37
TSH (mIU/mL) 4 . 2 ± 1 . 4
(1.7–5.4)
4 . 0 ± 1 . 4
(1.7–7.5)
0.30.76
HAPI 2 . 1 6 ± 0 . 3 8
(1.7–2.55)
1 . 2 ± 0 . 3 3
(0.87–2.30)
3.30.029
HARI 0 . 9 1 ± 2 . 5
(0.88–0.94)
0 . 7 8 ± 7 . 6
(0.61–0.85)
3.50.035

Results are expressed as mean±SD or median and range, 𝑧 test # , 𝑃 < 0 . 0 5 *: significant, 𝑃 > 0 . 0 5 : nonsignificant, TV: thyroid volume, TV SDS: thyroid volume standard deviation score, ITAPI: inferior thyroid artery pulsatility index, ITARI: inferior thyroid artery resistance index, f T 𝟑 : free triiodothyronine, f T 𝟒 : free tetraiodothyronine, TSH: thyroid stimulating hormone, HAPI: hepatic artery pulsatility index, HARI: hepatic artery resistance index.