Gastroenterology Research and Practice / 2012 / Article / Tab 1

Clinical Study

Melatonin Levels in Serum and Ascitic Fluid of Patients with Hepatic Encephalopathy

Table 1

Characteristics of the subjects enrolled in the study (mean values ± SEM).

Feature/parametersCirrhotic patientsHealthy subjects

Age (years)
Sex (F, M)F-24, M-66F-11, M-19
Bilirubin (mg/dL)
Ammonia ( g/dL)
Albumins (g/dL)
AST (U/L)
ALT (U/L)
GGTP (U/L)
ALP (U/L)
GFR (mL/min)

AST: aspartate aminotransferase; ALT: alanine aminotransferase; GGTP: gamma-glutamyl transpeptidase; ALP: alkaline phosphatase; GFR: glomerular filtration rate.