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Table 2 Main conventional laboratory parameters of liver function before and after paracentesis (overall time interval of 24 h)

From: Large-volume paracentesis effects plasma disappearance rate of indo-cyanine green in critically ill patients with decompensated liver cirrhosis and intraabdominal hypertension

Conventional laboratory tests of hepatic function
  Before paracentesis After paracentesis p value
  Median (IQR) Median (IQR)  
Bilirubin (mg/dL) 7.8 (3.3–19.0) 7.6 (2.5–21.4) 0.868
INR 1.8 (1.4–2.2) 1.8 (1.4–2.5) 0.094
  1. INR international normalized ratio