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Table 4 Ultrasound examination of hepatic blood flow by color-coded duplex sonography of hepatic artery, portal vein and hepatic vein before and after paracentesis

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

Color-coded duplex sonography of hepatic blood flow
  Before paracentesis After paracentesis p value
  Median (IQR) Median (IQR)  
HARI 0.74 (0.68–0.75) 0.68 (0.65–0.71) < 0.001
Systolic HAF (cm/s) 129 (115–145) 123 (114–140) 0.100
Diastolic HAF (cm/s) 35 (24–48) 40 (31–50) 0.009
PVF (cm/s) 20 (16–28) 21 (15–32) 0.753
HVF (cm/s) 24 (17–30) 30 (22–36) < 0.001
  1. HARI hepatic artery resistance index, HAF maximum hepatic arterial flow velocity, PVF maximum portal vein flow velocity, HVF: Maximum hepatic vein flow velocity