Table 1

Two-year survival rates of randomised studies comparing transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt (TIPS) and paracentesis

Author, year (Ref)n2-year survival (%)p Value
Lebrec 1996292529600.03
Rössle 2000586058320.02
Gines 2002867026300.51
Sanyal 2003521096262NS
Salerno 2004876679290.021
  • Note the great differences within treatment arms with significantly improved survival for the paracentesis group (Lebrec) or the TIPS group (Rössle, Salerno).