Table 1

Clinical, analytical and hepatic haemodynamic characteristics of patients with alcoholic hepatitis (AH, n=40)

VariablesMean±SE or percentage
Age (years)49±1
Male (%)65
Maddrey's discriminant function59±6
MELD score22±1
ABIC score7.65±0.19
Alcohol intake (gr/d)107±5
90-day mortality (%)28
Glucose (mg/dl)111±5
Creatinine (mg/dl)0.84±0.06
AST (U/L)155±12
ALT (U/L)61±5
GGT (U/L)600±83
Bilirubin (mg/dl)12.5±1.21
Albumin (mg/dl)26.2±0.55
Platelet count (×109)139±14
Leucocytes count (×109/l)10.04±7.43
Neutrophils count (%)74±8.32
HVPG (mm Hg)19.5±1
Cirrhosis (%)60
Severe AH (%)* 77.5
  • * Severe AH was defined as an ABIC score ≥6.71 points.

  • MELD, Model for End-stage Liver Disease; ABIC, Age-Bilirubin-INR-Creatinine score; ALT, alanine aminotransferase; AST, aspartate aminotransferse; GGT, gamma glutamyl transpeptidase; INR, international normalised rate; HVPG, hepatic venous pressure gradient.