Table 1

Patient profile

Patients with cirrhosis n = 36


Age

59.8 ± 12.8 years


Gender (Male: Female)

1.8: 1


Ethnicity

Malay n = 11 (30.6%)

Chinese n-14 (38.9%)

Indian n = 11 (30.6%)


Child-Pugh grade

Child Pugh B n = 16 (44.4%)

Child Pugh C n = 20 (55.6%)


Aetiology/Child-Pugh grade C

Alcohol n = 12 (33.3%)

8/12

Viral hepatitis n = 15 (41.6%)

10/15

Autoimmune n = 2 (5.6%)

1/2

Cryptogenic n = 7 (19.4%)

1/7


Reason for admission

Tense ascites with need for paracentesis n = 15 (41.7%)

Infection n = 7 (19.4%)

Diarrhoea n = 3 (8.3%)

Abdominal pain n = 2 (5.6%)

Upper gastrointestinal bleed n = 2 (5.6%)

Diabetic ketoacidosis n = 2 (5.6%)

Others n = 5 (13.9%)


Mean CRP (mg/litre)

4.54 ± 4.87


BMI (kg/m²)

24.3 ± 5


Caloric Intake (Kcal/kg/day)

15.2 kcal/kg/day


Tai et al. Nutrition Journal 2010 9:27   doi:10.1186/1475-2891-9-27

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