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Table 1 Baselines characteristics of the sample of the study

From: “Safety and utility of percutaneous liver biopsy in hematopoietic stem cell transplant pediatric recipients: a retrospective study”

Baseline characteristics   n° % DSU (%) BMTU (%)
Patient n°   45 100 7 (15.5) 38 (84.4)
Gender F 15 33.3 5 (16.3) 13 (86.7)
M 30 66.6 5 (16.7) 25 (83.3)
Age <1 years 2 15.5 15.5 1 (50.0) 1 (50.0)
1–5 years 15 24.4 2 (13.3) 13 (86.7)
6–10 years 13 28.8 1 (7.8) 12 (92.3)
10–18 years 15 31.1 3 (20.0) 12 (80.0)
Primary disease AL 27 60.0 4 (14.8) 23 (85.2)
Hemoglobinopathy 1 2.2 - 1 (100)
Inherited disease 6 13.3 1 (16.7) 5 (83.3)
MDS 10 22.2 2 (20.0) 8 (80.0)
Solid tumor 1 2.2 - 1 (100)
Number of HSCT 1 37 82.1 6 (16.3) 31 (83.7)
2 5 11.1 1 (20.0) 4 (80.0)
3 2 4.4 - 2 (100)
Type of Donor Haploidentical 6 13.3 4 (66.7) 2 (33.3)
Matched related 18 40.0 2 (11.1) 16 (88.9)
Matched unrelated 21 86.6 1 (4.8) 20 (95.2)
Conditioning regimen Myeloablative 39 86.6 7 (17.9) 32 (82.1)
RIC 6 13.3 - 6 (100)
Gilbert syndrome Yes 9 20.0 1 (11.1) 8 (88.9)
No 36 80.0 6 (16.6) 30 (83.3)
Pre transplant hepatopathy No 18 40.0 1 (5.5) 17 (94.4)
Acquired metabolic disorders 1 2.2 - 1 (100)
Drug Hepatotoxicity 1 2.2 - 1 (100)
Inherited metabolic disease 2 4.4 1 (50.0) 1 (50.0)
Iron overload 21 46.6 4 (19.0) 17 (80.9)
Viral hepatitis 2 4.4 1 (50.0) 1 (50.0)
MRI quantification LIC Patients undergoing MRI 42 93.3 4 (9.5) 38 (90.5)
Normal liver 4 9.5 - 4 (100)
Slight overload 16 38.0 - 16 (100)
Moderate overload 8 19.0 2 (25.0) 6 (75.0)
Major overload 14 33.3 2 (14.3) 12 (85.7)
Obesity (BMI >30)   6 13.3 2 (33.3) 4 (66.7)
  1. DSU Day Surgery Unit, BMTU Bone Marrow Transplant Unit, F Female, M Male, AL Acute leukemia, MDS Myelodisplasic syndromes, RIC Reduced intensity conditioning, MRI Magnetic resonance imaging, LIC Liver iron concentration, BMI Body mass index