Early warning and clinical outcome prediction of acute-on-chronic hepatitis B liver failure
En-Qiang Chen, Fan Zeng, Hong Tang, Ling-Yu Zhou, Center of Infectious Diseases, West China Hospital of Sichuan University, Chengdu 610041, Sichuan Province, China
En-Qiang Chen, Fan Zeng, Ling-Yun Zhou, Hong Tang, Division of Infectious Diseases, State Key Laboratory of Biotherapy, Sichuan University, Chengdu 610041, Sichuan Province, China
Author contributions: Tang H designed the research and revised the manuscript; Chen EQ, Zeng F and Zhou LY searched and analyzed the literature; and Chen EQ wrote the manuscript.
Supported by National Natural Science Foundation of China, No. 81300319; and Science and Technology Support Program of Sichuan Province, China, No. 2015SZ0049.
Conflict-of-interest statement: The authors declared that there is no potential conflict of interest related to this study.
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Correspondence to: Hong Tang, MD, Center of Infectious Diseases, West China Hospital of Sichuan University, No. 37 Guo Xue Xiang, Wuhou District, Chengdu 610041, Sichuan Province, China. firstname.lastname@example.org
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Received: April 26, 2015
Peer-review started: April 27, 2015
First decision: July 13, 2015
Revised: July 29, 2015
Accepted: September 14, 2015
Article in press: September 14, 2015
Published online: November 14, 2015