Gutuo Jiejiu decoction improves survival of patients with severe alcoholic hepatitis: A retrospective cohort study
Hong-Yuan Mou, School of Clinical Medicine, Chengdu University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Chengdu 610072, Sichuan Province, China
Hong-Ming Nie, Department of Liver Diseases, Shuguang Hospital, Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Shanghai 201203, China
Xiao-Yu Hu, Department of Infectious Diseases, Teaching Hospital of Chengdu University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Chengdu 610072, Sichuan Province, China
Author contributions: Mou HY and Nie HM contributed equally to this work; Hu XY conceived and designed this study; Mou HY and Nie HM performed the research and analyzed the data; Mou HY, Nie HM and Hu XY wrote the paper; all authors read and approved the manuscript.
Institutional review board statement: This study is a retrospective study, involving case collection. The data from treated patients were analyzed based on the clinical data collected at our hospitals. The aim of the study was only to review retrospective data from the clinical records of the patients. Therefore, we have no need for an institutional review board statement.
Informed consent statement: We did not obtain individual informed consent. We used current hospital medical files. All of the data presented were anonymized and the chance of patient identification was extremely low.
Conflict-of-interest statement: The authors have no conflicts of interest to declare.
Data sharing statement: No additional data are available.
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Correspondence to: Xiao-Yu Hu, Professor, Department of Infectious Diseases, Teaching Hospital of Chengdu University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, No. 39 Shierqiao Road, Chengdu 610072, Sichuan Province, China. email@example.com
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Received: January 14, 2017
Peer-review started: January 14, 2017
First decision: February 23, 2017
Revised: March 13, 2017
Accepted: March 20, 2017
Article in press: March 20, 2017
Published online: April 28, 2017