Value of pretransplant albumin-bilirubin score in predicting outcomes after liver transplantation
Tao Ma, Qing-Shan Li, Yue Wang, Yi Lv, Rong-Qian Wu, National Local Joint Engineering Research Center for Precision Surgery and Regenerative Medicine, First Affiliated Hospital of Xi’an Jiaotong University, Xi’an 710061, Shaanxi Province, China
Tao Ma, Qing-Shan Li, Yue Wang, Bo Wang, Zheng Wu, Yi Lv, Department of Hepatobiliary Surgery, First Affiliated Hospital of Xi’an Jiaotong University, Xi’an 710061, Shaanxi Province, China
Author contributions: All authors helped perform the research; Ma T wrote the manuscript, designed and performed the procedures, and analysed the data; Li QS wrote the manuscript, drafted the conception, performed the experiments, and analysed the data; Wang Y contributed to writing the manuscript, and drafted the conception and design; Wang B and Wu Z contributed to writing the manuscript and performed the experiments; and Lv Y and Wu RQ contributed to writing the manuscript, and drafting the conception and design. All authors read and approved the final manuscript.
Supported by the Ministry of Education Innovation Team Development Program of China, No. IRT16R57; the National Natural Science Foundation of China, No. 81470896; and Research Fund for the Young Talent Recruiting Plans of Xi’an Jiaotong University (RW).
Institutional review board statement: This study was reviewed and approved by the Ethics Committee of the First Affiliated Hospital of Xi'an Jiaotong University (Permit Number: XJTU1AF2015LSL-057).
Informed consent statement: Written informed consent from the patients was waived due to the retrospective nature of this study.
Conflict-of-interest statement: All authors declare no conflicts of interest related to this article.
Data sharing statement: No additional data are available.
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Corresponding author: Rong-Qian Wu, MD, PhD, Professor, National Local Joint Engineering Research Center for Precision Surgery and Regenerative Medicine, First Affiliated Hospital of Xi'an Jiaotong University, No. 76, West Yanta Road, Xi’an 710061, Shaanxi Province, China. firstname.lastname@example.org
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Received: February 18, 2019
Peer-review started: February 19, 2019
First decision: February 26, 2019
Revised: March 4, 2019
Accepted: March 16, 2019
Article in press: March 16, 2019
Published online: April 21, 2019