International normalized ratio and Model for End-stage Liver Disease score predict short-term outcome in cirrhotic patients after the resolution of hepatic encephalopathy
Xiao-Peng Hu, Second Clinical College, Chongqing Medical University, Chongqing 400010, China
Jian Gao, Department of Gastroenterology, Second Affiliated Hospital, Chongqing Medical University, Chongqing 400010, China
Author contributions: Hu XP designed the study, collected, analysed, and interpreted the data, and drafted the manuscript; Gao J designed the study, supervised the study, and critically reviewed the study; both authors have approved the final version of the manuscript.
Institutional review board statement: The study was reviewed and approved by the ethics committee of the Second Affiliated Hospital of Chongqing Medical University (No. 2017-064).
Informed consent statement: All study participants provided written informed consent prior to study enrollment.
Conflict-of-interest statement: None declared.
Data sharing statement: No additional data are available.
STROBE statement: The guidelines of the STROBE Statement have been adopted.
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Corresponding author: Jian Gao, PhD, Professor, Chief Doctor, Department of Gastroenterology, Second Affiliated Hospital, Chongqing Medical University, 76 Linjiang Road, Yuzhong District, Chongqing 400010, China. email@example.com
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Received: April 8, 2019
Peer-review started: April 8, 2019
First decision: April 30, 2019
Revised: May 7, 2019
Accepted: June 8, 2019
Article in press: June 8, 2019
Published online: July 14, 2019