Prognostic value of risk scoring systems for cirrhotic patients with variceal bleeding
Xin-Xing Tantai, Na Liu, Long-Bao Yang, Zhong-Cao Wei, Cai-Lan Xiao, Ya-Hua Song, Jin-Hai Wang, Division of Gastroenterology, The Second Affiliated Hospital, Xi’an Jiaotong University, Xi’an 710004, Shaanxi Province, China
Author contributions: Tantai XX, Wang JH and Liu N contributed to study concept and design; Xiao CL and Song YH contributed to data collection; Yang LB and Wei ZC contributed to data verification; Tantai XX, Wang JH and Liu N contributed to data management, interpretation and supervision; Tantai XX contributed to statistical analysis and drafted the manuscript; Tantai XX, Wang JH and Liu N contributed to critical revision of the manuscript.
Institutional review board statement: This study was reviewed and approved by the Ethics Committee of The Second Affiliated Hospital of Xi’an Jiaotong University.
Informed consent statement: Patients were not required to give informed consent to the study because the analysis used anonymous clinical data that were obtained after each patient agreed to treatment by written consent.
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: Jin-Hai Wang, MD, Professor, Division of Gastroenterology, The Second Affiliated Hospital, Xi’an Jiaotong University, No. 157, Xiwu Road, Xi’an 710004, Shaanxi Province, China. email@example.com
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Received: September 26, 2019
Peer-review started: September 26, 2019
First decision: November 4, 2019
Revised: November 13, 2019
Accepted: November 16, 2019
Article in press: November 16, 2019
Published online: December 7, 2019