Prognostic significance of hepatic encephalopathy in patients with cirrhosis treated with current standards of care
Anuj Bohra, Thomas Worland, Samuel Hui, Ann Farrell, Marcus Robertson, Department of Gastroenterology, Monash Health, Clayton 3168, Victoria, Australia
Thomas Worland, Ryma Terbah, Marcus Robertson, Department of Gastroenterology, Austin Health, Heidelberg 3084, Victoria, Australia
Marcus Robertson, Department of Medicine, School of Clinical Sciences, Monash University, Clayton 3168, Victoria, Australia
Author contributions: Bohra A performed the acquisition of data, analysis and interpretation of data, statistical analysis and drafting of manuscript; Worland T and Terbah R performed the acquisition of data; Hui S performed the acquisition of data and statistical analysis; Farrell A designed the study concept, performed acquisition of data and statistical analysis; Robertson M designed the study concept, performed acquisition and analysis of data, drafting of the manuscript and critical revision of the manuscript; all authors approved the final version of the manuscript.
Institutional review board statement: The study was reviewed and approved by the Human Research Ethics Committee at Monash Health as audit activity.
Informed consent statement: The Human Research Ethics Committee at Monash Health provided a waiver for informed consent. Reference number: RES-19-0000-296Q.
Conflict-of-interest statement: We have no financial relationships to disclose.
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Corresponding author: Anuj Bohra, BMed, Doctor, Department of Gastroenterology, Monash Health, 246 Clayton Road, Clayton 3168, Victoria, Australia. firstname.lastname@example.org
Received: December 31, 2019
Peer-review started: December 31, 2019
First decision: February 19, 2020
Revised: March 27, 2020
Accepted: May 1, 2020
Article in press: May 1, 2020
Published online: May 14, 2020