Non-invasive prediction model for high-risk esophageal varices in the Chinese population
Long-Bao Yang, Jing-Yuan Xu, Xin-Xing Tantai, Hong Li, Cai-Lan Xiao, Cai-Feng Yang, Huan Zhang, Lei Dong, Gang Zhao, Department of Gastroenterology, The Second Affiliated Hospital of Xi'an Jiaotong University, Xi'an 710004, Shaanxi Province, China
Author contributions: All authors helped to perform the research; Dong L and Zhao G completed the project; Xiao CL and Zhang H completed the data collection; Tantai XX, Xu JY, and Yang CF completed the data analysis; Yang LB and Li H completed writing of the article.
Institutional review board statement: This study has been approved by the Ethics Committee of The Second Affiliated Hospital of Xi'an Jiaotong University.
Informed consent statement: This study is a retrospective study; thus, the ethics committee has exempted the informed consent of the patients.
Conflict-of-interest statement: The authors declare that they have no conflict of interest.
Data sharing statement: No additional data are available.
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Corresponding author: Gang Zhao, MD, PhD, Doctor, Department of Gastroenterology, The Second Affiliated Hospital of Xi'an Jiaotong University, No. 157, Xiwu Road, Xi'an 710004, Shaanxi Province, China. email@example.com
Received: December 28, 2019
Peer-review started: December 28, 2019
First decision: January 13, 2020
Revised: March 26, 2020
Accepted: April 21, 2020
Article in press: April 21, 2020
Published online: June 7, 2020