Development of a novel score for the diagnosis of bacterial infection in patients with acute-on-chronic liver failure
Su Lin, Xiao-Zhong Wang, Department of Gastroenterology, Union Hospital of Fujian Medical University, Fuzhou 350000, Fujian Province, China
Yan-Yan Yan, Yin-Lian Wu, Ming-Fang Wang, Yue-Yong Zhu, Liver Research Center, The First Affiliated Hospital of Fujian Medical University, Fuzhou 350000, Fujian Province, China
Yan-Yan Yan, Clinical Liver Center, The 180th Hospital of People’s Liberation Army, Quanzhou Fujian Province, 362100, China
Author contributions: Lin S designed the study; Wang MF and Yan YY collected and analyzed the data; Lin S, Yan YY and Wu YL drafted the manuscript; Zhu YY and Wang XZ contributed to critical comments of the manuscript; all authors approved the final version of the manuscript prior to submission.
Supported by the Chinese National Science and Technology Projects, No. 2017ZX10202201.
Institutional review board statement: The study was approved by the Ethics Committee of the First Affiliated Hospital of Fujian Medical University.
Informed consent statement: All patients hospitalized in the First Affiliated Hospital of Fujian Medical University sign a written consent for anonymous use of digital data for scientific research. We are not able to present each document of the included 386 cases. An example of the consent is shown below.
Conflict-of-interest statement: The authors have no conflict of interest to declare.
Data sharing statement: Not available.
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Corresponding author: Xiao-Zhong Wang, MD, PhD, Chief Doctor, Department of Gastroenterology, Union Hospital of Fujian Medical University, No. 29 Shengmiao Road, Gulou, Fuzhou 350000, Fujian Province, China. firstname.lastname@example.org
Received: May 23, 2020
Peer-review started: May 23, 2020
First decision: June 12, 2020
Revised: June 18, 2020
Accepted: July 30, 2020
Article in press: July 30, 2020
Published online: August 28, 2020