Liver test abnormalities in asymptomatic and mild COVID-19 patients and their association with viral shedding time
Si-Yi Yu, Jia-Rong Xie, Hong-Peng Lu, Lei Xu, Department of Gastroenterology, Ningbo First Hospital, Ningbo 315010, Zhejiang Province, China
Jun-Jun Luo, Department of Cardiology, Ningbo First Hospital, Ningbo 315010, Zhejiang Province, China
Jun-Jie Wang, Department of Information Technology, Ningbo First Hospital, Ningbo 315010, Zhejiang Province, China
Xue-Qin Chen, Department of Traditional Medicine, Ningbo First Hospital, Ningbo 315010, Zhejiang Province, China
Author contributions: Yu SY designed the study and drafted the manuscript; Yu SY, Luo JJ, Lu HP and Wang JJ organized the data; Yu SY and Xie JR performed the statistical analyses; Chen XQ and Xu L supervised the study design and conduction.
Supported by the Ningbo Medical Science and Technology Program, No. 2019Y32; Ningbo 2025 Science and Technology Major Project, No. 2021Z018; and Ningbo Natural Science Foundation of China, No. 2021J263.
Institutional review board statement: This study was approved by the Ethics Committee of Ningbo First Hospital (No. 2022RS069).
Informed consent statement: The data of our study was collected retrospectively, and the informed consent was exempted by the Ethics Committee of Ningbo First Hospital.
Conflict-of-interest statement: All the authors declare that they have no conflict of interest.
Data sharing statement: No additional data are available.
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Corresponding author: Xue-Qin Chen, Doctor, Professor, Department of Traditional Medicine, Ningbo First Hospital, No. 59 Liuting Street, Ningbo 315010, Zhejiang Province, China. firstname.lastname@example.org
Received: October 1, 2022
Peer-review started: October 1, 2022
First decision: October 17, 2022
Revised: October 25, 2022
Accepted: November 21, 2022
Article in press: November 21, 2022
Published online: November 27, 2022