Packed red blood cell transfusions as a risk factor for parenteral nutrition associated liver disease in premature infants
Antoni D’Souza, Anushree Algotar, Ling Pan, Steven M Schwarz, William R Treem, Gloria Valencia, Simon S Rabinowitz, Department of Pediatrics, Children’s Hospital at Downstate, Brooklyn, NY 11203, United States
Author contributions: D’Souza A and Valencia G provided the neonatal clinical care in the nursery assisted in the collection of the data and critically reviewed the manuscript after completion; Algotar A created some of the figures, participated in writing of the final manuscript and critically reviewed the manuscript after completion; Pan L collated all of the data collection and organization, created some of the figures, and participated in writing an earlier draft of the manuscript; Schwarz SM assisted in the analysis of the data, performed the statistical analysis, supervised the creation of the figures and critically reviewed the manuscript after completion; Treem WR designed the study, supervised the collection of the data and participated in the analysis of the data, and had input into the final draft of the manuscript, he also critically reviewed and edited the manuscript after completion; Rabinowitz SS reanalyzed the data and wrote the final draft of the manuscript, he oversaw the entire completion of the project.
Institutional review board statement: This study was approved by the Institutional Review Board of SUNY Downstate Medical Center.
Informed consent statement: As this was a retrospective chart review, informed consent was waived by the institutional review board.
Conflict-of-interest statement: None of the authors involved in this study have any conflicts of interest.
Data sharing statement: No additional data are available.
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Correspondence to: Simon S Rabinowitz, MD, PhD, FAAP, Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Children’s Hospital at Downstate, SUNY Downstate, 445 Lenox Road Box 49, Brooklyn, NY 11203, United States. email@example.com
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Received: May 31, 2016
Peer-review started: June 3, 2016
First decision: July 25, 2016
Revised: September 20, 2016
Accepted: October 22, 2016
Article in press: October 24, 2016
Published online: November 8, 2016