Risk factors, clinical features, and short-term prognosis of spontaneous fungal peritonitis in cirrhosis: A matched case-control study
Chun-Hong Huang, Lan-Tian Pang, Li-Chen Xu, Tian-Tian Ge, Qiao-Mai Xu, Zhi Chen, State Key Laboratory for Diagnosis and Treatment of Infectious Diseases, Collaborative Innovation Center for Diagnosis and Treatment of Infectious Diseases, The First Affiliated Hospital, Zhejiang University School of Medicine, Hangzhou 310003, Zhejiang Province, China
Author contributions: Huang CH and Pang LT wrote the paper; Pang LT, Ge TT, Xu QM, and Xu LC performed data collection; Xu LC and Huang CH participated in the design of the study and analysed the data; Chen Z conceived the study, participated in study design and coordination, and helped draft the manuscript; Ge TT prepared the figures; all the authors read and approved the final manuscript.
Institutional review board statement: This study was reviewed and approved by the institutional review board of The First Affiliated Hospital, Zhejiang University School of Medicine (No. 17-615).
Informed consent statement: Informed consent for this study was not required because the analysis used anonymous clinical data that were obtained after each patient agreed to be treated by written consent.
Conflict-of-interest statement: The authors declare that no competing interest exists.
Data sharing statement: No additional data are available.
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Corresponding author: Zhi Chen, MD, PhD, Professor, State Key Laboratory for Diagnosis and Treatment of Infectious Diseases, Collaborative Innovation Center for Diagnosis and Treatment of Infectious Diseases, The First Affiliated Hospital, Zhejiang University School of Medicine, 79 Qingchun Road, Hangzhou 310003, Zhejiang Province, China. email@example.com
Received: May 14, 2019
Peer-review started: May 14, 2019
First decision: June 9, 2019
Revised: July 12, 2019
Accepted: July 27, 2019
Article in press: July 27, 2019
Published online: September 6, 2019