Elevated calprotectin levels are associated with mortality in patients with acute decompensation of liver cirrhosis
Camila Matiollo, Elayne Cristina de Morais Rateke, Emerita Quintina de Andrade Moura, Michelle Andrigueti, Clinical Analysis Laboratory Unit, University Hospital, Federal University of Santa Catarina, Florianopolis 88040-900, Brazil
Fernanda Cristina de Augustinho, Tamara Liana Zocche, Telma Erotides Silva, Division of Gastroenterology, University Hospital, Federal University of Santa Catarina, Florianópolis 88040-900, Brazil
Lenyta Oliveira Gomes, Mareni Rocha Farias, Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences Health Sciences Center, Federal University of Santa Catarina, Florianópolis 88040-370, Brazil
Janaina Luz Narciso-Schiavon, Leonardo Lucca Schiavon, Division of Gastroenterology, Department of Internal Medicine, Federal University of Santa Catarina, Florianopolis 88040-900, SC, Brazil
Author contributions: Schiavon LL and Narciso-Schiavon JL designed the research; Rateke ECM and Matiollo C contributed to sample handling and general laboratory analysis; De Augustinho FC, Zocche TL, Silva TE, Macalli C, and Narciso-Schiavon JL collected the clinical data; Moura EQA Andrigueti M, Gomes LO, and Farias MR contributed to specific laboratory analysis; Schiavon LL and Matiollo C analyzed the data and wrote the paper; Farias MR and Narciso-Schiavon JL reviewed the manuscript.
Supported by Conselho Nacional de Desenvolvimento Científico e Tecnológico.
Institutional review board statement: The study protocol complies with the ethical principles of the Declaration of Helsinki and was approved by the Ethics Committee on Human Research of the Federal University of Santa Catarina.
Informed consent statement: All study participants, or their legal guardian, provided informed written consent prior to study enrollment.
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Corresponding author: Leonardo Lucca Schiavon, PhD, Associate Professor, Division of Gastroenterology, Department of Internal Medicine, Federal University of Santa Catarina, Florianopolis, Brazil. firstname.lastname@example.org
Received: October 2, 2022
Peer-review started: October 2, 2022
First decision: October 11, 2022
Revised: October 18, 2022
Accepted: November 2, 2022
Article in press: November 2, 2022
Published online: November 27, 2022