Model for end-stage liver disease-Na score or Maddrey discrimination function index, which score is best?
Mercedes Amieva-Balmori, Scherezada María Isabel Mejia-Loza, Roberto Ramos-González, Felipe Zamarripa-Dorsey, Eli García-Ruiz, Nuria Pérez y López, Eumir I Juárez-Valdés, Adriana López-Luria, Servicio de Gastroenterología, Instituto de Investigaciones Médico-Biológicas de la Universidad Veracruzana, Hospital Juárez de México, Ciudad de México 07760, México
José María Remes-Troche, Laboratorio de Fisiología Digestiva, Instituto de Investigaciones Médico-Biológicas de la Universidad Veracruzana, De La Veracruz 51356, México
Author contributions: Amieva-Balmori M and Remes-Troche JM contributed to the outlining of the study, generation, collection, assembly, analysis and/or interpretation of data and writing and revision of the manuscript; Mejia-Loza SMI, Ramos-González R, López-Luria A, García-Ruiz E, Pérez y López N, and Juárez-Valdés EI contributed to the generation, collection, analysis and assembly of data; Zamarripa-Dorsey F contributed to the analysis and/or interpretation of data and writing and revision of the manuscript; all authors approved the final version of the manuscript.
Conflict-of-interest statement: Amieva-Balmori M, Mejia-Loza SMI, Ramos-González R, López-Luria A, García-Ruiz E, Pérez y López N, Juárez-Valdés EI and Zamarripa-Dorsey F do not have conflict of interest. José María Remes-Troche is member of the Advisory Board for Takeda Pharmaceuticals, Alfa-Wasserman, Almirall and Janssen. Also, he is Speaker for Nycomed-Takeda, Advance Medical, Endomedica, Astra-Zeneca and Bristol-Myers-Squibb.
Data sharing statement: No additional data are available.
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Correspondence to: Mercedes Amieva-Balmori, MD, Servicio de Gastroenterología, Instituto de Investigaciones Médico-Biológicas de la Universidad Veracruzana, Hospital Juárez de México, Av. Instituto Politécnico Nacional 5160, Gustavo A. Madero, Magdalena de Las Salinas, Ciudad de México 07760, México. email@example.com
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Received: October 10, 2014
Peer-review started: October 13, 2014
First decision: December 17, 2014
Revised: June 24, 2015
Accepted: July 16, 2015
Article in press: July 17, 2015
Published online: August 18, 2015