Mean platelet volume as a novel predictor of systemic inflammatory response in cirrhotic patients with culture-negative neutrocytic ascites
Marisol Gálvez-Martínez, Eduardo Pérez-Torres, Francisco Salas-Gordillo, Fátima Higuera-de la Tijera, Gastroenterology Department, Hospital General de México “Dr. Eduardo Liceaga”, Mexico City 06720, Mexico
Alfredo I Servín-Caamaño, Internal Medicine Department, Hospital General de México “Dr. Eduardo Liceaga”, Mexico City 06720, Mexico
Xaira Rivera-Gutiérrez, Faculty of Medicine, “Universidad Veracruzana”, Veracruz 91090, Mexico
Author contributions: Gálvez-Martínez M contributed with the acquisition, analysis and interpretation of data, and contributed with the manuscript drafting; Servín-Caamaño AI and Pérez-Torres E contributed with the acquisition, analysis and interpretation of data; Salas-Gordillo F contributed with the acquisition of data; Rivera-Gutiérrez X made grammatical corrections and edited the final manuscript; Higuera-de la Tijera F provided technical and material support, provided the concept and design of the study, supervised the study, and contributed with the manuscript drafting; all authors read and approved the final manuscript.
Supported by Hospital General de México Dr. Eduardo Liceaga.
Ethics approval: The study was reviewed and approved by the Gastroenterology Department, Hospital General de México “Dr. Eduardo Liceaga”. Institutional Review Board.
Informed consent: All study participants, or their legal guardian, were contacted via telephone f in order to use data from their medical records.
Conflict-of-interest: The authors have not conflict of interest to declare. None of the researchers involved in the present study have received fees for serving as a speaker, consultant or as advisory board member for any organization.
Data sharing: Technical appendix, statistical code, and dataset available from the corresponding author at firstname.lastname@example.org. Consent for data sharing was not obtained but the present data are anonymized and risk of identification is low. No additional data are available.
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Correspondence to: Fátima Higuera-de la Tijera, MD, MSc, Gastroenterology Department, Hospital General de México “Dr. Eduardo Liceaga”, Dr. Balmis 148, Mexico City 06720, Mexico. email@example.com
Received: January 14, 2015
Peer-review started: January 16, 2015
First decision: February 7, 2015
Revised: February 21, 2015
Accepted: April 1, 2015
Article in press: April 7, 2015
Published online: May 8, 2015