Predictors of fifty days in-hospital mortality in decompensated cirrhosis patients with spontaneous bacterial peritonitis
Chinmaya Kumar Bal, Ripu Daman, Vikram Bhatia, Department of Hepatology, Institute of Liver and Biliary Science, New Delhi 110070, India
Author contributions: Bal CK contributed to conception and study design, acquisition of data, statistical analysis and interpretation of data, preparation of graphs and final approval of article; Daman R contributed to data collection, drafting and final approval of manuscript; Bhatia V contributed to conception and study design, drafting and the final approval of manuscript.
Institutional review board statement: This study was reviewed and approved by the Institutional Ethics Committee of Institute of Liver and Biliary Sciences, dated June 5th 2013.
Informed consent statement: The entire study participants, or their legal guardians, have provided written informed consent prior to study enrolment.
Conflict-of-interest statement: There is no conflict of interest in this study.
Data sharing statement: No additional data are available.
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Correspondence to: Chinmaya Kumar Bal, MBBS, Department of Hepatology, Institute of Liver and Biliary Science, Sector D1, Vasant Kunj, New Delhi 110070, India. firstname.lastname@example.org
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Received: January 12, 2016
Peer-review started: January 14, 2016
First decision: February 2, 2016
Revised: February 28, 2016
Accepted: April 7, 2016
Article in press: April 11, 2016
Published online: April 28, 2016