Spontaneous bacterial peritonitis prevalence in pre-transplant patients and its effect on survival and graft loss post-transplant
Neeral L Shah, Nicolas M Intagliata, Zachary H Henry, Curtis K Argo, Patrick G Northup, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Department of Medicine, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA 22908, United States
Author contributions: Shah NL and Northup PG and performed designed research; Northup PG analyzed data; Shah NL, Intagliata NM, Henry ZH, Argo CK and Northup PG wrote the paper.
Institutional review board statement: Study approved by IRB at University of Virginia.
Informed consent statement: A cohort study on a de-identified population did not require consent.
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Correspondence to: Neeral L Shah, MD, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Department of Medicine, University of Virginia, Jefferson Park Avenue, PO Box 800708, Charlottesville, VA 22908, United States. email@example.com
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Received: June 28, 2016
Peer-review started: June 30, 2016
First decision: August 5, 2016
Revised: October 25, 2016
Accepted: November 16, 2016
Article in press: November 17, 2016
Published online: December 28, 2016