Serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D deficiency and hepatic encephalopathy in chronic liver disease
Helen Vidot, Department Nutrition and Dietetics, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Camperdown NSW 2050, Australia
Helen Vidot, Alison Potter, Robert Cheng, Centenary Institute, University of Sydney, Sydney NSW 2006, Australia
Alison Potter, Robert Cheng, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Camperdown NSW 2050, Australia
Margaret Allman-Farinelli, School of Life and Environmental Sciences, University of Sydney, Sydney NSW 2006 Australia
Nicholas Shackel, Faculty of Medicine, University of Sydney, Sydney NSW 2006, Australia
Nicholas Shackel, South Western Sydney Clinical School, University of New South Wales, New South Wales NSW 2052, Australia
Author contributions: Vidot H and Shackel N contributed to the study concept and design; Vidot H and Potter A contributed equally to the study design, acquisition of data, analysis and interpretation of data, critical revision of the manuscript for important intellectual content and statistical analysis; Vidot H drafted the manuscript; Potter A contributed to the revision of the manuscript; Shackel N and Allman-Farinelli M contributed to the revision of the manuscript, technical supervision and the study supervision; Cheng R contributed to the statistical analysis of the manuscript.
Institutional review board statement: The study has approved by the Ethics Review Committee (RPAH Zone).
Informed consent statement: Informed consent was not necessary due to the retrospective nature of this investigation.
Conflict-of-interest statement: There were no conflicts of interests for any of the investigators.
Data sharing statement: Technical appendix, statistical code and dataset are available from the corresponding author at firstname.lastname@example.org. Informed consent was not sought as all data was collected as part of standard care and all data is anonymised and risk of identification is low. No additional data is available.
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Correspondence to: Helen Vidot, BSc, Department Nutrition and Dietetics, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Building 12, Missenden Road, Camperdown NSW 2050, Australia. email@example.com
Received: October 26, 2016
Peer-review started: October 28, 2016
First decision: November 22, 2016
Revised: February 5, 2017
Accepted: March 12, 2017
Article in press: March 13, 2017
Published online: April 8, 2017