Low serum albumin predicts early mortality in patients with severe hypoxic hepatitis
Pik-Eu Chang, Boon-Bee George Goh, Victoria Ekstrom, Ming-Liang Ong, Chee-Kiat Tan, Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Singapore General Hospital, Singapore 169856, Singapore
Pik-Eu Chang, Boon-Bee George Goh, Chee-Kiat Tan, Duke-NUS Medical School, Singapore 169857, Singapore
Author contributions: Chang PE and Tan CK designed the research; Chang PE and Goh BBG performed the research; Chang PE analyzed the data and wrote the paper; Goh BBG, Tan CK, Ekstrom V and Ong ML revised the paper; all authors have reviewed and approve of the final version of the paper.
Institutional review board statement: The study was approved by the ethics review board of Singapore General Hospital.
Informed consent statement: The ethics review board approved waiver of consent as the clinical data was anonymized prior to analysis and only aggregate data were reported.
Conflict-of-interest statement: None of the authors have any conflict of interests related to this study.
Data sharing statement: No additional data are available.
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Correspondence to: Chee-Kiat Tan, MBBS(NUS), MRCP(UK), FRCP(Edinburgh), Associate Professor, Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Singapore General Hospital, Academia, 20 College Road, Level 3, Singapore 169856, Singapore. email@example.com
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Received: January 18, 2017
Peer-review started: January 20, 2017
First decision: March 13, 2017
Revised: March 24, 2017
Accepted: June 12, 2017
Article in press: June 13, 2017
Published online: August 8, 2017