Age-adjusted NT-proBNP could help in the early identification and follow-up of children at risk for severe multisystem inflammatory syndrome associated with COVID-19 (MIS-C)
Moises Rodriguez-Gonzalez, Division of Pediatric Cardiology, Puerta del Mar University Hospital, Cadiz 11009, Spain
Ana Castellano-Martinez, Division of Pediatric Nephrology, Puerta del Mar University Hospital, Cadiz 11009, Spain
Author contributions: Rodriguez-Gonzalez M and Castellano-Martinez A collected the data, performed the statistical analysis, and wrote the manuscript; Both authors have read and approved the final manuscript.
Institutional review board statement: As retrospective data were collected from clinical reviews only, consent from patients and parents or guardians was not obtained. As the data analysis was retrospective and no additional data were collected beyond those required for standard medical care, a full ethics review was not required.
Informed consent statement: As retrospective data in this study were collected from clinical reviews only, consent from patients and parents or guardians was not obtained.
Conflict-of-interest statement: We have no financial relationships or any other conflict of interest to disclose.
Data sharing statement: No additional data are available.
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Corresponding author: Ana Castellano-Martinez, MD, Doctor, Research Scientist, Division of Pediatric Nephrology, Puerta del Mar University Hospital, Ana de Viya Avenue 21st, Cadiz 11009, Spain. firstname.lastname@example.org
Received: March 24, 2022
Peer-review started: March 24, 2022
First decision: June 16, 2022
Revised: June 17, 2022
Accepted: September 1, 2022
Article in press: September 1, 2022
Published online: October 16, 2022