Validated tool for early prediction of intensive care unit admission in COVID-19 patients
Hao-Fan Huang, Shan Gao, Zheng-Yang Huang, Yi Gao, Xia-Xia Yu, School of Biomedical Engineering, Health Science Center, Shenzhen University, Shenzhen 518060, Guangdong Province, China
Yong Liu, Expert Panel of Shenzhen 2019-nCoV Pneumonia, Shenzhen Hospital, Southern Medical University, Shenzhen 518000, Guangdong Province, China
Jin-Xiu Li, Department of Critical Care Medicine, Shenzhen Third People’s Hospital, Second Hospital Affiliated to Southern University of Science and Technology, Shenzhen 518112, Guangdong Province, China
Hui Dong, Shou-Zhi Fu, Lu-Yu Yang, Hui-Zhi Lu, Liao-You Xia, Song Cao, Department of ICU/Emergency, Wuhan Third Hospital, Wuhan University, Wuhan 430000, Hubei Province, China
Author contributions: Yu XX and Gao Y conceived and coordinated the study, designed, performed and analyzed the experiments and wrote the paper; Dong H, Fu SZ, Liu Y, Lu HZ, Xia LY and Cao S carried out the data collection and preprocess of the raw data; Huang HF, Gao S and Huang ZY performed the data analysis; Liu Y and Li JX revised the paper; All authors reviewed the results and approved the final version of the manuscript.
Supported by Shenzhen Municipal Government’s "Peacock Plan", No. KQTD2016053112051497.
Institutional review board statement: The study protocol was approved by the Ethics Committees of the Third People’s Hospital of Shenzhen and Wuhan Third Hospital.
Informed consent statement: Informed consent was waived by the committee because of the retrospective nature of the study.
Conflict-of-interest statement: There are no conflicts of interest to report.
Data sharing statement: No additional data are available.
STROBE statement: The authors have read the STROBE Statement—checklist of items, and the manuscript was prepared and revised according to the STROBE Statement—checklist of items.
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Corresponding author: Xia-Xia Yu, PhD, Assistant Professor, School of Biomedical Engineering, Health Science Center, Shenzhen University, No. 3688 Nanhai Avenue, Shenzhen 518060, Guangdong Province, China. firstname.lastname@example.org
Received: April 13, 2021
Peer-review started: April 13, 2021
First decision: May 11, 2021
Revised: May 12, 2021
Accepted: August 16, 2021
Article in press: August 16, 2021
Published online: October 6, 2021