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Prognostic value of red blood cell distribution width in acute pancreatitis patients admitted to intensive care units: an analysis of a publicly accessible clinical database MIMIC II

Zhi-De Hu ORCID logo, Ting-Ting Wei, Qing-Qin Tang, Hai-Tao Fu, Min Yang, Ning Ma, Li-Li Wang, Bao-Dong Qin, Lin Zhou and Ren-Qian Zhong

Corresponding authors: Ren-Qian Zhong, MD, PhD and Lin Zhou, MD, PhD, Department of Laboratory Diagnostics, Changzheng Hospital, Second Military Medical University, Shanghai 200003, P. R. China. Phone: +86-021-33110236, Fax: +86-021-33110236, E-mail: (Ren-Qian Zhong), (Lin Zhou)
aZhi-De Hu and Ting-Ting Wei contributed equally to this work.


This work was supported by a grant from the National Natural Science Foundation of China (No.81471608, 81302541). The funders had no role in study design, data collection and analysis, decision to publish, or preparation of the manuscript.

Author contributions: All the authors have accepted responsibility for the entire content of this submitted manuscript and approved submission.

Research funding: National Natural Science Foundation of China (No. 81471608, 81302541).

Employment or leadership: None declared.

Honorarium: None declared.

Competing interests: The funding organization(s) played no role in the study design; in the collection, analysis, and interpretation of data; in the writing of the report; or in the decision to submit the report for publication.


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Received: 2015-10-19
Accepted: 2015-11-9
Published Online: 2016-1-21
Published in Print: 2016-7-1

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