Funding for this research was provided by:
Korea University Ansan Hospital (K1722241, O1700641)
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Received: 7 August 2019
Accepted: 4 November 2019
First Online: 12 November 2019
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: We have presented similar work (only abstract) at the Sepsis 2019 Conference: ExternalRef removed<i>.</i> This study complied with the provisions of the Declaration of Helsinki and was approved by the institutional review board (IRB) of Korea University Medical Center (IRB No. 2017AS0415). We included only adults (≥ 18 years old) who provided written informed consent for the acquisition of biomarker samples. We obtained written informed consent from the legal representatives of patients who were unable to provide consent to participate in the study due to decreased mental capacity.
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: The authors declare that they have no competing interests.