Funding for this research was provided by:
Alfred Österlunds Stiftelse
Thelma Zoégas Foundation for medical research (91282)
Swedish Government Research Grant (ST ALF 2016-2018 and 2020-2022)
Received: 18 May 2020
Accepted: 14 August 2020
First Online: 10 September 2020
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: The Regional Ethical Review Board at Lund University approved the study design in the year 2014 and 2016 (Dnr 2014/741 and 2016/271). Each participant or his/her proxy gave written informed consent to participate in the study.
: Not applicable.
: AL and PÅ are listed as inventors on a pending patent application on the use of HBP as a diagnostic tool in sepsis filed by Hansa Medical AB. The other authors declare that they have no competing interests.