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Dear editor in chief,
We have read an article written by Jang et al.1 The results of this paper and a previous study suggested that higher serum phosphate may be associated with higher mortality in individuals with sepsis.1 2 Several critical issues in the analysis should be considered in interpreting the results.
The authors performed a multivariate analysis to adjust for confounders; however, blood urea nitrogen (BUN) and lactate were not included. Studies showed that blood lactate levels and BUN were positively associated with poor …
Handling editor Roland Merchant
Contributors JZ and QZ contributed equally to this manuscript.
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