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RETRACTED ARTICLE: New proposal for the serum ascites albumin gradient cut-off value in Chinese ascitic patients

Cai-feng Jiang, Bin Shi, Jian Shi, Zong-li Yuan and Wei-fen Xie*

Diagnostic Pathology 2013, 8:143  doi:10.1186/1746-1596-8-143

The Publisher and Editor regretfully retract this article because the peer-review process was inappropriately influenced and compromised. As a result, the scientific integrity of the article cannot be guaranteed. A systematic and detailed investigation suggests that a third party was involved in supplying fabricated details of potential peer reviewers for a large number of manuscripts submitted to different journals. In accordance with recommendations from COPE we have retracted all affected published articles, including this one. It was not possible to determine beyond doubt that the authors of this particular article were aware of any third party attempts to manipulate peer review of their manuscript. The retraction note is available from the following link;

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