Intensive Care Medicine

, Volume 45, Issue 1, pp 128–129 | Cite as

Clarification of errors in Abbas et al.’s conflict of interest narrative review

  • Robert A. Weinstein


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Chairman Emeritus, Department of Medicine, Cook County Health and Hospitals SystemRush University Medical CenterChicagoUSA

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