Prognostic impact of the red cell distribution width in esophageal cancer patients: A systematic review and meta-analysis
Wei-Yu Xu, Xiao-Bo Yang, Yi Bai, Jun-Yu Long, Jian-Zhen Lin, Jian-Ping Xiong, Yong-Chang Zheng, Hai-Tao Zhao, Xin-Ting Sang, Department of Liver Surgery, Peking Union Medical College Hospital, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences and Peking Union Medical College, Beijing 100730, China
Wen-Qin Wang, Xiao-Dong He, Department of General Surgery, Peking Union Medical College Hospital, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences and Peking Union Medical College, Beijing 100730, China
Author contributions: Xu WY and Yang XB contributed equally to this work; Xu WY conceived, designed and wrote the manuscript that led to the submission; Xu WY, Yang XB and Wang WQ searched and filtered the literature; Long JY, Lin JZ and Xiong JP selected and interpreted the data; Wang WQ and Zheng YC revised the manuscript; Zhao HT and Sang XT provided financial support for this work; He XD, Zhao HT and Sang XT are co-corresponding authors, and they contributed equally to this work; All authors read and approved the final manuscript.
Supported by CAMS Innovation Fund for Medical Science (CIFMS), No. 2017-12M-4-003; International Science and Technology Cooperation Projects, No. 2015DFA30650 and No. 2016YFE0107100; Capital Special Research Project for Health Development, No. 2014-2-4012; and Beijing Natural Science Foundation, No. L172055.
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Correspondence to: Xin-Ting Sang, MD, Professor, Department of Liver Surgery, Peking Union Medical College Hospital, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences and Peking Union Medical College, 1 Shuaifuyuan, Wangfujing, Beijing 100730, China. firstname.lastname@example.org
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Received: March 7, 2018
Peer-review started: March 7, 2018
First decision: March 21, 2018
Revised: April 3, 2018
Accepted: April 16, 2018
Article in press: April 15, 2018
Published online: May 21, 2018