Clinical outcomes after major hepatectomy are acceptable in low-volume centers in the Caribbean
Shamir O Cawich, Ravi Maharaj, Vijay Naraynsingh, Dexter A Thomas, Department of Clinical Surgical Sciences, University of the West Indies, St. Augustine, Trinidad and Tobago 999183, West Indies
Neil Pearce, Department of Surgery, University Hospital Southampton NHS Trust, Southampton, SO16DP, United Kingdom
Wesley Francis, Department Surgery, University of the West Indies, Nassau 999154, Bahamas
Kimon O Bonadie, Department Surgery, Cayman Islands Health Service Authority, Grand Cayman, KY11100, West Indies
Author contributions: Cawich SO designed the study; Cawich SO, Maharaj R, Naraynsingh V, Pearce NW, Francis W, Bonadie KO and Thomas DA performed the research; Pearce NW, Francis W, Bonadie KO and Thomas DA analyzed the data; Cawich SO, Maharaj R, Naraynsingh V and Pearce NW wrote the paper; and Cawich SO, Maharaj R, Naraynsingh V, Pearce NW, Francis W, Bonadie KO and Thomas DA revised the manuscript for final submission.
Institutional review board statement: This research was approved by the Institutional Review Board at the University of the West Indies (IRB CEC/689/08/18).
Informed consent statement: All involved persons (subjects or legally authorized representative) gave their written informed consent prior to study inclusion. Identifying data has been anonymized but is available to the editor in chief upon request.
Conflict-of-interest statement: The authors declare that there are no financial relationships, personal relationships or other scenarios that may represent potential conflicts of interest.
STROBE statement: The authors have read the CONSORT 2010 Statement. The manuscript adheres to the CONSORT 2010 policies, with the exceptions that this is not a randomized trial.
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Corresponding author: Shamir O Cawich, MBBS, Professor, Department of Clinical Surgical Sciences, University of the West Indies, St. Augustine Campus, St Augustine, Trinidad and Tobago 999183, West Indies. email@example.com
Received: September 8, 2018
Peer-review started: September 10, 2018
First decision: October 5, 2018
Revised: November 5, 2018
Accepted: January 28, 2019
Article in press: January 28, 2019
Published online: February 27, 2019