Do peripartum and postmenopausal women with primary liver cancer have a worse prognosis? A nationwide cohort in Taiwan
Guan-Woei Tseng, Department of Medicine, China Medical University, Taichung 40402, Taiwan
Mei-Chen Lin, Management Office for Health Data, China Medical University Hospital, Taichung 404, Taiwan
Shih-Wei Lai, Department of Family Medicine, China Medical University Hospital, Taichung 404, Taiwan
Cheng-Yuan Peng, Po-Heng Chuang, Wen-Pang Su, Jung-Ta Kao, Hsueh-Chou Lai, Center for Digestive Disease Department of Internal Medicine, China Medical University Hospital, Taichung 404, Taiwan
Hsueh-Chou Lai, School of Chinese Medicine, China Medical University, Taichung 404, Taiwan
Author contributions: Tseng GW did the study conception and design, and initial draft of the manuscript; Lin MC did the data analysis and interpretation, and initial draft of the manuscript; Lai SW, C Peng CY, Chuang PH, Su WP, Kao JT participated in the study conception; Lai HC did the data analysis and interpretation, manuscript drafting and revision. All authors have read and approved the final manuscript.
Institutional review board statement: The study was reviewed and approved for publication by our Institutional Reviewers.
Conflict-of-interest statement: All authors have no conflict of interest related to the manuscript.
Data sharing statement: The original anonymous dataset is available on request from the corresponding author at email@example.com.
STROBE statement: The authors have read the STROBE Statement—checklist of items, and the manuscript was prepared and revised according to the STROBE Statement—checklist of items.
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Corresponding author: Hsueh-Chou Lai, MD, PhD, Professor, School of Chinese Medicine, China Medical University, No. 91 Xueshi Road, North District, Taichung 404, Taiwan. firstname.lastname@example.org
Received: April 27, 2021
Peer-review started: April 27, 2021
First decision: June 15, 2021
Revised: July 5, 2021
Accepted: September 19, 2021
Article in press: September 19, 2021
Published online: November 27, 2021