Transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic stent shunt for medically refractory hepatic hydrothorax: A systematic review and cumulative meta-analysis
Ivo C Ditah, Badr F Al Bawardy, Behnam Saberi, Patrick S Kamath, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN 55905, United States
Chobufo Ditah, Department of Medicine, University of Yaoundé I Faculty of Medicine, BP 1365 Yaoundé, Cameroon
Author contributions: Ditah IC, Al Bawardy BF and Kamath PS Involved in study conception and design, abstraction of data, analysis and interpretation of data; drafting of the manuscript, critical revision of the manuscript for important intellectual content, and study supervision; Saberi B and Ditah C involved in acquisition of data; and revision of manuscript.
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Correspondence to: Ivo C Ditah, MD, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Mayo Clinic, 200 First St SW, Rochester, MN 55905, United States. email@example.com
Received: March 17, 2015
Peer-review started: March 17, 2015
First decision: April 10, 2015
Revised: May 3, 2015
Accepted: June 9, 2015
Article in press: June 11, 2015
Published online: July 8, 2015