Portal vein thrombosis, mortality and hepatic decompensation in patients with cirrhosis: A meta-analysis
Jonathan G Stine, Sean R Rudnick, Patrick G Northup, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA 22908, United States
Puja M Shah, Department of Surgery, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA 22908, United States
Scott L Cornella, Department of Medicine, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA 22908, United States
Marwan S Ghabril, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Indiana University, Indianapolis, IN 46202, United States
George J Stukenborg, Department of Public Health Science, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA 22908, United States
Author contributions: Stine JG and Shah PM contributed equally to this work; Stine JG, Shah PM, Ghabril MS, Stukenborg GJ and Northup PG designed research; Stine JG, Shah PM, Cornella SL and Rudnick SR performed research; Stine JG and Shah PM analyzed data; Stine JG, Shah PM, Cornella SL, Rudnick SR, Ghabril MS, Stukenborg GJ and Northup PG wrote the paper.
Supported by (In part) grant funding from the National Institutes of Health (Grant 5T32DK007769-15); and NIH-Surgical Oncology grant (T32 CA163177).
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Correspondence to: Jonathan G Stine, MD, MSc, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, University of Virginia, JPA and Lee Street, MSB 2145, PO Box 800708, Charlottesville, VA 22908, United States. firstname.lastname@example.org
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Received: September 18, 2015
Peer-review started: September 19, 2015
First decision: October 21, 2015
Revised: November 2, 2015
Accepted: November 10, 2015
Article in press: November 11, 2015
Published online: November 28, 2015