Living donor liver transplantation for high model for end-stage liver disease score: What have we learned?
Hany Dabbous, Mohammad Sakr, Sara Abdelhakam, Iman Montasser, Department of Tropical Medicine, Ain Shams Center for Organ Transplant, Faculty of Medicine, Ain Shams University, Cairo 11341, Egypt
Mohamed Bahaa, Hany Said, Mahmoud El-Meteini, Department of Hepatobiliary Surgery, Ain Shams Center for Organ Transplant, Faculty of Medicine, Ain Shams University, Cairo 11341, Egypt
Author contributions: Dabbous H, Sakr M, Abdelhakam S, Montasser I and El-Meteini M designed the research; Dabbous H and El-Meteini M contributed equally to the work; Dabbous H, Bahaa M, Said H and El-Meteini M performed the research; Dabbous H, Abdelhakam S, Montasser I and El-Meteini M contributed analytic tools; Dabbous H, Sakr M, Abdelhakam S, Montasser I, Bahaa M and El-Meteini M analyzed the data; Dabbous H, Abdelhakam S, Montasser I, Said H and El-Meteini M wrote the paper.
Institutional review board statement: This study was reviewed and approved by the Research Ethics Committee of the Faculty of Medicine, Ain Shams University Institutional Review Board.
Informed consent statement: Patients were not required to give informed consent to the study because the analysis used anonymous data that were obtained after each patient agreed to management by written consent.
Conflict-of-interest statement: None of the authors have any conflicts of interests and no financial disclosure.
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Correspondence to: Sara Abdelhakam, MD, Assistant Professor of Tropical Medicine, Department of Tropical Medicine, Ain Shams Center for Organ Transplant, Faculty of Medicine, Ain Shams University, Khalifa El-Maamon St., Abbassia, Cairo 11341, Egypt. firstname.lastname@example.org
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Received: March 15, 2016
Peer-review started: March 18, 2016
First decision: April 19, 2016
Revised: May 12, 2016
Accepted: July 11, 2016
Article in press: July 13, 2016
Published online: August 8, 2016