Systemic-to-pulmonary artery pressure ratio as a predictor of patient outcome following liver transplantation
Annette Rebel, Dung Nguyen, Brooke Bauer, Paul A Sloan, Amy DiLorenzo, Zaki-Udin Hassan, Department of Anesthesiology and Surgery, Medical Center N 202, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY 40536, United States
Author contributions: Rebel A and Bauer B collected and analyzed the data, and drafted the manuscript; Nguyen D, Sloan PA, DiLorenzo A and Hassan ZU provided analytical oversight and supervised the study; all authors contributed and revised the manuscript for importance; all authors have read and approved the final version to be published.
Institutional review board statement: The need for informed consent of study participants was waived by the Institutional Review Board since the de-identified data review demonstrated minimal risk to patient population.
Informed consent statement: The need for informed consent of study participants was waived by the Institutional Review Board.
Conflict-of-interest statement: The authors have no conflict of interest to report.
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Correspondence to: Annette Rebel, MD, Associate Professor, Department of Anesthesiology and Surgery, Medical Center N 202, University of Kentucky, 800 Rose Street, Lexington, KY 40536, United States. firstname.lastname@example.org
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Received: June 22, 2016
Peer-review started: June 28, 2016
First decision: September 5, 2016
Revised: September 23, 2016
Accepted: October 22, 2016
Article in press: October 24, 2016
Published online: November 18, 2016