Diagnosis of morbid obesity may not impact healthcare utilization for orthotopic liver transplantation: A propensity matched study
Joshua R Peck, Anthony Michaels, Adam J Hanje, Khalid Mumtaz, Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition, the Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, Columbus, OH 43120, United States
Nicholas Latchana, Elmahdi A Elkhammas, Sylvester M Black, Department of Surgery, the Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, Columbus, OH 43120, United States
Alice Hinton, Department of Biostatistics, the Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, Columbus, OH 43120, United States
Author contributions: Peck JR and Mumtaz K, designed the study; Peck JR, Mumtaz K, Latchana N and Hinton A collected and analyzed the data; Peck JR, Latchana N, Michaels A, Hanje AJ, Hinton A, Elkhammas E, Black SM and Mumtaz K all equally contributed to writing the paper.
Institutional review board statement: This study was IRB exempt.
Informed consent statement: Consent was not obtained but the presented data are anonymized and the risk of identification is low.
Conflict-of-interest statement: None of the authors have any conflicts of interest to disclose.
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Correspondence to: Khalid Mumtaz, MD, MSc, Assistant Professor, Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition, the Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, 395 W 12th Ave, 2nd Floor, Columbus, OH 43210, United States. email@example.com
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Received: December 4, 2016
Peer-review started: December 5, 2016
First decision: January 21, 2017
Revised: February 15, 2017
Accepted: March 21, 2017
Article in press: March 22, 2017
Published online: April 28, 2017