Impact of transjugular intrahepatic porto-systemic shunt on post liver transplantation outcomes: Study based on the United Network for Organ Sharing database
Khalid Mumtaz, Anthony J Michaels, James Hanje, Wexner Medical Center, Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition Division, the Ohio State University, Columbus, OH 43210, United States
Sherif Metwally, Rohan M Modi, Nishi Patel, Don Hayes Jr, Department of Internal Medicine, the Ohio State University, Columbus, OH 43210, United States
Dmitry Tumin, Don Hayes Jr, Department of Pediatrics, the Ohio State University, Columbus, OH 43210, United States
Ashraf El-Hinnawi, Sylvester M Black, Department of Surgery, the Ohio State University, Columbus, OH 43210, United States
Don Hayes Jr, Section of Pulmonary Medicine, the Ohio State University, Columbus, OH 43210, United States
Author contributions: Mumtaz K and Metwally S conceived and designed the study; Tumin D acquired the data and performed the statistical analysis; Tumin D, Mumtaz K and Metwally S interpreted the data, wrote and revised the manuscript; Hanje J, Michaels AJ, Modi RM, Patel N, Hayes Jr D, El-Hinnawi A and Black SM contributed to the conception and design of the study and revision of the manuscript.
Institutional review board statement: The study was approved by the Nationwide Children’s Hospital Institutional Review Board with a waiver of individual consent (IRB14-00716).
Informed consent statement: None.
Conflict-of-interest statement: None of the authors have any conflicts of interest.
Data sharing statement: No other additional data are available.
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Correspondence to: Khalid Mumtaz, MD, MSc, Assistant Professor, Wexner Medical Center, Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition Division, the Ohio State University, 410 W. 10th Ave, Columbus, OH 43210, United States. firstname.lastname@example.org
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Received: August 19, 2016
Peer-review started: August 23, 2016
First decision: September 28, 2016
Revised: October 24, 2016
Accepted: November 16, 2016
Article in press: November 17, 2016
Published online: January 18, 2017