Thrombocytopenia for prediction of hepatocellular carcinoma recurrence: Systematic review and meta-analysis
Qing Pang, Kai Qu, Jian-Bin Bi, Su-Shun Liu, Jing-Yao Zhang, Si-Dong Song, Ting Lin, Xin-Sen Xu, Yong Wan, Ming-Hui Tai, Hao-Chen Liu, Chang Liu, Department of Hepatobiliary Surgery, the First Affiliated Hospital of Medical College, Xi’an Jiaotong University, Xi’an 710061, Shaanxi Province, China
Ya-Feng Dong, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Kansas School of Medicine, Kansas City, KS 66045, United States
Author contributions: Pang Q and Qu K contributed equally to this work; Pang Q, Dong YF and Liu C designed the study; Pang Q and Zhang JY performed the literature search; Pang Q, Qu K, Song SD extracted the data; Lin T, Xu XS and Tai MH contributed to quality evaluation for each study and drew the forest plots; Pang Q, Qu K and Zhang JY wrote the paper; and Bi JB, Liu SS, Lin T, Xu XS, Wan Y and Liu HC revised the paper.
Supported by National Natural Science Foundation of China, No. 81272644 and No. 81072051.
Conflict-of-interest statement: No potential conflicts of interest relevant to this article were reported.
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Correspondence to: Chang Liu, Professor, MD, PhD, Department of Hepatobiliary Surgery, the First Affiliated Hospital of Medical College, Xi’an Jiaotong University, No. 277 West Road, Yanta district, Xi’an 710061, Shaanxi Province, China. firstname.lastname@example.org
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Received: January 5, 2015
Peer-review started: January 6, 2015
First decision: February 13, 2015
Revised: March 1, 2015
Accepted: April 3, 2015
Article in press: April 3, 2015
Published online: July 7, 2015