Nationwide trends and predictors of inpatient mortality in 83884 transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt
Edward Wolfgang Lee, Andrew Kuei, Justin P McWilliams, Stephen T Kee, Department of Radiology, Division of Interventional Radiology, Ronald Reagan Medical Center at UCLA, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, Los Angeles, CA 90095, United States
Sammy Saab, Francisco Durazo, Steven-Huy Han, Mohamed M El-Kabany, Department of Medicine, Division of Hepatology, Pfleger Liver Institute, University of California at Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA 90095, United States
Ronald W Busuttil, Dumont-UCLA Transplant Center, Pfleger Liver Institute, Division of Liver and Pancreas Transplantation, Department of Surgery, David Geffen School of Medicine at University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA 90095, United States
Author contributions: Lee EW, Kuei A, Saab S, Busuttil RW, Durazo F, Han SH, El-Kabany MM, McWilliams JP and Kee ST equally contributed to this paper with conception and design of the study, literature review and analysis, drafting and critical revision and editing, and final approval of the final version.
Institutional review board statement: As this study used a national database with only deidentified patient and hospital data, this study meets the “Exempt” criteria by the Institutional Board Review.
Conflict-of-interest statement: No financial conflict-of-interest to disclose.
Data sharing statement: No additional data are available.
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Correspondence to: Edward W Lee, MD, PhD, Department of Radiology, Division of Interventional Radiology, Ronald Reagan Medical Center at UCLA, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, 757 Westwood Plaza, Suite 2125, Los Angeles, CA 90095, United States. email@example.com
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Received: March 14, 2016
Peer-review started: March 15, 2016
First decision: March 31, 2016
Revised: April 21, 2016
Accepted: May 4, 2016
Article in press: May 4, 2016
Published online: July 7, 2016