Success of photodynamic therapy in palliating patients with nonresectable cholangiocarcinoma: A systematic review and meta-analysis
Harsha Moole, Harsha Tathireddy, Department of Medicine, University of Illinois College of Medicine, Peoria, IL 61637, United States
Sirish Dharmapuri, Department of Medicine, Wilkes-Barre Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Scranton, PA 18711, United States
Vishnu Moole, Raghuveer Boddireddy, Pratyusha Yedama, Sowmya Dharmapuri, Department of Medicine, NTR University of Health Sciences, Andhra Pradesh 520008, India
Achuta Uppu, Department of Medicine, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, New York, NY 10461, United States
Naveen Bondalapati, Department of Medicine, Barnes Jewish Christian Medical Group, Christian Hospital, St. Louis, MO 63136, United States
Abhiram Duvvuri, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Kansas City Veteran Affairs Medical Center, Kansas City, MO 64128, United States
Author contributions: Moole H contributed to conception and design of the study, acquisition of data, analysis and interpretation of data, drafting the article, critical revision, and final approval; Tathireddy H, Boddireddy R, Yedama P, Dharmapuri S, Uppu A and Bondalapati N contributed to acquisition of data, analysis and interpretation of data, drafting the article, final approval; Moole V and Dharmapuri S contributed to interpretation of data, revising the article, final approval; Duvvuri A contributed to conception and design of the study, critical revision, final approval.
Conflict-of-interest statement: The authors deny any conflict of interest.
Data sharing statement: No additional data are available.
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Correspondence to: Harsha Moole, MD, Clinical Associate, Department of Medicine, University of Illinois College of Medicine, Peoria, IL 61637, United States. firstname.lastname@example.org
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Received: June 21, 2016
Peer-review started: June 21, 2016
First decision: August 22, 2016
Revised: September 9, 2016
Accepted: October 10, 2016
Article in press: October 10, 2016
Published online: February 21, 2017