Impact of small-for-size liver grafts on medium-term and long-term graft survival in living donor liver transplantation: A meta-analysis
Ka Wing Ma, Wing Chiu Dai, Wong Hoi She, Department of Surgery, Queen Mary Hospital, Hong Kong, China
Kelly Hiu Ching Wong, Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China
Albert Chi Yan Chan, Tan To Cheung, Chung Mau Lo, Kenneth Siu Ho Chok, Department of Surgery, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China
James Yan Yue Fung, Department of Medicine, Queen Mary Hospital, Hong Kong, China
Author contributions: Ma KW, Chan ACY, Cheung TT, Fung JYY, Dai WC, and She WH contributed to study design; Ma KW contributed to manuscript writing and data analysis; Ma KW and Wong KHC contributed to the paper search; Chan ACY, Cheung TT, Fung JYY, Dai WC, and She WH contributed to proofreading; Lo CM is a senior author and conceptualized the research project; Chok KSH is the corresponding author and supervised the research project.
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Corresponding author: Kenneth Siu Ho Chok, FRCS (Ed), Associate Professor, Department of Surgery, The University of Hong Kong, 102 Pok Fu Lam Road, Hong Kong, China. email@example.com
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Received: May 15, 2019
Peer-review started: May 15, 2019
First decision: June 16, 2019
Revised: June 27, 2019
Accepted: August 7, 2019
Article in press: August 7, 2019
Published online: September 28, 2019