Operative complications and economic outcomes of cholecystectomy for acute cholecystitis
Christopher P Rice, Krishnamurthy B Vaishnavi, August B Schaeffer, School of Medicine, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX 77555, United States
Celia Chao, Whitney R Jenson, Lance W Griffin, William J Mileski, Department of Surgery, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX 77555, United States
Daniel Jupiter, Department of Preventive Medicine and Community Health, Department of Biostatistics, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX 77555, United States
Author contributions: Rice CP, Vaishnavi KB, Chao C, Jenson WR, Griffin LW and Mileski WJ contributed to the conception and design of the study; Rice CP, Vaishnavi KB, Chao C and Jenson WR assisted with data acquisition; Rice CP, Chao C, Jupiter D and Mileski WJ analyzed and interpreted the data obtained; Rice CP, Chao C, Schaeffer AB, Jupiter D and Mileski WJ drafted the article and/or made critical revisions related to important intellectual content of the manuscript; all authors contributed to the proof-reading and final approval of the version of the article to be published.
Institutional review board statement: This study was approved by the UTMB Institutional Review Board, No. 18-0042.
Informed consent statement: This manuscript is a retrospective study, therefore, signed informed consent forms are not necessary.
Conflict-of-interest statement: The authors declare no conflicts of interest.
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Corresponding author: William J Mileski, MD, FACS, Chief Doctor, Professor, Surgeon, Division of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery, Department of Surgery, University of Texas Medical Branch; 301 University Boulevard, Galveston, TX 77555, United States. firstname.lastname@example.org
Received: November 4, 2019
Peer-review started: November 4, 2019
First decision: December 12, 2019
Revised: December 17, 2019
Accepted: December 22, 2019
Article in press: December 22, 2019
Published online: December 28, 2019