Clearance of the liver remnant predicts short-term outcome in patients undergoing resection of hepatocellular carcinoma
Atsushi Miki, Yasunaru Sakuma, Hideyuki Ohzawa, Akira Saito, Yoshiyuki Meguro, Jun Watanabe, Kazue Morishima, Kazuhiro Endo, Hideki Sasanuma, Atsushi Shimizu, Alan Kawarai Lefor, Yoshikazu Yasuda, Naohiro Sata, Department of Surgery, Jichi Medical University, Shimotsuke 329-0498, Tochigi, Japan
Author contributions: Miki A, Sakuma Y, Shimizu A and Yasuda Y designated the overall concept and outline the manuscript; Ohzawa H, Saito A, Meguro Y, Watanabe J, Morishima K, Endo K, Sasanuma H, and Sata N contributed to the discussion and design of the manuscript; Miki A and Lefor AK contributed to the writing, editing the manuscript, illustrations, and review of literature.
Institutional review board statement: The study was reviewed and approved by the Institutional Review Board of Jichi Medical University, Approval No. A21-029.
Informed consent statement: Written informed consent from any patient for data collection in a prospectively collected data base is available. However, the need for written informed consent for this study was waived by the Institutional Review Board of Jichi Medical University in view of the retrospective design of the study, based on national and local guidelines such as the fact that all clinical/ laboratory measurements and procedures were part of routine care.
Conflict-of-interest statement: The authors declare no conflicts of interest for this study.
Data sharing statement: The database contains highly confidential data which may provide insight in clinical and personnel information about patients and lead to their identification. Therefore, according to organizational restrictions and regulations these data cannot be made publicly available. However, the datasets used and/or analyzed during the current study are available from the corresponding author on reasonable request.
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Corresponding author: Atsushi Miki, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Surgery, Jichi Medical University, 3311-1 Yakushiji, Shimotsuke 329-0498, Tochigi, Japan. email@example.com
Received: November 16, 2021
Peer-review started: November 16, 2021
First decision: May 10, 2022
Revised: May 21, 2022
Accepted: August 16, 2022
Article in press: August 16, 2022
Published online: October 14, 2022