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Hepatocellular carcinoma staging systems: Hong Kong liver cancer vs Barcelona clinic liver cancer in a Western population
Laura Bainy Rodrigues de Freitas, Larisse Longo, Mário Reis Álvares-da-Silva, Graduate Program in Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Porto Alegre, RS 90035-003, Brazil
Laura Bainy Rodrigues de Freitas, Larisse Longo, Mário Reis Álvares-da-Silva, Experimental Hepatology and Gastroenterology Laboratory, Center for Experimental Research, Hospital de Clínicas de Porto Alegre, Porto Alegre, RS 90035-003, Brazil
Deivid Santos, Mário Reis Álvares-da-Silva, School of Medicine, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Porto Alegre, RS 90035-003, Brazil
Ivana Grivicich, Graduate Program in Health-Applied Cellular and Molecular Biology, ULBRA. Canoas, RS 92425-900, Brazil
Mário Reis Álvares-da-Silva, Department of Gastroenterology, Hospital de Clínicas de Porto Alegre, Porto Alegre, RS 90035-003, Brazil
Author contributions: de Freitas LBR and Longo L performed the majority of experiments and analyzed the data; Santos D performed clinical data collection; Grivicich I analysis and interpretation of data; Álvares-da-Silva MR designed and coordinated the research; de Freitas LBR, Longo L and Álvares-da-Silva MR wrote the manuscript; All the authors participated in the critical review and in the final approval of the manuscript.
Institutional review board statement: This study was approved by the Hospital de Clínicas de Porto Alegre Ethics Committee (CAAE 57899016.8.0000.5327) and followed recommended guidelines for studies of human subjects.
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Corresponding author: Laura Bainy Rodrigues de Freitas, MD, Medical Assistant, Graduate Program in Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Porto Alegre, RS 90035-003, Brazil. firstname.lastname@example.org
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Received: May 28, 2019
Peer-review started: May 29, 2019
First decision: June 13, 2019
Revised: July 8, 2019
Accepted: August 20, 2019
Article in press: August 20, 2019
Published online: September 27, 2019