Survival rates according to barcelona clinic liver cancer sub-staging system after transarterial embolization for intermediate hepatocellular carcinoma
Leandro Armani Scaffaro, Radiology Division, Hospital de Clínicas de Porto Alegre, Porto Alegre 90035-903, Brazil
Steffan Frosi Stella, National Institute of Science and Technology for Health Technology Assessment (IATS), Porto Alegre 90035-903, Brazil
Mario Reis Alvares-Da-Silva, Gastroenterology Division, Hospital de Clínicas de Porto Alegre, Porto Alegre 90035-903, Brazil
Cleber Dario Pinto Kruel, Surgery Division, Hospital de Clínicas de Porto Alegre, Porto Alegre 90035-903, Brazil
Author contributions: All author contributed equally to this work.
Ethics approval: The study was reviewed and approved by the Hospital de Clínicas de Porto Alegre Review Board.
Informed consent: Retrospective study with no written informed consent.
Conflict-of-interest: The authors have no conflict of interest to disclosure.
Data sharing: Statistical code, and dataset available from the corresponding author at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Correspondence to: Leandro Armani Scaffaro, MD, PhD, Radiology Division, Hospital de Clínicas de Porto Alegre, R. Ramiro Barcelos, 2350 sala 1505, Porto Alegre 90035-903, Brazil. email@example.com
Received: October 31, 2014
Peer-review started: November 1, 2014
First decision: December 12, 2014
Revised: January 15, 2015
Accepted: February 10, 2015
Article in press: February 10, 2015
Published online: March 27, 2015