Passive expansion of sub-maximally dilated transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunts and assessment of clinical outcomes
Michael C Hsu, Department of Radiology, Division of Interventional Radiology, Mount Sinai Hospital, New York, NY 10128, United States
Michael C Hsu, Charles N Weber, S William Stavropoulos, Timothy W Clark, Scott O Trerotola, Richard D Shlansky-Goldberg, Michael C Soulen, Gregory J Nadolski, Department of Radiology, Division of Interventional Radiology, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA 19104, United States
Author contributions: Hsu MC, Weber CN and Nadolski GJ designed the study, performed the data analysis, and wrote the manuscript; Stavropoulos SW, Clark TW, Trerotola SO, Shlansky-Goldberg RD and Soulen MC performed the majority of the procedures and were involved in editing the manuscript.
Institutional review board statement: Institutional review board approval was obtained for this study. Given the design involves retrospective review of previously collected data obtained during clinical care of the patients, IRB approval was granted using an expedited review process.
Informed consent statement: Waiver of consent was granted by the IRB given the retrospective design and reporting of results in aggregate without inclusion of individual patient identifiers.
Conflict-of-interest statement: None of the authors has any conflict of interest to report.
Data sharing statement: No additional data are available.
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Correspondence to: Michael C Hsu, MD, Department of Radiology, Division of Interventional Radiology, Mount Sinai Hospital, 215 East 95th St. Apt. 5L, New York, NY 10128, United States. firstname.lastname@example.org
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Received: October 26, 2016
Peer-review started: October 27, 2016
First decision: December 29, 2016
Revised: January 26, 2017
Accepted: March 12, 2017
Article in press: March 13, 2017
Published online: April 28, 2017