Bacterial infections post-living-donor liver transplantation in Egyptian hepatitis C virus-cirrhotic patients: A single-center study
Mohamed F Montasser, Nadia A Abdelkader, Sara M Abdelhakam, Hany Dabbous, Iman F Montasser, Yasmine M Massoud, Waleed Abdelmoaty, Department of Tropical Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Ain Shams University, Cairo 11341, Egypt
Shereen A Saleh, Department of Internal Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Ain Shams University, Cairo 11341, Egypt
Mohamed Bahaa, Hany Said, Mahmoud El-Meteini, Department of Hepatobiliary Surgery, Ain Shams Center for Organ Transplant, Faculty of Medicine, Ain Shams University, Cairo 11341, Egypt
Author contributions: Montasser MF and El-Meteini M contributed equally to the work; Montasser MF, El-Meteini M, Abdelkader NA, Abdelhakam SM, Dabbous H and Montasser IF designed the research; Montasser MF, El-Meteini M, Dabbous H, Montasser IF, Massoud YM, Abdelmoaty W, Saleh SA, Bahaa M and Said H performed the research; Montasser MF, El-Meteini M, Abdelkader NA, Abdelhakam SM, Massoud YM, Saleh SA, Bahaa M and Said H contributed analytical tools; Montasser MF, El-Meteini M, Abdelkader NA, Abdelhakam SM, Dabbous H, Montasser IF, Massoud YM and Abdelmoaty W analyzed the data; Abdelhakam SM, Dabbous H, Montasser IF, Massoud YM, Abdelmoaty W and Saleh SA wrote the paper.
Institutional review board statement: This study was reviewed and approved by the Research Ethics Committee of Faculty of Medicine, Ain Shams University Institutional Review Board.
Clinical trial registration statement: This study is registered at https://clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/show/NCT02777632, and the registration identification number is: NCT02777632.
Informed consent statement: All study participants provided written informed consent prior to study enrollment.
Conflict-of-interest statement: None of the authors have any conflicts of interest or financial disclosures.
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Correspondence to: Sara M Abdelhakam, MD, Assistant Professor, Department of Tropical Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Ain Shams University, Khalifa El-Maamon St., Abbassia, Cairo 11341, Egypt. email@example.com
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Received: February 8, 2017
Peer-review started: February 14, 2017
First decision: April 17, 2017
Revised: May 8, 2017
Accepted: June 12, 2017
Article in press: June 13, 2017
Published online: July 18, 2017