Outcomes associated with the intention of loco-regional therapy prior to living donor liver transplantation for hepatocellular carcinoma
Tsung-Han Wu, Yu-Chao Wang, Chih-Hsien Cheng, Chen-Fang Lee, Ting-Jung Wu, Hong-Shiue Chou, Kun-Ming Chan, Wei-Chen Lee, Department of General Surgery and Chang Gung Transplantation Institute, Chang Gung Memorial Hospital at Linkou, Chang Gung University College of Medicine, Taoyuan 33305, Taiwan
Kun-Ming Chan, Department of Organs Transplantation Institute, Chang Gung University College of Medicine, Taoyun 33305, Taiwan
Author contributions: Wu TH drafted the manuscript; Chan KM, Wu TH, Cheng CH, Wu TJ, Chou HS, and Lee WC contributed to the acquisition of data; Chan KM and Lee WC contributed to the critical revision of the manuscript for important intellectual content; all authors contributed to the work.
Institutional review board statement: This study was fully approved by the internal review board of Chang Gung Memorial Hospital at Linkou (Approval No.: 99-3089B), and informed consent from patient was waived due to its retrospective nature.
Informed consent statement: Patients were not required to give informed consent to the study because the analysis used anonymous clinical data that were obtained after each patient agreed to treatment by written consent.
Conflict-of-interest statement: The authors have no conflicts of interest.
Data sharing statement: No additional data are available. All data generated or analyzed during this study are included in this published article.
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Corresponding author: Kun-Ming Chan, MD, Associate Professor, Chief Doctor, Surgeon, Department of General Surgery and Chang Gung Transplantation Institute, Chang Gung Memorial Hospital at Linkou, Chang Gung University College of Medicine, 5 Fu-Hsing Street, Gui-Shan District, Taoyuan 33305, Taiwan. firstname.lastname@example.org
Received: October 3, 2019
Peer-review started: October 3, 2019
First decision: October 24, 2019
Revised: November 6, 2019
Accepted: November 28, 2019
Article in press: November 28, 2019
Published online: January 27, 2020