Surveillance for Hepatocellular Carcinoma Reduces Mortality: an Inverse Probability of Treatment Weighted Analysis.

@article{Chaiteerakij2017SurveillanceFH,
  title={Surveillance for Hepatocellular Carcinoma Reduces Mortality: an Inverse Probability of Treatment Weighted Analysis.},
  author={Roongruedee Chaiteerakij and Piyanat Chattieng and Jonggi Choi and Nutcha Pinchareon and Kessirin Thanapirom and Nopavut Geratikornsupuk},
  journal={Annals of hepatology},
  year={2017},
  volume={16 3},
  pages={421-429}
}
BACKGROUND Evidence supporting benefit of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) surveillance in reducing mortality is not well-established. The effect of HCC surveillance in reducing mortality was assessed by an inverse probability of treatment weighting (IPTW)-based analysis controlled for inherent bias and confounders in observational studies. MATERIAL AND METHODS This retrospective cohort study was conducted on 446 patients diagnosed with HCC between 2007 and 2013 at a major referral center… CONTINUE READING