TIPS improves liver transplantation-free survival in cirrhotic patients with refractory ascites: an updated meta-analysis.

@article{Bai2014TIPSIL,
  title={TIPS improves liver transplantation-free survival in cirrhotic patients with refractory ascites: an updated meta-analysis.},
  author={Ming Bai and Xingshun Qi and Zhi-ping Yang and Man Yang and Dai-ming Fan and Guo-hong Han},
  journal={World journal of gastroenterology},
  year={2014},
  volume={20 10},
  pages={2704-14}
}
AIM To compare the liver transplantation-free (LTF) survival rates between patients who underwent transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunts (TIPS) and those who underwent paracentesis by an updated meta-analysis that pools the effects of both number of deaths and time to death. METHODS MEDLINE, EMBASE, and the Cochrane Library were searched from the inception to October 2012. LTF survival, liver transplantation, liver disease-related death, non-liver disease-related death, recurrent… CONTINUE READING
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