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Research Article

Consequences of Cold-Ischemia Time on Primary Nonfunction and Patient and Graft Survival in Liver Transplantation: A Meta-Analysis

  • James E. Stahl mail,

    Jstahl@partners.org

    Affiliations: MGH- Institute for Technology Assessment, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America, Department of Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America, Department of Radiology, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

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  • Jennifer E. Kreke,

    Affiliation: Department of Industrial Engineering, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States of America

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  • Fawaz Ali Abdul Malek,

    Affiliation: Industrial and Management Systems Engineering Department, University of Kuwait, Kuwait City, Kuwait

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  • Andrew J. Schaefer,

    Affiliations: Department of Industrial Engineering, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States of America, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States of America

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  • Joseph Vacanti

    Affiliation: Department of Pediatric Surgery, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

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  • Published: June 25, 2008
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0002468

About the Authors

James E. Stahl
MGH- Institute for Technology Assessment, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America
James E. Stahl
Department of Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America
James E. Stahl
Department of Radiology, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America
Jennifer E. Kreke, Andrew J. Schaefer
Department of Industrial Engineering, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States of America
Andrew J. Schaefer
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States of America
Fawaz Ali Abdul Malek
Industrial and Management Systems Engineering Department, University of Kuwait, Kuwait City, Kuwait
Joseph Vacanti
Department of Pediatric Surgery, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

Corresponding Author

Email: Jstahl@partners.org

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: JS. Performed the experiments: JS JK FM AS. Analyzed the data: JS JK FM AS. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: JV JS AS. Wrote the paper: JS.