Gastroenterology Research and Practice / 2015 / Article / Tab 1

Review Article

Budd-Chiari Syndrome in China: A Systematic Analysis of Epidemiological Features Based on the Chinese Literature Survey

Table 1

Inclusion and exclusion criteria of the articles searched.

Inclusion criteriaExclusion criteria

(1) Articles published in Chinese language on Chinese BCS patients.(1) Articles not published in Chinese language or on non-Chinese patients.

(2) Researches in which primary BCS patients were studied or in which the most cases were constituted of primary BCS.(2) Researches of patients with secondary BCS or articles of non-BCS researches, including hepatic veno-occlusive disease (recently renamed as sinusoidal obstruction syndrome), portal vein thrombosis, portal hypertension, cirrhosis, and other irrelevant studies.

(3) Other nonresearch articles, including news reports, editorials, notifications, biographies, conference abstracts, and continuing medical education quizzes.

BCS: Budd-Chiari syndrome.