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Reply by Tomaszewski et al. to the letter by Jiang et al. regarding “Artery of Adamkiewicz: a meta-analysis of anatomical characteristics”

  • Dominik Taterra
  • Bendik Skinningsrud
  • Przemysław A. Pękala
  • Wan Chin Hsieh
  • Roberto Cirocchi
  • Jerzy A. Walocha
  • R. Shane Tubbs
  • Krzysztof A. TomaszewskiEmail author
  • Brandon Michael Henry
Letter to the Editor
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Dear Editor-in-Chief:

We read the letter by Jiang et al. with interest. The authors of the letter suggest that our meta-analysis on the Artery of Adamkiewicz (AKA) [1] includes duplicated studies that base their results on the same or similar study populations. We appreciate the feedback and have thoroughly reanalyzed all of the included studies (especially the ones pointed out by Jiang et al.) for parameters that might potentially suggest data overlap of any kind. Even though “at first glance” one might assume that the cited studies potentially include overlapping data, however, this should not be assumed a priori as all authors have an ethical obligation not to publish the same data twice.

Jiang et al. suggested in their letter that studies no. 27, 28, 29, 31, 33, 34, 35, 39, 40, 10, 46, 47, 55, 56, included in our meta-analysis might have some degree of data overlap. However, after careful study reanalysis, we came to the conclusion that the following references—27 and 29, 28 and...

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The authors declare that they have no conflict of interest.

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All procedures performed in the studies involving human participants were in accordance with the ethical standards of the institutional and/or national research committee and with the 1964 Helsinki Declaration and its later amendments or comparable ethical standards.

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References

  1. 1.
    Taterra D, Skinningsrud B, Pękala A, Hsieh C, Cirocchi R, Walocha A, Tubbs S, Tomaszewski A, Henry M (2019) Artery of Adamkiewicz: a meta-analysis of anatomical characteristics. Neuroradiology.  https://doi.org/10.1007/s00234-019-02207-y

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Dominik Taterra
    • 1
    • 2
  • Bendik Skinningsrud
    • 1
    • 2
  • Przemysław A. Pękala
    • 1
    • 2
  • Wan Chin Hsieh
    • 1
    • 3
  • Roberto Cirocchi
    • 4
  • Jerzy A. Walocha
    • 1
    • 2
  • R. Shane Tubbs
    • 5
  • Krzysztof A. Tomaszewski
    • 1
    • 6
    • 7
    Email author
  • Brandon Michael Henry
    • 1
  1. 1.International Evidence-Based Anatomy Working GroupKrakówPoland
  2. 2.Department of AnatomyJagiellonian University Medical CollegeKrakówPoland
  3. 3.First Faculty of MedicineCharles UniversityPragueCzech Republic
  4. 4.Department of Surgical Sciences, Radiology and DentistryUniversity of PerugiaPerugiaItaly
  5. 5.Seattle Science FoundationSeattleUSA
  6. 6.Faculty of Medicine and Health SciencesAndrzej Frycz Modrzewski Krakow UniversityKrakowPoland
  7. 7.Scanmed St. Raphael HospitalKrakowPoland

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