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Table 1 Population, intervention, comparison and outcomes (PICO) of the proposed question:

From: The effects of several postoperative adjuvant therapies for hepatocellular carcinoma patients with microvascular invasion after curative resection: a systematic review and meta-analysis

  Interventions to treat HCC patients with microvascular invasion
Population HCC patients diagnosed with MVI by pathology after curative resection and Child class A or B without macrovascular invasion and metastatic disease
Intervention vs Comparison TACE versus conservation therapy; pa-TACE versus re-resection/ radiofrequency ablation ablation; pa-TACE versus radiotherapy; sorafenib versus conservation therapy
Outcomes OS and/or RFS
Study design Retrospective study (PSM or not) and randomized clinical trial
  1. Pa-TACE postoperative adjuvant transarterial chemoembolization