Estimation of visceral fat is useful for the diagnosis of significant fibrosis in patients with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease
Marta Hernández-Conde, Elba Llop, Carlos Fernández Carrillo, Beatriz Tormo, Javier Abad, Luis Rodriguez, Christie Perelló, Marta López Gomez, José Luis Martínez-Porras, Natalia Fernández Puga, Maria Trapero-Marugan, Enrique Fraga, Carlos Ferre Aracil, José Luis Calleja Panero, Gastroenterology and Hepatology Department, IDIPHISA, Hospital Universitario Puerta de Hierro-Majadahonda, Madrid 28222, Spain
Elba Llop, Carlos Fernández Carrillo, Maria Trapero-Marugan, Enrique Fraga, José Luis Calleja Panero, Centro de Investigación Biomédica en Red en el Área temática de Enfermedades Hepáticas, Instituto de Salud Carlos III, Madrid 28029, Spain
Author contributions: Hernández-Conde M contributed to study concept and design, acquisition of data, statistical analysis and interpretation of data; manuscript preparation; Llop E contributed to study concept and design, statistical analysis and interpretation of data; critical discussion and support; Fernández Carrillo C contributed to critical discussion and support; Tormo B, Abad J, Rodríguez L, Perelló C, López-Gómez M, Martínez-Porras JL, Fernández-Puga N, Trapero M, Fraga E and Ferre C contributed to acquisition of data; Calleja Panero JL contributed to concept and design, analysis and interpretation of data, manuscript preparation, final drafting of the manuscript and study supervision.
Institutional review board statement: The protocol was approved by the Ethics Committee of the Hospital Universitario Puerta de Hierro-Majadahonda (PI 05-18, 12/03/2018) and it was conducted according to the 1975 Declaration of Helsinki and the Good Clinical Practice guidelines.
Informed consent statement: Written informed consent was obtained from all patients prior to inclusion.
Conflict-of-interest statement: The authors have no conflicts of interest relevant to this article.
Data sharing statement: No additional data are available.
STROBE statement: The authors have read the STROBE Statement-checklist of items, and the manuscript was prepared and revised according to the STROBE Statement-checklist of items.
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Corresponding author: José Luis Calleja Panero, PhD, Chairman, Chief Doctor, Senior Researcher, Gastroenterology and Hepatology Department, IDIPHISA, Hospital Universitario Puerta de Hierro-Majadahonda, C/Joaquín Rodrigo, 2, Madrid 28222, Spain. firstname.lastname@example.org
Received: September 5, 2020
Peer-review started: September 5, 2020
First decision: September 30, 2020
Revised: October 9, 2020
Accepted: October 26, 2020
Article in press: October 26, 2020
Published online: November 14, 2020