Association between ADAMTS13 activity–VWF antigen imbalance and the therapeutic effect of HAIC in patients with hepatocellular carcinoma
Hiroaki Takaya, Tadashi Namisaki, Kei Moriya, Naotaka Shimozato, Kosuke Kaji, Hiroyuki Ogawa, Koji Ishida, Yuki Tsuji, Daisuke Kaya, Yukihisa Fujinaga, Norihisa Nishimura, Yasuhiko Sawada, Hideto Kawaratani, Takemi Akahane, Hitoshi Yoshiji, Department of Gastroenterology, Nara Medical University, Kashihara, Nara 634-8522, Japan
Masanori Matsumoto, Department of Blood Transfusion Medicine, Nara Medical University, Kashihara, Nara 634-8522, Japan
Author contributions: Takaya H, Namisaki T, Moriya K, Shimozato N, Kaji K, Ogawa H, Ishida K, Tsuji Y, Kaya D, Takagi H, Fujinaga Y, Nishimura N, Sawada Y, Kawaratani H, and Akahane T performed data analysis; Takaya H, Namisaki T, Matsumoto M, and Yoshiji H wrote the manuscript.
Institutional review board statement: Informed consent for the use of resected tissue was obtained from all patients. The study protocol was approved by the Ethics Committee of Nara Medical University.
Informed consent statement: All study participants or their legal guardians provided informed written consent prior to study enrollment.
Conflict-of-interest statement: The authors declare that they have no conflicts of interest.
Data sharing statement: Informed consent for data sharing was not obtained but the presented data are anonymized and the risk of identification is low.
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Corresponding author: Hiroaki Takaya, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Gastroenterology, Nara Medical University, 840 Shijo-cho, Kashihara, Nara 634-8522, Japan. firstname.lastname@example.org
Received: August 4, 2020
Peer-review started: August 4, 2020
First decision: September 30, 2020
Revised: October 9, 2020
Accepted: November 13, 2020
Article in press: November 13, 2020
Published online: December 7, 2020