Chien-Heng Lin, I-Hsiu Lai, Shu-Fen Wu, Kang-Hsi Wu, An-Chyi Chen, Department of Pediatrics, Children’s Hospital, China Medical University Hospital, Taichung 404, Taiwan
Wei-Ching Lin, Shu-Fen Wu, An-Chyi Chen, College of Medicine, School of Medicine, China Medical University, Taichung 404, Taiwan
Kang-Hsi Wu, College of Chinese Medicine, School of Chinese Medicine, China Medical University, Taichung 404, Taiwan
Wei-Ching Lin, Department of Radiology, China Medical University Hospital, Taichung 404, Taiwan
Author contributions: Lin CH is the main author of this article; Chen AC performed the majority of experiments; Lin WC provided vital reagents and analytical tools and also the description of the imaging; Wu SF and Wu KH were attending doctors and performed clinical treatment and were also involved in editing the manuscript; Lai IH provided the collection of all the human materials; all authors have reviewed the manuscript and approved the final manuscript.
Supported by grants from the Research laboratory of pediatrics, Children’s Hospital of China Medical University; and China Medical University Hospital, No. DMR-101-042.
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Correspondence to: An-Chyi Chen, MD, Department of Pediatrics, Children’s Hospital, China Medical University Hospital, No. 2 Yuh-Der Road, Taichung 404, Taiwan. firstname.lastname@example.org
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Received: September 9, 2014
Peer-review started: September 9, 2014
First decision: October 14, 2014
Revised: October 23, 2014
Accepted: November 11, 2014
Article in press: November 11, 2014
Published online: March 21, 2015