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Diagnostic value of PIVKA-II and alpha-fetoprotein in hepatitis B virus-associated hepatocellular carcinoma
Seung In Seo, Hyoung Su Kim, Won Jin Kim, Woon Geon Shin, Kyung Ho Kim, Myoung Kuk Jang, Jin Heon Lee, Hak Yang Kim, Dong Joon Kim, Myung Seok Lee, Choong Kee Park, Department of Internal Medicine, Hallym University Medical Center, Seoul 134-701, South Korea
Seung In Seo, Hyoung Su Kim, Won Jin Kim, Woon Geon Shin, Doo Jin Kim, Kyung Ho Kim, Myoung Kuk Jang, Jin Heon Lee, Joo Seop Kim, Hak Yang Kim, Digestive Disease Center, Hallym University Medical Center, Seoul 134-701, South Korea
Doo Jin Kim, Joo Seop Kim, Department of Surgery, Hallym University Medical Center, Seoul 134-701, South Korea
Author contributions: Seo SI designed study concept, performed analysis and interpretation of data and drafted the manuscript; Kim WJ, Shin WG, Kim DJ and Kim KH collected data; Jang MK, Lee JH and Kim JS performed statistical analysis and provided technical and material support; Kim HY, Kim DJ, Lee MS and Park CK revised the important intellectual content of manuscript; Kim HS performed study design and supervision.
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Correspondence to: Dr. Hyoung Su Kim, Department of Internal Medicine, Hallym University Medical Center, 445 Gildong, Kangdong-gu, Seoul 134-701, South Korea. firstname.lastname@example.org
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Received: August 13, 2014
Peer-review started: August 13, 2014
First decision: September 15, 2014
Revised: October 10, 2014
Accepted: November 7, 2014
Article in press: November 11, 2014
Published online: April 7, 2015