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Resolution of non-alcoholic steatohepatitis by rosuvastatin monotherapy in patients with metabolic syndrome
Konstantinos Kargiotis, Vasilios G Athyros, Olga Giouleme, Niki Katsiki, Panagiotis Anagnostis, Chrysoula Boutari, Michael Doumas, Asterios Karagiannis, 2nd Prop. Department of Internal Medicine, Medical School, Aristotle University, Hippocration Hospital, 54124 Thessaloniki, Greece
Evangelia Katsiki, Department of Pathology, Hippocration Hospital, 54124 Thessaloniki, Greece
Panagiotis Anagnostis, Department of Endocrinology, Hippocration Hospital, 54124 Thessaloniki, Greece
Dimitri P Mikhailidis, Department of Clinical Biochemistry (Vascular Disease Prevention Clinic), Royal Free Campus, University College London Medical School, University College London, NW3 2QG London, United Kingdom
Dimitri P Mikhailidis, Department of Surgery, Royal Free Campus, University College London Medical School, University College London, NW3 2QG London, United Kingdom
Author contributions: Kargiotis K designed the study and recruited patients; Athyros VG designed the study, followed-up patients and wrote the paper; Giouleme O performed biopsies; Kastiki N followed-up patients; Katsiki E did pathology; Anagnostis P recruited patients; Boutari C followed up patients; Doumas M wrote the paper; Karagiannis A designed the protocol; Mikhailidis DP interpreted the results wrote the paper; all authors approved the final version of the paper.
Conflict-of-interest statement: This study was carried out independently; no company or institution supported it financially. Some of the authors have given talks, attended conferences and participated in trials and advisory boards sponsored by various pharmaceutical companies. Mikhailidis DP has given talks and attended conferences sponsored by Merck, Sharp & Dohme, AstraZeneca and Genzyme.
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Correspondence to: Dimitri P Mikhailidis, MD, FFPM, FRCP, FRCPath Academic Head, Department of Clinical Biochemistry (Vascular Disease Prevention Clinic), Royal Free Campus, University College London Medical School, University College London, Pond Street, NW3 2QG London, United Kingdom. firstname.lastname@example.org
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Received: December 23, 2014
Peer-review started: December 25, 2014
First decision: March 10, 2015
Revised: March 31, 2015
Accepted: May 27, 2015
Article in press: May 27, 2015
Published online: July 7, 2015