Long-term antiviral efficacy of entecavir and liver histology improvement in Chinese patients with hepatitis B virus-related cirrhosis
Yan Xu, Yong-Gui Zhang, Xu Wang, Wen-Qian Qi, Shao-You Qin, Zhen-Hua Liu, Jian Jiao, Jiang-Bin Wang, Department of Gastroenterology, China-Japan Union Hospital, Jilin University, Changchun 130033, Jilin Province, China
Author contributions: Xu Y, Zhang YG and Wang JB designed the research; Wang X and Liu ZH performed the research; Zhang YG, Qi WQ and Jiao J contributed new reagents or analytic tools; Xu Y and Qin SY analyzed the data; Xu Y and Zhang YG wrote the paper.
Supported by Grant from the Youth scientific research fund, No. 2013207059.
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Correspondence to: Jiang-Bin Wang, Professor, Department of Gastroenterology, China-Japan Union Hospital, Jilin University, No. 126 Xiantai Dajie, Changchun 130033, Jilin Province, China. firstname.lastname@example.org
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Received: August 20, 2014
Peer-review started: August 21, 2014
First decision: November 14, 2014
Revised: March 4, 2015
Accepted: May 11, 2015
Article in press: May 11, 2015
Published online: July 7, 2015