I-Ting Wu, Seng-Kee Chuah, Chih-Ming Liang, Lung-Sheng Lu, Yuan-Hung Kuo, Yi-Hao Yen, Ming-Luen Hu, Yeh-Pin Chou, Shih-Cheng Yang, Chung-Mou Kuo, Chung-Huang Kuo, Shue-Shian Chiou, Tsung-Hui Hu, Wei-Chen Tai, Division of Hepatogastroenterology, Department of Internal Medicine, Kaohsiung Chang Gung Memorial Hospital and Chang Gung University College of Medicine, Kaohsiung 833, Taiwan
Chen-Hsiang Lee, Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Internal Medicine, Kaohsiung Chang Gung Memorial Hospital and Chang Gung University College of Medicine, Kaohsiung 833, Taiwan
Chun-Chih Chien, Yu-Shao Chiang, Department of Laboratory Medicine, Kaohsiung Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, Kaohsiung 833, Taiwan
Author contributions: Wu IT wrote the paper; Chuah SK, Lee CH, Liang CM, Lu LS, Kuo YH, Yen YH, Hu ML, Chou YP, Yang SC, Kuo CM, Kuo CH, Chien CC, Chiang YS, Chiou SS, Hu TH and Tai WC designed the concept, drafted and revised the article; Tai WC approved the final paper.
Institutional review board statement: This retrospective chart review study was approved by both the Institutional Review Board and the Ethics Committee of Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, Taiwan (IRB-104-1245B).
Informed consent statement: The Ethics Committee waived the requirement for informed consent, and each patient’s medical records were anonymized and redacted prior to access.
Conflict-of-interest statement: The authors declare no conflicts of interest.
Data sharing statement: No additional data are available.
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Correspondence to: Wei-Chen Tai, MD, Division of Hepatogastroenterology, Department of Internal Medicine, Kaohsiung Chang Gung Memorial Hospital and Chang Gung University College of Medicine, 123, Ta-Pei Road, Niao-Sung Hsiang, Kaohsiung 833, Taiwan. firstname.lastname@example.org
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Received: July 5, 2015
Peer-review started: July 7, 2015
First decision: July 19, 2015
Revised: August 8, 2015
Accepted: September 2, 2015
Article in press: September 2, 2015
Published online: October 7, 2015