Clinical value of liver and spleen shear wave velocity in predicting the prognosis of patients with portal hypertension
Yan Zhang, Da-Feng Mao, Mei-Wu Zhang, Xiao-Xiang Fan, Department of Interventional Therapy, Second Hospital of Ningbo Municipality, Ningbo 315010, Zhejiang Province, China
Author contributions: Zhang Y, Mao DF, Zhang MW and Fan XX designed the research and analyzed the data; Zhang Y and Fan XX performed the research; Zhang Y, Mao DF and Zhang MW contributed new reagents/analytic tools; Zhang Y wrote the paper.
Supported by Medical and Health Science and Technology Program of Zhejiang Province, 2017, No. 2017KY590.
Institutional review board statement: The study was reviewed and approved by Second Hospital of Ningbo Municipality Institutional Review Board.
Informed consent statement: All study participants, or their legal guardian, provided informed written consent prior to study enrollment.
Conflict-of-interest statement: We declare that there are no conflicts of interest to disclose.
Data sharing statement: No additional data are available.
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Correspondence to: Dr. Yan Zhang, Associate Chief Physician, Department of Interventional Therapy, Second Hospital of Ningbo Municipality, No. 52, Yongfeng Road, Haishu District, Ningbo 315010, Zhejiang Province, China. zhangyan@hos_nb.com
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Received: June 13, 2017
Peer-review started: June 14, 2017
First decision: July 17, 2017
Revised: August 30, 2017
Accepted: September 13, 2017
Article in press: September 13, 2017
Published online: December 7, 2017