Evaluation of elastography combined with serological indexes for hepatic fibrosis in patients with chronic hepatitis B
Bin Xu, Ning-Ming Zhou, Wei-Tian Cao, Department of ultrasound, Fudan University affiliated Shanghai fifth people’s hospital, Shanghai 200240, China
Xiao-Jing Li, Department of pathology, Fudan University affiliated Shanghai fifth people’s hospital, Shanghai 200240, China
Author contributions: Xu B designed research; Xu B, Cao WT, Li XJ performed research; Zhou NM contributed new reagents or analytic tools; Li XJ analyzed data; Xu B wrote the paper.
Supported by the Natural Science Research Project of Minhang District, No. 2013MHZ003.
Institutional review board statement: The study was approved by the ethics committee of Fudan University affiliated Shanghai fifth people’s hospital.
Informed consent statement: All patients gave informed consent.
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Correspondence to: Ning-Ming Zhou, MD, Chief Doctor, Department of ultrasound, Fudan University affiliated Shanghai fifth people’s hospital, 128 Ruili road, Minhang district, Shanghai 200240, China. firstname.lastname@example.org
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Received: June 22, 2018
Peer-review started: June 22, 2018
First decision: July 25, 2018
Revised: August 6, 2018
Accepted: August 24, 2018
Article in press: August 24, 2018
Published online: October 7, 2018