Ursodeoxycholic acid combined with percutaneous transhepatic balloon dilation for management of gallstones after elimination of common bile duct stones
Hai-Yang Chang, Bin Liu, Yong-Zheng Wang, Wu-Jie Wang, Wei Wang, Dong Li, Yu-Liang Li, Department of Intervention Medicine, the Second Hospital of Shandong University, Jinan 250033, Shandong Province, China
Hai-Yang Chang, Bin Liu, Yong-Zheng Wang, Wu-Jie Wang, Wei Wang, Dong Li, Yu-Liang Li, Interventional Oncology Institute, Shandong University, Jinan 250033, Shandong Province, China
Chang-Jun Wang, Department of Radiology, Jiyang People’s Hospital, Jinan 251400, Shandong Province, China
Author contributions: All authors helped to perform the research; Chang HY contributed to manuscript writing, statistical analysis, and manuscript critical revision; Li YL contributed to study conception and design, manuscript writing, statistical analysis, and manuscript critical revision; Wang CJ, Liu B, Wang YZ, Wang WJ, Wang W, and Li D contributed to manuscript writing.
Supported by the Natural Science Foundation of Shandong Province, No. ZR2014HM050; the Youth Foundation of the Second Hospital of Shandong University, No. Y2014010047; the Nature Science Foundation of Shandong Province, No. ZR2018PH032 and No. ZR2018PH033; and the National Natural Science Foundation of China, No. 61671276.
Institutional review board statement: This study was reviewed and approved by the ethics committee of the Second Hospital of Shandong University.
Informed consent statement: All participants provided written informed consent.
Conflict-of-interest statement: All authors declare no conflicts of interest related to this article.
Data sharing statement: No additional data are available.
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Correspondence to: Yu-Liang Li, MD, PhD, Chief Doctor, Doctor, Professor, Department of Intervention Medicine, The Second Hospital of Shandong University, 247 Beiyuan Road, Jinan 250033, Shangdong Province, China. email@example.com
Received: July 25, 2018
Peer-review started: July 25, 2018
First decision: August 27, 2018
Revised: August 29, 2018
Accepted: October 5, 2018
Article in press: October 5, 2018
Published online: October 21, 2018