M2BPGi for assessing liver fibrosis in patients with hepatitis C treated with direct-acting antivirals
Shereen A Saleh, Mohamed M Salama, Marwan M Alhusseini, Ghada A Mohamed, Gastroenterology and Hepatology Unit, Department of Internal Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Ain Shams University, Cairo 11341, Egypt
Author contributions: Saleh SA designed the research; Alhusseini MM participated in the acquisition of data; Saleh SA, Salama MM, Alhusseini MM, Mohamed GA participated in the analysis and interpretation of the data; Saleh SA, Salama MM, Mohamed GA revised the article critically for important intellectual content; Mohamed GA wrote the paper.
Institutional review board statement: The study was reviewed and approved by the institutional review board of Faculty of Medicine, Ain Shams University, Cairo, Egypt.
Informed consent statement: All study participants provided informed written consent prior to study enrolment.
Conflict-of-interest statement: All authors have nothing to disclose.
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Corresponding author: Ghada A Mohamed, MD, Lecturer, Gastroenterology and Hepatology Unit, Department of Internal Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Ain Shams University, Khalifa El-Maamon St., Abbassia, Cairo 11341, Egypt. email@example.com
Received: January 4, 2020
Peer-review started: January 4, 2020
First decision: February 24, 2020
Revised: March 27, 2020
Accepted: May 28, 2020
Article in press: May 28, 2020
Published online: June 7, 2020