Liver fibrosis index-based nomograms for identifying esophageal varices in patients with chronic hepatitis B related cirrhosis
Shi-Hao Xu, Le-Hang Guo, Wei-Bing Zhang, Hui-Xiong Xu, Department of Medical Ultrasound, Shanghai Tenth People’s Hospital of Nanjing Medical University, Shanghai 200072, China
Shi-Hao Xu, Department of Ultrasonography, The First Affiliated Hospital of Wenzhou Medical University, Wenzhou 325000, Zhejiang Province, China
Fang Wu, Department of Gastroenterology, The First Affiliated Hospital of Wenzhou Medical University, Wenzhou 325000, Zhejiang Province, China
Author contributions: Xu SH and Wu F carried out the ultrasonography and endoscopy in the study, performed the data collection, and drafted the manuscript; Guo LH and Zhang WB helped to draft the manuscript and performed the statistical analysis; Xu HX conceived the study, participated in its coordination, and gave final approval of the version to be published; all authors read and approved the final manuscript.
Supported by The Natural Science Foundation of Zhejiang Province, China, No. LY18H030011.
Institutional review board statement: The study was reviewed and approved (approval No. 2016-184) by the Ethics Committee of The First Affiliated Hospital of Wenzhou Medical University.
Informed consent statement: Informed written consent was obtained from the patients prior to the study.
Conflict-of-interest statement: We have no financial relationships to disclose.
Data sharing statement: No additional data are available.
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Corresponding author: Hui-Xiong Xu, PhD, Chief Physician, Professor, Department of Medical Ultrasound, Shanghai Tenth People’s Hospital of Nanjing Medical University, No. 301 Yanchang Middle Road, Jing’an District, Shanghai 200072, China. firstname.lastname@example.org
Received: September 2, 2020
Peer-review started: September 2, 2020
First decision: September 30, 2020
Revised: October 7, 2020
Accepted: November 2, 2020
Article in press: November 2, 2020
Published online: December 7, 2020