Effect of liver inflammation on accuracy of FibroScan device in assessing liver fibrosis stage in patients with chronic hepatitis B virus infection
Ling-Ling Huang, Hui-Ming Lin, Na-Ling Kang, Jia-Ji Jiang, Yue-Yong Zhu, Yu-Rui Liu, Da-Wu Zeng, Department of Hepatology, Hepatology Research Institute, The First Affiliated Hospital, Fujian Medical University, Fuzhou 350005, Fujian Province, China
Xue-Ping Yu, Ju-Lan Li, Department of Infectious Diseases, The First Hospital of Quanzhou Affiliated to Fujian Medical University, Quanzhou 362000, Fujian Province, China
Yue-Yong Zhu, Fujian Key Laboratory of Precision Medicine for Cancer, Fujian Key Laboratory of Laboratory Medicine, The First Affiliated Hospital, Fujian Medical University, Fuzhou 350005, Fujian Province, China
Author contributions: Huang LL, Liu YR, Yu XP, Li JL contributed equally to this work; Huang LL, Zeng DW and Liu YR conceived and designed the experiments; Huang LL, Jiang JJ and Zeng DW performed the experiments; Huang LL, Yu XP, Zeng DW and Zhu YY analyzed the data; Li JL, Lin HM and Kang NL contributed the reagents/materials/analysis tools; Huang LL and Zeng DW wrote the manuscript; all authors approved the final version of the manuscript.
Supported by Science and Technology Department of Fujian Province, China, No. 2019Y0015 and No. 2019J01432; Chinese National 13th Five-Year Plan's Science and Technology Projects, No. 2017ZX10202201; Quanzhou Science and Technology Project of Fujian Province, China, No. 2018Z074.
Institutional review board statement: This study was approved by the Institutional Review Board of Fujian Medical University.
Informed consent statement: The need for informed consent was waived due to the retrospective nature of the study.
Conflict-of-interest statement: We have no financial relationships to disclose.
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Corresponding author: Da-Wu Zeng, MD, PhD, Associate Chief Physician, Doctor, Department of Hepatology, Hepatology Research Institute, The First Affiliated Hospital, Fujian Medical University, No. 20 Chazhong Road, Taijiang District, Fuzhou 350005, Fujian Province, China. email@example.com
Received: November 26, 2020
Peer-review started: November 26, 2020
First decision: December 21, 2020
Revised: December 30, 2020
Accepted: January 13, 2021
Article in press: January 13, 2021
Published online: February 21, 2021