Staging of liver fibrosis or cirrhosis: The role of hepatic venous pressure gradient measurement
Ki Tae Suk, Dong Joon Kim, Department of Internal Medicine, Hallym University College of Medicine, Chuncheon 200-704, South Korea
Author contributions: Suk KT and Kim DJ equally contributed to the highlight topic: “Staging of liver fibrosis or cirrhosis - the role of HVPG measurement”.
Supported by A grant from the Basic Science Research Program through the National Research Foundation of Korea (NRF) funded by the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology, No. NRF-2010-0021482; Cooperative Research Program for Agriculture Science and Technology Development Rural Development Administration, South Korea, No. PJ009859.
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Correspondence to: Dong Joon Kim, MD, PhD, Department of Internal Medicine, Hallym University Chuncheon Sacred Heart Hospital, Hallym University College of Medicine, 77 Sakju-ro, Chuncheon 200-704, South Korea. email@example.com
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Received: August 27, 2014
Peer-review started: August 28, 2014
First decision: November 3, 2014
Revised: December 11, 2014
Accepted: December 29, 2014
Article in press: December 29, 2014
Published online: March 27, 2015