Risk factors for deterioration of long-term liver function after radiofrequency ablation therapy
Koichi Honda, Masataka Seike, Junya Oribe, Mizuki Endo, Mie Arakawa, Hiroki Syo, Masao Iwao, Masanori Tokoro, Junko Nishimura, Tetsu Mori, Kazunari Murakami, Department of Gastroenterology, Faculty of Medicine, Oita University, Yufu-City, Oita 879-5593, Japan
Tsutomu Yamashita, Satoshi Fukuchi, Toyokichi Muro, De-partment of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, National Hospital Organization Oita Medical Center, Oita City, Oita 870-0263, Japan
Author contributions: Honda K wrote the manuscpipt; Honda K, Seike M, Oribe J, Endo M, Arakawa M, Syo H, Iwao M, Tokoro M, Nishimura J, Mori T, Yamashita T, Fukuchi S, Muro T and Murakami K performed the clinical work; Seike M and Murakami K revised the manuscript.
Institutional review board statement: This research was approved by the Ethics Committee of Oita University and Oita Medical Center.
Informed consent statement: This is a retrospective research. The additional informed consent from the patients does not apply.
Conflict-of-interest statement: We have no financial relation-ships to disclose.
Data sharing statement: No additional data are available.
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Correspondence to: Koichi Honda, MD, PhD, Department of Gastroenterology, Faculty of Medicine, Oita University, 1-1 Idaigaoka, Hasama-machi, Yufu City, Oita 879-5593, Japan. firstname.lastname@example.org
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Received: January 4, 2016
Peer-review started: January 8, 2016
First decision: March 1, 2016
Revised: March 13, 2016
Accepted: March 24, 2016
Article in press: March 25, 2016
Published online: May 8, 2016