Predictors for advanced fibrosis in morbidly obese non-alcoholic fatty liver patients
Shira Zelber-Sagi, Dafna Shoham, School of Public Health, University of Haifa, Haifa 3498838, Israel
Shira Zelber-Sagi, Isabel Zvibel, Oren Shibolet, Sigal Fishman, Department of Gastroenterology, Tel Aviv Medical Center, Tel-Aviv 6423906, Israel
Isabel Zvibel, Sigal Fishman, Obesity Service, Department of Gastroenterology, Tel Aviv Medical Center, Tel-Aviv 6423906, Israel
Isabel Zvibel, Oren Shibolet, Sigal Fishman, the Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel-Aviv University, Tel-Aviv 6423906, Israel
Subhi Abu-Abeid, Bariatric Unit, Department of Surgery, Tel Aviv Medical Center, Tel-Aviv 6423906, Israel
Author contributions: All authors critically reviewed the manuscript and approved it.
Institutional review board statement: The study was approved by the institutional review board of Tel Aviv medical center.
Informed consent statement: All participants signed an informed consent.
Conflict-of-interest statement: The authors declare no conflicts of interest regarding this manuscript.
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Correspondence to: Shira Zelber-Sagi, PhD, School of Public Health, University of Haifa, 6 Weizmann St., Haifa 3498838, Israel. firstname.lastname@example.org
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Received: August 10, 2016
Peer-review started: August 10, 2016
First decision: September 12, 2016
Revised: September 30, 2016
Accepted: November 16, 2016
Article in press: November 17, 2016
Published online: January 18, 2017