Vitamin E for the treatment of children with hepatitis B e antigen-positive chronic hepatitis: A systematic review and meta-analysis
Sirio Fiorino, Paolo Leandri, Unità Operativa di Medicina Interna C, Ospedale Maggiore, AUSL Bologna, 40100 Bologna, Italy
Maria Letizia Bacchi-Reggiani, Unità Operativa Malattie Cardiovascolari, Azienda Ospedaliero Universitaria di Bologna, Policlinico Sant’Orsola-Malpighi, 40100 Bologna, Italy
Elisabetta Loggi, Pietro Andreone, Dipartimento di Scienze Mediche e Chirurgiche, Azienda Ospedaliero Universitaria di Bologna, Policlinico Sant’Orsola-Malpighi, 40100 Bologna, Italy
Author contributions: Fiorino S conceived the study, coordinated and supervised the search activity, evaluated the quality of the selected studies, wrote the final draft of the manuscript and checked the accuracy of data collection; Bacchi-Reggiani ML and Andreone P extracted and tabulated all relevant data from the included studies by means of a standardized method, evaluated the quality of the selected studies; Bacchi-Reggiani ML also analyzed the data; Leandri P and Loggi E performed the literature search, identified and screened the articles by consulting the above-reported database and evaluated the quality of the selected studies; Andreone P commented on drafts of the manuscript and was responsible for the final approval of the manuscript; all authors approved the final version of the article, including the authorship list.
Conflict-of-interest statement: Nothing to declare.
Data sharing statement: No additional data are available.
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Correspondence to: Sirio Fiorino, MD, Unità Operativa di Medicina Interna C, Ospedale Maggiore, AUSL Bologna, Largo Nigrisoli 2, 40100 Bologna, Italy. firstname.lastname@example.org
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Received: October 3, 2016
Peer-review started: October 8, 2016
First decision: November 10, 2016
Revised: December 24, 2016
Accepted: January 16, 2017
Article in press: January 18, 2017
Published online: February 28, 2017