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World J Hepatol. Jan 27, 2018; 10(1): 142-154
Published online Jan 27, 2018. doi: 10.4254/wjh.v10.i1.142
Figure 3
Figure 3 Flowchart illustrating the process for the selection of the included articles. Three hundred and thirty-seven articles were identified using PubMed (n = 56)/EMBASE (n = 199)/Cochrane (n = 13)/Web of Science (n = 69) search engines. A detailed evaluation of the articles by at least two independent reviewers (total of three) assessed the sufficiency of data, the method of fibrosis qualification, and relevance to the topic in order to narrow the studies to six.