New scoring system in assessment of Hoffa’s fat pad synovitis: A comparative study with established scoring systems
Shigeo Hagiwara, Albert Yang, Shoichiro Takao, Yasuhito Kaneko, Taiki Nozaki, Hiroshi Yoshioka, Department of Radiological Sciences, University of California Irvine Medical Center, Orange, CA 92868, United States
Author contributions: Yoshioka H involved in overseeing the data collection process and data analysis following the data collection; Hagiwara S and Takao S accessed to subject identifiable data and analyzed the data; all the authors have read the manuscript and have approved this submission.
Institutional review board statement: The research protocol of this retrospective study was in compliance with the Helsinki Declaration, was approved by the institutional review board, and was registered with the University of California Irvine Medical Center.
Informed consent statement: The waiver of informed consent was granted by the institutional review board, the University of California Irvine Medical Center.
Conflict-of-interest statement: No conflict of interest to be disclosed.
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Correspondence to: Hiroshi Yoshioka, MD, PhD, Chief Doctor, Professor, Executive Vice Chair, Department of Radiological Sciences, University of California Irvine Medical Center, 101 The City Drive South, Orange, CA 92868, United States. firstname.lastname@example.org
Received: August 4, 2018
Peer-review started: August 5, 2018
First decision: August 24, 2018
Revised: September 22, 2018
Accepted: October 6, 2018
Article in press: October 6, 2018
Published online: November 28, 2018