Elastography-based screening for esophageal varices in patients with advanced chronic liver disease
Rafael Paternostro, Thomas Reiberger, Theresa Bucsics, Department of Medicine III, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Medical University of Vienna, Vienna A-1090, Austria
Author contributions: Paternostro R, Reiberger T, Bucsics T designed the review outline; Paternostro R, Bucsics T performed the literature research, Paternostro R, Bucsics T extracted the data from the literature search; Paternostro R, Reiberger T, Bucsics T wrote the paper.
Conflict-of-interest statement: Dr. Paternostro has nothing to disclose in regard to this manuscript. Dr. Reiberger received grants from Abbvie, grants, personal fees and other support from Boehringer-Ingelheim, grants and personal fees from Gore, grants, personal fees and other from Gilead, grants, personal fees and other from MSD, grants from Philips - all outside the submitted work. Dr. Bucsics received other support from Abbvie, personal fees and other from MSD, other from Bayer, grants from Austrian Society for Gastroenterology and Hepatology (ÖGGH) - all outside the submitted work.
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Corresponding author: Thomas Reiberger, MD, Associate Professor, Department of Internal Medicine III, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Medical University of Vienna, Spitalgasse 23, Vienna, A-1090, Austria. email@example.com
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Received: October 10, 2018
Peer-review started: October 10, 2018
First decision: November 17, 2018
Revised: November 27, 2018
Accepted: December 19, 2018
Article in press: December 19, 2018
Published online: January 21, 2019