Combination of type IV collagen 7S, albumin concentrations, and platelet count predicts prognosis of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease
Miwa Kawanaka, Ken Nishino, Katsunori Ishii, Tomohiro Tanikawa, Noriyo Urata, Mitsuhiko Suehiro, Takako Sasai, Ken Haruma, Hirofumi Kawamoto, Department of General Internal Medicine, Kawasaki Medical School, Okayama 700-8505, Japan
Author contributions: Kawanaka M contributed conceptualization, data curation, formal analysis, resources, software, supervision, validation and visualization; Ishii K and Nishino K contributed funding acquisition; Tanikawa T and Urata N contributed investigation; Suehiro M contributed methodology; Sasai T, Haruma K, and Kawamoto H contributed project administration; Kawanaka M wrote original draft, reviewed and edited manuscript.
Institutional review board statement: The study protocol complied with guidelines of the 1975 Helsinki Declaration and was approved by the Institutional Research Ethics Committee (approval No. 3027).
Informed consent statement: Written informed consent was obtained from all the patients.
Conflict-of-interest statement: The authors declare that they have no competing interests.
Data sharing statement: The datasets used and/or analyzed during the current study are available from the corresponding author on reasonable request.
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Corresponding author: Miwa Kawanaka, MD, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of General Internal Medicine, Kawasaki Medical School, 2-6-1, Nakasange, Kitaku, Okayama 700-8505, Japan. email@example.com
Received: December 31, 2020
Peer-review started: December 31, 2020
First decision: February 13, 2021
Revised: February 25, 2021
Accepted: April 22, 2021
Article in press: April 22, 2021
Published online: May 27, 2021