Pancreatic hyperechogenicity associated with hypoadiponectinemia and insulin resistance: A Japanese population study
Naohiko Makino, Nakao Shirahata, Teiichiro Honda, Yoshiaki Ando, Akiko Matsuda, Yushi Ikeda, Miho Ito, Yuko Nishise, Takafumi Saito, Yoshiyuki Ueno, Department of Gastroenterology, Faculty of Medicine, Yamagata University, Yamagata 990-9585, Japan
Sumio Kawata, Department of Internal Medicine, Hyogo Prefectural Nishinomiya Hospital, Hyogo 662-0918, Japan
Author contributions: Makino N and Kawata S designed the research; Shirahata N, Honda T, Ando Y, Matsuda A, Ikeda Y, Ito M, Nishise Y, Saito T and Ueno Y performed the research; Makino N wrote the paper.
Institutional review board statement: The study was reviewed and approved by the Ethics Committee of Yamagata University Faculty of Medicine.
Informed consent statement: All participants provided informed written consent prior to study enrollment.
Conflict-of-interest statement: The authors declare that they have no conflict of interest.
Data sharing statement: No additional data are available.
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Correspondence to: Naohiko Makino, MD, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Gastroenterology, Faculty of Medicine, Yamagata University, 2-2-2 Iida-Nishi, Yamagata 990-9585, Japan. email@example.com
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Received: June 27, 2016
Peer-review started: June 28, 2016
First decision: August 22, 2016
Revised: September 8, 2016
Accepted: October 17, 2016
Article in press: October 18, 2016
Published online: November 28, 2016