Elevation of serum urokinase plasminogen activator receptor and liver stiffness in postoperative biliary atresia
Wanvisa Udomsinprasert, Sittisak Honsawek, Napaphat Jirathanathornnukul, Department of Biochemistry, Faculty of Medicine, Chulalongkorn University, King Chulalongkorn Memorial Hospital, Thai Red Cross Society, Bangkok 10330, Thailand
Voranush Chongsrisawat, Yong Poovorawan, Center of Excellence in Clinical Virology, Department of Pediatrics, Faculty of Medicine, Chulalongkorn University, King Chulalongkorn Memorial Hospital, Thai Red Cross Society, Bangkok 10330, Thailand
Author contributions: Honsawek S designed the study; Udomsinprasert W, Honsawek S and Jirathanathornnukul N performed the research; Udomsinprasert W, Honsawek S, Jirathanathornnukul N, Chongsrisawat V and Poovorawan Y analyzed the data; Chongsrisawat V and Poovorawan Y examined all the patients and collected the clinical data; Udomsinprasert W and Honsawek S wrote the paper; Honsawek S revised the manuscript for final submission.
Institutional review board statement: The study was reviewed and approved by the Institutional Review Board on Human Research of the Faculty of Medicine, Chulalongkorn University.
Informed consent statement: All study participants, or their legal guardian, provided informed written consent prior to study enrollment.
Conflict-of-interest statement: All the authors have no conflicts of interests to declare.
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Correspondence to: Sittisak Honsawek, MD, PhD, Department of Biochemistry, Faculty of Medicine, Chulalongkorn University, King Chulalongkorn Memorial Hospital, Thai Red Cross Society, 1873 Rama IV Road, Patumwan, Bangkok 10330, Thailand. firstname.lastname@example.org
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Received: June 5, 2016
Peer-review started: June 7, 2016
First decision: August 10, 2016
Revised: August 21, 2016
Accepted: October 22, 2016
Article in press: October 24, 2016
Published online: November 28, 2016