Clinical usefulness of ursodeoxycholic acid for Japanese patients with autoimmune hepatitis
Yuichi Torisu, Masanori Nakano, Keiko Takano, Ryo Nakagawa, Chisato Saeki, Atsushi Hokari, Tomohisa Ishikawa, Masayuki Saruta, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Department of Internal Medicine, the Jikei University School of Medicine, Tokyo 105-8461, Japan
Yuichi Torisu, Masanori Nakano, Department of Internal Medicine, Fuji City General Hospital, Shizuoka 417-8567, Japan
Mikio Zeniya, Department of Internal Medicine, Sanno Medical Center, Tokyo 107-0052, Japan
Author contributions: Torisu Y and Zeniya M designed the research; Torisu Y collected and analyzed the data; Nakano M, Takano K, Nakagawa R, Saeki C, Hokari A, Ishikawa T and Saruta M revised the manuscript for important intellectual content; Torisu Y and Zeniya M wrote the paper; all authors have read and approved the final version to be published.
Institutional review board statement: The study was reviewed and approved by the Jikei University School of Medicine Institutional Review Board; IRB Protocol No: 26-321(7827).
Informed consent statement: Written, informed consent for participation in this study was not obtained from the patients, because this study did not report on a clinical trial and the data were retrospective in nature and analyzed anonymously.
Conflict-of-interest statement: We have no financial relationships to disclose.
Data sharing statement: No additional data are available.
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Correspondence to: Yuichi Torisu, MD, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Department of Internal Medicine, the Jikei University School of Medicine, 3-25-8 Nishishinbashi, Minato-ku, Tokyo 105-8461, Japan. email@example.com
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Received: July 10, 2016
Peer-review started: July 14, 2016
First decision: September 12, 2016
Revised: September 25, 2016
Accepted: November 21, 2016
Article in press: November 22, 2016
Published online: January 8, 2017