Shear wave elastography in hepatitis C patients before and after antiviral therapy
Toshikuni Suda, Osamu Okawa, Rion Masaoka, Yoshinori Gyotoku, Naohiko Tokutomi, Yasumi Katayama, Masaya Tamano, Department of Gastroenterology, Dokkyo Medical University Koshigaya Hospital, Saitama 343-8555, Japan
Author contributions: Tamano M designed the research; Suda T, Okawa O, Masaoka R, Gyoutoku Y and Tokutomi N performed the research; Suda T and Katayama Y analyzed the data; Suda T and Tamano M wrote the paper.
Institutional review board statement: This prospective study was reviewed and approved by the Ethics Committee of Dokkyo Medical University Koshigaya Hospital in Japan.
Informed consent statement: Written, informed consent was obtained from all participants and healthy volunteers in this study.
Conflict-of-interest statement: The authors have no conflicts of interest with regard to this research.
Data sharing statement: No additional data are available.
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Correspondence to: Masaya Tamano, Professor, Department of Gastroenterology, Dokkyo Medical University Koshigaya Hospital, 2-1-50 Minami-Koshigaya, Koshigaya-shi, Saitama 343-8555, Japan. firstname.lastname@example.org
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Received: August 10, 2016
Peer-review started: August 11, 2016
First decision: September 13, 2016
Revised: September 26, 2016
Accepted: November 1, 2016
Article in press: November 2, 2016
Published online: January 8, 2017