Riccardo Rigolon, Irene Fossà, Giovanni Targher, Section of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism, Department of Medicine, University and Azienda Ospedaliera Universitaria Integrata of Verona, 37126 Verona, Italy
Luca Rodella, Emergency Endoscopy Unit, Azienda Ospedaliera Universitaria Integrata of Verona, 37126 Verona, Italy
Author contributions: All authors contributed to the acquisition of data, writing, and revision of the manuscript.
Institutional review board statement: The study was reviewed and approved by the local Institutional Review Board (Comitato etico per la sperimentazione clinica delle Province di Verona e Rovigo).
Informed consent statement: The patient involved in this study gave his informed written consent prior to study enrollment, authorizing the use and disclosure of his protected health information.
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Correspondence to: Giovanni Targher, Professor, Section of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism, Department of Medicine, University and Azienda Ospedaliera Universitaria Integrata of Verona, Piazzale Aristide Stefani, 37126 Verona, Italy. email@example.com
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Received: August 27, 2015
Peer-review started: August 31, 2015
First decision: October 14, 2015
Revised: November 12, 2015
Accepted: December 3, 2015
Article in press: December 4, 2015
Published online: February 16, 2016