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Effects of patient factors on noninvasive liver stiffness measurement using acoustic radiation force impulse elastography in patients with chronic hepatitis C

  • Sheng-Hung Chen1, 2,
  • Yu-Fen Li3,
  • Hsueh-Chou Lai1, 4,
  • Jung-Ta Kao1, 2,
  • Cheng-Yuan Peng1, 5Email author,
  • Po-Heng Chuang1, 2,
  • Wen-Pang Su1, 2 and
  • I-Ping Chiang5, 6
BMC Gastroenterology201212:105

DOI: 10.1186/1471-230X-12-105

Received: 24 February 2012

Accepted: 2 August 2012

Published: 10 August 2012

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Original Submission
24 Feb 2012 Submitted Original manuscript
16 Apr 2012 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Hirokazu Takahashi
29 May 2012 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Alina Popescu
1 Jul 2012 Author responded Author comments - Sheng-Hung Chen
Resubmission - Version 2
1 Jul 2012 Submitted Manuscript version 2
3 Jul 2012 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Hirokazu Takahashi
Resubmission - Version 3
Submitted Manuscript version 3
2 Aug 2012 Editorially accepted
10 Aug 2012 Article published 10.1186/1471-230X-12-105

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Authors’ Affiliations

Division of Hepatogastroenterology, Department of Internal Medicine, China Medical University Hospital
China Medical University
Institute of Biostatistics Center, China Medical University
College of Chinese Medicine, China Medical University
School of Medicine, China Medical University
Department of Pathology, China Medical University Hospital