Funding for this research was provided by:
2014 Korean Association for the Study of the Liver Research Fund (N/A)
Received: 6 September 2018
Accepted: 30 November 2018
First Online: 22 December 2018
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: The trial has been approved by the Institutional Review Board (IRB) of Seoul National University Boramae Medical Center and by the IRBs of the 14 participating centers (Hallym University Medical Center-Chuncheon, Pusan National University Hospital, Pusan National University Yangsan Hospital, Daegu Catholic University Medical Center, Ulsan University Hospital, St. Vincent’s Hospital, Korea University Ansan Hospital, Hanyang University Guri Hospital, Chonbuk National University Hospital, Yonsei University Wonju Severance Christian Hospital, GangNeung Asan Hospital, Uijeongbu St. Mary’s Hospital, Wonkwang University Hospital, and Gyeongsang National University Hospital). Informed consent will be obtained from all participants in the study.
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