About the Authors

Toshie Mashiba

Roles Data curation, Formal analysis, Writing – original draft

Affiliation Center for Liver-Biliary-Pancreatic Disease, Matsuyama Red Cross Hospital, Ehime, Japan

Kouji Joko

Roles Conceptualization, Data curation, Formal analysis, Writing – review & editing

koujijoko@matsuyama.jrc.or.jp

Affiliation Center for Liver-Biliary-Pancreatic Disease, Matsuyama Red Cross Hospital, Ehime, Japan

Masayuki Kurosaki

Roles Investigation

Affiliation Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Musashino Red Cross Hospital, Tokyo, Japan

Hironori Ochi

Roles Investigation

Affiliation Center for Liver-Biliary-Pancreatic Disease, Matsuyama Red Cross Hospital, Ehime, Japan

Yukio Osaki

Roles Investigation

Affiliation Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Osaka Red Cross Hospital, Osaka, Japan

Yuji Kojima

Roles Investigation

Affiliation Department of Hepatology, Japanese Red Cross Ise Hospital, Mie, Japan

Ryo Nakata

Roles Investigation

Affiliation Department of Gastroenterology, Japanese Red Cross Medical Center, Tokyo, Japan

Tohru Goto

Roles Investigation

Affiliation Department of Gastroenterology, Omori Red Cross Hospital, Tokyo, Japan

Akahane Takehiro

Roles Investigation

Affiliation Department of Gastroenterology, Ishinomaki Red Cross Hospital, Miyagi, Japan

Hiroyuki Kimura

Roles Investigation

Affiliation Department of Gastroenterology, Japanese Red Cross Kyoto Daiichi Hospital, Kyoto, Japan

Akeri Mitsuda

Roles Investigation

Affiliation Department of Internal Medicine, Japanese Red Cross Tottori Hospital, Tottori, Japan

Chiharu Kawanami

Roles Investigation

Affiliation Department of Gastroenterology, Otsu Red Cross Hospital, Shiga, Japan

Yasushi Uchida

Roles Investigation

Affiliation Department of Gastroenterology, Matsue Red Cross Hospital, Shimane, Japan

Chikara Ogawa

Roles Investigation

Affiliation Department of Gastroenterology, Takamatsu Red Cross Hospital, Kagawa, Japan

Atsunori Kusakabe

Roles Investigation

Affiliation Department of Gastroenterology, Japanese Red Cross Nagoya Daini Hospital, Aichi, Japan

Ryuichi Narita

Roles Investigation

Affiliation Department of Gastroenterology, Oita Red Cross Hospital, Oita, Japan

Yasushi Ide

Roles Investigation

Affiliation Department of Internal Medicine, Karatsu Red Cross Hospital, Saga, Japan

Takehiko Abe

Roles Investigation

Affiliation Department of Gastroenterology, Maebashi Red Cross Hospital, Gunma, Japan

Keiji Tsuji

Roles Investigation

Affiliation Department of Gastroenterology, Hiroshima Red Cross Hospital & Atomic-bomb Survivors Hospital, Hiroshima, Japan

Tadashi Kitamura

Roles Investigation

Affiliation Department of Gastroenterology, Japanese Red Cross Shizuoka Hospital, Shizuoka, Japan

Kazuhiko Okada

Roles Investigation

Affiliation Department of Gastroenterology, Toyama Red Cross Hospital, Toyama, Japan

Tetsuro Sohda

Roles Investigation

Affiliation Hepatology Division, Japanese Red Cross Fukuoka Hospital, Fukuoka, Japan

Masaya Shigeno

Roles Investigation

Affiliation Department of Gastroenterology, Japanese Red Cross Nagasaki Genbaku Hospital, Nagasaki, Japan

Takashi Satou

Roles Investigation

Affiliation Department of Gastroenterology, Nasu Red Cross Hospital, Tochigi, Japan

Namiki Izumi

Roles Investigation

Affiliation Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Musashino Red Cross Hospital, Tokyo, Japan

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.