Patients and methods
Abbreviations:ALP (alkaline phosphatase), ALT (alanine aminotransferase), APRI (Aspartate aminotransferase-to-platelet ratio index), AST (aspartate aminotransferase), BALP (bone alkaline phosphatase), CKD (chronic kidney disease), ESKD (end-stage kidney disease), Fib-4 (fibrosis-4 index), HD (hemodialysis), kPa (kilopascal), LSM (liver stiffness measurement), TIBC (total iron binding capacity), TSAT (transferrin saturation)
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The authors declare that they do not have competing interests.
MGA, WI; and MMA designed the study. SA conducted all radiological investigations the study, whereas DN performed all laboratory tests needed in the study. MMA recruited the study patients. MGA conducted the statistical analysis. MGA, WI, and MMA wrote the manuscript. DN, SA, and AK made substantial contributions to conception and design of the study. DN, AK, and SA critically revised the manuscript. AK, DN, and SA have been involved in important intellectual content. All authors have given final approval of the manuscript to be published.