Pablo de Pedraza, Stefano Visintin, Kea Tijdens and Gábor Kismihók
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Mohammad Qasim Khan, Vijay Anand, Norbert Hessefort, Ammar Hassan, Alya Ahsan, Amnon Sonnenberg and Claus J. Fimmel
Fibrosis staging represents a critical step in the evaluation of patients with chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection. It identifies patients with advanced disease stages who require screening for complications such as hepatocellular cancer or varices, while also being used to prioritize patients for treatment with direct-acting antiviral drugs. [ 1 - 3 ] The conventional staging process typically involves multiple steps, including laboratory testing, liver imaging, elastography or liver biopsy. In turn, this process requires numerous
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study material did not permit the use of simple graphics ( Speer, 2010 ); (3) a new procedure for cross-dating of cores from living trees (referred to as combined dating method) (see Appendix A).
The practical applicability of the combined dating method was tested and validated in separate ways: (i) comparing the dating results by two independent re-searchers; (ii) comparison with an independent reference chronology for beech growing at its upper limit in the nearby mountain range Vtáčnik (48°38´N, 18°39´E; 1240 m a.s.l.) ( Dittmar et al ., 2003 ); validation on an
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Mario Amatria, Rubén Maneiro and M. Teresa Anguera
methods to emerge is T‐pattern analysis, which searches for temporal patterns and is supported by a robust conceptual framework and a dedicated software application, THEME ( Magnusson, 2000 ). The following are just some examples of studies that have used T‐pattern detection within THEME ( Magnusson, 2000 , 2016) and its latest developments ( Amatria et al., 2017 ; Camerino et al., 2012 ; Castañer et al., 2017 ; Diana et al., 2017 ). For the current study, we used the free version of the program THEME, v. Edu.
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