Irsogladine maleate and rabeprazole in non-erosive reflux disease: A double-blind, placebo-controlled study
Takayoshi Suzuki, Masashi Matsushima, Aya Masui, Shingo Tsuda, Jin Imai, Jun Nakamura, Yoko Tsukune, Tetsufumi Uchida, Hiroki Yuhara, Muneki Igarashi, Jun Koike, Tetsuya Mine, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Department of Internal Medicine, Tokai University School of Medicine, Isehara, Kanagawa 259-1193, Japan
Author contributions: Suzuki T and Matsushima M designed the research; Suzuki T and Masui A analyzed the data; Suzuki T, Matsushima M, Tsuda S, Imai J, Nakamura J, Tsukune Y, Uchida T, Yuhara H, Igarashi M, Koike J and Mine T performed the research; and Suzuki T wrote the paper.
Ethics approval: The study was reviewed and approved by the Tokai University’s Ethics Committee. This study was performed in accordance with the principles laid down in the Declaration of Helsinki.
Clinical trial registration: This study was registered in the UMIN Clinical Trials Registry. The registration identification number is UMIN000015731.
Informed consent: All study participants provided informed written consent prior to study enrollment.
Conflict-of-interest: The authors have no conflicts of interest to declare.
Data sharing: All of the participants gave their informed consent for data sharing.
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Correspondence to: Dr. Takayoshi Suzuki, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Department of Internal Medicine, Tokai University School of Medicine, Isehara, Kanagawa 259-1193, Japan. firstname.lastname@example.org
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Received: October 18, 2014
Peer-review started: October 21, 2014
First decision: November 14, 2014
Revised: December 9, 2014
Accepted: February 12, 2015
Article in press: February 13, 2015
Published online: April 28, 2015