Self-expandable metal stents for malignant gastric outlet obstruction: A pooled analysis of prospective literature
Emo E van Halsema, Erik AJ Rauws, Paul Fockens, Jeanin E van Hooft, Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Academic Medical Center, 1105 AZ Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Author contributions: van Halsema EE, Rauws EAJ, Fockens P and van Hooft JE contributed to conception and design, analysis and interpretation of the data, drafting of the article and final approval of the article; Rauws EAJ, Fockens P and van Hooft JE contributed to critical revision of the article.
Conflict-of-interest statement: Emo E van Halsema and Erik AJ Rauws no conflict of interest; Paul Fockens doing consultancy work for Boston Scientific, Covidien and Olympus Medical Systems; Jeanin van Hooft doing consultancy work for Cook Medical, Boston Scientific, Covidien and Abbott.
Data sharing statement: All data in this systematic review were extracted from the original articles and are presented in the literature Table 1. No additional data are available.
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Correspondence to: Jeanin E van Hooft, MD, PhD, Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Academic Medical Center, Meibergdreef 9, Room C2-116, 1105 AZ Amsterdam, The Netherlands. firstname.lastname@example.org
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Received: April 28, 2015
Peer-review started: May 6, 2015
First decision: July 14, 2015
Revised: July 17, 2015
Accepted: October 12, 2015
Article in press: October 13, 2015
Published online: November 21, 2015