Operative link on gastritis assessment stage is an appropriate predictor of early gastric cancer
Ying Zhou, Hai-Yan Li, Jing-Jing Zhang, Xiao-Yu Chen, Zhi-Zheng Ge, Xiao-Bo Li, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Ren Ji Hospital, School of Medicine, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai Institute of Digestive Disease, Shanghai 200001, China
Author contributions: Zhou Y participated in the study design and data collection, performed the oversight of the study and statistical analysis, and drafted and revised the manuscript; Li HY participated in the study design and data collection; Zhang JJ participated in the data collection and modified the manuscript for important intellectual content; Chen XY performed the data collection and analysis; Ge ZZ performed the data collection and analysis; Li XB participated in the study design and data collection, performed statistical analysis, and modified the manuscript for important intellectual content; all authors read and approved the final manuscript.
Institutional review board statement: All biopsy specimens were taken after informed consent, and ethical permission was obtained from each of the patients who participated in the study.
Informed consent statement: All study participants, or their legal guardian, provided written consent prior to study enrollment.
Conflict-of-interest statement: The authors declare no conflict of interests for this article.
Data sharing statement: No additional unpublished data are available.
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Correspondence to: Xiao-Bo Li, MD, PhD, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Ren Ji Hospital, School of Medicine, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai Institute of Digestive Disease, 145 Middle Shandong Road, Shanghai 200001, China. firstname.lastname@example.org
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Received: December 7, 2015
Peer-review started: December 8, 2015
First decision: January 13, 2016
Revised: January 25, 2016
Accepted: February 22, 2016
Article in press: February 22, 2016
Published online: April 7, 2016