Definition of colorectal anastomotic leakage: A consensus survey among Dutch and Chinese colorectal surgeons
Stefanus J van Rooijen, Gerrit D Slooter, Rudi MH Roumen, Department of Surgery, Máxima Medical Center, 5500 MB Veldhoven, The Netherlands
Stefanus J van Rooijen, Audrey CHM Jongen, Nicole D Bouvy, NUTRIM School of Nutrition and Translational Research in Metabolism, 6200 MD Maastricht, The Netherlands
Audrey CHM Jongen, Nicole D Bouvy, Department of Surgery, Maastricht University Medical Center, 6202 AZ Maastricht, The Netherlands
Zhou-Qiao Wu, Jia-Fu Ji, Key Laboratory of Carcinogenesis and Translational Research (Ministry of Education/Beijing), Ward I of Gastrointestinal Cancer Center, Peking University Cancer Hospital and Institute, Beijing 100142, China
Author contributions: van Rooijen SJ, Jongen ACHM and Wu ZQ contributed equally to this work; van Rooijen SJ and Ji JF should be regarded as co-corresponding authors; all authors participated sufficiently in the work to take public responsibility for appropriate portions of the content; van Rooijen SJ, Jongen ACHM and Wu ZQ contributed to drafting of the article and acquisition, analysis, and interpretation of data; Ji JF, Slooter GD, Roumen RMH and Bouvy ND contributed to study concept and design, data interpretation and critical revision of all versions of the manuscript.
Institutional review board statement: The study was reviewed and approved by the Institutional Review Boards of Maastricht University Medical Center and Peking University Cancer Hospital.
Conflict-of-interest statement: All the authors declare that they have no competing interests.
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Received: February 3, 2017
Peer-review started: February 8, 2017
First decision: February 23, 2017
Revised: March 28, 2017
Accepted: July 22, 2017
Article in press: July 24, 2017
Published online: September 7, 2017