Post-colonoscopy colorectal cancer rate in the era of high-definition colonoscopy
Mineo Iwatate, Santa Hattori, Noriaki Hasuike, Wataru Sano, Yasushi Sano, Gastrointestinal Center and Institute of Minimally-Invasive Endoscopic Care, Sano Hospital, Kobe, Hyogo 655-0031, Japan
Mineo Iwatate, Tomoyuki Kitagawa, Yasumi Katayama, Naohiko Tokutomi, Masaya Tamano, Department of Gastroenterology, Dokkyo Medical University Koshigaya Hospital, Koshigaya, Saitama 343-8555, Japan
Shinichi Ban, Department of Pathology, Dokkyo Medical University Koshigaya Hospital, Koshigaya, Saitama 343-8555, Japan
Author contributions: Iwatate M, Katayama Y, Sano Y and Tamano M contributed to study concept and design; Iwatate M, Kitagawa T, Katayama Y, Tokutomi N, Ban S, Hattori S, Hasuike N, Sano W and Sano Y contributed to acquisition and analysis of data; Iwatate M drafted the manuscript; Katayama Y, Ban S, Sano Y and Tamano M critically revised the manuscript for intellectual content.
Institutional review board statement: The study was reviewed and approved by the Institutional Review Board at Sano Hospital and Dokkyo Medical University Koshigaya Hospital.
Informed consent statement: Patients were not required to give informed consent to the study because the analysis used anonymous data that were obtained after each patient agreed to colonoscopy or surgery by written consent.
Conflict-of-interest statement: The authors have no conflicts of interest to declare in relation to this study.
Data sharing statement: No additional data are available.
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Correspondence to: Mineo Iwatate, MD, Gastrointestinal Center and Institute of Minimally-Invasive Endoscopic Care, Sano Hospital, 2-5-1 Shimizugaoka, Tarumi-ku, Kobe, Hyogo 655-0031, Japan. firstname.lastname@example.org
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Received: August 30, 2017
Peer-review started: August 31, 2017
First decision: September 20, 2017
Revised: October 2, 2017
Accepted: October 26, 2017
Article in press: October 26, 2017
Published online: November 14, 2017