Intralesional steroid is beneficial in benign refractory esophageal strictures: A meta-analysis
László Szapáry, Benedek Tinusz, Katalin Márta, Lajos Szakó, Ágnes Meczker, Alexandra Mikó, Péter Hegyi, Bálint Erőss, Institute for Translational Medicine, Medical School, University of Pécs, Pécs 7624, Hungary
Nelli Farkas, Institute of Bioanalysis, Medical School, University of Pécs, Pécs 7624, Hungary
Roland Hágendorn, Judit Bajor, Áron Vincze, Department of Gastroenterology, First Department of Medicine, Medical School, University of Pécs, Pécs 7624, Hungary
Zoltán Gyöngyi, Department of Public Health Medicine, Medical School, University of Pécs, Pécs 7624, Hungary
Dezső Csupor, Department of Pharmacognosy, Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Szeged, Szeged 6720, Hungary
Author contributions: Szapáry L, Erőss B and Hegyi P designed the research and the study concept; Szapáry L and Tinusz B performed the data extraction; Farkas N analysed and interpreted the data; Szapáry L and Tinusz B performed the quality assessment; Szapáry L, Tinusz B, and Erőss B wrote the article; Hágendorn R, Bajor J, Vincze Á, Gyöngyi Z, Mikó A supervised the study; Márta K, Szakó L, Meczker Á, Csupor D, Hegyi P and Erőss B conducted a critical revision of the manuscript for important intellectual content; all of the co-authors granted final approval of the version of the article to be published.
Supported by the Project Grant (KH125678 to PH) and an Economic Development and Innovation Operative Program Grant (GINOP 2.3.2-15-2016-00048 to PH) from the National Research, Development and Innovation Office.
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Correspondence to: Bálint Erőss, MD, Assistant Professor, Doctor, Institute for Translational Medicine, Medical School, University of Pécs, Szigeti út 12, Pécs 7624, Hungary. firstname.lastname@example.org
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Received: March 14, 2018
Peer-review started: March 15, 2018
First decision: March 27, 2018
Revised: March 29, 2018
Accepted: April 23, 2018
Article in press: April 23, 2018
Published online: June 7, 2018