Predicting the presence of adenomatous polyps during colonoscopy with National Cancer Institute Colorectal Cancer Risk-Assessment Tool
Hassan Tariq, Harish Patel, Kishore Kumar, Jasbir Makker, Division of Gastroenterology, Department of Medicine, BronxCare Health system, Bronx, NY 10457, United States
Muhammad Umar Kamal, Ravi Patel, Muhammad Ameen, Shehi Elona, Maram Khalifa, Sara Azam, Aiyi Zhang, Ahmed Baiomi, Danial Shaikh, Department of Medicine, BronxCare Health system, Bronx, NY 10457, United States
Author contributions: Tariq H, Kamal MU, Patel H and Makker J contributed to concept and design; Patel R, Ameen M, Shehi E, Khalifa M and Azam S contributed to acquisition of data; Tariq H, Kamal MU, Patel H, Zhang A and Makker J contributed to analysis and interpretation of data; Tariq H, Kamal MU, Patel H, Baiomi A, Shaikh D and Makker J drafted the manuscript, Tariq H, Kamal MU, Patel H, Kumar K and Makker J contributed to critical revision of the manuscript for important intellectual content; Zhang A performed statistical analysis; Patel H, Baiomi A and Makker J contributed to study supervision.
Institutional review board statement: The study was performed in agreement with the ethical guidelines of the Declaration of Helsinki and the protocol was approved by the local Ethics Committee (IRN# 12 14 17 13).
Informed consent statement: All participants have given written informed consent before inclusion in the study.
Conflict-of-interest statement: All authors declare no financial support or conflict of interest.
Data sharing statement: The raw data used for all analyses are available from the corresponding author.
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Correspondence to: Muhammad Umar Kamal, MD, Doctor, Resident Physician, Department of Medicine, BronxCare Health system, 1650 Selwyn Avenue, Apt 10C, Bronx, NY 10457, United States. email@example.com
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Received: July 2, 2018
Peer-review started: July 3, 2018
First decision: July 18, 2018
Revised: July 25, 2018
Accepted: August 1, 2018
Article in press: August 1, 2018
Published online: September 14, 2018