Efficacy and complications of argon plasma coagulation for hemorrhagic chronic radiation proctitis
Qing-Hua Zhong, Zhan-Zhen Liu, Zi-Xu Yuan, Teng-Hui Ma, Xiao-Yan Huang, Huai-Ming Wang, Dai-Ci Chen, Jian-Ping Wang, Lei Wang, Guangdong Provincial Key Laboratory of Colorectal and Pelvic Floor Diseases, Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou 510655, Guangdong Province, China
Qing-Hua Zhong, Zhan-Zhen Liu, Zi-Xu Yuan, Teng-Hui Ma, Huai-Ming Wang, Jian-Ping Wang, Lei Wang, Department of Colorectal Surgery, the Sixth Affiliated Hospital, Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou 510655, Guangdong Province, China
Xiao-Yan Huang, Dai-Ci Chen, Jian-Ping Wang, Lei Wang, Guangdong Institute of Gastroenterology, Guangzhou 510655, Guangdong Province, China
Author contributions: Zhong QH designed the study, collected and analyzed the data, and drafted the manuscript; Liu ZZ helped in collecting and analyzing the data; Yuan ZZ helped in collecting the data and drafting the manuscript; Ma TH helped in analyzing the data; Huang XY helped in collecting and analyzing the data; Wang HM helped in drafting the manuscript; Chen DC helped in designing the study and analyzing the data; Wang JP helped in designing the study and supervised the study; Wang L designed and supervised the study and revised the manuscript.
Supported by National Natural Science Foundation of China, No. 81573078; and the National Natural Science Foundation of Guangdong Province, No. 2016A030311021.
Institutional review board statement: This study was approved by the Ethics Committee of the Sixth Affiliated Hospital of Sun Yat-sen University.
Informed consent statement: Informed consent for this study was waived due to its retrospective nature. Patients agreed to undergo treatment by written consent.
Conflict-of-interest statement: All authors declare no conflicts of interest related to this article.
Data sharing statement: No additional data are available.
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Corresponding author: Lei Wang, MD, PhD, Chief Doctor, Professor, Department of Colorectal Surgery, the Sixth Affiliated Hospital of Sun Yat-sen University, 26 Yuancunerheng Road, Guangzhou 510655, Guangdong Province, China. firstname.lastname@example.org
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Received: January 28, 2019
Peer-review started: January 28, 2019
First decision: February 13, 2019
Revised: February 20, 2019
Accepted: February 22, 2019
Article in press: February 23, 2019
Published online: April 7, 2019