Laparoscopy-assisted pylorus-preserving gastrectomy for early gastric cancer: A retrospective study of long-term functional outcomes and quality of life
Bang Wool Eom, Hong Man Yoon, Keun Won Ryu, Young-Woo Kim, Center for Gastric Cancer, National Cancer Center, Goyang 10408, South Korea
Boram Park, Biostatistics Collaboration Team, Research Core, Research institute, National Cancer Center, Goyang 10408, South Korea
Author contributions: Eom BW and Kim YW designed the study; Eom BW, Yoon HM, Ryu KW, and Kim YW treated patients and collected material and clinical data from the patients; Eom BW, Park B analyzed data; Eom BW wrote the paper; Yoon HM, Ryu KW, and Kim YW reviewed and finally approved the manuscript.
Supported by the National Cancer Center, No. NCC-1810304-1 and No. 1710120-1.
Institutional review board statement: The study was approved by the institutional review board of the Korean National Cancer Center (No. NCC2017-0183).
Informed consent statement: The institutional review board of the Korean National Cancer Center waived the requirement to obtain informed consents from patients.
Conflict-of-interest statement: The authors have no conflict of interest to disclose.
STROBE statement: This study adopted the guidelines of the STROBE Statement.
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Corresponding author: Young-Woo Kim, MD, PhD, Professor, Surgeon, Center for Gastric Cancer, National Cancer Center, Ilsan-ro 323, Ilsandong-gu, Goyang-si, Goyang 10408, South Korea. email@example.com
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Received: May 31, 2019
Peer-review started: May 31, 2019
First decision: July 21, 2019
Revised: August 8, 2019
Accepted: September 11, 2019
Article in press: September 11, 2019
Published online: September 28, 2019