Retrospective Cohort Study
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World J Gastroenterol. Mar 21, 2020; 26(11): 1172-1184
Published online Mar 21, 2020. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v26.i11.1172
Non-robotic minimally invasive gastrectomy as an independent risk factor for postoperative intra-abdominal infectious complications: A single-center, retrospective and propensity score-matched analysis
Susumu Shibasaki, Koichi Suda, Masaya Nakauchi, Kenichi Nakamura, Kenji Kikuchi, Kazuki Inaba, Ichiro Uyama
Susumu Shibasaki, Koichi Suda, Masaya Nakauchi, Kenichi Nakamura, Kazuki Inaba, Ichiro Uyama, Department of Surgery, Fujita Health University, Toyoake 470-1192, Aichi, Japan
Koichi Suda, Kenji Kikuchi, Collaborative Laboratory for Research and Development in Advanced Surgical Technology, Fujita Health University School of Medicine, Toyoake 470-1192, Aichi, Japan
Author contributions: Shibasaki S, Suda K, and Uyama I made substantial contributions to conception and design of the study; Shibasaki S, Nakauchi M, Nakamura K, Kikuchi K, and Inaba K contributed to acquisition, analysis, or interpretation of the data; Shibasaki S and Nakauchi M performed the statistical analysis; Shibasaki S, Suda K, and Uyama I drafted the article and made critical revisions related to important intellectual content of the manuscript; all the authors have read and approved the final version to be published.
Informed consent statement: Informed consent was obtained from all patients.
Institutional review board statement: This study was approved by the institutional review board of Fujita Health University.
Conflict-of-interest statement: All the authors except for I. U. have no commercial association with or financial involvement that might pose a conflict of interest in connection with the submitted article. I. U. has received lecture fees from Intuitive Surgical, Inc.. K. S. and K. K. have been funded by Medicaroid, Inc. in relation to Collaborative Laboratory for Research and Development in Advanced Surgical Technology. K.S. has also received advisory fees from Medicaroid, Inc. outside of the submitted work.
STROBE statement: Authors have read the STROBE Statement checklist of items and the manuscript was prepared and revised accordingly.
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Corresponding author: Koichi Suda, FACS, MD, PhD, Professor, Department of Surgery, Fujita Health University, 1-98 Dengakugakubo, Kutsukake, Toyoake 470-1192, Aichi, Japan.
Received: November 15, 2019
Peer-review started: November 15, 2019
First decision: February 14, 2019
Revised: March 5, 2020
Accepted: March 9, 2020
Article in press: March 9, 2020
Published online: March 21, 2020
Core Tip

Core tip: This study aimed to determine risk factors for postoperative complications after minimally invasive gastrectomy for gastric cancer. Accordingly, multivariate analysis identified non-robotic minimally invasive surgery as an independent risk factor for postoperative complications. Propensity score matching analysis showed that the robotic gastrectomy group had a significantly lower incidence of intra-abdominal infectious complications compared to the laparoscopic gastrectomy group. Additionally, multivariate analyses in the propensity score-matched cohort showed that non-robotic minimally invasive surgery was a significant independent risk factor for intra-abdominal infectious complications.