Usefulness of the clip-flap method of endoscopic submucosal dissection: A randomized controlled trial
Hiromitsu Ban, Mitsushige Sugimoto, Taketo Otsuka, Division of Digestive Endoscopy, Shiga University of Medical Science Hospital, Shiga 520-2192, Japan
Masaki Murata, Toshiro Nakata, Hiroshi Hasegawa, Osamu Inatomi, Akira Andoh, Department of Gastroenterology, Shiga University of Medical Science Hospital, Shiga 520-2192, Japan
Shigeki Bamba, Division of Clinical Nutrition, Shiga University of Medical Science Hospital, Shiga 520-2192, Japan
Author contributions: Ban H, Sugimoto M, Otsuka T, Murata M, Nakata T, Hasegawa H, Inatomi O, Bamba S and Andoh A designed this study; Ban H was the clinical investigator with more patients recruited and treated; Hasegawa H, Inatomi O, Bamba S and Andoh A, took part in trial coordination and monitoring; Ban H, Sugimoto M, Otsuka T, Murata M, Nakata T, Hasegawa H collected the data and their management; Ban H, Sugimoto M contributed to the statistical analysis; Ban H, Sugimoto M analyzed and interpreted the data; Ban H, Sugimoto M drafted the manuscript and made the final approval of the version to the published.
Institutional review board statement: The study was reviewed and approved by the Institutional Review Board of Shiga University of Medical Science.
Clinical trial registration statement: This study is registered on Universal hospital Medical Information Network (UMIN000018199).
Informed consent statement: All study participants provided written informed consent prior to study enrolment.
Conflict-of-interest statement: None of the authors have any conflicts of interest related to this study.
Data sharing statement: No additional data are available.
CONSORT 2010 statement: The CONSORT 2010 Statement have been adopted.
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Correspondence to: Mitsushige Sugimoto, MD, PhD, Associate Professor, Division of Digestive Endoscopy, Shiga University of Medical Science Hospital, Seta Tsukinowa-cho, Otsu, Shiga 520-2192, Japan. firstname.lastname@example.org
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Received: June 21, 2018
Peer-review started: June 21, 2018
First decision: July 31, 2018
Revised: August 5, 2018
Accepted: August 24, 2018
Article in press: August 24, 2018
Published online: September 21, 2018