Self-expandable metal stents in patients with postoperative delayed gastric emptying after distal gastrectomy
Seung Han Kim, Bora Keum, Hyuk Soon Choi, Eun Sun Kim, Yeon Seok Seo, Yoon Tae Jeen, Hong Sik Lee, Hoon Jai Chun, Soon Ho Um, Chang Duck Kim, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Department of Internal Medicine, Institute of Gastrointestinal Medical Instrument Research, Korea University College of Medicine, Seoul 02841, South Korea
Sungsoo Park, Division of Upper GI Surgery, Department of Surgery, Korea University College of Medicine, Seoul 02841, South Korea
Author contributions: Kim SH, Keum B, and Chun HJ designed the research study; Kim SH and Keum B performed the research; Kim ES, Jeen YT, Lee HS , Kim CD, Park S, Choi HS, Seo YS, and Um SH analyzed the data; and Kim SH wrote the manuscript.
Supported by a Korea University Grant, No. K1809701; and the Ministry of Trade, Industry &Energy (MOTIE, Korea) under the Industrial Technology Innovation Program, No. 10060251; ‘Development of diagnostic device for functional dyspepsia based on Korean-Western medicine fusion abdominal diagnosis’.
Institutional review board statement: The study was reviewed and approved by the Korea University Anam Hospital Institutional Review Board.
Informed consent statement: All study participants provided informed written consent prior to study enrollment.
Conflict-of-interest statement: All authors have no conflicts of interest or financial ties to disclose.
Data sharing statement: No additional data are available.
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Correspondence to: Bora Keum, MD, PhD, Professor, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Department of Internal Medicine, Institute of Digestive Disease and Nutrition, Korea University College of Medicine, 126-1, Anam-dong 5 ga, Seongbuk-gu, Seoul 136705, South Korea. email@example.com
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Received: July 19, 2018
Peer-review started: July 19, 2018
First decision: August 25, 2018
Revised: September 11, 2018
Accepted: October 5, 2018
Article in press: October 5, 2018
Published online: October 28, 2018