Current status of preoperative drainage for distal biliary obstruction
Harutoshi Sugiyama, Toshio Tsuyuguchi, Yuji Sakai, Rintaro Mikata, Shin Yasui, Yuto Watanabe, Dai Sakamoto, Masato Nakamura, Reina Sasaki, Jun-ichi Senoo, Yuko Kusakabe, Masahiro Hayashi, Osamu Yokosuka, Department of Gastroenterology and Nephrology, Graduate School of Medicine, Chiba University, Chiba 260-8670, Japan
Author contributions: Sugiyama H substantially contributed to the study design and writing of the manuscript; Tsuyuguchi T contributed to the critical revision of the manuscript and the approval of the article to be published; Sakai Y contributed to the revision of the manuscript and to the revision of the review; Mikata R, Yasui S, Watanabe Y and Sakamoto D contributed to the revision of the manuscript; Nakamura M, Sasaki R, Senoo J, Kusakabe Y and Hayashi M contributed to the revision of the manuscript and to the revision of the English; Yokosuka O contributed to the final approval of the version of the article to be published.
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Correspondence to: Harutoshi Sugiyama, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Gastroenterology and Nephrology, Graduate School of Medicine, Chiba University, Inohana 1-8-1, Chuou-ku, Chiba 260-8670, Japan. firstname.lastname@example.org
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Received: April 28, 2015
Peer-review started: May 5, 2015
First decision: June 25, 2015
Revised: August 9, 2015
Accepted: August 13, 2015
Article in press: August 14, 2015
Published online: August 28, 2015