Severity of gastric mucosal atrophy affects the healing speed of post-endoscopic submucosal dissection ulcers
Taketo Otsuka, Mitsushige Sugimoto, Hiromitsu Ban, Division of Digestive Endoscopy, Shiga University of Medical Science Hospital, Otsu 520-2192, Japan
Toshiro Nakata, Masaki Murata, Atsushi Nishida, Osamu Inatomi, Shigeki Bamba, Akira Andoh, Department of Gastroenterology, Shiga University of Medical Science Hospital, Otsu 520-2192, Japan
Author contributions: Otsuka T, Sugimoto M, Ban H, Nakata T, Murata M, Nishida A, Inatomi O, Bamba S and Andoh A contributed to study conception and design; Otsuka T, Sugimoto M, Ban H, Nakata T and Murata M contributed to data acquisition; Otsuka T and Sugimoto M contributed to data analysis and interpretation; Otsuka T and Sugimoto M wrote the paper; Otsuka T and Sugimoto M contributed to editing.
Institutional review board statement: Approval for the study protocol was given in advance by the Institutional Review Board of the Shiga University of Medicine Science (Number 27-36).
Conflict-of-interest statement: None of the authors have any conflicts of interest related to this study.
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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 520-2192, Japan. firstname.lastname@example.org
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Received: January 30, 2018
Peer-review started: January 31, 2018
First decision: February 27, 2018
Revised: March 4, 2018
Accepted: March 20, 2018
Article in press: March 20, 2018
Published online: May 16, 2018