Clinical outcomes of Clutch Cutter endoscopic submucosal dissection for older patients with early gastric cancer
Yoshihiro Otsuka, Kazuya Akahoshi, Masaru Kubokawa, Junya Gibo, Shigeki Osada, Kayo Tokumaru, Kazuaki Miyamoto, Takao Sato, Yuki Shiratsuchi, Department of Gastroenterology, Aso Iizuka Hospital, Iizuka 820-8505, Japan
Kayoko Yasunaga, Diagnosis Procedure Combination Coding Management Office, Aso Iizuka Hospital, Iizuka 820-8505, Japan
Masafumi Oya, Department of Pathology, Aso Iizuka Hospital, Iizuka 820-8505, Japan
Hidenobu Koga, Clinical Research Supportive Office, Aso Iizuka Hospital, Iizuka 820-8505, Japan
Eikichi Ihara, Kazuhiko Nakamura, Department of Medicine and Bioregulatory Science, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kyushu University, Fukuoka 812-8582, Japan
Author contributions: Otsuka Y and Akahoshi K contributed equally to this work; Yasunaga K, Shiratsuchi Y and Koga H collected and analyzed the data; Otsuka Y, Akahoshi K, Kubokawa M, Gibo J, Osada S, Tokumaru K, Miyamoto K, Sato T, Oya M, Ihara E and Nakamura K performed the research; Otsuka Y wrote the paper; all authors have read and approved the final version to be published.
Institutional review board statement: The study was reviewed and approved by the Iizuka Hospital.
Informed consent statement: The ethics committee of Aso Iizuka Hospital approved this study (registration No. 12120). Written informed consent was obtained from all patients.
Conflict-of-interest statement: Kazuya Akahoshi and Hidefumi Akahane (Fujifilm) have applied for a patent in Europe for the CC described in this article. Japan, China, and the United States have already granted patents.
Data sharing statement: Informed consent was not obtained for data sharing, and no additional data are available.
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Correspondence to: Kazuya Akahoshi, MD, PhD, Department of Gastroenterology, Aso Iizuka Hospital, 3-83 Yoshio, Iizuka 820-8505, Japan. firstname.lastname@example.org
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Received: June 7, 2017
Peer-review started: June 12, 2017
First decision: July 11, 2017
Revised: July 24, 2017
Accepted: August 2, 2017
Article in press: August 4, 2017
Published online: October 15, 2017