Clinical differentiation of acute appendicitis and right colonic diverticulitis: A case-control study
Yosuke Sasaki, Fumiya Komatsu, Naoyasu Kashima, Takahiro Sato, Ikutaka Takemoto, Sho Kijima, Tadashi Maeda, Takamasa Ishii, Taito Miyazaki, Yoshiko Honda, Nagato Shimada, Yoshihisa Urita, Department of General Medicine and Emergency Care, Toho University School of Medicine, Ota-ku, Tokyo 143-8541, Japan
Author contributions: Sasaki Y designed the research, collected data, and wrote the manuscript; Komatsu F and Kashima N collected data with Sasaki Y; Takemoto I and Kijima S assisted with data collection; Ishii T supervised data collection; Sato T, Maeda T, and Miyazaki T provided supervision and discussion as experts of infectious diseases; Honda Y and Shimada N provided supervision and discussion as surgeons; and Urita Y supervised the research and supervised statistical analyses.
Institutional review board statement: The ethics committee of Toho University Medical Center Omori Hospital approved the study’s protocol (M17057).
Informed consent statement: The center’s ethics committee approved waiver of individual informed consent subject to public announcement of the research because of the retrospective and noninvasive study design. Comprehensive consents were obtained by all participants.
Open-Access: This article is an open-access article which was selected by an in-house editor and fully peer-reviewed by external reviewers. It is distributed in accordance with the Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial (CC BY-NC 4.0) license, which permits others to distribute, remix, adapt, build upon this work non-commercially, and license their derivative works on different terms, provided the original work is properly cited and the use is non-commercial. See: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/
Corresponding author: Yosuke Sasaki, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of General Medicine and Emergency Care, Toho University School of Medicine, Omori Hospital, 6-11-1 Omori-Nishi, Ota-Ku, Tokyo 143-8541, Japan. email@example.com
Telephone: +81-3-37624151 Fax: +81-3-37656518
Received: March 12, 2019
Peer-review started: March 13, 2019
First decision: March 19, 2019
Revised: April 13, 2019
Accepted: May 10, 2019
Article in press: May 11, 2019
Published online: June 26, 2019