Short-term efficacy of natural orifice specimen extraction surgery for low rectal cancer
Jun-Hong Hu, Xing-Wang Li, Chen-Yu Wang, Jun-Jie Zhang, Zheng Ge, Bing-Hui Li, Department of Anorectal Surgery, Huaihe Hospital Affiliated to Henan University, Kaifeng 475000, Henan Province, China
Bing-Hui Li, Evidence-Based Medicine Center, Huaihe Hospital Affiliated to Henan University, Kaifeng 475000, Henan Province, China
Xu-Hong Lin, Department of Clinical Laboratory, Translational Medicine Center, Huaihe Hospital Affiliated to Henan University, Kaifeng 475000, Henan Province, China
Author contributions: Hu JH and Li XW contributed equally to this work; Lin XH and Hu JH designed the research; Li XW, Wang CY, Zhang JJ, and Ge Z performed the research; Li BH and Lin XH analyzed the data; Lin XH, Li XW, and Hu JH wrote the paper.
Supported by National Natural Science Foundation of China, No. 81500430 and No. U1304802 (to Lin XH); Basic and Frontier Technology Research Program of Henan Province, No. 162300410101 (to Hu JH); Wu Jieping Medical Foundation of Clinical Research Special Fund, No. 320.2710.1836 (to Hu JH); and The Henan Science and Technology Planning Project, No. 182102310544 (to Lin XH).
Institutional review board statement: The study was reviewed and approved by the Institutional Review Board of Huaihe Hospital Affiliated to Henan University.
Informed consent statement: All study participants, or their legal guardian, provided informed written consent prior to study enrollment
Conflict-of-interest statement: The authors declare no conflicts of interest.
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Corresponding author: Xu-Hong Lin, MD, Department of Clinical Laboratory, Translational Medicine Center, Huaihe Hospital Affiliated to Henan University, 115 Ximen Street, Kaifeng 475000, Henan Province, China. firstname.lastname@example.org
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Received: October 19, 2018
Peer-review started: October 19, 2018
First decision: November 27, 2018
Revised: December 18, 2018
Accepted: January 3, 2019
Article in press: January 3, 2019
Published online: January 26, 2019