Factors associated with surgery in patients with intra-abdominal fistulizing Crohn's disease
Shaul Yaari, Ariel Benson, Eyal Aviran, Ran Oren, Eran Israeli, IBD Unit, Institute of Gastroenterology and Liver Diseases, Hadassah-Hebrew University Medical Center, Jerusalem 91120, Israel
Naama Lev Cohain, Jacob Sosna, Department of Radiology and Medical Imaging, Hadassah-Hebrew University Medical Center, Jerusalem 91120, Israel
Author contributions: Yaari S, Sosna J and Israeli E designed the research; Yaari S, Benson A, Aviran E, Lev Cohain N and Sosna J performed the research; Yaari S, Benson A, Lev Cohain N and Israeli E analyzed the data; Yaari S, Benson A, Oren R, Sosna J and Israeli E wrote the paper; Oren R and Israeli E critically revised the manuscript for important intellectual content.
Institutional review board statement: This study was reviewed and approved by the Hadassah- Hebrew University Helsinki committee.
Informed consent statement: Informed consent was waived by the Hadassah-Hebrew University Helsinki committee due to the fact that this was a retrospective observational study, and the identity of all subjects participating in the study remained anonymous.
Conflict-of-interest statement: None for all authors.
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Correspondence to: Eran Israeli, MD, MHA, Head, IBD Unit, Institute of Gastroenterology and Liver Diseases, Hadassah-Hebrew University Medical Center, POB 12000, Jerusalem 91120, Israel. email@example.com
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Received: August 27, 2016
Peer-review started: August 28, 2016
First decision: September 21, 2016
Revised: October 3, 2016
Accepted: October 31, 2016
Article in press: October 31, 2016
Published online: December 21, 2016