New anti-reflux plastic stent to reduce the risk of stent-related cholangitis in the treatment of biliary strictures
Xiang-Lei Yuan, Lian-Song Ye, Xian-Hui Zeng, Qing-Hua Tan, Yi Mou, Wei Liu, Chun-Cheng Wu, Hang Yang, Bing Hu, Department of Gastroenterology, West China Hospital, Sichuan University, Chengdu 610041, Sichuan Province, China
Author contributions: Hu B, Yuan XL, and Ye LS designed this study; Yuan XL, Ye LS, and Zeng XH analyzed and interpreted the data; Yuan XL, Ye LS, and Zeng XH drafted the manuscript; Hu B, Tan QH, Mou Y, Liu W, Wu CC, and Yang H critically revised the manuscript.
Institutional review board statement: The study protocol was approved by the Ethics Committee on Biomedical Research, West China Hospital of Sichuan University.
Informed consent statement: Informed consent was waived by the Ethics Committee because of the retrospective nature of this study and anonymous data.
Conflict-of-interest statement: Prof. Bing Hu is one of the inventors of the antireflux plastic stent. He has worked in collaboration with Micro-Tech (Nanjing) Co. Ltd., Nanjing, China, to develop the stent. No free device was offered for this study. Authors disclosed no conflicts of interests.
Data sharing statement: No additional unpublished data are available.
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Corresponding author: Bing Hu, MD, Professor, Department of Gastroenterology, West China Hospital, Sichuan University, No. 37 Guoxue Alley, Chengdu 610041, Sichuan Province, China. firstname.lastname@example.org
Received: May 7, 2021
Peer-review started: May 7, 2021
First decision: June 6, 2021
Revised: June 8, 2021
Accepted: July 7, 2021
Article in press: July 7, 2021
Published online: July 28, 2021