Aluminum potassium sulfate and tannic acid sclerotherapy for Goligher Grades II and III hemorrhoids: Results from a multicenter study
Hidenori Miyamoto, Department of Digestive and Pediatric Surgery, Institute of Health Bioscience, University of Tokushima Graduate School, Tokushima 770-8503, Japan
Hidenori Miyamoto, Department of Proctologic Surgery, Shiseikai Miyamoto Hospital, Anan, Tokushima 779-1105, Japan
Takenori Hada, Division of Proctologic Surgery, Onaka Clinic Oshiri Center, Hachiouji, Tokyo 192-0083, Japan
Gentaro Ishiyama, Department of Anorectal Surgery, Sapporo Ishiyama Hospital, Sapporo, Hokkaido 064-0915, Japan
Yoshito Ono, Hideo Watanabe, Department of Surgery, Watanabe Hospital, Matsuyama, Ehime 791-0054, Japan
Author contributions: Miyamoto H designed the study; Miyamoto H, Hada T, Ishiyama G, Ono Y and Watanabe H acquired, analyzed and interpreted the data, and drafted the manuscript; Hada T contributed to statistical advice.
Institutional review board statement: This study was reviewed and approved by the Ethics Committee of the Miyamoto Hospital.
Informed consent statement: All study participants or their legal guardian provided informed consent written consent about personal and medical data collection prior to study enrolment.
Conflict-of-interest statement: All the authors have no conflict of interest related to the manuscript.
Data sharing statement: No additional data are available.
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Correspondence to: Hidenori Miyamoto, MD, PhD, Department of Digestive and Pediatric Surgery, Institute of Health Bioscience, University of Tokushima Graduate School, 3-18-15 Kuramoto, Tokushima 770-8503, Japan. email@example.com
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Received: March 16, 2016
Peer-review started: March 18, 2016
First decision: April 18, 2016
Revised: May 29, 2016
Accepted: June 14, 2016
Article in press: June 16, 2016
Published online: July 18, 2016