Clinical outcomes of self-expandable stent placement for benign esophageal diseases: A pooled analysis of the literature
Emo E van Halsema, Jeanin E van Hooft, Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Academic Medical Center, 1105 AZ Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Author contributions: van Halsema EE and van Hooft JE contributed to conception and design, analysis and interpretation of the data, drafting of the article and final approval of the article; van Hooft JE contributed to critical revision of the article.
Conflict-of-interest: Emo van Halsema had no conflict of interest. Jeanin van Hooft: consultancy work for Cook Medical, Boston Scientific, Abbott and Covidien.
Data sharing: All data in this systematic review were extracted from the original articles and are presented in the literature Tables 1 and 4. No additional data are available.
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Correspondence to: Jeanin E van Hooft, MD, PhD, Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, C2-116, Academic Medical Center, Meibergdreef 9, 1105 AZ Amsterdam, The Netherlands. firstname.lastname@example.org
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Received: August 28, 2014
Peer-review started: September 3, 2014
First decision: November 19, 2014
Revised: December 4, 2014
Accepted: December 16, 2014
Article in press: December 17, 2014
Published online: February 16, 2015