Rikkunshito increases appetite by enhancing gastrointestinal and incretin hormone levels in patients who underwent pylorus-preserving pancreaticoduodenectomy: A retrospective study
Hiroshi Kono, Naohiro Hosomura, Hidetake Amemiya, Katsutoshi Shoda, Shinji Furuya, Hidenori Akaike, Yoshihiko Kawaguchi, Hiromichi Kawaida, Daisuke Ichikawa, First Department of Surgery, University of Yamanashi, Chuo, Yamanashi 409-3898, Japan
Author contributions: Kono H conducted and organized this experiment; Hosomura N Amemiya H and Akaike H made an assessment of samples; Shoda K, Furuya S and Kawaguchi Y analyzed the data; Kawaida H collected the samples; Ichikawa D provided suggestions for this experiment.
Institutional review board statement: This study was approved by University of Yamanashi Hospital Institutional Review Board (Chief of the committee Zentaro Yamagata; and Approval number: 820) and was performed following the ethical standards outlined in the Declaration of Helsinki and its later amendments. Informed consent was obtained from all patients and/or donors of clinical samples, including blood or tissues, where necessary, at the time of admission.
Informed consent statement: All study participants, or their legal guardians, were provided informed written consent prior to study enrollment.
Conflict-of-interest statement: All the authors report no relevant conflicts of interest for this article.
Data sharing statement: No additional data are available.
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Corresponding author: Hiroshi Kono, MD, PhD, Associate Professor, First Department of Surgery, University of Yamanashi, 1110 Shimokato, Chuo, Yamanashi 409-3898, Japan. email@example.com
Received: November 15, 2022
Peer-review started: November 15, 2022
First decision: February 15, 2023
Revised: February 22, 2023
Accepted: April 7, 2023
Article in press: April 7, 2023
Published online: May 27, 2023