Kanda, Mitsuro MD, PhD*; Fujii, Tsutomu MD, PhD*; Nagai, Shunji MD, PhD*; Kodera, Yasuhiro MD, PhD*; Kanzaki, Akiyuki MD*; Sahin, Tevfik T. MD*; Hayashi, Masamichi MD*; Yamada, Suguru MD, PhD*; Sugimoto, Hiroyuki MD, PhD*; Nomoto, Shuji MD, PhD*; Takeda, Shin MD, PhD*; Morita, Satoshi PhD†; Nakao, Akimasa MD, PhD*
From the *Department of Surgery II, Nagoya University Graduate School of Medicine, Nagoya; and †Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology, Yokohama City University Medical Center, Yokohama, Japan.
Received for publication August 19, 2010; accepted February 7, 2011.
Reprints: Tsutomu Fujii, MD, PhD, Department of Surgery II, Nagoya University Graduate School of Medicine, 65 Tsurumai-cho, Showa-ku, Nagoya 466-8550, Japan (e-mail: [email protected]).
The authors did not receive financial support for this study.