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Prospective evaluation of endoscopic ultrasonography-guided double-balloon-occluded gastrojejunostomy bypass (EPASS) for malignant gastric outlet obstruction

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  • Contributors TI: literature search, study design, patient inclusion, data collection, data analysis, statistical analysis, data interpretation, drafting of the manuscript and final approval. KI, NI, AS, TG and FM: patient inclusion, data collection, critical revision and final approval of the manuscript. VD, AYBT and KFB: critical revision and final approval of the manuscript.

  • Competing interests TI: Consultant for Xlumena. KFB: the inventor of the AXIOS stent and delivery system and the founder of Xlumena.

  • Patient consent Obtained.

  • Ethics approval Ethical Committee and board of Tokyo Medical University.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; internally peer reviewed.