Background and Aims
Acronyms and Abbreviations:ASMD (Absolute Standardized Mean Difference), ATE (Average Treatment Effect), CDARS (Clinical Data Analysis and Reporting System), CMS (Clinical Management System), EMR (Endoscopic Mucosal Resection), ESD (Endoscopic Submucosal Dissection), GBM (Generalized Boosted Models), ICD-9-CM (International Classification of Diseases, Ninth Revision, Clinical Modification), IPTW (Inverse Probability of Treatment Weighting), OR (Odds Ratio), PPB (Post-polypectomy Bleeding), PS (Propensity Score), SD (Standard Deviation), 95%CI (95% Confidence Interval)
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Guarantor of the article: Louis H.S. Lau
Specific Author Contributions: LHSL was responsible for conception of study, data analysis and drafting of manuscript; WJ and CLTG were involved in data retrieval and statistical analysis; RNL and RSYT provided critical review of manuscript; FKLC was involved in conception and supervision of study.
Financial Support: The study was not supported by any research grant.
Potential competing interests: All authors do not have any conflicts of interest to disclose.