α-Defensins and hsCRP levels in inflammatory response of standard and laparoendoscopic single-site cholecystectomy
We appreciate the comments from Cuneyt Kayaalp regarding our recent articles in Surgical Endoscopy [1, 2]. We agree that some results are confusing, and we thank him for his interest in our study. The first study published in 2010  had a misprint in the text, and the correct results are those presented in Table 1. Some researchers who have accepted the data in Table 1 as correct have asked us to elucidate the correct result. The second study published in 2012  had a misprint about groups A and B in the abstract and in the text, but no confusion exists in the results for the LESS group and the four-port group. The patients in this study were different from those in the first study. We analyzed the pain and the medications in the second study, but the results were similar to those in the first study. Because the targets of the second study differed from those of the first study, we reported the final results without more data because all these data are in the first study, referred to in the second study. We apologize for this confusion. We believe that the use of a language different from our mother language and the alterations during the revision were the cause of this confusion.