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Association between Helicobacter pylori and end-stage renal disease: A meta-analysis
Karn Wijarnpreecha, Charat Thongprayoon, Ridhmi Rajapakse, Department of Internal Medicine, Bassett Medical Center, Cooperstown, NY 13326, United States
Pitchaphon Nissaisorakarn, Department of Internal Medicine, Jacobi Medical Center, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, NY 10461, United States
Natasorn Lekuthai, Department of Medicine, Faculty of Medicine Siriraj Hospital, Mahidol University, Bangkok 10700, Thailand
Veeravich Jaruvongvanich, Department of Medicine, University of Hawaii, Honolulu, HI 96822, United States
Kiran Nakkala, Cape Fear Center for Digestive Diseases, P.A., Fayetteville, NC 28312, United States
Wisit Cheungpasitporn, Division of Nephrology, Department of Internal Medicine, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN 55905, United States
Author contributions: Cheungpasitporn W contributed to conception and design of the study, and critical revision; Wijarnpreecha K, Thongprayoon C, Nissaisorakarn P and Jaruvongvanich V contributed to acquisition of data, Wijarnpreecha K, Nissaisorakarn P, Lekuthai N, Jaruvongvanich V, Nakkala K and Rajapakse R interpreted the data; Wijarnpreecha K and Thongprayoon C drafted the article; Lekuthai N, Nakkala K and Rajapakse R revised the article; all authors approved the final version.
Conflict-of-interest statement: The authors deny any conflict of interest.
Data sharing statement: No additional data are available.
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Correspondence to: Wisit Cheungpasitporn, MD, Division of Nephrology, Department of Internal Medicine, Mayo Clinic, 200 First street SW, Rochester, MN 55905, United States. firstname.lastname@example.org
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Received: October 30, 2016
Peer-review started: November 6, 2016
First decision: December 2, 2016
Revised: December 9, 2016
Accepted: January 18, 2017
Article in press: January 18, 2017
Published online: February 28, 2017