Fecal microbial dysbiosis in Chinese patients with inflammatory bowel disease
Hai-Qin Ma, Ting-Ting Yu, Xiao-Jing Zhao, Yi Zhang, Hong-Jie Zhang, Department of Gastroenterology, First Affiliated Hospital of Nanjing Medical University, Nanjing 210029, Jiangsu Province, China
Author contributions: Ma HQ and Zhang HJ conceived the study; Ma HQ and Yu TT performed the research; Zhao XJ and Zhang Y analyzed the data; Ma HQ wrote this manuscript; Zhang HJ supervised the report.
Supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China, No. 81470827.
Institutional review board statement: This study was reviewed and approved by the Ethics Committee of the First Affiliated Hospital of Nanjing Medical University.
Informed consent statement: All study participants provided informed written consent prior to study enrollment.
Conflict-of-interest statement: All authors declare no conflicts of interest related to this article.
Data sharing statement: No additional data are available.
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Correspondence to: Hong-Jie Zhang, MD, PhD, Professor, Department of Gastroenterology, First Affiliated Hospital of Nanjing Medical University, 300 Guangzhou Road, Nanjing 210029, Jiangsu Province, China. firstname.lastname@example.org
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Received: January 10, 2018
Peer-review started: January 10, 2018
First decision: February 5, 2018
Revised: March 5, 2018
Accepted: March 7, 2018
Article in press: March 7, 2018
Published online: April 7, 2018