Clinical and microbiological characteristics of patients with biliary disease
Xue-Xiang Gu, Department of Gastroenterology, The Affiliated Huaian No.1 People's Hospital of Nanjing Medical University, Huaian 223001, Jiangsu Province, China
Meng-Pei Zhang, Guang-Ming Huang, Department of Gastroenterology, The Second Affiliated Hospital of Nanjing Medical University, Nanjing 210011, Jiangsu Province, China
Yan-Feng Zhao, Center of Laboratory Medicine, The Second Affiliated Hospital of Nanjing Medical University, Nanjing 210011, Jiangsu Province, China
Author contributions: Zhao YF and Huang GM designed the research and Gu XX wrote the paper; Gu XX and Zhang MP analyzed the data and performed the research; Zhao YF contributed new reagents and analyzed data.
Supported by National Natural Science Foundation of China, No. 81802071.
Institutional review board statement: The study protocol was approved by the ethics committee of the Second Affiliated Hospital of Nanjing Medical University.
Informed consent statement: All study participants, or their legal guardian, provided informed written consent.
Conflict-of-interest statement: The authors declare no conflicts of interest.
Data sharing statement: Data sets are available from the corresponding author. The presented data are anonymized, and the risk of identification is low.
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Corresponding author: Yan-Feng Zhao, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor, Teacher, Center of Laboratory Medicine, The Second Affiliated Hospital of Nanjing Medical University, 121 Jiangjiayuan, Nanjing 210011, Jiangsu Province, China. firstname.lastname@example.org
Received: December 19, 2019
Peer-review started: December 19, 2019
First decision: February 18, 2020
Revised: March 6, 2020
Accepted: March 14, 2020
Article in press: March 14, 2020
Published online: April 14, 2020