Li-Wei Qiu, Hai-Jian Zhang, Research Center of Clinical Medicine, Affiliated Hospital of Nantong University, Nantong 226001, Jiangsu Province, China
Yi-Fei Liu, Department of Pathology, Affiliated Hospital of Nantong University, Nantong 226001, Jiangsu Province, China
Xiao-Qing Cao, Department of Thoracic Surgery, Beijing Chest Hospital, Capital Medical University (Beijing Tuberculosis and Thoracic Tumor Research Institute), Beijing 101149, China
Yan Wang, Emergency Department, Affiliated Hospital of Nantong University, Nantong 226001, Jiangsu Province, China
Xiao-Hong Cui, Department of General Surgery, Shanghai Electric Power Hospital, Shanghai 200050, China
Xian Ye, Shuo-Wen Huang, Hong-Jun Xie, Medical School of Nantong University, Nantong 226001, Jiangsu Province, China
Author contributions: Qiu LW, Liu YF, and Cao XQ designed the research study, conducted the experiments, analyzed the data, and wrote the paper; Wang Y, Cui XH, Xian Ye, Huang SW, and Xie HJ collected the data and reviewed the manuscript; Zhang HJ is the guarantor; Qiu LW, Liu YF, and Cao XQ contributed equally to this work.
Supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China, No. 81401988; China Postdoctoral Science Foundation, No. 2019M661907; Jiangsu Postdoctoral Science Foundation, No. 2019K159 and No. 2019Z153; General Project of Jiangsu Provincial Health Committee, No. H2019101.
Conflict-of-interest statement: Authors declare no conflict of interests for this article.
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Corresponding author: Hai-Jian Zhang, MD, PhD, Associate Professor, Doctor, Postdoc, Research Center of Clinical Medicine, Affiliated Hospital of Nantong University, 20 West Temple Road, Nantong 226001, Jiangsu Province, China. firstname.lastname@example.org
Received: December 31, 2019
Peer-review started: December 31, 2019
First decision: March 18, 2020
Revised: April 8, 2020
Accepted: April 21, 2020
Article in press: April 21, 2020
Published online: May 14, 2020