Acute gastrointestinal injury in critically ill patients with COVID-19 in Wuhan, China
Jia-Kui Sun, Ying Liu, Lei Zou, Wen-Hao Zhang, Yu Wang, Xiao-Hua Kan, Jiu-Dong Chen, Qian-Kun Shi, Shou-Tao Yuan, Department of Intensive Care Unit, Nanjing First Hospital, Nanjing Medical University, Nanjing 210006, Jiangsu Province, China
Jia-Kui Sun, Ying Liu, Lei Zou, Wen-Hao Zhang, Jing-Jing Li, Yu Wang, Xiao-Hua Kan, Qian-Kun Shi, Shou-Tao Yuan, Department of Isolation Units, Tongji Hospital, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan 430030, Hubei Province, China
Jing-Jing Li, Department of Intensive Care Unit, Lishui People's Hospital, Nanjing 211200, Jiangsu Province, China
Author contributions: Sun JK and Liu Y contributed equally to this study; Sun JK, Shi QK and Yuan ST designed the research; Sun JK, Liu Y, Zou L, Zhang WH, Li JJ, Wang Y, Kan XH and Chen JD performed the research; Sun JK, Liu Y and Zou L analyzed the data; Sun JK and Zou L wrote the paper; Shi QK and Yuan ST are both corresponding authors.
Supported by National Natural Science Foundation of China, No. 81701881; and Nanjing Medical Science and Technology Development Foundation, No. YKK17102.
Institutional review board statement: The study was reviewed and approved by the institutional review board of Nanjing First Hospital and Tongji Hospital. Written informed consent was waived as this was a retrospective study.
Informed consent statement: All study participants, or their legal guardian, provided informed written consent prior to study enrollment.
Conflict-of-interest statement: The authors declare no conflicts of interest.
Data sharing statement: No additional data are available.
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Corresponding author: Qian-Kun Shi, MD, Doctor, Department of Intensive Care Unit, Nanjing First Hospital, Nanjing Medical University, No. 68 Changle Road, Nanjing 210006, Jiangsu Province, China. firstname.lastname@example.org
Received: June 2, 2020
Peer-review started: June 2, 2020
First decision: July 29, 2020
Revised: August 6, 2020
Accepted: September 16, 2020
Article in press: September 16, 2020
Published online: October 21, 2020