Fatigue in patients with inflammatory bowel disease in Eastern China
Shan-Shan Gong, Mie-Qing Zhang, Department of Gastroenterology, The Third Affiliated Hospital of Zhejiang Chinese Medical University, Hangzhou 310000, Zhejiang Province, China
Shan-Shan Gong, Yi-Hong Fan, Bin Lv, Yi Xu, Jing Zhao, Department of Gastroenterology, The First Affiliated Hospital of Zhejiang Chinese Medical University, Hangzhou 310006, Zhejiang Province, China
Author contributions: Gong SS conducted clinical observation, analyzed the data, and wrote the paper; Fan YH participated in the statistical analysis; Lv B and Zhang MQ collected the data; Xu Y conducted literature search and provided valuable suggestions for this study; Zhao J designed the research and revised the paper; all authors have read and approved the finial manuscript.
Supported by The National Natural Science Foundation of China, No. 81473506 and No. 81470814; and Zhejiang TCM Science and Technology Project, No. 2021ZA057, No. 2019ZA056, and No. 2018ZB046.
Institutional review board statement: This study was reviewed and approved by the ethics committee of the First Affiliated Hospital of Zhejiang Chinese Medical University (Approval No. 2020-K-097-01).
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.
STROBE statement: The authors have read the STROBE Statement-checklist of items, and the manuscript was prepared and revised according to the STROBE Statement-checklist of items.
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Corresponding author: Jing Zhao, MD, Doctor, Professor, Department of Gastroenterology, The First Affiliated Hospital of Zhejiang Chinese Medical University, No. 54 Youdian Road, Shangcheng District, Hangzhou 310006, Zhejiang Province, China. email@example.com
Received: December 28, 2020
Peer-review started: December 28, 2020
First decision: January 9, 2021
Revised: January 14, 2021
Accepted: February 25, 2021
Article in press: February 25, 2021
Published online: March 21, 2021