Jun-Hyung Cho, Seong Ran Jeon, Digestive Disease Center, Soonchunhyang University Hospital, Seoul 04401, South Korea
So-Young Jin, Department of Pathology, Soonchunhyang University Hospital, Seoul 04401, South Korea
Suyeon Park, Department of Medical Biostatistics, Soonchunhyang University Hospital, Seoul 04401, South Korea
Author contributions: Cho JH was involved in the study design, performing the study, data collection and analyses, writing and revising the manuscript; Jeon SR and Jin SY were involved in the study design and revising the manuscript; Park S was involved in statistical analyses; all of the authors approved the final version of the manuscript.
Supported by the Soonchunhyang University Research Fund, No. 20200023.
Institutional review board statement: The study was reviewed and approved by the Institutional Review Board of Soonchunhyang University Hospital (No. SCHUH 2016-05-001).
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 that they have no competing interest.
Data sharing statement: The datasets used and analyzed during the current study are available from the corresponding author on reasonable request.
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: Jun-Hyung Cho, MD, PhD, Associate Professor, Digestive Disease Center, Soonchunhyang University Hospital, No. 59 Daesagwan-ro, Yongsan-gu, Seoul 04401, South Korea. email@example.com
Received: January 27, 2021
Peer-review started: January 27, 2021
First decision: March 29, 2021
Revised: March 31, 2021
Accepted: April 23, 2021
Article in press: April 23, 2021
Published online: May 14, 2021