Effects of sepsis and its treatment measures on intestinal flora structure in critical care patients
Xiao-Juan Yang, Xiao-Ya Zhang, Jun Zhang, Xiao-Jun Yang, Department of Critical Care Medicine, General Hospital of Ningxia Medical University, Yinchuan 750004, Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region, China
Dan Liu, Department of Critical Care Medicine, Taihe Hospital, Hubei University of Medicine, Shiyan 442000, Hubei Province, China
Hong-Yan Ren, Shanghai Mobio Biomedical Technology Co., Shanghai 201318, China
Author contributions: Yang XJ was the guarantor and designed the study; Yang XJ participated in the acquisition, analysis, and interpretation of the data, and drafted the initial manuscript; Liu D, Zhang XY, Ren HY, and Zhang J revised the article critically for important intellectual content.
Supported by the National Key Research and Development Program of China, No. 2016YFD0400605.
Institutional review board statement: This study was approved by the Ethics Committee of the General Hospital of Ningxia Medical University (Ethical Approval No. 2016-258).
Informed consent statement: Informed consent was obtained from all patients or their immediate family members.
Conflict-of-interest statement: Yang XJ reports grants from Ministry of Science and Technology of the People's Republic of China, during the conduct of the study. Other authors have nothing to disclose.
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: Xiao-Jun Yang, MM, Chief Doctor, Professor, Department of Critical Care Medicine, General Hospital of Ningxia Medical University, No. 804 Shengli South Street, Xingqing District, Yinchuan 750004, Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region, China. email@example.com
Received: January 16, 2021
Peer-review started: January 16, 2021
First decision: February 10, 2021
Revised: February 23, 2021
Accepted: April 22, 2021
Article in press: April 22, 2021
Published online: May 21, 2021