Timo Rath, Lukas Pfeifer, Clemens Neufert, Andreas Kremer, Moritz Leppkes, Markus F Neurath, Department of Internal Medicine 1, Division of Gastroenterology, Ludwig Demling Endoscopy Center of Excellence, Friedrich-Alexander-University, Erlangen Nuernberg, Erlangen 91054, Germany
Arthur Hoffman, Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology, Klinikum Aschaffenburg, Aschaffenburg 63739, Germany
Steffen Zopf, Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology, Klinikum Fürth, Fürth 90766, Germany
Author contributions: Rath T, Zopf S and Neurath MF were responsible for the study conception and design, data analysis; Hoffman A was involved in data interpretation and manuscript drafting; Rath T, Pfeifer L, Leppkes M, Neufert C, Zopf A, and Kremer A were involved in patient recruitment and performing of the colonoscopies; all authors reviewed and approved the final version to be published.
Institutional review board statement: The study was reviewed and approved by the Institutional Review Board of the Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen.
Clinical trial registration statement: The study was registered at ClinicalTrials.gov under the following ID: NCT04107376.
Informed consent statement: All study participants, or their legal guardian, provided informed written consent prior to study enrollment.
Conflict-of-interest statement: All authors declare no potential conflicting interests related to this paper.
Data sharing statement: No additional data are available.
CONSORT 2010 statement: The authors have read the CONSORT 2010 Statement, and the manuscript was prepared and revised according to the CONSORT 2010 Statement.
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Corresponding author: Timo Rath, MD, PhD, Full Professor, Department of Internal Medicine 1, Division of Gastroenterology, Ludwig Demling Endoscopy Center of Excellence, Friedrich-Alexander-University, Erlangen Nuernberg, Ulmenweg 18, Erlangen 91054, Germany. firstname.lastname@example.org
Received: February 3, 2020
Peer-review started: February 3, 2020
First decision: February 27, 2020
Revised: March 26, 2020
Accepted: April 17, 2020
Article in press: April 17, 2020
Published online: April 28, 2020