Ankita Munjal, Department of Internal Medicine, Georgetown University Hospital, Washington, DC 20007, United States
Joshua M Steinberg, Samuel J Kallus, Mark C Mattar, Nadim G Haddad, Department of Gastroenterology, MedStar Georgetown University Hospital, Washington, DC 20007, United States
Afnan Mossaad, Department of Internal Medicine, MedStar Washington Hospital Center, Washington, DC 20010, United States
Author contributions: Steinberg JM, Kallus SJ and Mattar MC designed the study and obtained IRB approval; Munjal A, Steinberg JM, Kallus SJ and Mossaad A performed majority of the data collection; Munjal A and Steinberg JM wrote the manuscript; Kallus SJ, Mattar MC and Haddad NG were involved in the editing of the manuscript.
Supported by MedStar Georgetown University Hospital, Department of Gastroenterology, No. 2016-0200.
Institutional review board statement: Study met criteria for approval by IRB at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital.
Informed consent statement: Consent was not obtained but the presented data are anonymized and risk of identification is low.
Conflict-of-interest statement: There are no conflicts of interest to disclose for all of the authors of this manuscript.
Data sharing statement: Technical appendix, statistical code, and dataset available from the corresponding author at Ankita.firstname.lastname@example.org. Consent was not obtained but the presented data are anonymized and risk of identification is low.
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Correspondence to: Ankita Munjal, MD, Department of Internal Medicine, MedStar Georgetown University Hospital, 3800 Reservoir Rd. 5 PHC, Washington, DC 20007, United States. email@example.com
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Received: August 6, 2017
Peer-review started: August 7, 2017
First decision: August 29, 2017
Revised: September 25, 2017
Accepted: December 5, 2017
Article in press: December 5, 2017
Published online: January 16, 2018