Bao-Nian Wan, Shi-Gao Zhou, Miao Wang, Xiao Zhang, Department of TCM Demonstration, Longhua Hospital, Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Shanghai 200032, China
Guang Ji, Institute of Digestive Disease, Longhua Hospital, Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Shanghai 200032, China
Author contributions: Wan BN performed the data analyses and wrote the manuscript; Zhou SG and Wang M contributed to the conception of the review; Zhang X helped perform the analysis with constructive discussions; Ji G contributed significantly to analysis and manuscript preparation.
Supported by Shanghai Three-year Action Plan for Accelerating the Development of Traditional Chinese Medicine, No. ZY (2018-2020)-FWTX-6005; and Clinical Research Plan of SHDC, No. SHDC12017X16.
Conflict-of-interest statement: The author has no conflict of interest to declare.
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Corresponding author: Guang Ji, MD, Chairman, Institute of Digestive Disease, Longhua Hospital, Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, No. 725 Wanping South Road, Xuhui District, Shanghai 200032, China. email@example.com
Received: September 1, 2020
Peer-review started: September 1, 2020
First decision: December 1, 2020
Revised: December 16, 2020
Accepted: December 22, 2020
Article in press: December 22, 2020
Published online: March 15, 2021