Awareness and attitude of fecal microbiota transplantation through transendoscopic enteral tubing among inflammatory bowel disease patients
Min Zhong, Cicilia Marcella, Bo-Ta Cui, Fa-Ming Zhang, Medical Center for Digestive Diseases, The Second Affiliated Hospital of Nanjing Medical University, Nanjing 210011, Jiangsu Province, China
Min Zhong, Cicilia Marcella, Bo-Ta Cui, Fa-Ming Zhang, Key Lab of Holistic Integrative Enterology, Nanjing Medical University, Nanjing 210011, Jiangsu Province, China
Yang Sun, Ying-Lei Miao, Department of Gastroenterology, The First Affiliated Hospital of Kunming Medical University, Yunnan Institute of Digestive Disease, Kunming 650032, Yunnan, China
Hong-Gang Wang, Medical Center for Digestive Diseases, The Affiliated Huaian No. 1 People’s Hospital of Nanjing Medical University, Huaian 223300, Jiangsu Province, China
Author contributions: Zhang FM designed the study; Zhong M designed the survey and drafted the manuscript; Zhang FM, Cui BT and Marcella C were involved in revision of the manuscript; Zhong M, Sun Y, Wang HG, Marcella C and Miao YL were responsible for the data acquisition; Zhong M conducted the statistical analyses.
Supported by Jiangsu Province Creation Team and Leading Talents Project (to Zhang FM).
Institutional review board statement: The study was reviewed and approved by the Ethics Committee of The Second Affiliated Hospital of Nanjing Medical University.
Informed consent statement: The study was a survey of patients’ perceptions using questionnaires. Patients were asked if they would like to complete the questionnaire before starting to fill it out. They would only complete the questionnaire if they wanted to. There was no risk to the participants, and no individual patient information was revealed under the condition of anonymity.
Conflict-of-interest statement: Zhang FM invented the concept of transendoscopic enteral tubing and related devices. All other authors declare that they have no competing interests.
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 accordingly.
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Corresponding author: Fa-Ming Zhang, MD, PhD, Director, Professor, Medical Center for Digestive Diseases, The Second Affiliated Hospital of Nanjing Medical University, No. 121 Jiangjiayuan, Nanjing 210011, Jiangsu Province, China. firstname.lastname@example.org
Received: March 26, 2020
Peer-review started: March 26, 2020
First decision: April 26, 2020
Revised: April 28, 2020
Accepted: July 30, 2020
Article in press: July 30, 2020
Published online: September 6, 2020