Nasim Parsa, Eric A Grisham, Courtney J Cockerell, Michelle L Matteson-Kome, Ramakrishna V Bysani, Sami Samiullah, Veysel Tahan, Yezaz A Ghouri, Matthew L Bechtold, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Department of Medicine, University of Missouri - Columbia, Columbia, MO 65212, United States
Douglas L Nguyen, Division of Gastroenterology, Heart of the Rockies Regional Medical Center, Colorado Springs, CO 80907, United States
Srinivas R Puli, Division of Gastroenterology, University of Illinois - Peoria, Peoria, IL 61604, United States
Author contributions: Parsa N, Cockerell CJ, and Bechtold ML designed the meta-analysis; Parsa N, Grisham EA, Cockerell CJ, and Bysani RV acquired the data; Matteson-Kome ML, Samiullah S, Nguyen DL, and Bechtold ML analyzed and interpreted the data; Parsa N, Grisham EA, Cockerell CJ, and Bysani RV drafted the manuscript; Samiullah S, Nguyen DL, Tahan V, Ghouri YA, Puli SR, and Bechtold ML critically revised the manuscript; and Matteson-Kome ML, Nguyen DL, Puli SR, and Bechtold ML provided statistical expertise.
Conflict-of-interest statement: The authors have no conflicts of interest for this manuscript.
PRISMA 2009 Checklist statement: The authors adhered to the PRISMA guidelines.
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Corresponding author: Matthew L Bechtold, AGAF, FACG, FACP, FASGE, MD, Attending Doctor, Professor, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Department of Medicine, University of Missouri - Columbia, 5 Hospital Drive, Columbia, MO 65212, United States. email@example.com
Received: July 15, 2020
Peer-review started: July 15, 2020
First decision: November 2, 2020
Revised: November 11, 2020
Accepted: November 21, 2020
Article in press: November 21, 2020
Published online: December 28, 2020