∗Department of Infectious Diseases, Union Hospital, Tongji Medical College, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan
†Department of Otorhinolaryngology
‡Department of Critical Care Medicine, Union Hospital, Tongji Medical College, Huazhong University of Science and Technology
§Department of Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, California
||Department of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, Zhongnan Hospital of Wuhan University, Wuhan, Hubei, China
Address correspondence and reprint requests to Hai-Ying Sun, M.D., Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Union Hospital, Tongji Medical College, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan, Hubei, China; E-mail: [email protected]
Z.-H.W., Y.T., and X.N. are joint first author. These authors contributed equally to this study.
H-Y.S. and X.C. are joint corresponding authors.
Author Contributions: All authors contributed significantly to this work. W.Z.H. and T.Y. designed the research study; W.Z.H. and N.X performed the research study and extracted the data and analyzed the data; W.Z.H., N.X., S.H.Y. and C.X. wrote and revised the manuscript. In addition, all authors approved the final draft.
Competing financial interests: No financial (no Funding, Employment and Personal financial interests) and Non-financial competing interests.
This work is supported by grants from The National Natural Science Foundation of China (81600801).
The authors disclose no conflicts of interest.