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Molecular epidemiology of Pseudomonas aeruginosa in an unsegregated bronchiectasis cohort sharing hospital facilities with a cystic fibrosis cohort

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  • Contributors PJM, CDS, NJW and ARB: study concept and design. PJM, CDS and NJW: patient recruitment. PJM, JR and KAM: methodology and investigation. PJM, MJB, PAO, KP, EM and ARB: data analysis and interpretation. PJM and ARB: writing the original draft. PJM, MJB, EM, CJS, CDS, NJW and ARB: writing, reviewing and editing the manuscript.

  • Funding This study was funded though charitable donations and a Small Grants Award by the Research and Development department at the Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust. The funding sources had no input into this study or its submission for publication.

  • Competing interests EM declares a grant from AlgiPharma AS held as a service contract on a CF clinical trial (unrelated to this work).

  • Patient consent Obtained.

  • Ethics approval Ethical approval for the study of our NCFB cohort was obtained through the NRES Committee South West- Exeter (14/SW/0080). Our CF samples and data were collected through the RD&E tissue bank (11/SW/0018).

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

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Footnotes

  • Contributors PJM, CDS, NJW and ARB: study concept and design. PJM, CDS and NJW: patient recruitment. PJM, JR and KAM: methodology and investigation. PJM, MJB, PAO, KP, EM and ARB: data analysis and interpretation. PJM and ARB: writing the original draft. PJM, MJB, EM, CJS, CDS, NJW and ARB: writing, reviewing and editing the manuscript.

  • Funding This study was funded though charitable donations and a Small Grants Award by the Research and Development department at the Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust. The funding sources had no input into this study or its submission for publication.

  • Competing interests EM declares a grant from AlgiPharma AS held as a service contract on a CF clinical trial (unrelated to this work).

  • Patient consent Obtained.

  • Ethics approval Ethical approval for the study of our NCFB cohort was obtained through the NRES Committee South West- Exeter (14/SW/0080). Our CF samples and data were collected through the RD&E tissue bank (11/SW/0018).

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

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