Table 1

Content of data and tissue sample collection

Demographic informationName, date of birth, gender, age, nationality, height, weight, level of education, and so on
Diagnostic informationLatest gastroscope reports, Hp test reports and pathological reports
TCM syndrome-related informationFeatures of presenting signs and symptoms collected by using TCM four diagnostic methods of looking, listening/smelling, asking and palpating
TCM syndrome pattern differentiation scale scores
Results of TCM syndrome identification
Disease historyPatient history and family history of CG, GC  and Hp infection, and so on
ComplicationsUpper gastrointestinal haemorrhage, upper gastrointestinal ulcer, pyloric obstruction, anaemia, gastric carcinoma metastasis, and so on
Dietary intake and lifestyleDietary structure, working status, psychological status, history of smoking and alcohol intake, and so on
MedicationCurrent drug use on CG and GC treatment (current use of proton pump inhibitors, and so on, at the time of upper endoscopy), and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAID)
Laboratory indicesRoutine blood test, routine stool test, tumour markers, and so on
Tissue samplesTissue samples of diseased gastric mucosa
  • CG, chronic gastritis; GC, gastric carcinoma; Hp, Helicobacter pylori; TCM, traditional Chinese medicine.