Funding for this research was provided by:
Alexander S. Onassis Public Benefit Foundation (G ZJ 050-2/2015-2016)
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Received: 10 July 2018
Revised: 14 August 2018
Accepted: 18 September 2018
First Online: 22 October 2018
Compliance with ethical standards
: The scientific guarantor of this publication is Vasileios Rafailidis.
: The authors of this manuscript declare no relationships with any companies, whose products or services may be related to the subject matter of the article.
: One of the authors has significant statistical expertise.
: Written informed consent was obtained from all subjects (patients) in this study.
: Institutional Review Board approval was obtained.
: • Prospective• Diagnostic or prognostic study• Performed at one institution