Funding for this research was provided by:
National Institute for Health Research
Text and Data Mining valid from 2019-02-20
Received: 4 December 2018
Revised: 25 January 2019
Accepted: 3 February 2019
First Online: 20 February 2019
Compliance with ethical standards
: This study has been supported by the National Institute of Health Research (NIHR) under the RD-TRC programme and by the Wyck Foundation. Dr. Hanns Lochmüller is an investigator of the Medical Research Council UK Centre for Neuromuscular Diseases (reference G1002274, grant ID 98482). The other authors report no conflicts of interest.
: Study ethical approval was granted by the Newcastle and North Tyneside Ethics Committee (reference: NE/15/0178). The study was performed in accordance with the ethical standards laid down in the 1964 Declaration of Helsinki and its later amendments. All patients gave their informed consent prior to their inclusion in the study.