Funding for this research was provided by:
Canadian Institutes of Health Research (#399544, grant #284512, #398643)
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Received: 3 September 2019
Revised: 17 December 2019
Accepted: 17 January 2020
First Online: 12 February 2020
Compliance with ethical standards
: The scientific guarantor of this publication is Dr. Guy Cloutier.
: The authors declare that they have no conflict of interest.
: Co-authors (MHRC, GS, and GC) have significant statistical expertise.
: Written informed consent was obtained from all subjects (patients) in this study.
: Institutional review board approval was obtained.
: • prospective• cross-sectional study• performed at one institution