Funding for this research was provided by:
Institute of Musculoskeletal Health and Arthritis (FRN153298)
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Received: 25 June 2019
Accepted: 16 September 2019
First Online: 6 November 2019
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: The original study protocol was approved by a central review board (IRB Institutional Review Board Services, Toronto, ON, Canada) and the institutional review board of the Centre hospitalier de l’Université Sherbrooke (Sherbrooke, QC, Canada). The original trial was conducted in compliance with the ethical principles that have their origin in the Declaration of Helsinki (2000) and are consistent with the “Good Clinical Practice” ICH Tripartite Guideline (January 1997) and the applicable laws and regulations of Canada, whichever afforded the greater protection to the individual. Ethical approval for this post hoc study was obtained with the original study; thus, further approval was not required. All patients provided informed consent.
: Not applicable.
: The authors declare that they have no competing interests.