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Received: 7 August 2018
Accepted: 24 September 2018
First Online: 1 October 2018
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: Informed written consent was obtained from each patient before conducting any procedures. Additional information on the study was provided verbally by the study investigator or in a written format. The study protocol was reviewed by the Independent Ethics Committee or Institutional Review Board for each centre. The study was conducted according to the ethical principles of the Declaration of Helsinki.
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