Funding for this research was provided by:
Ministry of Science and Technology, Taiwan (MOST-107-2314-B-010-021, MOST 108-2321-B-010 -014 -MY2 and 108-2321-B-010 001)
Ministry of Health and Welfare (MOHW108-TDU-B-211-133001)
Ministry of Education (The Featured Areas Research Center Program within the framework of the Higher Education Sprout Project)
Taipei Veterans General Hospital (VGH-108-C-066, VGH-108-C-105)
Received: 8 October 2019
Accepted: 2 December 2019
First Online: 16 December 2019
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: The study was approved by the Institutional Review Board of the Taipei Veterans General Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan (IRB No. 2011–11-002GA). Written informed consent was obtained from each participant prior to entering the trial. All clinical investigations were conducted according to the principles expressed in the Declaration of Helsinki. All collected information was de-identified before statistical analysis.
: Not applicable.
: The authors declared no potential conflicts of interest with respect to the research, authorship, and/or publication of this article.