Funding for this research was provided by:
Regione Lombardia (POR FESR 2014-2020)
Received: 19 October 2020
Accepted: 9 February 2021
First Online: 17 February 2021
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: The study protocol was approved by the Ethical Committees of ASST Grande Ospedale Metropolitano Niguarda and IRCCS Ca′ Granda Ospedale Maggiore Policlinico Foundation (Prot. Numbers 92–15032020 and 0008489) and conducted in accordance with the principles of the 1964 Declaration of Helsinki. Study participation was by written informed consent. The requirement for informed consent was waived for ICU patients for those communication of information was impossible or characterized by disproportionate efforts (EDPB - Linee-guida 03/2020 sul trattamento dei dati relativi alla salute a fini di ricerca scientifica nel contesto dell’emergenza legata al COVID-19).
: Not applicable.
: The authors declare that they have no competing interests.