Received: 29 November 2016
Accepted: 23 January 2018
First Online: 5 February 2018
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: All procedures performed in studies involving human participants were in accordance with the ethical standards of the institutional and/or national research committee and with the 1964 Helsinki declaration and its later amendments or comparable ethical standards.The opinion from the Ethics Committee of the coordinating investigator (Ärztekammer Sachsen-Anhalt) was sought for the final study protocol, including the final version of the Informed Consent Form. Notifications were sent to the Ethics Committees of all involved investigators. An Ethics Committee opinion was also sought for any amendment to the protocol in accordance with local requirements.All patients provided written, informed consent.This article does not contain any studies with animals performed by any of the authors.
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: WS reports honoraria from, Roche, Lilly and Boehringer Ingelheim, consulting or advisory roles with Roche, Lilly and Boehringer Ingelheim and travel, accommodation or expenses from Boehringer Ingelheim. PS reports honoraria from AstraZeneca, Novartis, Roche, Amgen and Pfizer and consulting or advisory roles with AstraZeneca, Novartis, Amgen and Pfizer. WE reports honoraria from AstraZeneca, Eli Lilly, Boehringer Ingelheim, Pfizer, Novartis, Roche, Merck, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Amgen, GlaxoSmithKline, Astellas, Bayer, Teva, Merck Serono, Daichi Sankyo and Hexal and consulting or advisory roles with AstraZeneca, Eli Lilly, Boehringer Ingelheim, Novartis, Pfizer, Roche, Merck, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Astellas, Bayer, Teva and Daichi Sankyo. UZ is an employee of iOMEDICO AG. LM is an employee of AstraZeneca. MT reports honoraria from AstraZeneca, Roche, Bristol-Myers Squibb, MSD, Lilly, Novartis and Pfizer and consulting or advisory roles with AstraZeneca, Bristol-Myers Squibb, MSD, Lilly, Novartis and Roche. MD reports no potential conflicts of interest.
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