Funding for this research was provided by:
SERB, Department of Science and Technology, Ministry of Science and Technology, Govt. of India (DST No: D.O. No.-SR/SO/HS-0166/2010)
Indian Council for Medical research (ICMR-JRF-2012/HRD-139(10056))
Received: 26 September 2017
Accepted: 16 March 2018
First Online: 2 April 2018
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: The study was approved by the Institute’s Ethics Committee of the Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (vide letter No.IC-CCRT/07/DTM-3226 dated 16.11.2009). All patients were enrolled after obtaining a voluntary written informed consent and the study was conducted as per the Helsinki declaration (2000).No animals were used in the study.
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