Text and Data Mining valid from 2018-07-24
Received: 18 December 2017
Accepted: 18 July 2018
First Online: 24 July 2018
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: This retrospective study was approved by the ethics committee of the Niigata University School of Medicine (approval number 2442) and was carried out in accordance with the 1975 Helsinki Declaration. Because of the anonymous nature of the data and the opt-out disclosed on our institution’s homepage (ExternalRef removed), the requirement for additional informed consent to participate in this study was deemed unnecessary according to the Japanese national regulation “Ethical Guidelines for Medical and Health Research Involving Human Subjects” (ExternalRef removed).
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