Text and Data Mining valid from 2018-08-03
Received: 21 November 2017
Accepted: 26 July 2018
First Online: 3 August 2018
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: Obtained for the original study, no subjects have been recruited specifically for this retrospective analysis. The study adhered to the tenets of the Declaration of Helsinki and all participants gave written informed consent to participate and for the data to be used for further analyses beyond the original scope of the study in anonymized form. The local ethical committee (“San Paolo Hospital Ethics Committee”, n. 734 of July 30th, 2013—Studio GSD 2013) approved the original study and subsequent use of data in anonymized form for research purposes. As such no further approval was deemed needed by the local ethical committee for the analysis of the data.
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: David P. Crabb, Paolo Fogagnolo and Luca Rossetti are consultants for CenterVue, Padua, Italy.
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