Funding for this research was provided by:
Merck Sharp & Dohme (I.A.) Corp. provided funding for this research project.
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Received: 18 January 2017
Accepted: 2 March 2018
First Online: 20 March 2018
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: This study was approved by the institutional review board of the National Taiwan University Hospital (201,411,050 W), and access to the National Health Insurance Research Database (NHIRD) was permitted by the National Health Research Institutes (NHRI) in Taiwan. Since the identification numbers of all subjects in the NHIRD were encrypted to protect the privacy of the individuals, this study was exempted from full review by the institutional review board and informed consents were waived.
: Not applicable.
: FYH, LKC, WHL, and CYW received a research grant sponsored by Merck Sharp & Dohme (I.A.) Corp.
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