Funding for this research was provided by:
Conseil National de la Recherche Scientifique (01-08-15)
Received: 31 January 2021
Accepted: 30 July 2021
First Online: 11 October 2021
: The study was approved by the Institutional Review Board at the American University of Beirut, Lebanon. The informed consent forms were obtained from all participants. The American University of Beirut and its Institutional Review Board, under the Institution’s Federal Wide Assurance with OHRP, comply with the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) Code of Federal Regulations for the Protection of Human Subjects (“The Common Rule”) 45CFR46, subparts A, B, C, and D, with 21CFR56; and operate in a manner consistent with the Belmont report, FDA guidance, Good Clinical Practices under the ICH guidelines, and applicable national/local regulations. The statement for “ethical approval” and the “informed consent” are attached in the system.
: Not applicable.
: All authors do not have any conflict of interest.