Funding for this research was provided by:
Suzhou Science and Technology Commission Scientific Research Project of China (NO.sysd2017131)
Received: 7 July 2020
Accepted: 15 October 2020
First Online: 19 October 2020
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: This study was conducted in accordance with the Declaration of Helsinki (WMA) and the International Ethical Guidelines for Biomedical Research involving human subjects (CIOMS). The Ethics Committee of Suzhou Hospital of Traditional Chinese Medicine approved the study under the number 2017-LYP-013. All patients gave written informed consent prior to participation.
: The authors have no conflicts of interest, including specific financial interests and relationships and affiliations, relevant to the subject of this manuscript.