Funding for this research was provided by:
Ministerio de Economía, Industria y Competitividad, Gobierno de España (reference DEP2016‐74926‐R)
Received: 27 March 2019
Accepted: 19 July 2019
First Online: 5 September 2019
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: The design of the study, assessment and intervention protocols, as well as informed consents, were reviewed and approved by the Ethics Committee of the Torrecárdenas University Hospital prior to the start of the recruitment process (case N° 76/2016). Each patient received a dossier with detailed information about the study design, general purpose, assessment protocols and interventions. The surgeon provided a comprehensive description of the project to each participant. Participants were not evaluated for inclusion before signing their approval for participation in the project.
: Approximately 1 month before the surgery, each participant is informed of the study design, general purpose, assessment protocols and interventions. All participants will receive detailed information about possible outcomes that could have an impact on their health. In this case, the medical personnel and researcher will inform participants and give advice. A written summary of the study results will be sent to participants by email. Participants in this study shall complete informed consent and shall receive a copy of results and publications from this work. In addition, all participants will receive a certificate of appreciation for participating in the study. Participants will not be involved in the design and conception of the study. In addition, written informed consent have been collected from all participants who appear in these photographs, giving us explicit permission to use their photographs for scientific / educational purposes.
: The authors declare that they have no competing interests.