Text and Data Mining valid from 2020-01-30
Received: 22 May 2019
Accepted: 21 January 2020
First Online: 30 January 2020
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: This study was approved by the Human Resources Department of the Ministry of Health in the Gaza Strip, the authorized body to provide ethical approval for clinical studies. Furthermore, approval was obtained from hospital administration and operating departments of the study hospitals. Written informed consent was taken from patients before undergoing surgery. Data were collected anonymously and patient confidentiality was kept secure at all times.
: Not applicable.
: The authors declare that they have no competing interests.