Funding for this research was provided by:
Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (H28-924)
Uehara Memorial Foundation
Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare
SENSHIN Medical Research Foundation
Charitable Trust Mihara Cerebrovascular Disorder Research Promotion Fund
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Received: 22 June 2018
Accepted: 6 August 2018
First Online: 29 August 2018
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: The present study was approved by the Hokkaido University Graduate School of Medicine medical ethics committee on human experimentation, including genetic analysis (14–053). Written informed consent was obtained from all participants (or guardians) to participate in this study.
: Written informed consent was obtained from all participants (or guardians) whose individual data were presented for publication in this study in any form.
: HU, YH, ST, HS: Nothing to report relating to this study. MI received research fellowship from SENSHIN Medical Research Foundation fellowship for research abroad (2015). SH received a grant funded by Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (Grant Number 17 K1662007). KK received a grant funded by Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (Grant Number JP15K1028605) and research support from Nihon Medi-Physics Co., Ltd. KH serves on the executive editorial board of Neurologia Medico-Chirurgica and the editorial board of the Journal of Stroke & Cerebrovascular Diseases.
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