Funding for this research was provided by:
FP7 People: Marie-Curie Actions (FP7-PEOPLE-IEF 300371)
European Respiratory Society (ERS-LTRF 2011-131)
European Regional Development Fund (GINOP 2.3.2-15-2016-00022)
Text and Data Mining valid from 2019-09-06
Received: 4 April 2019
Accepted: 2 September 2019
First Online: 6 September 2019
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: All procedures in this study were performed in accordance with approval from the local research ethics committee at the University of Birmingham. All patients included in this study gave written informed consent for the use of their tissue and clinical data for research purposes. Ethics committee approval number is 07/mre08/42 amendment 2 dated 2/5/2009.
: Not applicable.
: The authors declare that they have no competing interest.