Funding for this research was provided by:
Taiwan Ministry of Health and Welfare Clinical Trial Center (MOHW109-TDU-B-212-114004)
MOST Clinical Trial Consortium for Stroke (MOST 109-2321-B-039-002)
Clinical Trial Center, China Medical University Hospital (DMR-109-231)
Mackay Medical College (1082A03)
Department of Medical Research at Mackay Memorial Hospital (MMH-107-135, MMH-109-103)
Min-Sheng Hospital (2021003)
Received: 3 December 2021
Accepted: 8 February 2022
First Online: 21 February 2022
: The authors assert that all procedures contributing to this work comply with the ethical standards of the relevant national and institutional committees on human experimentation and with the Helsinki Declaration of 1975, as revised in 2008. This study was approved by the Research Ethics Committee of the China Medical University Hospital (CMUH-104-REC2-115) and the Institutional Review Board of Mackay Memorial Hospital (16MMHIS074).
: Not applicable.
: The authors declare that they have no competing interests.