Received: 8 January 2018
Accepted: 19 July 2018
First Online: 2 August 2018
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: This prospective study was conducted in accordance with the principles of the Declaration of Helsinki and with the approval of the Mie University Institutional Review Board at Mie University Hospital (2858, February 5, 2014). All women gave their written, informed consent prior to participation in this study. No studies involving animals were performed.
: Written, informed consent was obtained from the patients for publication of their individual details and accompanying images in this manuscript. The consent form is held by the authors/the author’s institution and is available for review by the Editor-in-Chief.
: Dr. Sakuma and Dr. Ishida received a departmental research grant from Fuji Pharma Co., Ltd., Daiichi Sankyo Co., Ltd., and FUJIFILM RI Pharma Co., Ltd.. Dr. Ito and Dr. Dohi received a departmental research grant from MSD K.K., Daiichi Sankyo Co, Ltd., Astellas Pharma Inc., Otsuka Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd., and Takeda Pharmaceutical Co, Ltd.. Dr. Sakuma received lecture fees from Bayer Yakuhin, Ltd. Dr. Ito received lecture fees from Daiichi Sankyo Co, Ltd., Mitsubishi Tanabe Pharma Corporation, and Bayer Yakuhin, Ltd. Dr. Dohi received lecture fees from Otsuka Pharmaceutical Co.. All other authors have no conflicts of interest to declare. No relevant conflicts of interest related to the article were disclosed by the authors.
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