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Received: 31 May 2018
Accepted: 3 April 2019
First Online: 20 May 2019
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: For the inclusions of the clinical studies, the Medical Ethics Review committee of the VU University Medical Center judged that the Medical Research Involving Human Subjects Act did not apply for this study (2014.317). For the inclusions of data obtained within other research protocols, the local ethics review committee approved these studies; the Medical Ethics Review board of VU University Medical Center (2012.288, and 2015.011), Leiden University Medical Center (P15.137 / NL52871.058.15), and University of Lund (2004/741). Informed consent was obtained for all research inclusions. Depending on the local regulations clinical patients gave informed consent. The design is reasonable, data collection standardized, the relevant rights and interests of the patients have been fully protected.
: Not applicable since there is no report on individual patient data.
: KMB was during the study part-time employed by Philips Healthcare. The authors declare that they have no other competing interests.
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