Text and Data Mining valid from 2020-01-31
Received: 9 November 2019
Accepted: 21 January 2020
First Online: 31 January 2020
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: All study participants signed written consent form at both baseline and follow-up study visits. The study was approved by University at Buffalo, State University of New York Institutional Review Board (IRB).
: Not applicable.
: Dejan Jakimovski, Niels Bergsland and Marcela Maria Lagana have nothing to disclose.Michael G. Dwyer received personal compensation from Novartis and EMD Serono, and financial support for research activities from Celgene, Novartis, Mapi Pharma, Keystone Heart, Protembis, and V-WAVE Medical.Bianca Weinstock- Guttman received honoraria as a speaker and as a consultant for Biogen Idec, Teva Pharmaceuticals, EMD Serono, Genzyme, Sanofi, Novartis and Acorda. Dr Weinstock-Guttman received research funds from Biogen Idec, Teva Pharmaceuticals, EMD Serono, Genzyme, Sanofi, Novartis, Acorda.Robert Zivadinov received personal compensation from Celgene, EMD Serono, Genzyme-Sanofi, and Novartis for speaking and consultant fees. He received financial support for research activities from Genzyme-Sanofi, Novartis, Celgene, Mapi Pharma, Keystone Heart, Protembis and V-WAVE Medical.