Received: 30 May 2022
Accepted: 12 March 2023
First Online: 25 May 2023
: This study was conducted according to the World Medical Association's Declaration of Helsinki, in which a written consent was obtained from all patients. In addition, the study protocol was approved by the Ethics Committee of Rafsanjan University of Medical Sciences (IR.RUMS.REC.1397.174). Besides, it was registered at the Iranian Registry of Clinical Trial (RCT20131228015965N18).
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