Funding for this research was provided by:
German Center for lung research
European Cooperation in Science and Technology (A16125)
European Union’s Seventh Framework Program (305653)
Curetis, Holzgerlingen, Germany
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Received: 13 November 2017
Accepted: 1 March 2018
First Online: 27 March 2018
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