Funding for this research was provided by:
Centre Interdisciplinaire de Recherche en Réadaptation et Intégration Sociale, Québec
Cryofos Medical GmbH
Received: 17 June 2020
Accepted: 16 November 2020
First Online: 1 December 2020
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: The sectorial health sciences research ethics committee of Laval University (Quebec city, Canada) approved this study (#2015–053). All participants signed an informed consent prior to inclusion.
: Not applicable.
: The research team received funding from Cryofos Medical GmbH, manufacturer of the NCS device used in this study, as well as from Atlas Medic, distributor of Cryofos products in Canada. The unit used in the study was loaned free of charge by Atlas Medic. Cryofos Medical GmbH and Atlas-Medic were consulted in regard to the study design prior to beginning of recruitment (mainly for NCS application protocols). They were not involved (nor were any other funding body) in data collection, analysis, and interpretation, in the writing of the manuscript or in the decision to submit for publication.The authors declare that they have no other apparent or real conflict of interest.