Received: 13 July 2020
Accepted: 23 October 2020
First Online: 20 November 2020
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: This study was approved both by the ethics committee of the Azienda Ospedaliero-Universitaria Policlinico di Bari (protocol no. 257) and by the ethics committee of the Arcispedale Sant’Anna hospital, Ferrara, Italy (protocol no. 131084). All patient enrolled in this study or their next of kin signed an informed consent. The study was conducted in accordance with the Declaration of Helsinki.
: Salvatore Grasso in the past 2 years received fees for lectures and board membership from: Getinge Critical Care (Solna SW), Estor Critical Care (Pero, Milan Italy). The other authors declare that they have no competing interests.