Funding for this research was provided by:
Medical Research Council (G1002325)
Text and Data Mining valid from 2018-09-18
Received: 10 March 2018
Accepted: 31 August 2018
First Online: 18 September 2018
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: Ethics approval to undertake ECLS was obtained from the UK National Research Ethics Service on 16 April 2013, using the recruitment method outlined above (East of Scotland Research Ethics Service REC 1, REC reference 13/ES/0024).
: This manuscript does not report individual patient data, thus it was not necessary to obtain consent to publish from individual participants.
: One of the MRC START investigators (ST) proofread the content of the control PIB in his former role as the assistant director of TCTU and a co-investigator in ECLS. All of the other authors declare that they have no competing interests.
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