Funding for this research was provided by:
the Young Top Talent Project of Scientific and Technological Innovation in Special Support Plan for Training High-level Talents in Guangdong (no. 2017TQ04R627)
the Youth Research and Cultivation Project of Guangzhou University of Chinese Medicine (A1-AFD018191A40)
Received: 26 October 2019
Accepted: 25 November 2020
First Online: 7 December 2020
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: This study protocol has been approved by the Ethics Committee of the First Affiliated Hospital of Guangzhou University of Traditional Chinese Medicine (No.Y-2019-241). The study coordinator will obtain consent from the eligible patients, which will ask for permission for the research team to share relevant data and notice that there is neither anticipated harm nor compensation for trial participation.
: Not Applicable.
: The authors declare that they have no competing interests.