Funding for this research was provided by:
JSPS KAKENHI (26460649)
Received: 23 June 2020
Accepted: 8 October 2020
First Online: 19 October 2020
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: The present study was performed in accordance with the Helsinki Declaration and was approved by Kyoto University Graduate School and Faculty of Medicine Ethics Committee (approval numbers: E458 and R1540).
: Not applicable.
: M Hashimoto: Received a research and/or speaker fee from Bristol-Myers, Eisai, Eli Lilly, and Tanabe-Mitsubishi. He belongs to the department that is financially supported by five pharmaceutical companies (Mitsubishi-Tanabe Pharma Corp., Chugai Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd., Ayumi Pharmaceutical Corp., Asahi-Kasei Pharma Corp., and UCB Japan Co., Ltd.).T Fujii: Received speaking fees and/or honoraria from Abbvie, Astellas, Asahi-kasei, Chugai, Eli Lilly, Eisai, Janssen, Kissei, Mitsubishi-Tanabe, Ono, Pfizer, Sanofi, Taisho Toyama, Takeda, and UCB, and has received research grants from AbbVie, Ayumi, Asahi-kasei, Astellas, Chugai, Daiichi-Sankyo, Eli Lilly, Eisai, Kissei, Mitsubishi-Tanabe, Pfizer, Nippon-Kayaku, Ono, Takeda, and UCB.K Ohmura: Received research grants and/or speaker’s fees from Abbvie, Actelion, Asahikasei Pharma, Astellas, AYUMI, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Chugai, Daiichi-Sankyo, Eisai, Eli Lilly, GSK, Janssen, JB, Mitsubishi Tanabe, Nippon Kayaku, Nippon Shinyaku, Novartis, Sanofi, and Takeda.