Received: 26 March 2019
Accepted: 17 June 2019
First Online: 24 June 2019
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: Informed and written consent was obtained from all participants. All of the subjects were contacted in accordance with procedures agreed upon by local general practitioners, who had previously been invited to a dedicated meeting at which they were fully informed about the aims of the study and asked whether they would be willing to collaborate. All subjects agreed to the processing of their personal data and understood that this information was categorized as “sensitive data”. All subjects were informed that data from the research protocol would be treated in an anonymous and collective way, with scientific methods and for scientific purposes in accordance with the principles of the Helsinki Declaration.Ethical Approval is not necessary because all the medical and instrumental examinations were performed according to the Italian laws concerning the protection of workers exposed to occupational risks (D. Lgs. 81/2008).
: Not applicable.
: The authors declare that they have no competing interests.