Funding for this research was provided by:
Frontier and Key Technologies Innovation Funding Project of Department of Science and Technology of Guangdong Province (2015B020225007)
National Natural Science Foundation of China Grant Awards (81802222)
Natural Science Foundation of Guangdong Province (2018A030310694, 2020A1515010268)
Outstanding Young Talents Foundation of Guangdong Provincial People’s Hospital (KJ012019091)
Program of Science and Technology of Guangzhou (201904010424)
Guangdong Medical Science and Technology Research Foundation (2018114214430383)
Received: 21 May 2020
Revised: 29 June 2020
Accepted: 3 July 2020
First Online: 16 July 2020
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: The present study was approved by the institutional review board of Guangdong Provincial People’s Hospital, and signed informed consent for participation was obtained from all study patients. The trial protocol was submitted to ExternalRef removed, and the trial registration number is NCT01613612.
: Not applicable.
: The authors declare that they have no competing interests.