Funding for this research was provided by:
European Union Regional Development Fund (EU Sustainable Competitiveness Programme for N. Ireland)
Department of Health, Northern Ireland (Northern Ireland Public Health Agency (HSC R&D))
Association pour la Recherche sur la Sclérose Latérale Amyotrophique et autres Maladies du Motoneurone
institut national de la sante et de la recherche medical
Direction Générale de l’offre de Soins
Dell Ulster University Ph.D fund
VCRS Ulster University Ph.D Fund
Received: 5 April 2020
Accepted: 22 June 2020
First Online: 8 July 2020
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: The protocol (NCT01984957) was approved by the local Ethical Committee. Written informed consent was obtained from all patients.
: All co-authors consent for publicationCompeting interestsThe authors declare that they have no conflict of interest.