Funding for this research was provided by:
Ministry of Science and Technology, Taiwan (106-2314-B-182A-074, 105-2314-B-182A-009, 106-2314-B-182-017-MY3)
Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, Linkou (BMRP488, CMRPG3F2181, BMRPD69)
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Received: 24 April 2018
Accepted: 27 June 2018
First Online: 16 July 2018
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: All procedures performed in studies involving human participants were in accordance with the ethical standards of the institutional and/or national research committee and with the principles of the 1964 Declaration of Helsinki and its later amendments or comparable ethical standards.Informed consent was obtained from all individual participants included in the study. In addition, the next of kin or guardians of stroke patients also gave their written informed consent if the patients could not comprehend the study protocol or they could not sign their name clearly. The study protocol and procedure for obtaining informed consent were approved by the institutional review board of Chang Gung Memorial Hospital (IRB No. 103-7584A) and the Governmental Ministry of Health and Welfare.
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