Funding for this research was provided by:
Fondazione cassa di risparmio Firenze (2014.0679)
Philip and Irene Tool Gage Foundation (NA)
Received: 10 January 2021
Accepted: 22 March 2021
First Online: 25 May 2021
: The Institutional Review Board of the centre (“Comitato Etico Area Vasta Toscana Centro”) reviewed and approved the study protocol for the Azienda Ospedaliero Universitaria Careggi in Florence (ExternalRef removed Identifier: NCT04341974). Because of the retrospective nature of this study, written consent for the analysis and publication of clinical data was waived from the IRB. All methods of consent were approved by the appropriate ethics committees.
: Not applicable.
: Dr. Gianluca Villa has received honoraria for lectures from Baxter and Pall Italia. Prof. Stefano Romagnoli has received honoraria for lectures/consultancy from Baxter, Orion Pharma, Vygon, MSD, and Medtronic and funds for travel expenses, hotel accommodation, and registration to meetings from Baxter, BBraun, Pall International, Medigas, and Vygon. Prof. Angelo Raffaele De Gaudio has received research grants from MSD Italia, Baxter, and Pall International. The remaining authors declare that they have no competing interests.