Funding for this research was provided by:
Università di Catania
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Received: 23 July 2018
Accepted: 17 October 2018
First Online: 1 December 2018
: SET and SP contributed equally.
: This study (protocol QH- IPF) has been approved by the ethical committee of Policlinico-Vittorio Emanuele Hospital of Catania with letter number 0029883 released on June 2018 by Ethical Committee n. 114/2018/PO.
: Not applicable.
: SET has received honoraria for lectures from Boehringer Ingelheim and F. Hoffmann-La Roche Ltd. SP has received honoraria for lectures and a financial support for an educational program from Boehringer Ingelheim and F. Hoffmann-La Roche Ltd. CV is part of the F. Hoffmann-La Roche Ltd. Scientific board. He has received consulting fees and/or speaker fees from AstraZeneca, Boehringer Ingelheim, Chiesi, F. Hoffmann-La Roche Ltd. and Menarini. The authors AS, GR, AGT, DF, MG, MP, AV, GS, DS, LAM, EG and AB declare that they have no competing interests.
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