Funding for this research was provided by:
Faculty of Medicine, Dalhousie University (Research Scholar)
Lung Association Nova Scotia (Legacy Research Fund)
Received: 30 May 2019
Accepted: 1 October 2019
First Online: 5 November 2019
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: The Dalhousie University Committee on Laboratory Animals approved the protocol (UCLA 08-132), and the care and handling of the animals were in accordance with the National Institutes of Health Guidelines for ethical animal treatment.
: Not applicable.
: The authors declare that they have no competing interests.