Author contributions: Dr. Sebastian Schwab: analysis and interpretation of data, drafting of the manuscript. Dr. Dominik Bös: acquisition, analysis and interpretation of data. Dr. Felix Hundt: acquisition, analysis and interpretation of data. Dr. Carola Ellen Kleine: acquisition, analysis and interpretation of data. Prof. Dr. Christian Strassburg: administrative support, reviewing the manuscript. Prof. Dr. Rainer Peter Woitas: study concept and design, acquisition, analysis and interpretation of data, drafting of the manuscript, obtaining funding, administrative support and study supervision. All the authors have accepted responsibility for the entire content of this submitted manuscript and approved submission.
Research funding: RPW received honoraria from Siemens, Marburg, Germany.
Employment or leadership: None declared.
Honorarium: None declared.
Competing interests: The funding organization(s) played no role in the study design; in the collection, analysis, and interpretation of data; in the writing of the report; or in the decision to submit the report for publication.
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