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About the article
Published Online: 2018-07-23
Published in Print: 2018-12-19
Author contributions: J. Brule, S. Revy, C. Faure and T. Tassin performed all the laboratory experiments, processed the data and wrote the manuscript. R. Eschalier and G. Massoulié screened and recruited patients. B. Pereira performed the statistical analysis. T. Sinegre revised the manuscript and added comments. A. Lebreton designed the study, processed the data and wrote the manuscript. All the authors have accepted responsibility for the entire content of this submitted manuscript and approved submission.
Research funding: This study was supported by a grant of Clermont-Ferrand University Hospital.
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.