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About the article
Published Online: 2019-08-24
Published in Print: 2019-10-25
Author contributions: K.Y. and U.T. designed the study; K. Y. and R. K. collected clinical samples; K.Y. performed the statistical analysis and drafted the manuscript; T.U. and I. M. critically revised the manuscript. All authors read and approved the final manuscript.
Research funding: None declared.
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.