Yosuke Sasaki, Naoyuki Kawagoe, Tsunehiko Imai, Yoshihisa Urita, Department of General Medicine and Emergency Care, Toho University School of Medicine, Tokyo 143-8541, Japan
Author contributions: Sasaki Y and Urita Y coordinated the study; Sasaki Y, Kawagoe N, Imai T, and Urita Y performed the experiments; Sasaki Y and Urita Y acquired and analyzed the data; Sasaki Y and Urita Y interpreted the data; and Sasaki Y and Urita Y wrote the manuscript; All authors approved the final version of the article.
Supported by the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science KAKENHI Grant, No. JP21K18089.
Institutional review board statement: The study was reviewed and approved by the Toho University School of Medicine Institutional Review Board, No. 21-51-496.
Conflict-of-interest statement: All the authors report no relevant conflicts of interest for this article.
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Corresponding author: Yosuke Sasaki, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor, Lecturer, Department of General Medicine and Emergency Care, Toho University School of Medicine, 6-11-1 Omori-Nishi, Ota-Ku, Tokyo 143-8541, Japan. email@example.com
Received: February 2, 2023
Peer-review started: February 2, 2023
First decision: March 8, 2023
Revised: March 13, 2023
Accepted: May 6, 2023
Article in press: May 6, 2023
Published online: June 7, 2023