Christos Koutserimpas, Department of Orthopaedics and Traumatology, “251” Hellenic Air Force General Hospital of Athens, Athens 11525, Greece
Stylianos G Zervakis, Diamantis P Kofteridis, George Samonis, Department of Internal Medicine, University Hospital of Heraklion, Crete, Heraklion 71110, Greece
Sofia Maraki, Department of Clinical Microbiology and Microbial Pathogenesis, University Hospital of Heraklion, Crete, Heraklion 71110, Greece
Kalliopi Alpantaki, Department of Materials Science and Technology, University of Crete, Heraklion, Heraklion 71110, Greece
Argyrios Ioannidis, Department of General Surgery, “Sismanoglion” General Hospital of Athens, Athens 15126, Greece
Author contributions: Koutserimpas C, Zervakis SG, Alpantaki K and Samonis G designed the research; Zervakis SG, Maraki S and Kofteridis DP performed the research; Koutserimpas C and Ioannidis A contributed new reagents/analytic tools; Koutserimpas C and Ioannidis A analyzed the data; Koutserimpas C, Zervakis SG, Alpantaki K and Samonis G wrote the paper.
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Corresponding author: Christos Koutserimpas, MD, Doctor, Department of Orthopaedics and Traumatology, "251" Hellenic Air Force General Hospital of Athens, P. Kanellopoulou Av., Athens 11525, Greece. firstname.lastname@example.org
Received: January 22, 2019
Peer-review started: January 23, 2019
First decision: March 10, 2019
Revised: March 16, 2019
Accepted: April 19, 2019
Article in press: April 19,2019
Published online: June 26, 2019