About the Authors

Hannes Knüppel

Affiliation Hannover Medical School, Hannover, Germany

Marcel Mertz

Contributed equally to this work with: Marcel Mertz, Daniel Strech

Affiliations Hannover Medical School, Hannover, Germany, University of Mannheim, Mannheim, Germany

Martina Schmidhuber

Affiliations Hannover Medical School, Hannover, Germany, University of Salzburg, Salzburg, Austria

Gerald Neitzke

Affiliation Hannover Medical School, Hannover, Germany

Daniel Strech

Contributed equally to this work with: Marcel Mertz, Daniel Strech

strech.daniel@mh-hannover.de

Affiliation Hannover Medical School, Hannover, Germany

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: HK DS. Performed the experiments: HK MM MS GN DS. Analyzed the data: HK MM MS GN DS. Wrote the first draft of the manuscript: DS. Contributed to the writing of the manuscript: HK MM MS GN DS. ICMJE criteria for authorship read and met: HK MM MS GN DS. Agree with manuscript results and conclusions: HK MM MS GN DS.