About the Authors

Lorenzo Moja
Department of Biomedical Sciences for Health, University of Milan, Milan, Italy

Lorenzo Moja, Cristian Ricci, Luca Germagnoli, Giuseppe Banfi
Clinical Epidemiology Unit, IRCCS Galeazzi Orthopedic Institute, Milan, Italy

Alessandra Piatti
Epidemiological Observatory, ASL Milano, Milan, Italy

Valentina Pecoraro, Giuseppe Banfi
University of Milan, Milan, Italy

Gianni Virgili
Department of Oto Specialised Surgical Sciences, University of Florence, Florence, Italy

Georgia Salanti
Clinical and Molecular Epidemiology Unit and Clinical Trials and Evidence-Based Medicine Unit, Department of Hygiene and Epidemiology, School of Medicine, University of Ioannina, Ioannina, Greece

Alessandro Liberati
Department of Oncology, Hematology and Respiratory Diseases, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Modena, Italy

Corresponding Author

moja@marionegri.it

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: LM AP GB. Performed the experiments: AP VP LG LM. Analyzed the data: AP CR GV GS. Wrote the paper: LM AP VP. Critical revision of the intellectual content of the manuscript: LM AP VP CR GV GS LG AL GB.