About the Authors

Athanasios Skoutelis

Roles Investigation, Writing – review & editing

Affiliation General Hospital of Athens ‘Evangelismos’, Athens, Greece

Angelos Pefanis

Roles Investigation, Writing – review & editing

Affiliation Sotiria’ General and Chest Diseases Hospital of Athens, Athens, Greece

Sotirios Tsiodras

Roles Investigation, Writing – review & editing

Affiliation Medical School, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, ‘Attikon’ University Hospital, Athens, Greece

Nikolaos V. Sipsas

Roles Investigation, Writing – review & editing

Affiliation Laiko General Hospital and Medical School, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Athens, Greece

Moyssis Lelekis

Roles Investigation, Writing – review & editing

Affiliation General Hospital of Attika ‘KAT’, Athens, Greece

Marios C. Lazanas

Roles Investigation, Writing – review & editing

Affiliation General Hospital of Athens ‘Korgialenio-Benakio’ Red Cross, Athens, Greece

Panagiotis Gargalianos

Roles Investigation, Writing – review & editing

Affiliation General Hospital of Athens ‘G.Gennimatas’, Athens, Greece

George N. Dalekos

Roles Investigation, Writing – review & editing

Affiliation University of Thessaly, Medical School, University General Hospital of Larissa, Larissa, Greece

Emmanuel Roilides

Roles Investigation, Writing – review & editing

Affiliation Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Hippokration General Hospital of Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki, Greece

George Samonis

Roles Investigation, Writing – review & editing

Affiliation University of Crete, School of Medicine, University Hospital of Heraklion, Heraklion, Crete, Greece

Efstratios Maltezos

Roles Investigation, Writing – review & editing

Affiliation Democritus University of Thrace, University General Hospital of Evros, Alexandroupoli, Greece

Dimitrios Hatzigeorgiou

Roles Investigation, Writing – review & editing

Affiliation 251 Air Force General Hospital, Athens, Greece

Malvina Lada

Roles Investigation, Writing – review & editing

Affiliation Sismanoglion General Hospital of Athens, Athens, Greece

Symeon Metallidis

Roles Investigation, Writing – review & editing

Affiliation Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Medical School, AHEPA University Hospital of Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki, Greece

Athena Stoupis

Roles Investigation, Writing – review & editing

Affiliation Athens Medical Centre, Maroussi, Athens, Greece

Georgios Chrysos

Roles Investigation, Writing – review & editing

Affiliation Tzaneio General Hospital, Piraeus, Greece

Lazaros Karnesis

Roles Investigation, Writing – review & editing

Affiliation 401 Military Hospital of Athens, Athens, Greece

Styliani Symbardi

Roles Investigation, Writing – review & editing

Affiliation Thriasio General Hospital of Elefsis, Attica, Greece

Chariclia V. Loupa

Roles Investigation, Writing – review & editing

Affiliation A.Fleming General Hospital of Athens, Athens, Greece

Helen Giamarellou

Roles Investigation, Writing – review & editing

Affiliation HYGEIA Hospital, Athens, Greece

Ioannis Kioumis

Roles Investigation, Writing – review & editing

Affiliation Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, General Hospital ‘G.Papanikolaou’, Thessaloniki, Greece

Helen Sambatakou

Roles Investigation, Writing – review & editing

Affiliation National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Hippokration General Hospital, Athens, Greece

Epameinondas Tsianos

Roles Investigation, Writing – review & editing

Affiliation University of Ioannina, University General Hospital of Ioannina, Ioannina, Greece

Maria Kotsopoulou

Roles Investigation, Writing – review & editing

Affiliation Metaxa Cancer Hospital, Piraeus, Greece

Areti Georgopali

Roles Conceptualization, Methodology, Supervision, Validation, Visualization, Writing – original draft, Writing – review & editing

Affiliation Astellas Pharmaceuticals, Attica, Greece

Klairi Liakou

Roles Conceptualization, Methodology, Project administration, Supervision, Validation, Visualization, Writing – review & editing

Affiliation Astellas Pharmaceuticals, Attica, Greece

Stavroula Perlorentzou

Roles Investigation, Writing – review & editing

Affiliation Metaxa Cancer Hospital, Piraeus, Greece

Stamatina Levidiotou

Roles Investigation, Writing – review & editing

Affiliation University of Ioannina, University General Hospital of Ioannina, Ioannina, Greece

Marina Giotsa-Toutouza

Roles Investigation, Writing – review & editing

Affiliation Hippokration General Hospital of Athens, Athens, Greece

Helen Tsorlini-Christoforidou

Roles Investigation, Writing – review & editing

Affiliation General Hospital ‘G.Papanikolaou’, Thessaloniki, Greece

Ilias Karaiskos

Roles Investigation, Writing – review & editing

Affiliation HYGEIA Hospital, Athens, Greece

Georgia Kouppari

Roles Investigation, Writing – review & editing

Affiliation A.Fleming General Hospital of Athens, Athens, Greece

Eleftheria Trikka-Graphakos

Roles Investigation, Writing – review & editing

Affiliation Thriasio General Hospital of Elefsis, Attica, Greece

Maria-Anna Ntrivala

Roles Investigation, Writing – review & editing

Affiliation 401 Military Hospital of Athens, Athens, Greece

Kate Themeli-Digalaki

Roles Investigation, Writing – review & editing

Affiliation Tzaneio General Hospital, Piraeus, Greece

Anastasia Pangalis

Roles Investigation, Writing – review & editing

Affiliation Athens Medical Centre, Maroussi, Athens, Greece

Melina Kachrimanidou

Roles Investigation, Writing – review & editing

Affiliation Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Medical School, AHEPA University Hospital of Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki, Greece

Maria Martsoukou

Roles Investigation, Writing – review & editing

Affiliation Sismanoglion General Hospital of Athens, Athens, Greece

Stergios Karapsias

Roles Investigation, Writing – review & editing

Affiliation 251 Air Force General Hospital, Athens, Greece

Maria Panopoulou

Roles Investigation, Writing – review & editing

Affiliation Democritus University of Thrace, University General Hospital of Evros, Alexandroupoli, Greece

Sofia Maraki

Roles Investigation, Writing – review & editing

Affiliation University Hospital of Heraklion, Heraklion, Crete, Greece

Anagnostina Orfanou

Roles Investigation, Writing – review & editing

Affiliation Hippokration General Hospital of Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki, Greece

Efthymia Petinaki

Roles Investigation, Writing – review & editing

Affiliation University of Thessaly, Medical School, University General Hospital of Larissa, Larissa, Greece

Maria Orfanidou

Roles Investigation, Writing – review & editing

Affiliation General Hospital of Athens ‘G.Gennimatas’, Athens, Greece

Vasiliki Baka

Roles Investigation, Writing – review & editing

Affiliation General Hospital of Athens ‘Korgialenio-Benakio’ Red Cross, Athens, Greece

Antonios Stylianakis

Roles Investigation, Writing – review & editing

Affiliation General Hospital of Attika ‘KAT’, Athens, Greece

Iris Spiliopoulou

Roles Investigation, Writing – review & editing

Affiliation University of Patras, Medical School, University General Hospital of Patras, Patras, Greece

Stavroula Smilakou

Roles Investigation, Writing – review & editing

Affiliation Laiko General Hospital, Athens, Greece

Loukia Zerva

Roles Investigation, Writing – review & editing

Affiliation Medical School, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, ‘Attikon’ University Hospital, Athens, Greece

Evangelos Vogiatzakis

Roles Investigation, Writing – review & editing

Affiliation Sotiria’ General and Chest Diseases Hospital of Athens, Athens, Greece

Eleni Belesiotou

Roles Investigation, Writing – review & editing

Affiliation General Hospital of Athens ‘Evangelismos’, Athens, Greece

Charalambos A. Gogos

Roles Investigation, Supervision, Writing – review & editing

cgogos@med.upatras.gr

Affiliation University of Patras, Medical School, University General Hospital of Patras, Patras, Greece

Competing Interests

APe reports grants from Astellas. NVS reports personal fees from Astellas, Gilead, Pfizer and MSD; grants from Astellas, Gilead and Pfizer; and non-financial support from Astellas, Novartis and MSD. MLe reports personal fees from Pfizer, Novartis, AstraZeneca and Astellas, and non-financial support from Pfizer and Novartis. PG reports personal fees from BMS, MSD, GSK and Novartis. ER reports personal fees from Astellas. GS reports grants and scientific support from Pfizer, Gilead, MSD, Novartis and Astellas. DH reports personal fees from Vianex. SMe reports personal fees from Astellas. SSy reports personal fees and non-financial support from Pfizer. CVL reports personal fees from Astellas. HS reports personal fees from Astellas. AG is an employee of Astellas. KL is an employee of Astellas. MKa reports personal fees from Astellas. EP reports personal fees from Astellas. MO reports personal fees from Astellas. LZ reports honoraria fees from Astellas. CAG reports personal fees from Astellas. All other authors have no conflict of interest to declare. These conflicts of interest do not alter our adherence to PLOS ONE policies on sharing data and materials.