About the Authors

Gabriel Chodick

Contributed equally to this work with: Gabriel Chodick, Howard Amital

hodik_g@mac.org.il

Affiliations Maccabi Healthcare Services, Tel Aviv, Israel, Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel

Howard Amital

Contributed equally to this work with: Gabriel Chodick, Howard Amital

Affiliations Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel, Department of Medicine D, Meir Medical Center, Kefar Saba, Israel

Yoav Shalem

Affiliation Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel

Ehud Kokia

Affiliation Maccabi Healthcare Services, Tel Aviv, Israel

Anthony D. Heymann

Affiliations Maccabi Healthcare Services, Tel Aviv, Israel, Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel

Avi Porath

Affiliations Maccabi Healthcare Services, Tel Aviv, Israel, Faculty of Health Sciences, Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Israel

Varda Shalev

Affiliations Maccabi Healthcare Services, Tel Aviv, Israel, Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

ICMJE criteria for authorship read and met: GC HA YS EK ADH AP VS. Agree with the manuscript's results and conclusions: GC HA YS EK ADH AP VS. Designed the experiments/the study: GC HA YS ADH VS. Analyzed the data: GC HA YS. Collected data/did experiments for the study: HA YS. Enrolled patients: HA. Wrote the first draft of the paper: GC. Contributed to the writing of the paper: HA EK ADH AP VS.