About the Authors

Peadar S. Waters

Affiliation Discipline of Surgery, School of Medicine, National University of Ireland, Galway, Ireland

Ailbhe M. McDermott

Affiliation Discipline of Surgery, School of Medicine, National University of Ireland, Galway, Ireland

Deirdre Wall

Affiliations HRB Clinical Research Facility, National University of Galway, Galway, Ireland, School of Mathematics, Statistics and Applied Mathematics, National University of Galway, Galway, Ireland

Helen M. Heneghan

Affiliation Discipline of Surgery, School of Medicine, National University of Ireland, Galway, Ireland

Nicola Miller

Affiliation Discipline of Surgery, School of Medicine, National University of Ireland, Galway, Ireland

John Newell

Affiliations HRB Clinical Research Facility, National University of Galway, Galway, Ireland, School of Mathematics, Statistics and Applied Mathematics, National University of Galway, Galway, Ireland

Michael J. Kerin

Affiliation Discipline of Surgery, School of Medicine, National University of Ireland, Galway, Ireland

Roisin M. Dwyer

roisin.dwyer@nuigalway.ie

Affiliation Discipline of Surgery, School of Medicine, National University of Ireland, Galway, Ireland

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: PSW AMM NM HMH MJK RMD. Performed the experiments: PSW RMD. Analyzed the data: PSW DW JN MJK RMD. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: MJK RMD. Wrote the paper: PSW RMD.