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Competing Interests

The authors declare that they have no competing interests.

Author Contributions

Frane Mihanović conceived and designed the experiments, performed the experiments, analyzed the data, contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools, wrote the paper, prepared figures and/or tables, reviewed drafts of the paper.

Tonči Batinić conceived and designed the experiments, performed the experiments, contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools, prepared figures and/or tables, reviewed drafts of the paper, radiological significance for the research.

Vesna Čapkun conceived and designed the experiments, analyzed the data, reviewed drafts of the paper.

Ana Jerončić conceived and designed the experiments, analyzed the data, reviewed drafts of the paper.

Stipan Janković conceived and designed the experiments, reviewed drafts of the paper, radiological significance for the research.

Željko Dujić conceived and designed the experiments, performed the experiments, contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools, reviewed drafts of the paper.

Human Ethics

The following information was supplied relating to ethical approvals (i.e., approving body and any reference numbers):

All procedures have been approved by the Ethical Committee for medical research, University of Split, Medical School (Approval number: 003-08/11-03/0005, 2181-198-03-04/10-11-0045 from December 9th, 2001).

All research conducted for the study were performed according principles of Declaration of Helsinki. The Ethic committee approved all the procedures as well all the documentation in the research. All procedures and possible risks were in detail explained to every patient, as well as the possibility that in any time they can withdraw their consent for participating in research. All the examinees had to read and sign the informed consent for participating in this research.

Data Deposition

The following information was supplied regarding data availability:

http://ozs.unist.hr/~fmihanov/Papers/PeerJ/

Funding

The authors received no funding for this work. The funders had no role in study design, data collection and analysis, decision to publish, or preparation of the manuscript.


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