From the aPlastic Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, University of Montréal, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
bFaculty of Medicine, East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, TN.
Received August 25, 2022, and accepted for publication, after revision December 13, 2022.
A.-M.P. and A.-A.R. contributed equally to the work described in this article.
Conflicts of interest and sources of funding: This work was supported by a Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada Discovery Grant (E.B.), studentships from the Faculté des études supérieures et postdoctorales de l'Université de Montréal (A.-A.R.) and Fonds de recherche J.A. de Sève de l'Hôpital du Sacré-Coeur de Montréal (A.-M.P.), and a research grant of the Department of Surgery of the Université de Montréal (J.C.L.).
Statement of institutional review board approval: The protocol was approved by the Ethics Committee in Animal Experimentation of the Hôpital du Sacré-Coeur de Montréal.
Author contributions: J.C.L. and E.B. elaborated the research question and designed the study. A.-M.P. and A.-A.R. contributed to data collection and data analysis. X.M. contributed to data analysis. All authors have participated in manuscript writing and revision. J.C.L. and E.B. supervised the process.
Reprints: Jenny C. Lin, MD, PhD, Faculty of Medicine, University of Montréal, 3175 Côte-Ste-Catherine, 3.17.019, Montreal, Quebec H3T 1C5, Canada. E-mail: [email protected].