No earlier than 12 months after the article was first published whether it was published online at www.thieme-connect.com, in some other Thieme produced electronic form, or in a print journal published by Thieme Publishing Group, authors may make the Accepted Version of their manuscript, including Supplemental Data, available on a non-commercial academic Institutional Repository.

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