Funding for this research was provided by:
Italian Minister of Health
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Received: 17 October 2017
Accepted: 8 October 2018
First Online: 20 October 2018
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: The original protocol of the EXCITE trial was approved by the Ethics Committees of Renal Units participating to the study, and written informed consent was obtained from each participant. The Ethical Committee of the Coordinating Center is that of “Grande Ospedale Metropolitano Bianchi-Melacrino-Morelli” of Reggio Calabria, Italy (Committee’s reference number: CE150157). The trial was registered in ExternalRef removed (Clinicaltrials.gov identifier: NCT01255969) on December 8, 2010.
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