Funding for this research was provided by:
Agence de la Biomédecine (Grant 2009 et 2012)
Société Francophone de Néphrologie et de Dialyse (grant 2014)
Received: 31 May 2019
Accepted: 20 February 2020
First Online: 4 March 2020
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: The Institutional Review Board and Ethics Committee of the research institution (Nîmes University Hospital Center), as well as two national bodies, the National Data Protection Authority (CNIL) and the Consultative Committee on the Treatment of Information on Personal Health Data for Research Purposes (CCTIRS), approved the study and the method of consent. The study was registered as clinical trial number NCT02910908. All patients provided written consent to participate.
: Not applicable.
: Authors have no competing interest to report as described by BMC Geriatrics.