Funding for this research was provided by:
Peking Union Medical College Hospital (20132755)
Received: 28 November 2018
Accepted: 17 April 2019
First Online: 28 May 2019
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: This study was performed in accordance with the Declaration of Helsinki. Written informed consent was obtained from every patient being analyzed in this study before kidney biopsy, which was clearly addressed that “the left kidney biopsy sample and the relevant clinical information could be used retrospectively in clinical study”. This study was approved by the Ethics Committee of Peking Union Medical College Hospital (Reference code:S-k585), where waiver of consent for this retrospective clinical study was approved.
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