Funding for this research was provided by:
Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (17K09706, 19K08728, 17K09703)
Kidney Foundation, Japan (JFKB19-21)
Takeda Medical Research Foundation (09700220)
Japanese Association of Dialysis Physicians (2019-23)
Strategic Grant from Center for Metabolic Regulation of Healthy Aging, Kumamoto University Faculty of Life Sciences (009-0909005001011)
Text and Data Mining valid from 2020-05-04
Received: 24 January 2020
Accepted: 16 April 2020
First Online: 4 May 2020
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: All patients provided their written informed consent before participating in the study in 2012.
: Not applicable.
: The authors declare that they have no competing interests.