Funding for this research was provided by:
National Key R&D Program of China (2018YFC0114503)
Foundation for National Clinical Research Center (2015BAI12B06)
National Key Research and Development Project (2016YFC1103004)
Four-hundred Project of Chinese PLA General Hospital (MJ201407)
Chinese Academy of Engineering Consulting Research Project (2017-XZ-08)
Received: 27 May 2019
Accepted: 11 May 2020
First Online: 25 May 2020
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: This research is an observational study. All protocols were approved by the Medicine Ethics Committee of Chinese PLA General Hospital (No. S2019–037-01).
: Not applicable.
: The authors declare that they have no competing interests. The co-author Xiangmei Chen is the editorial board member of BMC Nephrology.