Funding for this research was provided by:
the Health and Family Planning Commission of Jiangsu Province (KY2018105)
Medical research project of Jiangsu Commission of Health (H2019061)
National Natural Science Foundation of China (81470922, 31671194, 81720108007, 81670696, 81700618)
National Key Research Program (2018YFC1314000)
the Clinic Research Center of Jiangsu Province (BL2014080)
Natural Science Foundation of Jiangsu Province (BK20181487)
China Young Nephrologist Research Project
the Southeast University High Level Thesis Project
Received: 17 November 2020
Accepted: 26 April 2021
First Online: 19 May 2021
: The study protocol was approved by the Ethics Committee of Zhongda Hospital affiliated with Southeast University. The details of the study were explained to every patient; a signed informed consent was obtained from all subjects. All methods were confirmed to be carried out in accordance with relevant guidelines and regulations.
: Not applicable.
: The authors declare that they have no competing interests.