Funding for this research was provided by:
Aichi Kidney Foundation
Takeda Science Foundation
Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research from the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science, and Technology, Japan (15K10627, 16K20153, 16K11054, 16K15692, 15H04976)
Mitsui Life Social Welfare Foundation
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Received: 4 August 2017
Accepted: 6 March 2018
First Online: 12 March 2018
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: The present study was carried out with the approval of our intuitional ethics committee (Nagoya City University Hospital, Approved No. 551). All patients’ written consent was obtained prior to the study.
: Not applicable.
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