Received: 5 August 2020
Accepted: 22 September 2020
First Online: 12 November 2020
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: 1. The JSDT Registry was approved by the ethics committee of the JSDT (approval no. 1).2. The aims of the JSDT Renal Data Registry (JRDR) were well explained to the participating dialysis patients at the dialysis facilities.3. Documented approval forms from the patients were not required because all the data had already been collected and there were no new interventions.4. The original data was totally anonymized to avoid any risk of compromising the privacy of the dialysis facilities and the patients.5. The data presented in the current manuscript does not contain any images, videos, or voice recordings that could be used to identify an individual.
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: MA, NH, and HN are associate editors of the “Renal Replacement Therapy” journal. Other authors declare that they have no competing interests.