Protein Biomarkers and Major Cardiovascular Events in Older People With Advanced CKD: The European Quality (EQUAL) Study

Samantha J.L. Hayward, Nicholas C. Chesnaye, Barnaby Hole, Ryan Aylward, Yvette Meuleman, Claudia Torino, Gaetana Porto, Maciej Szymczak, Christiane Drechsler, Friedo W. Dekker, Marie Evans, Kitty J. Jager, Christoph Wanner, Fergus J. Caskey

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Original languageEnglish
Article number100745
JournalKidney Medicine
Volume6
Issue number1
Early online date2 Dec 2023
DOIs
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 2 Dec 2023

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Funding Information:
Main funding was received from the European Renal Association (ERA) and contributions from the Swedish Medical Association (SLS), the Stockholm County Council ALF Medicine and Center for Innovative Research (CIMED), the Italian Society of Nephrology (SIN-Reni), the Dutch Kidney Foundation (SB 142), the Young Investigators Grant in Germany, and the National Institute for Health Research in the United Kingdom. The Medical Research Council funded the first author’s salary, and specific funding for this project was obtained from Bristol Health Research Charity. Funders of this study had no role in study design; collection, analysis, and interpretation of data; writing the report; and the decision to submit the report for publication.

Funding Information:
A list of investigators is provided in Item S1. Samantha J.L. Hayward, MBChB, Nicholas C. Chesnaye, PhD, Barnaby Hole, PhD, Ryan Aylward, MBChB, Yvette Meuleman, PhD, Claudia Torino, PhD, Gaetana Porto, MSc, Maciej Szymczak, PhD, Christiane Drechsler, PhD, Friedo W. Dekker, PhD, Marie Evans, PhD, Kitty J. Jager, PhD, Christoph Wanner, MD, and Fergus J. Caskey, MD, on behalf of the EQUAL investigators. Research idea: SJLH, BH, and FJC; data and statistical analysis: SJLH, BH, FJC, RA, and NCC; data interpretation: all authors. Each author contributed important intellectual content during manuscript drafting or revision and accepts accountability for the overall work by ensuring that questions pertaining to the accuracy or integrity of any portion of the work are appropriately investigated and resolved. Main funding was received from the European Renal Association (ERA) and contributions from the Swedish Medical Association (SLS), the Stockholm County Council ALF Medicine and Center for Innovative Research (CIMED), the Italian Society of Nephrology (SIN-Reni), the Dutch Kidney Foundation (SB 142), the Young Investigators Grant in Germany, and the National Institute for Health Research in the United Kingdom. The Medical Research Council funded the first author's salary, and specific funding for this project was obtained from Bristol Health Research Charity. Funders of this study had no role in study design; collection, analysis, and interpretation of data; writing the report; and the decision to submit the report for publication. The authors declare that they have no relevant financial interests. We would like to thank all the participants and health professionals participating in the EQUAL study. For a full list of EQUAL contributors, see Item S1. The data underlying this article cannot be shared publicly due to the privacy of individuals that participated in the study. Received February 22, 2023. Evaluated by 1 external peer reviewer, with direct editorial input from the Statistical Editor, an Associate Editor, and the Editor-in-Chief. Accepted in revised form August 24, 2023.

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