Clinical and Experimental Nephrology

, Volume 23, Issue 4, pp 573–575 | Cite as

Temporal change in life and renal prognosis of rapidly progressive glomerulonephritis in Japan via nationwide questionnaire survey

  • Kunihiro YamagataEmail author
  • Joichi Usui
  • Hitoshi Sugiyama
  • Shoichi Maruyama
  • Ichiei Narita
Letter to the editor


Rapidly progressive glomerulonephritis ANCA-associated glomerulonephritis Prognosis Questionnaire survey 



We offer our thanks to the following members of RPGN Working Group of Research Committee of Intractable Renal Disease of the Ministry of Health, Labour, and Welfare of Japan: Dr. Shinya Kaname, Dr. Tatsuo Tsukumoto, Dr. Eri Muso, Dr. Kousaku Nitta, Dr. Takashi Wada, Dr. Yoshio Taguma, Dr. Masaki Kobayashi, Dr. Junichiro Nakata, Dr. Takashi Yokoo, Dr. Tetsuya Kawamura, Dr. Yukio Yuzawa, Dr. Kouichi Asahi, Dr. Hitoshi Nakashima, Dr. Shouichi Fujimoto, Dr. Shinji Hirawa, Dr. Tomo Suzuki, Dr. Wako Yumura, Dr. Takashi Ito, Dr. Kazuhiko Tsuruya, Dr. Masaharu Yoshida, Dr. Masayuki Iwano, Dr. Naotake Tsuboi, Dr. Ken-ei Sada, Dr. Yasunori Iwata, Dr. Ryohei Kaseda, Dr. Shuzo Kaneko, Dr. Seiichi Matsuo, Dr. Naoto Yamaguchi, and Dr. Akio Koyama. In addition, we also thank the nationwide investigators and institutions that participated in this survey. We also appreciate Ms. Yuko Sudo and Ms. Keiko Fujioka for their guidance in manuscript preparation. This work was supported by grants from Research Committee of Intractable Renal Disease of the Ministry of Health, Labour, and Welfare of Japan.


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© Japanese Society of Nephrology 2018

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Nephrology, Faculty of MedicineUniversity of TsukubaTsukubaJapan
  2. 2.Department of Human Resource Development of Dialysis Therapy for Kidney DiseaseOkayama University Graduate School of Medicine, Dentistry and Pharmaceutical SciencesOkayamaJapan
  3. 3.Department of Nephrology, Internal MedicineNagoya University Graduate School of MedicineNagoyaJapan
  4. 4.Division of Clinical Nephrology and RheumatologyNiigata University Graduate School of Medical and Dental SciencesNiigataJapan

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