We would like to acknowledge the hard and dedicated work of all the staff that implemented the intervention and evaluation components of the study. We thank the participants of the study.
No funding or sponsorship was received for this study or publication of this article. The Rapid Service Fee was funded by the authors.
All named authors meet the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE) criteria for authorship for this article, take responsibility for the integrity of the work as a whole, and have given their approval for this version to be published.
The authors (Xuhui Zhu, Yongwei Zhao, Xiuwu Han, Yansheng Li, Peng Zhang, Siyuan Wang, Gao Li, Chunhong Xiang) have nothing to disclose.
Compliance with Ethics Guidelines
This study was conducted with approval from the Ethics Committee of Beijing Chaoyang Hospital (2017-ke-191). This study was conducted in accordance with the declaration of Helsinki.
Written informed consent document was obtained from all participants.
Among the six kidney transplant patients, four were patients with autologous kidney transplant, which did not involve ethical issues of transplantation. The other two cases were kidney transplants, both obtained through legal organ donation channels at local hospitals (Department of Urology, Beijing Chao-yang Hospital, Capital Medical University, Beijing, China), with the donors' knowledge and consent.
All data generated or analyzed during this study are included in this published article. We declared that materials described in the manuscript, including all relevant raw data, will be freely available to any scientist wishing to use them for non-commercial purposes, without breaching participant confidentiality.