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Prognostic utility of plasma S100A12 levels to establish a novel scoring system for predicting mortality in maintenance hemodialysis patients: a two-year prospective observational study in Japan

  • Yayoi Shiotsu1,
  • Yasukiyo Mori1Email author,
  • Masato Nishimura2,
  • Tsuguru Hatta3,
  • Naoki Imada4,
  • Noboru Maki5,
  • Kumiko Iida5,
  • Noriyuki Iwamoto2,
  • Eiko Matsuoka1,
  • Keiichi Tamagaki1 and
  • Atsushi Kosaki6
BMC Nephrology201314:16

Received: 16 July 2012

Accepted: 11 January 2013

Published: 16 January 2013

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Original Submission
16 Jul 2012 Submitted Original manuscript
28 Aug 2012 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Tae-Hyun Yoo
22 Oct 2012 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Bengt Lindholm
26 Nov 2012 Author responded Author comments - Yasukiyo Mori
Resubmission - Version 2
26 Nov 2012 Submitted Manuscript version 2
4 Dec 2012 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Tae-Hyun Yoo
Resubmission - Version 3
Submitted Manuscript version 3
11 Jan 2013 Editorially accepted
16 Jan 2013 Article published 10.1186/1471-2369-14-16

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Authors’ Affiliations

Division of Nephrology, Department of Medicine, Kyoto Prefectural University of Medicine
Cardiovascular Division, Tojinkai Hospital
Renal Division, Omihachiman Community Medical Center
Department of Urology, Nishijin Hospital
Advanced Life Science Institute
Faculty of Nursing, Setsunan University