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Table 1 Respondent characteristics

From: Differential diagnosis of thrombotic microangiopathy in nephrology

Question and response options n (%)
Institute type:
 Academic centre 216 (85)
 Private hospital 35 (14)
 Private practice 6 (2)
Department/division type:
 Nephrology 133 (52)
 Paediatric nephrology 68 (27)
 Intensive care 6 (2)
 Emergency ward 0 (0)
What is your current speciality?
 Adult nephrologist 132 (52)
 Paediatric nephrologist 75 (30)
 ICU specialist 6 (2)
How many years have you been practicing your current speciality?
 < 1 year 4 (2)
 1–5 years 29 (11)
 6–10 years 47 (18)
 > 10 years 175 (69)
Have you ever personally diagnosed a patient with TMA (or validated the diagnosis of TMA in a patient referred to you)?a
 Yes 221 (89)
 No 28 (11)
Are there any guidelines in place for the diagnosis of TMA at your hospital?b
 Yes 121 (54)
 No 105 (46)
Are the guidelines local to your institute, national or international?c
 Local 41 (34)
 National 47 (39)
 International 34 (28)
  1. Percentages are based on 254 responses, with the exception of a(n = 248), b(n = 226) and c(n = 122)
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