About the Authors

Eleonora Riccio

Contributed equally to this work with: Eleonora Riccio, Massimo Sabbatini

elyriccio@libero.it

Affiliation Chair of Nephrology, Department of Public Health, University Federico II of Naples, Naples, Italy

Massimo Sabbatini

Contributed equally to this work with: Eleonora Riccio, Massimo Sabbatini

Affiliation Chair of Nephrology, Department of Public Health, University Federico II of Naples, Naples, Italy

Dario Bruzzese

Affiliation Chair of Statistics, Department of Public Health, University Federico II of Naples, Naples, Italy

Ivana Capuano

Affiliation Chair of Nephrology, Department of Public Health, University Federico II of Naples, Naples, Italy

Silvia Migliaccio

Affiliation Chair of Nephrology, Department of Public Health, University Federico II of Naples, Naples, Italy

Michele Andreucci

Affiliation Unit of Nephrology, University Magna Graecia, Catanzaro, Italy

Antonio Pisani

Affiliation Chair of Nephrology, Department of Public Health, University Federico II of Naples, Naples, Italy

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: ER. Performed the experiments: ER IC AP SM. Analyzed the data: ER MS AP MA DB. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: AP. Wrote the paper: ER MS.