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Table 1 Summary of the search strategy and the inclusion and exclusion criteria for the review

From: Assessing the extent to which current clinical research is consistent with patient priorities: a scoping review using a case study in patients on or nearing dialysis

  Published studies Registered trials Funded studies
Sources searched Top 10 ranked general medicine and top 5 ranked nephrology journals WHO International Clinical Trial Registry Platform National and kidney research funding organizations of Canada, USA, Australia, and UK
Study period 2010 – 2013
Inclusion criteria Clinical investigationsa including adults (≥ 18 years of age) on or nearing dialysis (HD, PD, or both)
Exclusion criteria Studies in basic science (pre-clinical)
Studies which included only patients with earlier stages of CKD
  1. aA clinical investigation was defined as a study assessing disease prevention, management, and other studies related to the impact of healthcare systems on patient outcomes; HD hemodialysis, PD peritoneal dialysis; CKD chronic kidney disease