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ICMJE International Committee of Medical Journal Editors

IOM Institute of Medicine

KDIGO National Kidney Foundation’s Kidney Disease: Improving Global Outcomes

LILACS Latin American and Caribbean Health Sciences Literature

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MOOSE Meta-analysis of Observational Studies in Epidemiology

NDA New Drug Application

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NICE National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (UK)

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NKF National Kidney Foundation

NSAIDs nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs

OpenSIGLE System for Information on Grey Literature in Europe

PCORI Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute

PICO(TS) population, intervention, comparator, and outcome (timing, and study design or setting)

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