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Title: Distribution of primary renal diseases leading to end-stage renal failure in the United States, Europe, and Australia/New Zealand: results from an international comparative study
Authors: Maisonneuve P
Briggs D
McCredie M
Boyle P
Agodoa L
Gellert R
Stewart JH
Buccianti G
Lowenfels AB
Wolfe RA
Jones E
Disney AP
Keywords: Adult; etiology; Europe; Female; Humans; Incidence; Italy; Kidney Diseases; Kidney Failure,Chronic; Male; Middle Aged; Aged; New Zealand; Registries; Renal Dialysis; Research Support,Non-U.S.Gov't; Research Support,U.S.Gov't,P.H.S.; Retrospective Studies; statistics & numerical data; United States; analysis; Australia; classification; Comparative Study; Cross-Cultural Comparison; Cross-Sectional Studies; epidemiology
Pub. Date: 2000
Journal Title: Am J Kidney Dis
Volume: 35
Issue: 1
Page number start: 157
Page number end: 165
Abstract: This report notes the differences in the classification of the primary renal disease (PRD) used in different renal dialysis and transplant registries worldwide. The heterogeneity of coding systems complicates the comparative analysis of end-stage renal disease from different regions. Using data collected over two decades in the United States, Europe, and Australia/New Zealand, we present a method for reorganization of the classes of PRD that allows a straightforward comparison of retrospective data from these registries
Programme: Cancer Causes
Division: Cancer Research Division
Appears in Collections:Research Articles

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