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

Patrick Maisonneuve, Lawrence Agodoa, Ryszard Gellert, John H. Stewart, Gherardo Buccianti, Albert B. Lowenfels, Robert A. Wolfe, Elisabeth Jones, Alex P S Disney, Douglas Briggs, Margaret McCredie, Peter Boyle

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)157-165
Number of pages9
JournalAmerican Journal of Kidney Diseases
Volume35
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2000

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Keywords

  • Classification
  • Cross-cultural comparison
  • End-stage renal disease (ESRD)
  • Kidney diseases
  • Renal dialysis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nephrology

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Maisonneuve, P., Agodoa, L., Gellert, R., Stewart, J. H., Buccianti, G., Lowenfels, A. B., Wolfe, R. A., Jones, E., Disney, A. P. S., Briggs, D., McCredie, M., & Boyle, P. (2000). 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. American Journal of Kidney Diseases, 35(1), 157-165.