Epidemiologia e demografia dell'uremia: dati dal Registro Lombardo Dialisi e Trapianto (RLDT).

Translated title of the contribution: Epidemiology and demography of uremia: data from the Lombardy Dialysis and Transplantation Registry (RLDT)

A. Limido, F. Malberti, F. Conte, D. Spotti, F. Locatelli

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Abstract

The Lombardy Registry of Dialysis and Transplantation (RLDT) since 1983 has collected data concerning patients affected by end-stage renal disease (ESRD) on renal replacement therapy (RRT) in Lombardy, a region of Northern Italy with 9 million inhabitants. This report illustrates the main features of ESRD patients on RRT: there were 6589 patients undergoing treatment at 31 December 2003, with a prevalence rate of 727 pmp. Patient numbers regularly increased by 4.5%/yr for the last 5 yrs. This phenomenon is probably due to the high incidence rate (172 pmp) of ESRD patients in Lombardy during these years related to a relatively stable mortality rate (15.2%). The increasing incidence is probably correlated to the population's characteristics: higher rates (189-223 pmp) were observed in certain provinces (Cremona, Lodi and Pavia) with a larger elderly population (people >65 yrs = >20%, people

Translated title of the contributionEpidemiology and demography of uremia: data from the Lombardy Dialysis and Transplantation Registry (RLDT)
Original languageItalian
JournalGiornale italiano di nefrologia : organo ufficiale della Società italiana di nefrologia
Volume22 Suppl 31
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2005

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nephrology

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