Epidemiology of chronic renal failure in children: data from the ItalKid project.

Gianluigi Ardissino, Valeria Daccò, Sara Testa, Roberto Bonaudo, Aldo Claris-Appiani, Emanuela Taioli, Giuseppina Marra, Alberto Edefonti, Fabio Sereni

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OBJECTIVE: The ItalKid Project is a prospective, population-based registry that was started in 1990 with the aim of assessing the epidemiology of childhood chronic renal failure (CRF), describing the natural history of the disease, and identifying factors that influence its course. This article reports the epidemiologic results. METHODS: Prevalent and incident cases of CRF in children and adolescents were identified throughout Italy (total population base: 16.8 million children) by regularly asking all of the pediatric hospitals and adult nephrology units potentially involved in caring for children with kidney disease to report all cases that meet the inclusion criteria and then to update the clinical information regarding all previously reported patients on an annual basis. The inclusion criteria were 1) creatinine clearance (Ccr; according to Schwartz's formula)

Original languageEnglish
Issue number4 Pt 1
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2003

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health


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