Navigation Links
NIDDK announces availability of more current kidney disease data
Date:10/2/2009

Incidence and prevalence data for end-stage kidney disease in the United States will be available online from the U.S. Renal Data System a year earlier than usual, announces the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK), part of the National Institutes of Health. In addition, the data will be updated online every three months and will show quarterly counts of patients at www.usrds.org/qtr/qrt_report_table_new.html.

"These tables provide preliminary estimates, which may change minimally as additional updates become available," said Paul W. Eggers, Ph.D., who directs the NIDDK's kidney and urology epidemiology programs. "However, these frequent updates will allow researchers to see and investigate trends sooner than previously possible."

The first of the new tables shows incidence and prevalence counts through December 2008. As the tables are updated quarterly, an additional three months of counts will be added. The next update in December 2009 will include patient counts through March 2009.

Previously, incidence and prevalence data had been made available only through yearly updates of the USRDS Annual Data Report (www.usrds.org/adr.htm). Because the report includes detailed data from multiple sources, reporting lagged by about 18 months while data were merged and verified. For example, the 2009 report, which became available this month, has complete data only through 2007.

Data from the USRDS is used by researchers, government officials, health program planners, and others to develop research goals, assess public health needs, set program priorities, and inform policymakers and the public.

More than half a million people in the United States have end-stage kidney disease, requiring frequent dialysis treatments or a kidney transplant. People with the disease account for just 1.2 percent of the Medicare population, but accounted for 7.3 percent of Medicare costs in 2007. The total cost for the disease was $35.32 billion, including coverage by Medicare and other payers, such as employer group health plans.


'/>"/>

Contact: Arthur Stone
niddkmedia@mail.nih.gov
301-496-3583
NIH/National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases
Source:Eurekalert

Related medicine news :

1. Jennifer Dodson, M.D., named 2009 AUA Foundation/NIDDK/NCI Surgeon-Scientist Award winner
2. NIDDK resource helps guide women with diabetes through healthy pregnancies
3. NIDDK publishes new resources about urologic and kidney disorders
4. NIDDK releases new awareness and prevention series for community health events
5. ASH Honors Two Congressmen and NIDDK Director for their Public Service and Leadership in Hematology
6. APWU Health Plan Announces New Benefits and Premiums for 2010
7. Amicus Therapeutics Announces Preliminary Results of Phase 2 Study with Plicera(TM) for Gaucher Disease
8. Octapharma AG Announces Second Quarter 2009 Results and Mid Term Outlook of the Market
9. Pillar Capital Announces Acquisition of Medico Labs Assets
10. Cyberonics Announces Epilepsy Technology Collaborations
11. Bionovo Announces Pricing of Securities Offering
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... ... Global law firm Greenberg Traurig, P.A. announced that 20 Florida attorneys are recognized ... this recognition are considered among the top 2 percent of lawyers practicing within the ... this year’s Legal Elite Hall of Fame: Miami Shareholders Mark D. Bloom, Burt ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... June 24, 2016 , ... EB ... Decision Making in Emergency Medicine conference in Ponte Vedra Beach, FL. The awards ... in Emergency Medicine Practice and Pediatric Emergency Medicine Practice. , “With ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... June 24, 2016 , ... Venture Construction Group (VCG) sponsors ... on June 20th at the Woodmont Country Club at 1201 Rockville Pike, Rockville, Maryland, ... to helping service members that have been wounded in battle and their families. Venture ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... June 24, 2016 , ... Southern Illinois ... are co-chairs for the Illinois State Dental Society (ISDS) Foundation’s Mission of Mercy ... Gateway Convention Center in Collinsville. , They expect to treat approximately ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... CA (PRWEB) , ... June 23, 2016 , ... An ... that may expose a possible link between head and neck cancer in individuals with ... in the study were evaluated based on whether they had gum disease, brushed their ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:6/24/2016)... 2016 Dehaier Medical Systems Ltd. (NASDAQ: ... markets and sells medical devices and wearable sleep respiratory ... strategic cooperation agreement with Hongyuan Supply Chain Management Co., ... June 20, 2016, to develop Dehaier,s new Internet medical ... Dehaier will leverage Hongyuan Supply Chain,s sales platform to ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... 24, 2016   Pulmatrix, Inc ., (NASDAQ: ... inhaled drugs, announced today that it was added to ... its comprehensive set of U.S. and global equity ... an important milestone for Pulmatrix," said Chief Executive Officer ... of our progress in developing drugs for crucial unmet ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... Research and Markets has announced the addition of ... report to their offering. ... kidney failure, it replaces the function of kidneys by removing ... thus the treatment helps to keep the patient body,s electrolytes ... Increasing number of ESRD patients & substantial healthcare expenditure ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: