ISN GO Genitourinary Expert Group data ready for GBD 2005

The ISN GO Genitourinary Expert Group has just finished collecting worldwide data for the Global Burden of Disease (GBD) 2005 initiative.

The major task was to systematicaly review published literature on specific causes of genitourinary disease identified by the GBD 2005 Core Team Leaders in Seattle. This was carried out by members of the ISN GO Research & Prevention Committee mainly based at the Mario Negri Institute in Bergamo, Italy, including ISN Fellows in training at the institute.

Moreover, unpublished epidemiologic data retrieved from national and regional registries were also added to the study focusing on the incidence and prevalence of patients with End-Stage Renal Disease and renal replacement therapy. This was carried out by teams at the Mario Negri Institute in collaboration with chairs of ISN GO Regional Committees, and the GBD 2005 group.

In addition, information about Chronic Kidney Disease and risk factors derived from the ISN Kidney Disease Data Center (KDDC)  was provided to the GBD Core Team group. They will now start modelling this information according to different DISMOD models. The analysis will be ready by the end of August 2011.

In 2008, the GBD consortium offered the ISN GO Research & Prevention Committee to lead the team of experts on genitourinary diseases and collect data on the distinct genitourinary diseases burden. This group set out to develop detailed estimates of key epidemiological parameters (incidence, prevalence, duration, remission rates and case fatality rates) for the 20 regions included in GBD 2005, by sex,  age groups, for selected major genitourinary diseases and their sequelae.

The original Global Burden of Disease Study (GBD 1990 Study) was commissioned by the World Bank in 1991 to provide a comprehensive assessment of the burden of 107 diseases and injuries and 10 selected risk factors for the world and eight major regions in 1990.

Last modified on Wednesday, 13 July 2011 09:28

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