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Memorias del Instituto de Investigaciones en Ciencias de la Salud

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KASAMATSU, Elena. Creation of the Paraguayan Registry of Glomerulopathies. Mem. Inst. Investig. Cienc. Salud [online]. 2005, vol.3, n.1, pp.76-81. ISSN 1812-9528.

Chronic glomerulonephritis is one of the main causes of end-stage renal diseases (ESRD) in developing countries with increasing incidence and prevalence rates. In this stage, because of the high costs only patients with financial possibility that have access to renal replacement therapy (RRT) such as dialysis or renal transplant are alive; while people with chronic renal diseases (CRD), low income and without coverage of health insurance can progress to ESRD and death from uremia because RRT is out of their reach. In Paraguay, a large number of patients with CRD are not able to access to RRT and there is not a national data on renal disease to develop prevention and treatment programs of renal diseases. The first step to know the real situation of CRD was the creation of the Paraguayan Registry of Glomerulopathy on September 2004 by Resolution of the Ministry of Public Health based on the Renal Biopsy Registry of IICS of the National University of Asunción, the reference center of renal biopsy of the country. This National Registry of Glomerulopathies will provide us data about incidence, prevalence, types, epidemiological, clinical and pathological aspects of renal diseases and will also allow to carry out epidemiological studies in comparison with other registries of the world. The creation of the registry will be an important support to implement programs of early diagnosis, prevention and treatment of glomerulopathies in order to decrease the great burden of the ESRD on renal patients and also on the financial possibilities of the country.

Keywords : Glomerulopathies; Registry; National; Paraguay.

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