Twenty-three years of dialysis and transplantation in Europe: experiences of the EDTA Registry

Am J Kidney Dis. 1989 Nov;14(5):341-6. doi: 10.1016/s0272-6386(89)80165-9.


The history of the Registry of the European Dialysis and Transplant Association-European Renal Association (EDTA-ERA) is outlined. The development of this Registry, which is run by physicians for physicians, the progress from analyses by hand to computerization, the generation of financial support, and the contribution to the annual congresses of the EDTA-ERA are described. In view of the many smaller countries in Europe, the importance of multicenter research that is organized by a registry serving a large population base is stressed.

Publication types

  • Clinical Trial
  • Historical Article
  • Multicenter Study

MeSH terms

  • Europe
  • History, 20th Century
  • Humans
  • International Cooperation
  • Kidney Transplantation*
  • Multicenter Studies as Topic
  • Nephrology / history*
  • Patients
  • Peritoneal Dialysis*
  • Registries*
  • Societies, Medical
  • Surveys and Questionnaires