The SIN-SIR study is a national database containing information on the demographic and clinical characteristics, diagnostic work-up, treatment, hospitalisation and survival of 2500 newly diagnosed CKD patients (K/DOQI stage 3–5) on conservative treatment. Patients were followed up for 3 years.

The aim of this study was to investigate the relationship between clinical practice and clinical outcomes.

The 100 centres participating into this study were randomly selected from the SIN centres database (363 renal units overall).

The project was started in June 2004 and was completed in 2009.

Analyses of this study have been presented at SIN, ASN, ERA-EDTA congresses and published in NDT.


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