Epidemiologic Studies in CKD (the CRISIS population)
Chronic Renal Insufficiency Standards Implementation Study (CRISIS)
CRISIS is an epidemiological study of patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD). The objectives of this study are to investigate factors associated with the causes and complications of CKD and to assess the impact of clinical standards on outcome.
Patients who attend renal services at Salford Royal Hospital are invited to participate in the study. The study commenced in 2002 and has been expanded to include patients with end-stage renal failure receiving dialysis or renal transplant. Over 1300 patients have been recruited to date, and undergo annual follow up of clinical, biochemical and haematological parameters, in addition to whole blood for DNA extraction and serum.