An Overview of Regular Dialysis Treatment in Japan

The Japanese Society for Dialysis Therapy (JSDT) Renal Data Registry (JRDR) was established in 1968. For the annual JRDR, the status of chronic dialysis therapy at the end of each year is surveyed in almost all dialysis facilities throughout the country. The JRDR survey consists of two elements, a facility survey and a patient survey. In the facility survey, the facility data such as the numbers of dialysis patients, medical staffs, and dialysis consoles, and the dialysis water quality management are collected. In the patient survey, the personal data of dialysis patients such as demographic factors, laboratory data, and dialysis prescriptions are collected in an anonymized manner.
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The annual dialysis data report from the JRDR has been published in Therapeutic Apheresis and Dialysis (2004–2013) and Renal Replacement Therapy (2015~).
All activities of the JRDR are planned by the JRDR Committee and authorized by the board of the JSDT. The ethical validity, fairness, and transparency of the JRDR were reviewed and approved (Approval No. 1) in March 2015 by the JSDT Ethics Committee. The JRDR survey has been also registered in the University Medical Information Network (UMIN) Clinical Trials Registry (UMIN-CTR) for public viewing (UMIN000018641).
We that hope Japanese experiences with chronic dialysis could be valuable for all dialysis patients and people engaged in dialysis.

JRDR latest data

2015 Report PDF Slides (Figures) Data (Tables) Supli Data
1. Basic demographics    
2. Current status of dialysis fluid quality management    
3. Current status of Hemodiafiltration    
4. Current status of peritoneal dialysis    
5. Current status of elderly dialysis patients    
6. Current status of diabetic dialysis patients    

Past Reports