Epidemiology of autosomal-dominant polycystic kidney disease: an in-depth clinical study for south-western Germany.

@article{Neumann2013EpidemiologyOA,
  title={Epidemiology of autosomal-dominant polycystic kidney disease: an in-depth clinical study for south-western Germany.},
  author={Hartmut P. H. Neumann and Cordula Jilg and Janina Bacher and Zinaida Nabulsi and Angelica Malinoc and Barbara Hummel and Michael Marcus Hoffmann and Nadina Ortiz-Bruechle and Sven Glasker and Przemyslaw Pisarski and Hannes Philipp Neeff and Annette Kraemer-Guth and Markus Cybulla and Martin Hornberger and Jochen Wilpert and Ludwig Funk and J{\"o}rg Baumert and Dietrich Paatz and Dieter Baumann and Markus Lahl and Helmut Felten and Martin Hausberg and Klaus Zerres and Charis Eng},
  journal={Nephrology, dialysis, transplantation : official publication of the European Dialysis and Transplant Association - European Renal Association},
  year={2013},
  volume={28 6},
  pages={1472-87}
}
BACKGROUND As we emerge into the genomic medicine era, the epidemiology of diseases is taken for granted. Accurate prevalence figures, especially of rare diseases (RDs, ≤50/100,000), will become even more important for purposes of health care and societal planning. We noticed that the numbers of affected individuals in regionally established registries for mainly hereditary RDs do not align with published estimated and expected prevalence figures. We therefore hypothesized that such non… CONTINUE READING