Table 2.

Key data elements included in our registry

DemographicsComorbid ConditionsaMedicationsLaboratory Details/ImagingAnthropometric/BP Details
  1. Patient identifier

  2. Date of birth

  3. Gender

  4. Race/ethnicity

  5. Zipcode- socioeconomic status

  6. Educational status

  7. Insurance details

  1. Coronary artery disease

  2. Congestive heart failure

  3. Cerebrovasuclar disease

  4. Diabetes mellitus

  5. Hypertension

  6. Peripheral vascular disease

  7. Hyperlipidemia

  8. Malignancy

  9. Chronic lung disease

  10. Hematological disorders

  11. Thyroid disorders

  12. Psychiatric disorders

  1. Antihypertensive agents

  2. Hyperlipidemic agents

  3. Other cardioprotective agents

    1. Aspirin

    2. Clopidogrel

    3. Nitrates

  4. Renal medications

    1. Phosphate binders

    2. Vitamin D analogues

    3. Erythropoeitin agents

    4. Iron supplements

    5. Sodium bicarbonate

  5. Oral hypoglycemics

  6. Vaccination details

  7. Miscellaneous agents

    1. NSAIDS

    2. Paracetamol

    3. Opioid analgesics

    4. Laxatives

    5. Antihistamines

    6. Allopurinol

  1. Complete blood count

  2. Anemia studies

  3. Renal function studies

  4. Liver function studies

  5. Lipid profile

  6. Complements, other serology for various types of glomerulonephritis

  7. Thyroid function studies

  8. Urinary studies—random and 24-hour urinary studies for protein, creatinine clearance and stone panel

  9. Renal ultrasound

  1. BP—systolic BP and diastolic BP

  2. Heart rate or pulse rate

  3. Height (cm or inches)

  4. Weight (kg or lb)

  5. BMI

  • a Several other comorbid conditions are being included in the registry, and definitions of some selected conditions have been described in Table 3. NSAIDS, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents; BMI, body mass index.