MoH publishes Brunei Dialysis and Transplant Registry

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BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN

FOR the first time, the Ministry of Health has published a “Brunei Dialysis and Transplant Registry” (BDTR), to compile the data of patients with end stage renal disease (ESRD) currently on dialysis treatment and waiting for kidney transplant in Brunei Darussalam.

The registry book was launched by the Health Minister, Yang Berhormat Pehin Orang Kaya Johan Pahlawan Dato Seri Setia Hj Adanan Begawan Pehin Siraja Khatib Dato Seri Setia Hj Md Yusof at the ministry yesterday.

With the registry book, all data for the ESRD patients can be monitored, such as treatment management, life quality after treatment and the patients’ life span.

It will also provide information on the effectiveness of treatment, monitoring the safeness of the products used during treatment, and to evaluate clinical development of patients as a whole.

YB Pehin Dato Hj Adanan later signed a mock registry book to mark the launching of BDTR. He later presented copies of the books to representatives of all hospitals and dental service centres in the country.

Acting Chief Executive Officer of Renal Services Department Hjh Roshima Hj Kamal said the renal registry was initially developed between the department and the Malaysian Society of Nephrology (MSN), and National Renal Registry (NRR) Malaysia in 2009.

“The NRR Malaysia was chosen as it already had 17 years experience in running National Renal Registry, and after a few meetings and seminars with the Malaysian Society of Nephrology and a few nephrologists from Malaysia on the renal transplant in Brunei Darussalam, we successfully set up the BDTR,” she said.

The BDTR was set up with the cooperation of MSN and NRR Malaysia in 2011, with the report or first book being published and the first renal transplant being carried out successfully this year.

Hjh Roshima said the reasons the department published BDTR are to collect demographic and clinical data of dialysis patients and those who need to undergo kidney transplant operations; to determine the effectiveness of treatment given to the patients; help the department set a benchmark for the key performance indicator (KPI) used; to compare the quality of services rendered between dialysis centres in the country, and to compare the quality of services rendered by other countries.

“All the data gathered from the BDTR can help the management department to make its annual allocation and strategic plans. The information can also be used by the department to improve its procedures and to organise new public awareness programmes on renal diseases and its preventions,” she said.

Hjh Roshima added that the data for BDTR is compiled every three months by the coordinators of Renal Registry at all dialysis centres.

The data will be sent to the Renal Registry Registration for revision before they are sent to NRR Malaysia for data entry and analysis.

“I would like to congratulate the committee for Renal Registration, for the good work in completing the first report that is very detailed and useful,” she said.

A brief video clip and talk on BDTR was later presented by Specialist and Head of Nephrology Services Dr Jackson Tan Chee Seng.

The Brunei Times