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Jose A. Claros, Arturo J. Ramirez-Miranda, Ricardo Vargas, Alejandro Navas, Arturo Gomez, Aida Jimenez-Corona, Enrique O. Graue; Main indications for admission to a corneal transplant program in Mexico: Analysis of the National Transplant Registry. Invest. Ophthalmol. Vis. Sci. 2012;53(14):6028.
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To identify the main diagnostic categories for admission into the waiting list of the National Corneal Transplant Registry
Retrospective analysis of the entire National Transplant Registry from 1992 to May 2010. Age, sex, diagnosis at admission, region of the country and type of health service (private or public) were studied. Forcontinuous variables, and according to their distribution, mean and standard deviation or median and confidence intervals (95%) were tested with T-Student and Kruskal Wallis test respectively. Categoric variables were analyzed using the Chi square test. Statistical analysis was performed using STATA 9 (Stata Corp., College Station, Tex).
A total of 27825 patients (15387 men and 12438 women) were included for analysis. Mean age was 44.5 years for men and 50.5 years for women (p<0.001). In the waiting list, corneal ectasia was the most frequent diagnosis, with 11,010 patients (6086 [39.55%] men and 4924 [39.59%] women), followed by bullous keratopathy (aphakik/pseudophakik) with 4865 patients (2703 [17.57%] men and 2162 [17.38%] women). "Other" diagnosis was the third most frequent, with 5911 patients (3290 [21.38%] men and 2621 [21.07%] women). There were no statistical differences by gender (p= 0.952, 0.687 and 0.531,respectively).
Corneal ectasia was the most frequently reported diagnosis for admission to a corneal transplant program in Mexico. There was no difference in gender when considering the submissions by diagnosis.
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