The government order of 6 November 1995 pertaining to the Comité National des Registres (National Register Committee) defines a register as "a continuous and exhaustive collection of nominative data concerning one or more health events in a geographically defined population, for research and public health purposes, by a team with appropriate competences."

More precisely, a medical register is an anonymous and secure database, whose objective, for a set of patients sharing a common characteristic, is to inventory a number of precise data: date of birth, pathology, treatment, etc. These data points are defined during the constitution of the register.

Registers provide better knowledge of rare pathologies and/or studied treatments. Regarding rare diseases, as the number of patients is relatively low, it seems important to create registers on a national scale in order to move knowledge of the pathology forward. All of the data will eventually provide better treatment for the patient.

More information on registers and databases

Below, you will find the list of registers in which professionals from the network’s centres collect patient data:

French epidemiological register of oesophageal atresia

Register manager: Dr Rony SFEIR 

Clinical research representative (ARC):Katialine GROFF

Unité de Chirurgie viscérale et urologique pédiatrique (Paediatric visceral and urological surgery unit)
Infantile Surgery Department
CHRU de Lille - Hôpital Jeanne de Flandre
Avenue Eugène Avinée
59037 LILLE CEDEX – France

ARC contact: +33 (0)3 20 44 60 58 Extension 30475

Reference centre: CRACMO (consult the "register'’ page on the CRACMO website)

National register of diaphragmatic hernias

Register manager: Dr Nicoleta PANAIT

Clinical research representative (ARC): Elisabeth AHOUMA

Reference centre on diaphragmatic hernias
La Timone Enfants
264 rue St Pierre

Administrative office: +33 (0)4 91 38 84 71 / Fax: +33 (0)4 91 38 47 14

ARC contact: +33 (0)4 91 38 66 64 / Fax: +33 (0)4 91 38 64 61