SOLID "The Systematic Observatory Liver-Diseases Registries" project is a multinational, multi-center, observational, open-label group of medical registries designed to electronically capture data, manage, monitor, and report in liver disease patients' outcomes treated in SOLID participated Saudi Arabian and Canadian medical centers from across all designated regions.
The main goal of SOLID registries is to collect sufficient data and accumulate experience related to the most common liver diseases seen within the two countries, to evaluate current clinical practices, identify opportunities to improve the quality-of-care for patients with liver disease, facilitate clinical research by providing data, help develop diagnostic and therapeutic clinical guidelines and provide real-life information for healthcare planners for a precise estimation of diseases' burdens and future needs and costs.
SOLID registries are designed to be a non-experimental studies, where all enrolled patients are expected to be treated according to current routine hospital practices and standards of care.
Several medical entities are integrated in SOLID registries and represented by certain coordinating centers, steering committees, participating hospitals, co-investigators, research assistants, and database coordinators.
The Saudi Arabian coordinating center is located in the Liver Disease Research Center, King Saud University - Riyadh. and is chaired by the doctors: Ayman Abdo, Faisal Sanai and Mazen Hassanain. While in Canada, two independent coordinating centers are joining SOLID: McGill University Health Center (MUHC), Montreal - Quebec. and University Of Calgary / Faculty of Medicine and Alberta Health Services Institutes and Centers, Calgary - Alberta.
Four major liver diseases are included in SOLID project :
- Hepatitis B - Hepatitis C - Hepatocellular Carcinoma - Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
- Hepatitis B
- Hepatitis C
- Hepatocellular Carcinoma
- Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
Each liver disease is individually researched & has its own electronic registry.
The integrity of those registries will yield a significant database, resulting in better informed judgments and decisions about the appropriate hepatic care to reduce disease related morbidity and mortality.