About the "NCBN Electronic-Catalogue-based Database"

Outline of information in the database

NCBN summarizes and provides access to a catalogue data containing information related to bioresources collected by each National Center (NC). The accessible bioresources and medical information are as follows.

Items Content
Medical Interview Information Sex, Age, Anamnesis, Disease history of family, Smoking history, Drinking history
Disease Information Main disease name, Comorbid disease name
Bioresources Whole blood, Serum, Plasma, DNA, DNA (non-extraction), RNA, Solid tissue (cells, placenta, etc), Spinal fluid, Other biomaterial (urine, etc), Pathological tissue, Other pathological specimens

In addition, NCBN database shows additional clinical information such as examination information and drug information. The database is currently a pilot version; below are its details.

Items Content
Additional Clinical Information Drug information Information on the drug being prescribed at present and the drug prescribed in the past
Examination information Information on the examination being conducted at present and examinations conducted in the past
Specific treatment history Information on the specific treatment being administered at present and specific treatment administered in the past

Collection status of catalogue data

NCBN began collecting catalogue data in October 2013. About 30,000 people have been registered. When each NC biobank updates data, the database is updated in real time. Therefore, it is possible to confirm the most recent status of data collected. The collection status can be confirmed on the "Statistics" page.

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Data for the NCBN Electronic-Catalogue-based Database will be added and updated moving forward. Please confirm the latest information at this website and on the "Information" page.

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NCBN Electronic-Catalogue-based Database

Selectable search condition items

Selectable search condition items in the NCBN Electronic-Catalogue-based Database include the following:

Item Classification Search Item Possible Conditions
Basic Patient Information Sex Male, Female, Unknown
Age Age range (spanning 10 years)
Medical Interview Information Anamnesis Cancer, Hypertension, Diabetes, Hyperlipidemia, Stroke, Heart disease, Liver ailment, Kidney disease, Tuberculosis, Mental disease
Current medical history Cancer, Hypertension, Diabetes, Hyperlipidemia, Stroke, Heart disease, Liver ailment, Kidney disease, Tuberculosis, Mental disease
Disease history of family Hypertension, Diabetes, Dyslipidemia, Myocardial infarction, Cancer, Mental disease
Smoking, Drinking Whether there is relevant information.
Disease Information Disease name Code search by the ICD-10 code (direct input or selection from a list of codes)
*Bioresources Bioresources Whole blood, Serum, Plasma, DNA, DNA (non-extraction), RNA, Solid tissue (cells, placenta, etc), Spinal fluid, Pathological tissue, Other1 (urine, etc), Other2 (information related to pathological specimens)

*Available to choose the condition (sample transfer or joint research) according to the applications for which bioresources are used

Search of catalogue data

The information users need is available in the NCBN database; thus, users can find values for each NC via the search function. Regarding the procedure for using the search screen, see "how to use the search page" in the NCBN database.

For diseases in the database that are followed by asterisks (*), "Additional Clinical Information" can be obtained by clicking on the disease name. It is also possible to obtain detailed "Additional Clinical Information" by clicking the link for the name of an NC when searching for a disease name with "Additional Clinical Information."

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