Bulk service queues and simulation tools have been used to analyze the congestion of the waiting list for renal transplants in the PaísValencì a, Spain, from January 1997 to December 1999. The main characteristics of the queue model are the arrivals of patients onto the waiting list, the process of cadaveric donations, and the number of kidneys, either one… (More)
In this paper we analyse the renal transplant waiting list of the País Valencià in Spain, using Queueing theory. The customers of this queue are patients with end-stage renal failure waiting for a kidney transplant. We set up a simplified model to represent the flow of the customers through the system, and perform Bayesian inference to estimate parameters… (More)
The European Renal Association-European Dialysis and Transplant Association (ERA-EDTA) Registry has produced a new set of primary renal diagnosis (PRD) codes that are intended for use by affiliated registries. It is designed specifically for use in renal centres and registries but is aligned with international coding standards supported by the WHO… (More)
This study determined the associations between alcohol use exposures, marketing, education, and problem drinking and drunkenness among youth living in the slums of Kampala. This cross-sectional study of youth was conducted in 2011 to quantify and describe high-risk behavior and exposures in a convenience sample (í µí± = 457) of urban youth living in the… (More)
A discrete event simulation model has been set up in order to analyze the renal transplant waiting list in the País Valencià, one of the autonomous regions in which Spain is divided. The model combines the information of the arrival of the patients onto the list and the process of donations, which also depend on the number of kidneys provided by each donor.… (More)
OBJECTIVE To assess the variability in data distributions among data sources and over time through a case study of a large multisite repository as a systematic approach to data quality (DQ). MATERIALS AND METHODS Novel probabilistic DQ control methods based on information theory and geometry are applied to the Public Health Mortality Registry of the… (More)
(1996). A Bayesian analysis of a queueing system w ith unlimited service. A regression model describing the effect of pH, NaCl andtemperature on D values of Bacillus stearothermophilus spores. A probabilistic expert system for predicting the risk of Legionella in evaporative installations.
The Spanish Rare Diseases Registries Research Network (SpainRDR) is a project aimed to build the National Rare Diseases Registry in Spain based on the input of two different methods: patient outcome research registries and population-based registries. The project has been approved within the IRDiRC framework and is co-funded by the Institute of Health… (More)