Pedro L. Takecian

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BACKGROUND This study evaluated demographic profiles and prevalence of serologic markers among donors who used confidential unit exclusion (CUE) to assess the effectiveness of CUE and guide public policies regarding the use of CUE for enhancing safety versus jeopardizing the blood supply by dropping CUE. STUDY DESIGN AND METHODS We conducted a(More)
BACKGROUND In Brazil little is known about adverse reactions during donation and the donor characteristics that may be associated with such events. Donors are offered snacks and fluids before donating and are required to consume a light meal after donation. For these reasons the frequency of reactions may be different than those observed in other countries.(More)
The probabilistic record linkage (PRL) is based on a likelihood score that measures the degree of similarity of several matching variables. Screening test results for different diseases are available for the blood donor population. In this paper, we describe the accuracy of a PRL process used to track blood donors from the Fundação Pró-Sangue (FPS) in the(More)
Collaborative applications require understanding of the theoretical foundations. In case of workflow systems, one possibility to achieve this is an accurate description of workflow functionalities. Despite its growing popularity and success, it has not yet been evaluated whether Language of Temporal Ordering Specification (LOTOS) is actually suitable for(More)
Over time, data warehouse (DW) systems have become more difficult to develop because of the growing heterogeneity of data sources. Despite advances in research and technology, DW projects are still too slow for pragmatic results to be generated. Here, we address the following question: how can the complexity of DW development for integration of(More)
Process-oriented systems such as scientific workflows and business processes can be designed and implemented based on advanced transaction models or other formal models for concurrent distributed systems. Advanced transactional modeling approaches trade the classic benefits of isolation and atomicity properties for long lived transactions, giving it the(More)
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