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Trends and Research in the Decision Sciences: Best Papers from the 2014 Annual Conference by Merrill Warkentin, Decision Sciences Institute

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10. Kidney Allocation in Dual-Organ Transplantations

—Ravi S. Behara, Florida Atlantic University

—Vinaya Rao, Methodist University Hospital Transplant Institute

Abstract

The decision to allocate a kidney for transplantation to a patient undergoing a liver transplant in a dual-organ situation is a complex. This study develops a neural network–based clinical decision support model to help identify the impact of conducting a simultaneous kidney/liver transplant (SKLT) or a kidney after liver transplant (KALT).

Introduction

The prevalence of end-stage renal disease (ESRD) has increased over the years in the United States. It has grown from approximately 10,000 patients in 1973, to 86,354 in 1983, to 615,899 by the end of 2011 (National Kidney ...

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