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Title: A study on improving certain pre transplantation decision issues related to kidney and corneal transplantation programs
Researcher: Prasanna Devi S
Guide(s): Suryaprakasa Rao, K.
Keywords: Pre-transplantation, kidney, corneal transplantation, Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD), Tamil Nadu, Transplant Centres, Cold Ischemic Time, Cold Ischemic Time, India
Upload Date: 28-Nov-2013
University: Anna University
Completed Date: 
Abstract: Organ transplantation is the most preferred treatment modality for patients with end-stage organ disease. At present the supply of cadaver organs is so inadequate as not to be commensurate with need. In India, there are very few Organ Procurement Organizations (OPO s) to supervise the activities of organ donation and transplantation at a national level. Our country seems to lack an active organ sharing network both at the state and national level. The present study focuses on integrating applications of systems and industrial engineering techniques to increase the number of organ transplants in India, particularly at the state level. i.e. in Tamil Nadu (Case study region). The different issues considered for the study include: A retrospective study of the renal failure patients was done to understand the association of the lifestyle factors and the Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD); A system dynamics simulation study was carried out to study the various dynamics involved in organ transplants, in particular corneal transplants.; A website has been designed, developed and launched to promote organ donation awareness among the community, which is most critical to increase the number of transplants in our country; Networking of approved Transplant Centres (TC s) and optimal location for setting up of OPO s were proposed using facility location P-median model. This will facilitate optimal distribution and allocation of deceased organs to recipients in the waiting list without organ wastage due to lapse of the Cold Ischemic Time (CIT); A simulation study was carried out on the world renowned different transplantation programmes and compared with the Cadaver Transplant Program (CTP) which is the only legalized transplantation program in India. The evaluation has been done to find out the waiting time of different blood group patients and the best serving programme for a particular blood type patient is thus recommended to minimize the waiting time of the patient. newline
Pagination: xxi, 198
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10603/13434
Appears in Departments:Faculty of Information and Communication Engineering

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