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Games 2016, 7(4), 30; doi:10.3390/g7040030

Simulating the Impact of Crossover Kidney Transplantation on the Nord Italia Transplant Program

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Istituto Zooprofilattico Sperimentale della Lombardia e dell’Emilia Romagna, 25124 Brescia, Italy
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Department of Mathematics, Politecnico di Milano, 20133 Milano, Italy
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Organ and Tissue Transplantation Immunology, Fondazione IRCCS Ca’ Granda Ospedale Maggiore Policlinico di Milano, 20122 Milano, Italy
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Academic Editors: Karl Tuyls and Simon Parsons
Received: 1 April 2016 / Revised: 19 September 2016 / Accepted: 12 October 2016 / Published: 20 October 2016
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Real World Applications of Game Theory)
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Abstract

The increasing number of patients affected by chronic kidney disease makes it necessary to rely on living donors. However, a patient often cannot exploit her potential donor, due to blood or tissue incompatibility. Therefore, crossover transplantation programs have been developed in several countriesin order to increase the number of people receiving a kidney from a living donor. After reviewing the essential medical facts needed for the subsequent results, we quickly introduce two known algorithms for crossover transplantation. Next, we consider a dataset provided by the Nord Italia Transplant program, and we apply the above algorithms in order to highlight the benefits of these efficient procedures. View Full-Text
Keywords: kidney transplantation; living donor; dichotomous preferences; priority mechanism; TTCC; cycles and chains kidney transplantation; living donor; dichotomous preferences; priority mechanism; TTCC; cycles and chains
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Salvioli, M.; Lucchetti, R.; Torelli, R. Simulating the Impact of Crossover Kidney Transplantation on the Nord Italia Transplant Program. Games 2016, 7, 30.

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