Table of contents
- State variables
- Patient outcomes
- Biological features
Below we outline the different patient features that are tracked by OpenKPD, and how they will be reported in output CSV files.
The following logged variables pertain to the state of the pool at the time of exit.
|the patient-donor pair’s numerical ID in the pool|
|the age of the pool when the patient outcome was logged. If running a sample simulation, this is the number of iterations after starting the sample simulation – not the number of iterations since the oriignal batch simulation|
|the number of patient-donor pairs in the pool at the time of entry|
|the number of altruists in the pool at the time of entry|
The following logged variables are key patient outcomes corresponding to the manner in which the patient exited the pool
|returns whether the patient was |
|the number of iterations that the patient spent in the pool prior to exit|
|this variable measures the quality of a match outcome, and is computed using the formula for the Living Kidney Donor Profile Index. If there is no match outcome, this field is |
The following logged variables describe biological features pertaining to the patient, paired donor, and matched donor (should one exist). All features corresponding to the matched donor are
null if the patient exits the pool without being matched.
Categorical and Boolean features
|blood type of patient/paired donor/matched donor|
|true iff paired donor/matched donor is African American|
|paired donor/matched donor history of cigarette use|
|sex of candidate/paired donor/matched donor – a value of true denotes male|
Human Leukocyte Antigen (HLA) typing
These features correspond to the antigen types present within the patient. HLA mismatches increase the likelihood of graft rejection.
|HLA-A antigens for patient/paired donor/matched donor|
|HLA-B antigenns for patient/paired donor/matched donor|
|HLA-DR antigenns for patient/paired donor/matched donor|
|age of patient/paired donor/matched donor when added to pool|
|Body Mass Index of paired donor/matched donor|
|systolic blood pressure of paired donor/matched donor|
|estimated glomerular filtration rate for paired donor/matched donor|
|patient sensitivity (also known as Calculated Panel of Reactive Antibodies) – ranges from 0 to 100 with 100 being most sensitive (least receptive to donor graft)|
|weight of the patient/paired donor/matched donor in pounds|