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University of Minnesota Donor Lung Quality Index (UMN-DLQI) for iOS

By Edward Bender Free

Developer's Description

Organ selection in lung transplantation is a complex process that factors in multiple recipient and donor elements. The final interpretation relies on the individuals experience and best available evidence. The University of Minnesota developed a useful tool that integrates the perspective and experience of several high volume transplant centers around the world. The University of Minnesota Lung Donor Quality Index (UMN-DLQI) is a consensus-based tool that estimates the likelihood of donor offer acceptance.11 transplant centers world-wide participated in an on-line survey that ranked 16 lung donor-recipient factors and graded their importance on a 0-10 scale. Magnitude estimation methods were used to arrive at consensus-based weights for each factor. The final result is an index value from 0-50. Preliminary research suggests that an index above 40 is a sensitive and specific marker for an offer that most centers would accept. The UMN-DLQI app allows the practitioner to quickly calculate the index. The app provides a useful screening tool to remind physicians that a score equal to or above 40 deserves considerable attention. In addition, the app facilitates multicenter investigations into the utility of donor scoring. Research on the use of UMN-DLQI is still ongoing and no definite conclusions can be made about the correlation of any particular score and the transplants outcome.

Full Specifications

What's new in version 1.3

Adjusted DLQI cut-off to 40 per statistical analysis.

General

Release February 4, 2015
Date Added February 4, 2015
Version 1.3

Operating Systems

Operating Systems iOS
Additional Requirements Compatible with iPhone 4. iTunes account required.

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