López, P.; Caballero, F.; Willmott, S.; Cortes, U.; López-Navidad, A. Transplantation proceedings Vol. 37, num. 9, p. 3667-3668 DOI: 10.1016/j.transproceed.2005.08.049 Data de publicació: 2005-11 Article en revista
Background. Human organs for transplant from a deceased donor are presently distributed in Spain by means of manual handling and telephone or fax transmission of data. This procedure is conducted organ by organ with the information transmitted sequentially. This process has several inherent drawbacks, the main one being the long length of time to allocate organs on many occasions. A difficulty of this type could be solved by means of an electronic system of data management and transmission through the Internet. CARREL is a platform that could provide an alternative organ distribution procedure. The main objective of CARREL was to increase the efficiency, safety, rapidity, and quality of organ distribution for transplantation, thereby helping the allocation process.
Materials and methods. CARREL is a database system, accessible through the Internet, to which any medical center authorized to perform organ transplants in Spain may subscribe. CARREL allows information share between centers, including administrative, anthropometric, immunological, analytical, and clinical data, as well as parameters concerning donor maintenance.
Conclusions. CARREL is an online system that can reduce organ distribution time, directly store complete information concerning the donor, and also share data between centers. It facilitates communication between transplant coordinators at different centers, thereby improving and hastening candidate selection.
López, P.; Caballero, F.; Trias, J.; Cortes, U.; López-Navidad, A. Transplantation proceedings Vol. 37, num. 9, p. 4084-4086 DOI: 10.1016/j.transproceed.2005.08.048 Data de publicació: 2005-11 Article en revista
Background. Until recently, all cornea information at our tissue bank was managed manually, no specific database or computer tool had been implemented to provide electronic versions of documents and medical reports. The main objective of the BanTeC project was therefore to create a computerized system to integrate and classify all the information and documents used in the center in order to facilitate management of retrieved, transplanted corneal tissues.
Materials and methods. We used the Windows platform to develop the project. Microsoft Access and Microsoft Jet Engine were used at the database level and Data Access Objects was the chosen data access technology.
Conclusions. In short, the BanTeC software seeks to computerize the tissue bank. All the initial stages of the development have now been completed, from specification of needs, program design and implementation of the software components, to the total integration of the final result in the real production environment. BanTeC will allow the generation of statistical reports for analysis to improve our performance.
López-Navidad, A.; Caballero, F.; Cortes, U.; Martínez, J.; Sola, R. Transplantation proceedings Vol. 34, num. 1, p. 29-34 DOI: 10.1016/S0041-1345(01)02655-0 Data de publicació: 2002-02 Article en revista