Kidney.epi package for R

This is the source code for the “kidney.epi” package in R. It gets posted to the comprehensive R archive (CRAN) at intervals, each such posting preceded a throrough test. In general, each new push to CRAN with new function(s) will update the second term of the version number, e.g. 1.2.0 to 1.3.0. Updates only to the code of existing functions increment the third term of the version number, e.g. 1.2.0 to 1.2.1.

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Agreement on prefix of function names and internal datafarames

nephro. - related to nephrology in general
ktx. - related to kidney transplantation
hd. - related to hemodialysis
pd. - related to peritoneal dialysis
egfr. - related to equations for calculation of estimated glomerular filtration rate
epi. - related to epidemiology in general
service. - service functions or internal purposes of the package (data check, etc)

Internal datafarames

Internal datafarames are contained in the R/sysdata.rda of the source code, used in the R package functions but not accessible to the user.
ktx.kdpi_mapping_table - contains data with mapping KDPI and KDRI reported by OPTN for the years 2015-2016
ktx.kdpi_coefficients - contains data with coefficients used by OPTN for the calculation (KDRI scaling factor, chances of hypertension and diabetes in case if they were unknown for donor, etc)

External datafarames

ktx - contains data for 10 kidney transplant patients.


List of vignettes are available via browseVignettes(package = "kidney.epi").